Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 21-27

Aug. 21: Actor-filmmaker-writer Melvin Van Peebles is 84. Singer Kenny Rogers is 78. Actor Clarence Williams III ("The Mod Squad") is 77. Singer Harold Reid of the Statler Brothers is 77. Singer Jackie DeShannon is 75. Actress Patty McCormack ("The Roper") is 71. Singer Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams is 69. Actress Loretta Devine ("Boston Public") is 67. Singer Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) is 64. Guitarist Nick Kane (The Mavericks) is 62. Actress Kim Cattrall is 60. Singer Serj Tankian of System of a Down is 49. Actress Carrie-Anne Moss ("The Matrix") is 46. Musician Liam Howlett of Prodigy is 45. Singer Kelis is 37. TV personality Brody Jenner ("The Hills") is 33. Comedian Brooks Wheelan ("Saturday Night Live") is 30. Country singer Kacey Musgraves is 28. Actress Hayden Panettiere is 27. Actor RJ Mitte ("Breaking Bad") is 24.

Aug. 22: Actress Valerie Harper is 77. Correspondent Steve Kroft ("60 Minutes") is 71. Actress Cindy Williams is 69. Country singer Holly Dunn is 59. Guitarist Vernon Reid of Living Colour is 58. Country singer Collin Raye is 56. Singer Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears is 55. Drummer Debbi Peterson of The Bangles is 55. Guitarist Gary Lee Conner of Screaming Trees is 54. Singer Tori Amos is 53. Country singer Mila Mason is 53. Keyboardist James DeBarge of DeBarge is 53. Rapper GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) is 50. Actor Ty Burrell is 49. Celebrity chef Giada DeLaurentiis is 46. Guitarist Paul Doucette of Matchbox Twenty is 44.

Rapper Beenie Man is 43. Singer Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys is 43. Comedian Kristen Wiig is 43. Keyboardist Bo Koster of My Morning Jacket is 42. Bassist Dean Back of Theory of a Deadman is 41. "The Late Late Show" host James Corden is 38. Guitarist Jeff Stinco of Simple Plan is 38.

Aug. 23: Actress Vera Miles is 86. Actress Barbara Eden is 85. Satirist Mark Russell is 84. Country singer Rex Allen Jr. is 69. Actor David Robb ("Downton Abbey") is 69. Country fiddler-singer Woody Paul of Riders in the Sky is 67. Actress Shelley Long is 67. Singer-actor Rick Springfield is 67. Actor-producer Mark Hudson is 65. Guitarist Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots is 55. Singer-bassist Ira Dean of Trick Pony is 47. Actor Jay Mohr is 46. Actor Ray Park ("X-Men," ''The Phantom Menace") is 42. Singer Julian Casablancas of The Strokes is 38. Actress Joanna Froggatt ("Downton Abbey") is 36. Saxophonist Andy Wild of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats is 35. Musician Sky Blu of LMFAO is 30.

Aug. 24: Singer Marshall Thompson of The Chi-Lites is 74. Keyboardist Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) is 71. Actress Ann Archer is 69. Actor Joe Regalbuto ("Murphy Brown") is 67. Actor Steve Guttenberg is 58. Talk-show host Craig Kilborn is 54. Singer John Bush (Anthrax) is 53. Actress Marlee Matlin is 51. Country singer Kristyn Osborn of SheDaisy is 46. Actor-comedian Dave Chappelle is 43. Actor Carmine Giovinazzo ("CSI: New York") is 43. Actor Alex O'Loughlin ("Hawaii Five-0") is 40. Actor Chad Michael Murray ("One Tree Hill") is 35. Actor Rupert Grint ("Harry Potter") is 28.

Aug. 25: Game-show host Monty Hall is 95. Actor Sean Connery is 86. Talk-show host Regis Philbin is 85. Actor Tom Skerritt is 83. Jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter is 83. Singer Walter Williams of The O'Jays is 73. Actor Anthony Heald ("Boston Public") is 42. Singer Henry Paul of BlackHawk (and The Outlaws) is 67. Actor John Savage is 67. Bassist Gene Simmons of Kiss is 67. Singer Rob Halford of Judas Priest is 65. Keyboardist Geoff Downes of Asia is 64. Musician Elvis Costello is 62. Director Tim Burton is 58. Country singer-actor Billy Ray Cyrus is 55. Actress Ally Walker ("Profiler") is 55. Actress Joanne Whalley is 55. Guitarist Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard is 54. Actor Blair Underwood is 52. Actor Robert Maschio ("Scrubs") is 50. DJ Terminator X of Public Enemy is 50. Singer Jeff Tweedy of Wilco is 49. TV chef Rachael Ray is 48. Country singer Jo Dee Messina is 46. Model Claudia Schiffer is 46. Actor Eric Millegan ("Bones") is 42. Actor Alexander Skarsgard is 40. Actor Kel Mitchell ("Kenan and Kel") is 38. Actress Rachel Bilson ("The O.C.") is 35. Actress Blake Lively ("Gossip Girl") is 29.

Aug. 26: Singer Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson is 71. Singer Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills is 67. Guitarist Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio is 55. Singer Shirley Manson of Garbage is 50. Guitarist Dan Vickrey of Counting Crows is 50. Drummer Adrian Young of No Doubt is 47. Actress Melissa McCarthy is 46. Singer Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman is 41. Actor Macaulay Culkin is 36. Actor Chris Pine is 36. Singer Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line is 31. Actor Evan Ross ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay") is 28. Actor Dylan O'Brien (TV's "Teen Wolf") is 25. Actress Keke Palmer ("Akeelah and the Bee") is 23.

Aug. 27: Musician Daryl Dragon of the Captain and Tennille is 74. Actress Tuesday Weld is 73. Singer-bassist Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge is 72. Guitarist Jeff Cook of Alabama is 67. Actor Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) is 64. Guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush is 63. Bassist Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols is 60. Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is 55. Guitarist Matthew Basford of Yankee Grey is 54. Bassist Mike Johnson (Dinosaur Jr.) is 51. Percussionist Bobo of Cypress Hill is 48. Country singer Colt Ford is 47. Actress Chandra Wilson ("Grey's Anatomy") is 47. Bassist Tony Kanal of No Doubt is 46. Actress Sarah Chalke is 40. Rapper Mase is 39. Actress Demetria McKinney ("House of Payne") is 38. Actor Aaron Paul is 37. Guitarist Jon Siebels of Eve 6 is 37. Actor Patrick J. Adams ("Suits") is 35. Singer Mario is 30. Actress Alexa PenaVega ("Spy Kids") is 28. Actor Ellar Coltrane ("Boyhood") is 22. Actress Savannah Paige Rae ("Parenthood") is 13.

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