July 16: Happy Birthday Phoebe Cates and Will Ferrell
She gave a generation of young boys impure thoughts that have lasted a lifetime. He made frat boys laugh till liquid shot out their noses. Celebrating birthdays today are Phoebe Cates and Will Ferrell among others.
The website I use to track celebrity birthdays ranks the famous folks by their current popularity. Of the 48 notable birthdays listed for July 16, Phoebe Cates of Gremlins and Fast Times at Ridgemont High fame, is ranked at the bottom behind reality TV stars Chris Pontius and Charrisse Jackson-Jordan. I understand Cates has been out of the limelight for a long, long time. It’s not for nothing that she is one of the top WTHH subjects here at Le Blog. But come on, people! Phoebe Cates is an icon!
In addition to her WTHH article, Cates has her own gallery in case you want to spend some time staring at pictures of her in that famous red bikini. Cates eventually married actor Kevin Kline and left showbiz to run a high-end shop in New York. The actress-turned-entrepreneur is 53 years old today. As one of our favorite subjects here at Le Blog, we are sending special birthday wishes.
Will Ferrell fared better in the popularity rankings. He came in second place behind singer Luke Hemmings. The kids love 5 Seconds of Summer. I sampled some of their songs and didn’t recognize any of them, but my kids know who Hemmings is. The singer has reached the ripe old age of 20. Next year, he can legally drink.
Former Not Ready for Prime Time player, Will Ferrell, is turning 49 today. He participated on our first-ever bracket game which was themed to SNL. Ferrell was also a Golden Raspberry nominee for Bewitched in 2005 and Land of the Lost in 2009.
Also celebrating birthdays today are future WTHH subject and former Lost Boy Corey Feldman. Feldman turns 45 today. I should probably start writing his article now so I can have it ready for his fiftieth. Something tells me it’s going to take a while. Football coach and Survivor contestant Jimmy Johnson celebrates his 73rd birthday today.
In 1887, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson was born on this day and Ginger Rogers was born in 1911. Luke Hemmings’ fans should look them up.
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.