May Birthdays

May 17th Birthdays

If you were born on May 17th you share a birthday with these famous people:

gary paulsen birthday, nee gary james paulsen, gary paulsen 2008, american writer, young adult fiction, author, short stories, magazine articles, plays, novels, youth books, hatchet series, dogsong, woodsong, winterdance, dancing carl, the crossing, the winter room, canyons, eastern sun winter moon an autobiographical odyssey, septuagenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1939Gary Paulsen is 79

Septuagenarian American author of young adult fiction, short stories, magazine articles, plays, novels (Hatchet; Dogsong; Woodsong; Winterdance; Dancing Carl; The Crossing) & non-fiction (Eastern Sun, Winter Moon), born May 17, 1939. (Gary Paulsen 2008 Photo: Russell Ernst

Grace Zabriskie is 77 (nee Grace Caplinger)

American actress of TV (Lois Henrickson on Big Love; Sarah Palmer on Twin Peaks; Santa Barbara; Seinfeld; Ray Donovan; Outcast), movies (Private Eyes; An Officer and a Gentleman; The Big Easy; Wild at Heart; My Own Private Idaho; Fried Green Tomatoes; Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me), and septuagenarian born May 17, 1941.

taj mahal birthday, nee henry saint clair fredericks, taj mahal 1978, african american blues musician, rock musician, jazz musician, r and b music, guitarist, piano player, banjo player, harmonica player, actor, 1970s movies, sounder, sounder part 2, scott joplin tv movie, 1990s movies, bill and teds bogus journey, the rolling stones rock and roll circus, septuagenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1942Taj Mahal is 76 (nee Henry Saint Clair Fredericks)

Grammy Award-winning septuagenarian American musician (guitar, piano, banjo, harmonica), performer and actor of TV & movies (Sounder; The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus; Scott Joplin; Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey), born May 17, 1942. (Taj Mahal 1978 Photo: Lioneldecoster)

sugar ray leonard birthday, nee ray charles leonard, sugar ray leonard 1984, african american professional boxer, 1973 us golden gloves lightweight champion, 1974 us light welterweight champion 1975, 1976 montreal olympics light welterweight gold medalist,  1979 wbc welterweight champion, 1981 wba light middleweight champion, 1988 wbc super middleweight champion 1990, 1988 wbc light heavyweight champion, 1980s boxer of the decade, godfather of khloe kardashian, author, autobiographies, the big fight my life in and out of the ring, sexual abuse victim, drug and alcohol abuser, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1956Sugar Ray Leonard is 62 (nee Ray Charles Leonard)

American amateur & pro boxing champion (1973 US Golden Gloves lightweight; 1976 Olympics light welterweight gold; 1979 WBC welterweight; 1981 WBA light middleweight; 1988 WBC light heavyweight), born May 17, 1956. (Sugar Ray Leonard 1984 Photo: © City of Boston Archives)

bob saget birthday, nee robert lane saget, bob saget 2015, ameican stand up comedian, stand up comedy, comedy albums, thats what im talking about, television host, comedic actor, 1980s movies, full moon high, critical condition, moving, 1980s television series, new love american style guest star, full house danny tanner, americas funniest home videos host, 1990s tv sitcoms, 1990s films, meet wally sparks, 2000s tv shows, raising dad matt stewart, surviving suburbia steve patterson, how i met  your mother narrator, entourage bog saget, 1 vs 100 host, the late late show with craig ferguson guest, 2000s movies, dumb and dumberer when harry met lloyd, madagascar zoo animal voice artist, no brainer, 2010s films, entourage movie, a stand up guy, 2010s television shows, fuller house danny tanner, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1956Bob Saget is 62 (nee Robert Lane Saget)

American stand-up comedian (That's What I'm Talkin' About), host and actor of movies & TV (Danny Tanner on Full House & Fuller House; America's Funniest Home Videos; How I Met Your Mother narrator; Entourage), born May 17, 1956. (Bob Saget 2015 Photo: Behind the Velvet Rope TV)

fiona hutchison birthday, fiona hutchison 1989, american actress, 1980s movies, biggles adventures in time, american gothic, 1980s television series, 1980s tv soap operas, guiding light tanya, one life to live gabrielle medina holden, 1990s films, rage, deep cover, something to believe in, 1990s tv shows, 1990s daytime television serials, guiding light jenna bradshaw cooper, 2000s movies, whirlygirl, 2000s television shows, 2000s tv soaps, as the world turns celia frasier, 2010s tv series, the bay emma cambridge, 2010s films, the southside, married sean cromgoole 1987, divorced sen dromgoole 1992, married john viscardi 1994, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1960Fiona Hutchison is 58

American retired actress of TV soap operas (Gabrielle Medina Holden on One Life to Live; Tanya & Jenna Bradshaw Cooper on Guiding Light; As The World Turns; The Bay) and movies (Rage;  American Gothic; Deep Cover), born May 17, 1960. (Fiona Hutchison 1989 One Life to Live Promo: ABC

enya birthday, nee eithne padraigin ni bhraonain, enya 2001, irish musician, record producer, songwriter, singer, new age music, celtic singers, irish folk songs, grammy awards, 1980s hit songs, orinoco flow, evening falls, storms in africa part ii, 1990s hit singles, caribbean blue, how can i keep from singing, book of days, anywhere is, only if, 2000s song hits, only time, may it be, amarantine, its in the rain, i dont wanna know, o come o come emmanual, owner manderley castle, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1961Enya is 57 (nee Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin)

Grammy Award-winning Irish multi-lingual mezzo-soprano new age, folk, and Celtic singer-songwriter (Orinoco Flow; Caribbean Blue; Book of Days; Anywhere Is; Only Time; May it Be; I Don't Wanna Know; Evening Falls; Only If), born May 17, 1961. (Enya 2001 Photo: Niall More at English Wikipedia)

craig ferguson birthday, craig ferguson 2014, scottish american comedian, radio show host, 2010s radio series, the craig ferguson show host, novelist, author, between the bridge and the river, autobiography, american on purpose the improbable adventures of an unlikely patriot, screenwriter, 1990s television movies, the craig ferguson show tv movie screenwriter, the big tease,  the craig ferguson story tv film screenplay, 1990s television series, maybe this time logan mcdonough, the drew carey show nigel wick, 2000s films, saving grace screenplay, ill be there, one life stand, born romantic, chain of fools, the soul keeper, lenny the wonder dog, niagara motel, trust me, the ugly truth, 2010s television shows, tv talk shows, the late late show with craig ferguson, web therapy ewan clarke, hot in cleveland simon, voice actor animated movies, how to train your dragon movies voice of gobber, brave voice artist, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1962Craig Ferguson is 56

Daytime Emmy Award-winning Scottish-American comedian, actor & host of TV (Nigel Wick on The Drew Carey Show; The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson; Maybe This Time; Hot in Cleveland) and films (Saving Grace; The Big Tease), born May 17, 1962. (Craig Ferguson 2014 Photo: Gage Skidmore

trent reznor birthday, nee michael trent reznor, trent reznnor 2008, american musician, pianist, guitarist, singer, songwriter, 1990s rock bands, nine inch nails hit songs, 1990s hit singles, march of the pigs, close, the perfect drug, the day the world went away, 2000s hit songs, the hand that feeds, only, every day is exactly the same, survivalism, deep, record producer, grammy awards best score soundtrack, 2010s film score composers, 2010s movie soundtracks, the social network, the girl with the dragon tattoo, gone girl, academy award best original score, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, generation x birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1965Trent Reznor is 53 (nee Michael Trent Reznor)

Grammy & Academy Award-winning American record producer, film score composer (The Social Network; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Nine Inch Nails singer-songwriter for (The Day the World Went Away; The Hand that Feeds),  born May 17, 1965. (Trent Reznor 2008 Photo: Rob Sheridan

hill harper birthday, nee francis eugene harper, hill harper 2007, african american actor, 1990s television series, married with children aaron, live shot tommy greer, mama floras family don, 1990s movies, drifting school, get on the bus, steel, hav plenty, hoover park, the nephew, he got game, spike lee movies,  park day, beloved, slaves of hollywood, loving jezebel, in too deep, 2000s films, the skulls, the visit, box marley, higher ed, the badge, love sex and eating the bones, america brown, constellation, premium, the breed, 30 days, whitepaddy, this is not a test, 2000s tv shows, city of angels dr wesley williams, the handler darnell, soul food kelvin chadway, csi ny sheldon hawkes, 2010s movies, for colored girls, mama i want to sing, shanghai hotel, miss dial, the volunteer, 1982, parts per billion, the boy next door, pearly gates, concussion, destined, all eyez on me, 2010s television shows, covert affairs calder michaels, limitless spellman boyle, homeland rob emmons, the good doctor dr marcus andrews, author, letters to a young brother manifest your destiny, letters to a young sister define your destiny, the conversation how black men and women can build loving trusting relationships, the wealth cure putting money in its place, the wiley boys, letters to an incarcerated brother encouragement hope and healing for inmates and their loved ones, barack obama friend, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, generation x birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1966Hill Harper is 52 (nee Francis Eugene Harper)

American actor of TV (Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on CSI: NY; Covert Affairs; City of Angels; Limitless; Homeland; The Good Doctor; Married with Children), movies (The Skulls; He Got Game; Get on the Bus), and author (Letters to a Young Brotherborn May 17, 1966. (Hill Harper 2007 Photo: pd_THOR

Cameron Bancroft is 51

Canadian actor of TV (Graham Blake on The Beachcombers; Beverly Hills, 90210; 24; The Cape; Code Name: Eternity; Little House on the Prairie; Cedar Cove; Hockeyville; Supernatural;  ) and movies (Mystery, Alaska; Love & Human Remains; Sleeping Together; Anything But Love; Simple Things), born May 17, 1967.

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Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on May 17, 2018!

And remembering

maureen osullivan birthday, nee maureen paula osullivan, maureen osullivan 1941, irish actress, american actress, 1930s movies, so this is london, song o my heart, just imagine, the princess and the plumber, a connecticut yankee, skyline, the big shot, tarzan movies, tarzan the ape man, the silver lining, fast companions, strange interlude, skyscraper souls, okay america, payment deferred, robbers roost, the cohens and kellys in trouble, tugboat annie, stage mother, tarzan and his mate, the thin man, hide out, the barretts of wimpole street, david copperfield, west point of the air, cardinal richelieu, the flame within, woman wanted, anna karenina, the bishop misbehaves, the voice of bugle ann, the devil doll, tarzan escapes, a day at the races, the emperors candlesticks, between two women, my dear miss aldrich, a yank at oxford, hold that kiss, port of seven seas, the crowd roars, spring madness, let us live, tarzan finds a son, 1940s films, sporting blood, pride and prejudice, maisie was a lady, tarzans secret treasure, tarzans new york adventure, the big clock, 1950s movies, where danger lives, no resting place, bonzo goest to college, all i desire, mission over korea, duffy of san quentin, the steel cage, the tall t, wild heritage, 1960s films, never too late, 1970s movies, the phynx, 1980s films, too scared to scream, hannah and her sisters, peggy sue got married, stranded, the river pirates, 1980s television series, 1980s tv soap operas, all my children olive whelan, guiding light miss emma witherspoon, search for tomorrow elaine descot, married john farrow 1936, mother of patrick farrow, mother of mia farrow, mother of prudence farrow, mother of tisa farrow, grandmother of ronan farrow, octogenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1911, died june 23 1998, celebrity deathsMaureen O'Sullivan 

Irish movie actress (Tarzan the Ape Man; Robbers' Roost; The Thin Man; The Barretts of Wimpole Street; Anna Karenina; A Day at the Races; Pride and Prejudice; Hannah and Her Sisters) (born May 17, 1911 - died June 23, 1998; age 87). Maureen O'Sullivan died of heart surgery complications. (Maureen O'Sullivan 1941 Tarzan's Secret Treasure Trailer)

dennis hopper birthday, nee dennis lee hopper, dennis hopper 1959, american actor, screenwriter, director, poet, painter, photographer, actor, 1950s movies, rebel without a cause, giant, gunfight at the ok corral, the story of mankind, from hell to texas, the young land, 1950s television series, cheyenne guest star, sstudio one in hollywood guest star, zane grey theater guest star, the rifleman guest star, 1960s films, key witness, night tide, tarzan and jane regained sort of, the thirteen most beautiful boys, the sons of katie elder, queen of blood, the trip, cool hand luke, the glory stompers, panic in the city, hang em high, easy rider, true grit, 1960s tv shows, the defenders guest star, the big valley guest star, 1970s movies, the last movie, crush proof, kid blue, mad dog morgan, tracks, the american friend, the sorcerors apprentice, flesh color, last in first out, apocalypse now, bloodbath, 1980s television shows, wild times doc holliday, 1980s films, out of the blue, king of the mountain, reborn, human highway, rumble fish, the osterman weekend, white star, my science project, oc and stiggs, the american way, the texas chainsaw massacre 2, rivers edge, blue velvet, hoosiers, black widow, straight to hell, running out of luck, the pick up artist, blood red, chattahoochee, flashback, 1990s movies, catchfire, paris trout, the indian runner, eye of the storm, sunset heat, boiling point, red rock west, super mario bros, true romance, chasers, speed, search and destroy, waterworld, carried away, basquiat, the last days of frankie the fly, space truckers, the blackout, top of the world, road ends, the good life, meet the deedles, welcome to hollywood, edtv, jesus son, the venice project, bad city blues, lured innocence, the prophets game, 2000s films, the apostate, the spreading ground, luck of the draw, held for ransom, ticker, choke, knockaround guys, lapd to protect and serve, unspeakable, leo, the piano player, the night we called it a day, out of season, the keeper, legacy, americano, the crow wicked prayer, land of the dead, house of 9, hoboken hollow, 10th and wolf, memory, hell ride, sleepwalking, palermo shooting, an american carol, 2000s television shows, 24 victor drazen, flatland smith, ering colonel eli mcnulty, crash ben cendars, actors studio  member, married brooke hayward 1961, divorced brooke hayward 1969, married michelle phillips 1970, divorced michelle phillips 1970, married daria halprin 1972, divorced daria halprin 1976, married katherine lanasa 1989, divorced katherine lanasa 1992, married victoria diffy 1996, father of ruthanna hopper, margaret sullavan son in law, john wayne protege, friend russ tamblyn, friend dean stockwell, friend neil young, rip torn feud, peter fonda feud, septuagenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1936, died may 29 2010, celebrity deathsDennis Hopper

American photographer, director, screenwriter and actor of movies (Easy Rider; Speed; Hang 'Em High; True Grit; Apocalypse Now; Blue Velvet; Hoosiers; Black Widow; True Romance; Giant; Gunfight at the O.K. Corral) and TV (24; Crash) (born May 17, 1936 - died May 29, 2010; age 74). Dennis Hopper died of prostate cancer. (Dennis Hopper 1959 The Young Land

a j casson birthday, a j casson 1930s, nee alfred joseph casson, canadian painter, group of seven artist, canadian group of painters, watercolour paintings, southern ontario landscape painter, royal canadian academy  member, street in glen williams painting, nonagenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1898, died february 20 1992, celebrity deathsA. J. Casson (nee Alfred Joseph Casson)

Canadian Group of Seven artist, watercolour painter of Southern Ontario landscapes & city scenery (Street in Glen Williams), co-founder of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (born May 17, 1898 - died Feb. 20, 1992; age 93). Cause of death for A. J. Casson is unknown. (A. J. Casson 1930s Photo: M. O. Hammond / Archives of Ontario)

cool papa bell birthday, nee james thomas bell, nickname james cool papa bell, cool papa bell 1940s, african american professional baseball player, american baseball hall of fame center fielder, negro american league player, 1920s negro national league player, st louis stars player, pittsburgh crawfords center fielder, east west league, detroit wolves player, baseball 1930s mexican winter leagues center fielder, kansas city monarchs, 1930s dominican republic professional baseball, 1940s negro american league, homestead grays center fielder, 1940s negro american league farm teams, octogenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1903, died march 7 1991, celebrity deathsCool Papa Bell (nee James Thomas Bell)      

American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder, player in the NNL (St. Louis Stars; Pittsburgh Crawfords), East-West League (Detroit Wolves), Dominican Republic, and Negro American League (Homestead Grays) (born May 17, 1903 - died March 7, 1991; age 87). Jams "Cool Papa" Bell died of a heart attack. (Cool Papa Bell 1940s Photo: Courtesy Negro Leagues Baseball Museum)

bill paxton birthday, nee william paxton, bill paxton 2016, american director, actor, emmy awards nomination, 1980s movies, stripes, butcher baker nightmare maker, reckless and in love, the lords of discipline, mortuary, taking tiger mountain, streets of fire, impulse, the terminator, weird science, commando, aliens, near dark, pass the ammo, slipstream, next of kin, back to back, 1980s television mini series, the atlanta child murders campbell, fresno billy joe bobb, 1990s films, brain dead, the last of the finest, navy seals, predator 2, the dark backward, one false move, the vagrant, trespass, boxing helena, indian summer, monolith, tombstone, future shock, true lies, apollo 13, the last supper, frank and jesse, twister, the evening star, traveller, titanic, a simple plan, mighty joe young, 2000s movies, u 571, vertical limit, frailty, spy kids 2 island of lost dreams, resistance, spy kids 3 game over, club dread, thunderbirds, haven, the good life, 2000s tv shows, big love bill henrickson, 2010s television mini series, hatfields and mccoys randall mccoy, agents of shield john garrett, texas rising sam  houston, training day detective frank rourke, 2010s films, haywire, shanghai calling, the colony, 2 guns, red wing, million dollar arm, edge of tomorrow, nightcrawler, term life, mean dreams, the circle, married kelly rowan 1979, divorced kelly rowan 1980, father of james paxton, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1955, died february 25 2017, celebrity deathsBill Paxton (nee William Paxton)

American director and actor of TV (Bill Henrickson on Big Love; Hatfields & McCoys; Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) and movies (Twister; Apollo 13; Aliens; Titanic; A Simple Plan; True Lies; Frank & Jesse; The Evening Star; U-571; Vertical Limit; Nightcrawler) (born May 17, 1955 - died Feb. 25, 2017; age 61). Bill Paxton died of a stroke after heart surgery. (Bill Paxton 2016 Photo: Gage Skidmore)

jason bernard birthday, jason bernard 1977, african american actor, 1960s television series, medical center resident, 1970s movies, thomasine and bushrod, friday foster, car wash, uncle joe shannon, a woman called moses daddy ben ross, 1970s tv shows, the blue knight bosco, 1980s television shows, flamingo road carl turner, v caleb taylor, the jeffersons lloyd tyndall, v the vinal battle1, night court judge robert t willard, knots landing dr garner, 1980s tv soap operas, days of our lives preston wade, cagney and lacey deputy inspector marquette, wiseguy attorney general, 1980s films, blue thunder, wargames, the star chamber, all of me, no way out, bird, paint it black, 1990s tv series, the flash dr desmond powell, hermans head mr paul bracken, 1990s movies, while you were sleeping, liar liar, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 17th birthdays, born may 17 1938, died october 16 1996, celebrity deathsJason Bernard

American actor of TV (Paul Bracken on Herman's Head; V: The Final Battle; Knots Landing; Cagney & Lacey; Days of Our Lives) and movies (Car Wash; Cotton Comes to Harlem; Harlem Nights; WARGames) (born May 17, 1938 – died Oct. 16, 1996; age 58). Jason Bernard had a heart attack and car accident shortly before he died. (Jason Bernard 1977 Wilma Photo: NBC)

John Patrick (nee John Patrick Goggin)

American radio announcer, scriptwriter & actor (Cecil and Sally), Tony & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter (The Hasty Heart; The Teahouse of the August Moon; Three Coins in the Fountain; Love is a Many-Splendored Thing; The World of Suzy Wong) (born May 17, 1905 - died Nov. 7, 1995; age 90). John Patrick was found dead with a plastic bag over his head.

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Anita Hamilton

Baby boomer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family and 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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