In MEMORY of BIG VAN VADER on his BIRTHDAY - Born Leon Allen White, American professional wrestler and professional football player. Throughout his career, he performed for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) during the 1990s and 2000s. May 14, 1955 - Jun 18, 2018 (pneumonia?)
In MEMORY of RICHARD DEACON on his BIRTHDAY - Born Richard Deacon, American television and motion picture actor, best known for playing supporting roles in television shows such as The Dick Van Dyke Show, Leave It To Beaver, and The Jack Benny Program along with minor roles in films such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. May 14, 1921 - Aug 8, 1984 (cardiovascular disease)
In MEMORY of BOBBY DARIN on his BIRTHDAY - Born Walden Robert Cassotto, American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, impressionist, and actor in film and television. He performed jazz, pop, rock and roll, folk, swing, and country music. May 14, 1936 - Dec 20, 1973 (follwing heart surgery)
In MEMORY of MARK BLUM on his BIRTHDAY - Born Mark Blum, American actor who worked in theater, film and television. Blum found success with a lead role in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan, which he followed up the next year with a supporting role in Crocodile Dundee. On the stage, he won an Obie Award for his role in the play Gus and Al during its 1988–1989 season. May 14, 1950 - Mar 25, 2020 (complications associated with COVID-19 )
HAPPY 52nd BIRTHDAY to DANNY WOOD!! 5/14/21 Born Daniel William Wood, American singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional actor. He is also a member of the American boy band New Kids on the Block and also serves as one of the key choreographers.
HAPPY 55th BIRTHDAY to MIKE INEZ!! 5/14/21 Born Michael Allen Inez, American rock musician best known for his role as the bassist of Alice in Chains since 1993. He is also recognized for his work with Ozzy Osbourne from 1989–1993. Inez has also been associated with Slash's Snakepit, Black Label Society, Spys4Darwin, and Heart. He is of Filipino descent.
HAPPY 55th BIRTHDAY to FAB MORVAN!! 5/14/21 Born Fabrice Maxime Sylvain Morvan, French singer-songwriter, rapper, dancer, and model. He was half of the pop duo Milli Vanilli, with Rob Pilatus, selling multi-platinum albums around the world. However, he was later involved in one of the largest scandals in pop-music history when it was revealed that neither he nor Pilatus had actually sung on any of Milli Vanilli's recordings.
HAPPY 49th BIRTHDAY to GABRIEL MANN!! 5/14/21 Born Gabriel Wilhoit Amis Mick, American actor and model, known for his role as Nolan Ross on the ABC drama series Revenge. He has co-starred in several films, including The Life of David Gale, The Bourne Identity, and The Bourne Supremacy. Gabriel Mann also studied acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City.
HAPPY 52nd BIRTHDAY to CATE BLANCHETT!! 5/14/21 Born Catherine Elise Blanchett, Australian actress, producer, and theatre director. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, she is noted for her versatile roles in blockbusters, independent films, and in her stage work in various theatre productions. She has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Film Awards.
HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY to TIM ROTH!! 5/14/21 Born Timothy Simon Roth, English actor and director. He made his debut in the television film Made in Britain (1982). He gained critical acclaim for his role as Myron in The Hit (1984), for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Roth was among a group of prominent British actors of the era, the "Brit Pack".
HAPPY 69th BIRTHDAY to ROBERT ZEMECKIS!! 5/14/21 Born Robert Lee Zemeckis, American film director, film producer, and screenwriter who is frequently credited as an innovator in visual effects. He first came to public attention in the 1980s as the director of Romancing the Stone (1984) and the science-fiction comedy Back to the Future film trilogy, as well as the live-action/animated comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
HAPPY 77th BIRTHDAY to GEORGE LUCAS!! 5/14/21 Born George Walton Lucas Jr., American film director, producer, screenwriter, and entrepreneur. Lucas is best known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and founding Lucasfilm, LucasArts, and Industrial Light & Magic. He served as chairman of Lucasfilm before selling it to The Walt Disney Company in 2012.
HAPPY 77th BIRTHDAY to GENE CORNISH!! 5/14/21 Born Gene Cornish, Canadian/American guitarist and harmonica player. He is an original member of the popular 1960s blue-eyed soul band The Young Rascals. From 1965 to 1970, the band recorded eight albums and had thirteen singles that reached Billboard's Top 40 chart. In 1997, as a founding member of The Rascals, Cornish was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In MEMORY of MARY WELLS on her BIRTHDAY - Born Mary Esther Wells, American singer, who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s. Along with The Supremes, The Miracles, The Temptations, and the Four Tops, Wells was said to have been part of the charge in black music onto radio stations and record shelves of mainstream America, "bridging the color lines in music at the time." May 13, 1943 - Jul 26, 1992 (cancer)