Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays March 14


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1948 (63) Billy Crystal Actor and comedian has hosted the Academy Awards 8 times

Trivia by imdb

Younger daughter, Lindsay, is an aspiring filmmaker

His famous uncle, record producer Milton Gabler, founded Commodore Records and later Decca Records (which turned down The Beatles), where he produced the Bill Haley hit “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock”.

He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song “Voices That Care.”

Father of actresses, Jennifer Crystal and Lindsay Crystal.

Attended Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va.

He was Jay Leno’s very first guest on Monday May 25, 1992 when Jay took over the late night throne vacated by Johnny Carson on Friday May 22, 1992.

Is a partial owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and is a New York Yankee fan. The 2 baseball teams played each other in the 2001 World Series, Arizona ended up winning.

Was cast as Rob Reiner’s best friend in the 1976 “All in the Family” (1971) episode “New Year’s Wedding” and became his best friend in real life.

Fan of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Was introduced to wife by close friend, Steve Kohut.

When he was a child, one of his babysitters was Billie Holiday.

His father was a concert promoter, who also ran a famous record store on 42nd Street, New York.

Claims his wife Janice was his first and only date.

Biography in: “Who’s Who in Comedy” by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 124-126. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

Graduate of Long Beach High School, Long Beach, New York. Class of 1965 who voted him “Most Popular.”

In the role of his popular character Fernando, he hit #58 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1984 with the catchy (and comedic) You Look Mahvelous” which featured Paul Shaffer on keyboards.

Wrote children’s book, “I Already Know I Love you” dedicated to Ella Ryan, his granddaughter, with illustrations by Elizabeth Saylos.

Granddaughter, Ella Ryan, born 20 June 2003.

Auditioned for the role of Jack Tripper on “Three’s Company” (1977) – the character of a straight man impersonating a gay man. Ironically, he went on to play the role of Jody Dallas on “Soap” (1977) – the first openly gay character on prime-time network television.

Won a Tony Award in 2005 for his play “700 Sundays”

For his Broadway debut, he won the 2005 Special Theatrical Event Tony for his one-man show “700 Sundays”, described as an “autobiographical journey”.

Shares a birthday with Taylor Hanson, Kylie Tyndall, Keaton Tyndall, Quincy Jones, Chris Klein, & Michael Caine

Longtime, die hard fan of the New York Yankees, and often attends games at Yankee Stadium.

Is a big fan of the Zach Braff sitcom “Scrubs” (2001), and donated a clip of When Harry Met Sally… (1989) for an episode.

Considered for the role of Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray (2007).

Used to be the opening act for Sammy Davis Jr..

Good friends with Serbian NBA superstar Vlade Divac.

Recipient of the Kennedy Center’s 2007 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Spoke some Russian for his “Midnight Train to Moscow” (1989) cable comedy show.

On March 12, 2008 as a 60th birthday gift, he signed a one day minor league contract with New York Yankees. On March 13, 2008 he played his only game with the Yanks vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates at DH wearing #60. In his first and only at bat he made contact with a foul ball but struck out. He received a standing ovation. Just one day later, the Yanks officially released him.

One of the few non-African Americans on “SNL” to do a “Blackface” routine but, in full make-up prosthetics with realistic, un-stereotype character.

He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

Personal Quotes

“Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.”

“In high school, I was the class comedian as opposed to the class clown. The difference is, the class clown is the guy who drops his pants at the football game, the class comedian is the guy who talked him into it.”

1961 (50) Gary Dell’Abate Long time producer “Howard Stern Show” known as Baba Booey

1961 (50) Kirby Puckett Led the Minnesota Twins to 2 World Series titles

In the category of I can’t believe he is that old:
1933 (78) Michael Caine 50 years of movie roles

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