Some people are stuck with a birthday that falls on Christmas, and are shafted with “double count” gifts, never really getting a true birthday. Others are born on a day that has another significant meaning, and always have to deal with themed parties, like America’s Fourth of July. Here’s a list of 10 famous people born on 420, a day that might get them a weed-themed party! Now that sounds like a birthday bash!
1. Clint Howard
An actor since childhood, he is one of those actors whose most memorable roles are often side characters. He has been in more films than many famous actors, including 17 films directed by his brother, Ron Howard. Some roles include “Nipples” in Little Nicky, and parts in “Parenthood”, “Apollo 13”, “Austin Powers”, and ‘Far and Away’.
2. Luther Vandross
Born Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr., Luther Vandross was a big influence of R&B during the 80’s and 90’s. Famous for “16 Candles”, “Here and Now”, and a duet with Mariah Cary in 1994 on “My Endless Love”, as well as dozens of other hits, he suffered a stroke in 2003. His album released that year received 4 Grammys, including song of the year, and four NAACP Awards.
3. Joey Lawrence
Most famous for his roles on Blossom, Oliver & Company, and Melissa & Joey, Joey Lawrence was born in Philadelphia as Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr. Named one of People magazine’s 50 most Beautiful People in the World (May 1994).
4. Miranda Kerr
Famous for modeling for Victoria’s Secret, Billabong Girls, Maybelline, Vogue, and several other brands, she is the wife of Orlando Bloom. Born Miranda May Kerr in Sydney, she moved to New York in 2004. Ranked #3 in the Top Sexiest Models by models.com, and #4 on Ask men’s to 99 ‘most desirable’ women of 2012. She is now the new face of Swarovski.
5. Adolf Hitler
Yeah, that guy… moving on.
6. Jessica Lange
Born in Minnesota, Jessica Phyllis Lange is famous for a career of defining roles in such films as “The Postman Always Rings Twice”, “Tootsie”, “Cape Fear”, and younger audiences will recognize her for her characters in “American Horror Story”. She won a Best Actress Academy Award for “Blanche” in “A Streetcar Named Desire” on Broadway and is also a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
7. Andy Serkis
His most famous recent role was Gollum in “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movies, but this native Londoner has a long stage and screen career including roles in “The Prestige” opposite David Bowie, and “13 Going 30” opposite Jennifer Garner. His performance as Gollum is ranked #10 on Premiere Magazine’s 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
8. Carmen Electra
Born Tara Leigh Patrick in Ohio, she started as a musician and opened for Prince in 1992. She is more famous as a host for MTV’s Single Out, and as a co-star on Baywatch.
9. Crispin Glover
This New York-born actor has been a famous face for decades, as George McFly from “Back To The Future”. He has been in such films as “Friday the 13th: The final Chapter”, “The Doors”, and of course “Charlie’s Angels”. Interesting fact: he did not, in fact, act in “Back To The Future II”. He refused the role when producers wouldn’t agree to his pay, so they spliced old footage and new scenes with an actor in prosthetic makeup. He sued the film’s producer, Steven Spielberg, and won.
10. George Takei
Born in Los Angeles, he is most famous for playing Sulu in the television series “Star Trek”, as well as cameo’s in many shows and movies, trumping with sheer star power. He is renowned for his roles in live theater and radio. He has a Master’s Degree, has run marathons, been active in local and state government, and remains an activist for Japanese-Americans after he was forced to live with his family in World War II internment camps in America. He is also a voice in the LGBT community, with his husband Brad Altman.
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