October Birthdays

October 17th Birthdays

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

marsha hunt birthday, nee marcia hunt, marsha hunt 1948, american actress, retired actress, blacklisted actress, 1930s movie star, 1930s movies, the virginia judge, desert gold, gentle julia, the arizona raiders, hollywood boulevard, easy to take, the accusing finger, college holiday, murder goes to college, annapolis salute, thunder trail, b,orn to the west, come on leathernecks, long shot, star reporter, the hardys ride high, winter carnival, these glamour girls, joe and ethel turp call on the president, 1940s movies, irene, pride and prejudice, ellery queen master detective, flight command, the trial of mary dugan, cheers for miss bishop, the penalty, ill wait for you, blossoms in the dust, unholy partners, joe smith american, kid glove killer, the affairs of martha, panama hattie, seven sweethearts, the human comedy, pilot number 5, thousands cheer, cry havoc, lost angel, none shall escape, bride by mistake, music for millions, the valley of decision, a letter for evie, carnegie hall, smash up the story of a woman, the inside story, raw deal, take one false step, mary ryan detective, 1950s movies, actors and sin, the happy time, diplomatic passport, no place to hide, back from the dead, bombers b52, blue denim, 1950s television series, pecks bad girl jennifer peck, 1960s movies, the plunderers, johnny got his gun, married jerry hopper 1938, divorced jerry hopper 1945, married robert presnell jr 1946, centenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1917Marsha Hunt is 101 (nee Marcia Hunt)

Centenarian American formerly blacklisted actress of TV (Peck's Bad Girl) and movies (Gentle Julia; College Holiday; Long Shot; Flight Command; Kid Glove Killer; The Human Comedy; Pilot #5; Raw Deal; Smash Up: The Story of a Woman), born October 17, 1917. (Marsha Hunt 1948 Raw Deal Screenshot)

julie adams birthday, nee betty may adams, julie adams 1970, american actress, retired actress, 1940s movies, the dalton gang, 1950s movies, hostile country, marshal of heldorado, croked river, colorado ranger, west of the brazos, fast on the draw, bright vistory, hollywood story, finders keepers, bend of the river, the treasure of lost canyon, horizons west, the lawless breed, the mississippi gambler, the man from the alamo, wings of the hawk, the stand at apache river, creature from the black lagoon, francis joins the WACS, six bridges to cross, the looters, one desire, the private war of major benson, away all boats, four girls in town, slaughter on 10th avenue, slim carter, tarawa beachhead, the gunfight at dodge city, 1960s movies, raymie, the underwater city, tickle me, 1960s television series, 1960s tv soap operas, general hospital denise wilton, 77 sunset strip guest star, perry mason guest star, 1970s movies, the last movie, mcq, the wild mccullochs, psychic killer, the killer inside me, goodbye franklin high, the fifth floor, 1970s tv shows, the jimmy stewarts how martha howard, 1980s television shows, code red ann rorchek, 1980s movies, champions, black roses, 1990s movies, catchfire, 1990s tv series, murder she wrote eve simpson, married leonard stern 1951, divorced leonard stern 1953, married ray danton 1954, divorced ray danton 1981, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1926Julie Adams is 92 (nee Betty May Adams)

American actress of TV (Murder, She Wrote; General Hospital; The Jimmy Stewart Show; Code Red; Perry Mason; 77 Sunset Strip), movies (Horizons WestThe Lawless Breed; Creature from the Black Lagoon), and nonagenarian born October 17, 1926. (Julie Adams 1970 Dan August)

robert f lyons birthday, robert f lyons 1974, american actor, 1960s movies, pendulum, 1970s movies, getting straight, shoot out, the todd killings, black oak conspiracy, 1970s tv shows, medical centre david crayton, 1980s movies, gangster wars, death wish ii, 10 to midnight, avenging angel, cease fire, murphys law, platoon leader, american eagle, prime suspect, 1990s movies, the dragon gate, ripper man, exit in red, the omega code, 1990s television series, roswell hank whitmore, 1990s tv soap operas, days of our lives dr lester arnold, 2000s movies, pray for morning, cut off, 2010s films, confession, peach plum pear, the burning dead, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1939Robert F. Lyons is 79

Septuagenarian American character actor of TV (Roswell; Dr. Lester Arnold on Days of Our Lives) and movies (The Todd Killings; Getting Straight; Platoon Leader; Shoot Out; Cease Fire; Murphy's Law; Death Wish II; The Omega Code), born October 17, 1939. (Robert F. Lyons 1974 Movin' On Screenshot)

gary puckett birthday, gary puckett 2000s, american musician, 1960s singer, 1960s pop rock bands, gary pucket and the union gap, 1960s hit pop songs, young girl, woman woman, lady willpower, over you, this girl is a woman now, dont give in to him, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1942Gary Puckett is 76

American musician, singer, & founding member of Gary Puckett & the Union Gap (Young Girl; Woman, Woman; Lady Willpower; Over You; This Girl is a Woman Now; Don't Give In to Him), and senior born October 17, 1942. (Gary Puckett 2000s Photo: protestphotos1)

michael mckean birthday, michael mckean 1976, american musician, singer, songwriter, actor, 1970s television series, cracking up, laverne and shirley leonard lenny kosnowski, happy days, 1970s movies, 1941, 1980s movies, used cars, young doctors in love, this is spinal tap, daryl, clue, light of day, planes trains and automobiles, short circuit 2, earth girls are easy, portrait of a white marriage, the big picture, hider in the house, 1990s movies, flashback, book of love, true identity, memoirs of an invisible man, man trouble, airheads, coneheads, radioland murders, the brady bunch movie, across the moon, the pompatus of love, jack, that darn cat, still breathing, nothing to lose, no strings attached, true crime, teaching mrs tingle, mystery alaska, 1990s tv shows, grand tom smithson, sessions dan carver, secret service guy frank mcclellan, dream on gibby fiske, saturday night live, tracey takes on barrington barry letissier, 2000s movies, best in show, beautiful, little nicky, my first mister, never again, a mighty wind, the producers, relative strangers, for your consideration, joshua, the grand, whatever works, pure country 2 the gift, the words, 2000s television shows, the xfiles morris fletcher, oswald maestro bingo bunny voice, primetime glick adrien van voorhees, glastonbury 2009 david st hubbins, channel 4 news, better call saul chuck mcgill, voice actor, 101 dalmations the series jasper badun, jungle cubs cecil, married annette otoole 1999, septuagenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1947Michael McKean is 71

Septuagenarian American musician, songwriter, comedian, & actor of TV (Lenny Kosnowski on Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days; Chuck on Better Call Saul; Saturday Night Live; Dream On; Primetime Glick; Smallville), & movies (A Mighty Wind; True Crime; Used Cars), born October 17, 1947. (Michael McKean 1976 Laverne and Shirley Photo: ABC Television)

george wendt birthday, nee george robert wendt iii, george wendt 1989, american comedian, character actor, 1980s movies, my bodyguard, jekyl and hyde together again, dreamscape, thief of hearts, no small affair, fletch, house, gung ho, plain clothes, never say die, 1980s television series, making the grade gus bertoia, 1990s movies, masters of menace, guilty by suspicion, forever young, space truckers, the love master, spice world, anarchy tv, ruperts land, outside providence, 1980s tv shows, 1980s tv sitcoms, cheers norm peterson, 1990s television shows, the george wendt show, 2000s tv series, madigan men carl, sabrina the teenage witch mike shelby, saturday night live, modern men tug clarke, slipped buzzy, 2000s movies, garage a rock saga, lakeboat, the prime gig, wild about harry, king of the ants, my dinner with jimi, kids in america, the life coach, la blues, saturday morning, unnatural causes, bryan loves you, opposite day, wake up america, mommy i didnt do it, sandy wexler, septuagenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1948George Wendt is 70

American character actor of TV (Norm Peterson on Cheers; The George Wendt Show), films (Gung Ho; No Small Affair; House; Guilty by Suspicion; Forever Young; Plain Clothes; Thief of Hearts; Fletch), and septuagenarian born October 17, 1948. (George Wendt 1989 Photo: Alan Light)  

bill hudson birthday, nee william hudson, bill hudson 1975, american comedian, married goldie hawn 1976, divorced goldie hawn 1982, father of oliver hudson, kate hudsons father, oldest hudson brother, mark hudsons brother, brett hudsons brother, married cindy williams 1982, divorced cindy williams 2000, actor, 1970s movies, zero to sixty, 1980s movies, hysterical, big shots, 1970s television variety series, the hudson brothers razzle dazzle show, 1970s game shows, the hollywood squares, autobiography, author, two versions the other side of fame and family, 1980s television shows, doogie howser md guest star,  senior citizen birthdays, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1949Bill Hudson is 69 (nee William Hudson)

American singer, oldest of The Hudson Brothers, comedian and actor of movies (Big Shots; Zero to Sixty; Hysterical) & on TV (The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show; The Hollywood Squares), and senior born October 17, 1949. (Bill Hudson 1979 Bonkers! Photo: ITC Entertainment)

mae jemison birthday, nee mae carol jemison, mae jemison 1992, american astronaut, retired nasa astronaut, nasa physician, nasa engineer, cdc doctor, peace corps doctor, the jemison group founder, businesswoman, the earth we share international science camp, international space hall of fame, national womens hall of fame, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1956Mae Jemison is 62

International Space Hall of Fame 60+ American physician (CDC; Peace Corps), engineer & retired NASA astronaut (Space Shuttle Endeavour 1992 - first African American in space), and businesswoman (BioSentient Corp), born October 17, 1956. (Mae C. Jemison 1992 Photo: NASA)

vincent van patten birthday, vincent van patten 1970, american professional tennis player, 1979 atp rookie of the year award, world poker tour player, world poker tour commentator, 1970s child actor, 1970s television series, bonanza guest star, medical center guest star, walt disneys wonderful world of color , the boy and the bronc buster, the high flying spy, gunsmoke guest star, apples way paul apple, three for the road john karras, wonder woman johnny, insight guest star, 1970s movies, charley and the angel, chino, rooster spurs of death, spree, rock n roll high school, 1980s films, yesterday, hell night, 1990s movies, payback, the break, 1990s tv shows, baywatch dr tom morella, 2000s films, high roller the stu ungar story, 2000s television shows, 2000s tv soap operas, the young and thre restless christian page, 2010s movies, the guest house, married betsy russell 1989, divorced betsy russell 2001, married eileen davidson 2003, son of dick van patten, brother  james van patten, vrother nels van patten, nephew of joyce van patten, nephew of timothy van patten, talia balsam cousin, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1957Vincent Van Patten is 61

American pro tennis player, World Poker Tour player & TV commentator, actor of TV (Apple's Way; Three for the Road; Baywatch; The Young and the Restless; Medical Center) and movies (The Break; Rock 'n' Roll High Schoolborn October 17, 1957. (Vincent Van Patten 1970 Bracken's World Screenshot)

alan jackson birthday, nee alan eugene jackson, alan jackson 2002, american country music singer, country music songwriter, gospel music singer, grammy awards, nashville songwriters hall of fame, 1990s country music hit songs, here in the real world, wanted, chasin that neon rainbow, id love you all over again, dont rock the jukebox, someday, dallas, midnight in montgomery, loves got a hold on you, shes got the shythm and i got the blues, tonight i climed the wall, chattahoochee, mercury blues, who says you cant have it all, summertime blues, livin on love, gone country, song for the life, i dont even know your name, tall tall trees, ill try, home, little bitty, everything i love, whos cheatin who, there goes, between the devil and me, a house with no curtains, ill go on loving you, right on the money, gone crazy, little man, pop a top, 2000s country music hit singles, it must be love, www memory, when somebody loves you, where i come from, where were you when the world stopped turning, drive for daddy gene, work in progress, thatd be alright, its five oclock somewhere, remember when, too much of a good thing, monday mornin church, a womans love, small town southern man, good time, country boy, sissys song, friends george jones, george strait friends,  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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1958Alan Jackson is 60

Grammy Award-winning Country Music Hall of Fame 60+ American singer & songwriter (It's Five O'Clock Somewhere; Remember When; Where I Come From; It Must Be Love; Chattahoochee; Little Bitty; Don't Rock the Jukebox; Dallas), born October 17, 1958. (Alan Jackson 2002 Photo: Joe Burlas / US Military, DoC)

richard roeper birthday, nee richard e roeper, richard roeper 2011, american film critic, journalist, reporter, newspaper columnist, chicago sun times columnist, movie critic, 2000s television series, richard roeper and the movies host, siskel and ebert guest host cohost, 2010s tv shows, roepers reviews host, reelzchannel spotlight host, hollywoods top ten cohost, reelchannel specials documentary host, poker night in america, roe and roeper radio show cohost, non fiction author, he rents she rents the ultimate guide to the bes womens films and guy movies, hollywood urban legends the truth behind all those delightfully persistent myths of films television and music, urban legends the truth behind all those deliciously entertaining myths that are absolutely positively 100 percent not true, ten sure signs a movie character is doomed and other surprising movie lists, schlock value hollywood at its worst, sox and the city a fans love affair with the white sox from the heartbreak of 67 to the wizards of oz, debunked conspiracy theories urban legends and evil plots of the 21st century, bet on the house how i gambled over a grand a day for 30 days on sports poker and games of chance, 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, october 17th birthdays, born octoberr 17 1959Richard Roeper is 59

Emmy Award-winning American journalist, non-fiction writer & movie critic of radio, newspapers (Chicago Sun-Times), TV host (Roeper's Reviews; Siskel & Ebert; Richard Roeper & the Movies; ReelzChannel Spotlight), and author born October 17, 1959. (Richard Roeper 2011 Photo: Daniel X. O'Neill)  

rob marshall birthday, rob marshall 2011, american choreographer, producer, director, annie tv movie emmy awards, tony award choreography nominations, 1990s broadway musicals, kiss of the spider woman, damn yankees, she loves me, cabaret, 2000s movies, chicago, memoirs of a geisha, nine, 2010s films, pirates of the caribbean on stranger tides, into the woods, mary poppins returns, the little mermaid, emmy awards, academy award best director, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1960Rob Marshall is 57

Emmy and Academy Award-winning fifty-five-plus American choreographer, producer, & director of stage (Kiss of the Spider Woman), TV (Annie), and movies (Chicago; Nine; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; Into the Woods), born October 17, 1960. (Rob Marshall 2011 Photo: Angela George)

norm macdonald birthday, nee norman gene macdonald, norm macdonald 2009, canadian stand up comedian, screenwriter, comedy writer, comedic actor, 1990s television series, the dennis miller show comedy writer, saturday night live regular, snl weekend update anchor, newsradio roger edwards, the drew carey show guest star, 1990s movies, billy madison, the people vs larry flynt, dirty work screenwriter, 2000s films, screwed, the animal, funny people, 2000s tv shows, norm henderson, a minute with stan hooper, my name is earl little chubby, 2010s movies, grown ups, jack and jill, the ridiculous 6, the ladybug, 2010s television series, sunnyside the hole, girlboss rick, skylanders academy glumshanks voice, the orville yaphit voice, family guy guest voice, the middle rusty heck, sports show with norm macdonald screenwriter, norm macdonald has a show series, brother neil macdonald, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1963Norm MacDonald is 55 (nee Norman Gene Macdonald)

55+ Canadian stand up comedian, writer, host & actor of stage, TV (Saturday Night Live; Norm Henderson on Norm; Norm Macdonald Live; The Middle) and movies (Dirty Work; Billy Madison; The Animal; Funny People; Grown Upsborn October 17, 1963. (Norm MacDonald 2009 Photo: playerx from laguna hills)

ziggy marley birthday, nee david nesta marley, ziggy marley 1987, jamaican musician, reggae musician, guitarist, pianist, reggae singer, songwriter, ziggy marley and the melody makers, 1970s hit songs, children playing in the streets, reggae dance music, tumblin down, children playing in the streets, childrens songs, i love you too, arthur childrens tv series theme song, believe in yourself, grammy awards, emmy awards, son of bob marley, son of rita marley, brother stephen marley, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, generation x birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1968Ziggy Marley is 49 (nee David Nesta Marley)

Emmy and Grammy Award-winning 50+ Jamaican reggae musician, songwriter & singer of Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers (Tomorrow People; Tumblin' Down; I Love You Too; Believe in Yourself [Arthur TV theme song), born October 17, 1968. (Ziggy Marley 1987 Photo: Waipa Saberty)

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Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on October 17th!

And remembering

margot kidder birthday, nee margaret ruth kidder, margot kidder 1969, canadian actress, canadian american actresses, 1960s movies, gaily gaily, 1970s movies, quackser fortune has a cousin in the bronx, sisters, a quiet day in belfast, the gravy train, black christmas, the great waldo pepper, the reincarnation of peter proud, 92 in the shade, shoot the sun d own, superman, the amityville horror, 1970s television series, nichols ruth the barmaid, 1980s movies, willie and phil, superman ii, heartaches, some kind of hero, miss right, trenchcoat, superman iii, little treasure, keeping track, iv the quest for peace, mob story, 1980s tv shows, shell game dinah jennie jerome, 1990s movies, white room, 1990s voice actress, captain planet and the planeteers gaia voice, phantom 2040 rebecca madison voice, 1990s television shows, boston comon cookie de varen, 2000s movies, crime and punishment, universal signs, halloween ii, 3 of a kind, the big fat stone, married thomas mcguane 1975, divorced thomas mcguane 1977, married john heard 1979, divorced john heard 1980, married philippe de broce 1983, divorced philippe de broca 1984, pierre trudeau relationship, brian de palma relationship, steven spielberg relationship, tom mankiewicz relationship, richard pryor relationship, friends christopher reeve, senior citizen birthdays, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1948, died may 13 2018, celebrity deathsMargot Kidder (nee Margaret Ruth Kidder)

Canadian-American Emmy Award-winning actress of stage, TV (Boston Common), movies (The Great Waldo Pepper; Black Christmas; The Amityville Horror; Crime and Punishment; Superman films; Mob Story) (born Oct. 17, 1948 - died May 13, 2018; age 69.) Margot Kidder took a drug and alcohol overdose. (Margot Kidder 1969 Photo: United Artists)

rita hayworth birthday, rita hayworth 1946, nickname the love goddess, nee margarita carmen cansino, american singer, dancer, actress, 1930s movies, under the pampas moon, charlie chan in egypt, dantes inferno, paddy oday, human cargo, meet nero wolfe, rebellion, old louisiana, hit the saddle, trouble in texas, criminals of the air, girls can play, the game that kills, paid to dance, the shadow, special inspector, who killed gail preston, convicted, juvenile court, the renegade ranger, homicide bureau, the lone wolf spy hunt, only angels have wings, 1940s pin up model, wwii pin up girl, 1940s movies star, 1940s movies, music in my heart, blondie on a budget, susan and god, the lady in question, angels over broadway, the strawberry blonde, affectionately yours, blood and sand, youll never get rich, my gal sal, tales of manhattan, you were never lovelier, cover girl, tonight and every night, gilda, down to earth, the lady from shanghai, the loves of carmen, 1950s movies, affair in trinidad, salome, miss sadie thompson, fire down below, pal joey, separate tables, they came to cordura, the story on page one, 1960s movies, the happy thieves, circus world, the money trap, the poppy is also a flower, the rover, the bastard, 1970s movies, the naked zoo, road to salina, the wrath of god, married orson welles 1943, divorced orson welles 1947, married prince aly khan 1949, divorced prince aly khan 1953, married dick haymes 1953, divorced dick haymes 1955, married james jill 1958, divorced james hill 1961, mother of yasmin aga khan, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1918, died may 14 1987, celebrity deathsRita Hayworth (nee Margarita Carmen Cansino; "The Love Goddess")

American singer, dancer & actress of movies (Gilda, Cover Girl; My Gal Sal; Pal Joey; Separate Tables; Miss Sadie Thompson; The Loves of Carmen; The Lady from Shanghai; Down to Earth; Susan and God; They Came to Cordura; Salome) (born Oct. 17, 1918 - died May 14, 1987; age 68). Rita Hayworth died of Alzheimer's Disease complications. (Rita Hayworth 1946 Gilda Trailer

irene ryan birthday, irene ryan 1944, nee jesse irene noblett, american character actress, 1940s movies, sarong girl, melody parade, the sultans daughter, o my darling clementine, hot rhythm, san diegi i love you, thats the spirit, the beautiful cheat, that night with you, the diary of a chambermaid, little iodine, the woman on the beach, heading for heaven, texas brooklyn and heaven, my dear secretary, an old fashioned girl, theres a girl in my heart, 1950s movies, half angel, meet me after the show, bonzo goes to college, the wac from walla walla, blackbeart the pirate, ricochet romance, spring reunion, rockabilly baby, 1960s movies, desire in the dust, 1960s television series, 1960s tv sitcoms, the beverly hillbillies granny, daisy moses, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1902, died april 26 1973, celebrity deathsIrene Ryan (nee Jesse Irene Noblett)

American character actress on vaudeville stages, radio, Broadway (Pippin), TV (Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies) and in movies (San Diego I Love You; Sarong Girl; Melody Parade; The Beautiful Cheat) (born Oct. 17, 1902 - died Apr. 26, 1973; age 70). Irene Ryan had a malignant brain tumor and a stroke before she died. (Irene Ryan 1944 San Diego I Love You Screenshot)

beverly garland birthday, beverly garland 1957, nee beverly lucy fessenden, 1940s movies, doa, 1950s television series, mama rosa, 1950s movies, problem girls, the neanderthal man, bitter creek, the rocket man, the miami story, the desperado, killer leopard, two guns and a badge, new orleans uncensored, sudden danger, the steel jungle, swamp women, gunslinger, it conquered the world, curucu beast of the amazon, the gogetter, naked paradise, not of this earth, badlands of montana, chicago confidential, the joker is wild, the saga of hemp brown, the alligator people, 1950s television series, decoy casey jones, 1960s movies, stark fear, twice told tales, salome 73, the mad room, 1960s tv shows, the bing crosby show ellie collins, walt disneys wonderful world of color, 1970s television shows, my three sons barbara harper douglas, mary hartman mary hartman cookie larue, 1970s movies, where the red fern grows, airport 1975, sixth and main, rooler boogie, 1980s movies, its my turn, 1980s tv series, romance theatre kitty, insight, scarecrow and mrs king dorothy dotty west, 1990s movies, death falls, 1990s tv series, lois and clark the new adventures of superman ellen lane, port charles estelle reese, 7th heaven ginger jackson, married richard garland 1951, divorced richard garland 1953, owner the beverly garland holiday inn, mother of carrington garland, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1926, died december 5 2008, celebrity deathsBeverly Garland (nee Beverly Lucy Fessenden)

American businesswoman, hotel owner, and actress on TV (Barbara Harper Douglas on My Three Sons, Scarecrow and Mrs. King; Decoy; The Bing Crosby Show) & in movies (D.O.A.; Gunslinger;  Where the Red Fern Grows; Airport 1975) (born Oct. 17, 1926 - died Dec. 5, 2008; age 82). Beverly Garland died of natural causes. (Beverly Garland 1957 Decoy Screenshot)

tom poston birthday, tom poston 1963, nee thomas gordon poston, american comic actor, 1950s television series, hawkins falls a television novel toby winfield, the steve allen plymouth show, 1950s movies, city that never sleeps, 1960s movis, zotz, the old dark house, soldier in the rain, 1970s movies, cold turkey, the happy hooker, 1970s television shows, 1970s tv sitcoms, on the rocks mr sullivan, the bob newhart show cliff murdock, weve got each other damon jerome, mork and mindy mr bickley, fresno doc parseghian, newhart george utley, 1980s movies, up the academy, carbon copy, 1990s tv series, good grief ringo prowley, bob jerry fleisher, coach dr art hibke, grace under fire floyd norton, 1990s movies, krippendorfs tribe, the story of us, 2000s movies, the princess diaries 2 royal engagement, christmas with the kranks farther zabriskie, 2000s television shows, committed clown, game show panelist, super password, to tell the truth, ive got a secret, whats my line, the match game, married jean sullivan 1955, divorced jean sullivan 1968, married suzanne pleshette 2001, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1921, died april 30 2007, celebrity deathsTom Poston (nee Thomas Gordon Poston)

American Emy Award-winning comic actor, panelist & host of TV (George Utley on Newhart; Mork & Mindy; Grace Under Fire; Super Password; To Tell the Truth) & movies (Zotz!; The Old Dark House; Soldier in the Rain) (born Oct. 17, 1921 - died Apr. 30, 2007; age 85). Tom Poston died of respiratory failure. (Tom Poston 1963 The Old Dark House Trailer Screenshot)

arthur miller birthday, nee arthur asher miller, american playwright, pulitzer prize for drama award, death of a salesman, the crucible, after the fall, incident at vichy, the price, up from paradise, the american clock, the last yankee, movie screenwriter, the misfits, lets make love, all my sons, married marilyn monroe 1956, divorced marilyn monroe 1961, huac testimony, married inge morath 1962, father of rebecca miller, brother of joan copeland, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1915, died february 10 2005, celebrity deathsArthur Miller

American Pulitzer Prize for Drama award-winning playwright (Death of a Salesman; The Crucible; After the Fall; All My Sons; The Last Yankee) and screenwriter (The Misfits; Let's Make Love; Everybody Wins) (born Oct. 17, 1915 - died Feb. 10, 2005; age 89). Arthur Miller died of congestive heart failure & bladder cancer. (Arthur Miller Photo: U.S. State Department)

evel knievel birthday, nee robert craig knievel jr, aka bob knievel, motor cycle hall of fame, snake river canyon motorcycle jump, steam powered rocket motorcycle, motorcycle jumps, motorcycle stuntman, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 1 1938, died november 30 2007, celebrity deathsEvel Knievel (nee Robert Craig Knievel Jr.)

American Motorcycle Hall of Fame stuntman, specialist in motorcycle jumps and known for attempting to jump across Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket motorcycle (born Oct. 17, 1938 - died Nov. 30, 2007; age 69). Evel Knievel died of pulmonary disease. (Evel Knievel Photo: Used by permission of Kelly Knievel / EvelKnievel.com)

jean arthur birthday, jean arthur 1930s, nee gladys georgianna greene, american actress, 1920s movies, silent movies, cameo kirby, fast and fearless, biff bang buddy, bringin home the bacon, thundering romance, travelin fast, the drug store cowboy, the fighting smile, tearin loose, a man of nerve, the hurricane horseman, thundering through, under fire, the roaring rider, born to battle, the fighting cheat, double daring, lightning bill, twisted triggers, the cowboy cop, the college boob, the block signal, husband hunters, the broken gate, horse shows, the poor nut, the masked menace, flying luck, wallflowers, easy come easy go, warming up, brotherly love, sings of the fathers, the canary murder case, stairs of sand, the mysterious dr fu manchu, the greene murder case, the saturday night kid, half way to heaven, 1930s movie star, 1930s movies, street of chance, young eagles, paramount on parade, the return of dr fu manchu, danger lights, the silver horde, the gang buster, the virtuous husband, the lawyers secret, exbad boy, the past of mary holmes, get that venus, whirlpool, most precious thing in life, the defense rests, mr deeds goes to town, adventure in manhattan, the plainsman, more than a secretary, easy living, you cant take it with you, only angels have wings, mr smith goes to washington, too many husbands, arizona, the devil and miss jones, the talk of the town, the more the merrier, a lady takes a chance, the impatient years, a foreign affair, shane, 1960s television series, the jean arthur show patricia marshall, married julian anker 1928, married frank ross jr 1932, divorced frank ross jr 1949, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1900, died june 19 1991, celebrity deathsJean Arthur (nee Gladys Georgianna Greene)

American movie actress (Thundering Romance; The More the Merrier; The Canary Murder Case; The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu; Mr. Deeds Goes to Town; The Plainsman; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; The Talk of the Town; Shane; Easy Living; The Impatient Years) (born Oct. 17, 1900 - died June 19, 1991; age 90). Jean Arthur died of heart failure. (Jean Arthur c 1930s Photo)

john marley birthday, john marley 1970, nee mortimer marley, american character actor, 1950s movies, the mob, my six convicts, the joe louis story, the square jungle, time table, i want to live, 1960s movies, a child is waiting, the wheeler dealers, america america, cat ballou, the lollipop cover, in enemy country, faces, 1960s television series, hawk sam crown, 1970s movies, a man called sledge, love story, clay pigeon, the dead are alive, the godfather, jory, blade, dead of night, framed, wc fields and me, vengeance, the car, the private files of j edgar hoover, the greatest, it lives again, hooper, 1970s tv shows, mini series, the godfather saga, 1980s movies, tribute, threshold, the amateur, mother lode, utilities, on the edge, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1907, died may 22 1984, celebrity deathsJohn Marley (nee Mortimer Marlieb)

American actor on stage, TV (Hawk; The Godfather Saga; Hawaii Five-O; Medical Center; Cannon) and in movies (The Joe Louis Story; The Godfather; Love Story; The Car; The Glitter Dome; Cat Ballou; Blade; Hooper; Tribute) (born Oct. 17, 1907 - died May 22, 1984; age 76). John Marley died after open heart surgery. (John Marley 1970 Dan August Screenshot)

louise dresser 1925, n ee louise josephine kerlin, american actress, 1920s movies, silent movies, the glory of clementina, burning sands, enter madame, the fog, prodigal daughters, salomy jane, ruggles of red gap, woman-proof, to the ladies, the next corner, what shall i do, the city that never sleleps, cheap kisses, enticement, percy, the goose wooman, the eagle, fifth avenue, the blind goddess, padlocked, broken hearts of hollywood, gigolo, everybodys acting, the third degree, white flannels, mr wu, a ship comes in, the garden of eden, mother knows best, the air circus, not quite decent, madonna of avenue a, 1930s movies, mammy, the three sisters, this mad world, lightnin, caught, stepping sisters, state fair, song of the eagle, doctor bull, cradle song, david harum, the scarlet empress, the world moves on, servants entrance, a girl of the limberlost, the county chairman, maid of salem, married jack norworth 1899, divorced jack norworth 1907, friends paul dresser, friends buster keaton, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1878, died april 24 1965, celebrity deathsLouise Dresser (nee Louise Josephine Kerlin)

American character actress in vaudeville & movies (Prodigal Daughters; A Ship Comes In; Ruggles of Red Gap; The City That Never Sleeps; The Eagle; Madonna of Avenue A; The Scarlet Empress; David Harum) (born Oct. 17, 1878 - died Apr. 24, 1965; age 86). Louise Dresser died after an intestinal operation. (Louise Dresser 1925 The Eagle Photo: United Artists)

jimmy breslin birthday, jimmy breslin 2008, nee james earle breslin, 1986 pulitzer prize for commentary, newspaper journalist, columnist, new york daily news, newsday, investigative reporter, newspaper columnist, author, cant anybody here play this game, the gang that couldnt shoot straight, damon runyon a life, branch rickey, married ronnie eldridge 1982, 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, october 17th birthdays, born october 17 1928, died march 19 2017, celebrity deathsJimmy Breslin (nee James Earle Breslin)

American 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary newspaper journalist, investigative reporter and columnist (New York Daily News; Newsday) and author (The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight; Damon Runyon: A Life; Branch Rickey) (born Oct. 17, 1928 - died Mar. 19, 2017; age 88). Jimmy Breslin died of pneumonia. (Jimmy Breslin 2008 Photo: David Shankbone)

Sam Bottoms (nee Samuel John Bottoms)

American actor of TV (East of Eden; Return to Eden) and movies (Apocalypse Now; Bronco Billy; Dolly Dearest; Class of '44; The Last Picture Show; Hunter's Blood; Shopgirl; Zandy's Bride; The Outlaw Josey Wales; Gardens of Stone; Seabiscuit; After School; The Unsaid; Winter Passing; Havoc) (born Oct. 17, 1955 - died Dec. 16, 2008; age 53). Sam Bottoms died of a brain tumor.

Jeanine Deckers (nee Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers)

Belgian Dominican Order nun (Sister Luc-Gabrielle), the "The Singing Nun / Sister Smile" singer and songwriter whose hit single "Dominique" and life inspired the movie The Singing Nun (1966) starring Debbie Reynolds (born Oct. 17, 1933 - died Mar. 29, 1985; age 51). Jeanine Deckers and her partner Annie Pécher died of a deliberate overdose of alcohol and barbiturates at the same time.

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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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