July 15: Happy Birthday Linda Ronstadt and Forest Whitaker
We’ve got an eclectic bunch of birthdays today. Eleven-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Linda Ronstadt was at one point engaged to George Lucas. She dodged that bullet in the mid-eighties, but she can’t avoid her seventieth birthday which is today. Other birthdays include two of my wife’s teen crushes and also, Forest Whitaker.
Whitaker won an Oscar for The Last King of Scotland in 2006. This year, he turns 55. Six years earlier, Whitaker was nominated for Worst Supporting Actor for Battlefield Earth, but he lost that award to costar Barry Pepper. Meanwhile, Pepper has yet to win an Oscar.
If you’re wondering about Mrs. Lebeau’s teen crushes, she carried a torch for Beverly Hills 90210 star Brian Austin Green and Felicity star Scott Foley. Foley, who can currently be seen on Grey’s Anatomy, turns 44 today and Green celebrates his forty-third birthday. I should note that both are happily married with children which bodes well for me.
Other birthdays today include Huff Po founder Arianna Huffington who turns 66, National Treasure and Inglorious Basterds star Diane Kruger who is celebrating her fortieth, and comedian Eddie Griffin who turns 48.
If today is your birthday, congratulations on sharing your big day with these notable names. Birthday wishes to everyone celebrating a big day today. Come back tomorrow for more celebrity birthdays.