This post is another in the long list of celebrity birthday posts for a good friend, who just happens to be part of the “minority” as I am…sorry if you dislike the use of that word but, logically and intelligently speaking, we left-handers are less enumerable than the “righties”…and we’ll leave that the way it is! To my good friend, Brooke (who turns xx today), this is the unofficial list of birthdays…I say unofficial because most of the names that I know probably won’t ring a bell but I will try to explain the reason for mentioning them.
We’ll start with the oldest name on the list, former opera star Enrico Caruso (1873-1921), the youngest member of the comedic family, Zeppo Marx (1901-1979), Jim Backus, the man who played both Thurston Howell III (“Gilligan’s Island”) and everyone’s favorite nearsighted cartoon character, Mr. Magoo (1913-1989), late “Battle of the Sexes” tennis star Bobby Riggs (1918-1995), the late South Korean leader Sun Myung Moon (1920-2012) [his name was pretty dominating in the news when I was growing up], former talk show maven Sally Jessy Raphael was born in 1935, and “Face The Nation” CBS mainstay Bob Schieffer was born in 1937.
Also gracing us for the first time on February 25th were former Beatles/Traveling Wilburys guitarist George Harrison (1943-2001), multi-time wrestling champion and icon Ric Flair celebrates his 65th birthday (1949), “The NFL Today”‘s star James Brown (1951), former Yankee right-fielder (and fellow southpaw) Paul O’Neill was born in 1963, comedian/actor Carrot Top was “hatched” in 1965 (good fun, nothing malicious, Mr. Top LOL), and actress Tea Leoni came to this world in 1966.
To finish this list, we’ve come down to: former “Goonies” and “Lord of the Rings” star Sean Astin (1971), former wrestler Sean O’Haire (1971 also), Latin superstar Julio Iglesias, Jr. (1973). and former WWE diva (and multifaceted talent) Maria Kanellis was born in 1982.
I thank you all for listening…Happy Birthday to you, Brooke…and many happy more…
/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\