Share Share Share May 27, 2017 May Birthdays Happy May 27th Birthday! If you were born on May 27, you share a birthday with these famous people: Herman Wouk is 102 American centenarian senior citizen, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction writer, and novelist (The Caine Mutiny; The Winds of War; War and Remembrance) born May 27, 1915. (Herman Wouk 1955 Photo: Théodore Brauner / www.gpo.gov.il | Wikipedia / Public Domain) Lee Meriwether is 82 Miss America 1955, model, actress in movies and on TV (Batman; The Undefeated; The Time Tunnel; Barnaby Jones; The Munsters Today; Mission: Impossible; All My Children), and octogenarian senior citizen born May 27, 1935. (Lee Meriwether 1966 Photo: 20th Century Fox | Wikimedia / PD) Louis Gossett Jr. is 81 Octogenarian senior citizen, Emmy and Academy Award-winning American actor in movies (An Officer and a Gentleman; The Deep; Skin Game; Enemy Mind) and TV (Roots; The Young Rebels) born May 27, 1936. (Louis Gossett Jr. 1987 Photo: Courtesy Ronald Reagan Library | Wikimedia / Public Domain) Bruce Weitz is 74 American character actor on TV (Hill Street Blues; General Hospital; Mama's Boy; Anything But Love; The Byrds of Paradise; Sisters), film (No Place to Hide; Deep Impact), and septuagenarian senior citizen born May 27, 1943. (Bruce Weitz 2009 Photo: Nightscream | Wikimedia CC 3.0) Bruce Cockburn is 72 Canadian human rights and environmental activist, guitar player, singer-songwriter (Wondering Where the Lions Are; If I Had a Rocket Launcher; Lovers in a Dangerous Time), and septuagenarian senior citizen born May 27, 1945. (Bruce Cockburn 2009 Photo: Matthew Hayles | Flickr SRR) (Photo: Source Unknown) Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on May 27, 2017! And remembering Vincent Price American art collector, gourmet cook, radio, stage, TV, & movie actor (Laura; Dragonwyck; House of Wax; The Fly; House on Haunted Hill; The Bat; The Trouble With Girls) (born May 27, 1911 - died Oct. 25, 1993; age 82). Vincent Price had Parkinson's Disease and emphysema before he died of lung cancer. (Vincent Price 1959 Riverboat Photo: NBC TV | Wikimedia / Public Domain) Steve Franken American actor on TV (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis; Tom, Dick and Mary) and movies (The Party; Which Way to the Front?; Westworld) (born May 27, 1932 - died Aug. 24, 2012; age 80). Cause of death for Steven Franken was cancer. (Steve Franken 1970 Three for Tahiti Photo: ABC Television | Wikimedia / Public Domain) Christopher Lee English 6'5" movie actor (Count Dracula; The Curse of Frankenstein; The Hound of the Baskervilles; She; Airport '77; Sleepy Hollow; The Lord of the Rings movies; Star Wars: Episode II) (born May 27, 1922 - died Mar. 6, 2015; age 77). Christopher Lee died of respiratory problems and heart failure. (Christopher Lee 2009 Photo: Manfred Werner - Tsui | Wikimedia CC 3.0) Cilla Black (nee Priscilla White) English singer (Anyone Who Had a Heart; You're My World; Alfie; Something Tells Me Something's Gonna Happen Tonight), TV host (Cilla; Blind Date; Loose Women; Surprise Surprise!) (born May 27, 1943 - died Aug. 1, 2015; age 72). Cilla Black died of a stroke after a fall. (Cilla Black 2014 Loose Women Screenshot: LooseWoomenn / YouTube Creative Commons) Tony Hillerman American WWII decorated veteran (Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Silver Star), journalist and western mystery author (A Thief of Time; The Blessing Way; Skinwalkers; and Joe Leaphorn / Jim Chee series) (born May 27, 1925 - died Oct. 26, 2008; age 83). Tony Hillerman died of pulmonary failure. (Tony Hillerman Photo: Courtesy Eric Swanson Photography) Dashiell Hammett American political activist, Pinkerton operative, blacklisted writer and mystery novelist (The Maltese Falcon; The Glass Key; The Thin Man) featuring detectives Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles (born May 27, 1894 - died Jan. 10, 1961; age 66). Dashiell Hammett died of lung cancer. (Dashiell Hammett The Creeping Siamese 1950 Photo: Dell Books | Tom / Flickr SRR) Sam Snead American World Golf Hall of Fame professional golfer, recipient of the 1988 PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award, winner of several Masters Tournaments (born May 27, 1912 - died May 23 2002; age 89). Sam Snead died of complications from a stroke. (Sam Snead 1967 The Sam Snead Golf Show Photo: ABC TV | Wikimedia / PD) Ted Rogers (nee Edward Rogers Jr.) Canadian entrepreneur in radio, cable television, and telecommunications; owner of the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team (born May 27, 1933 - died Dec. 2, 2008; age 75). Cause of death for Ted Rogers was congestive heart failure.