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Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays April 26


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Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays April 26

1963 (48) Jet Li Martial arts expert…

boomers remember him in Lethal Weapon with Mel Gibson

Trivia about Jet Li

Won Chinese national championship in the acrobatic martial art wushu when he was 11; his prize was a trip to Washington D.C. to meet President Richard Nixon.

He studies English with a tutor for 4 hours a day.

Was originally cast in the role of the character Li Mu Bai in Ang Lee’s martial arts blockbuster Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), but turned it down. The decision was prompted by a promise to his wife Nina Li Chi that he would not work while she was pregnant.

Injured his foot while escaping the tsunami that followed a 9.0 earthquake in the Indian Ocean. Li and his four year old daughter were on vacation in the Maldives on December 26th, 2004. The two were in the lobby of their hotel when the wave came ashore. Scooping up his daughter and running for higher ground, a piece of furniture hit his foot, causing the injury.

In the category of I can’t believe they are that old:

1942 (69) Bobby Rydell singer, boomers remember him in the 1960s and in the movie “Bye Bye Birdie”

1933 (78) Carol Burnett comedienne, boomers remember her on “The Carol Burnett Show”

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