January 11, 2012 by staff
2012: ’50s pop vocalist/amateur golfer Don Cherry is 88. Producer Grant Tinker is 87. Canadian composer-trumpeter Johnny Cowell is 86. Actor Rod Taylor is 82. Composer Mary Rodgers is 81. Former Prime Minister Jean Chretien is 78. Actor Mitchell Ryan (“Dharma and Greg”) is 78. Actor Felix Silla (Cousin Itt on “The Addams Family,” ”Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”) is 75. Canadian Olympic alpine skier Anne Heggtveit is 73. Movie director Joel Zwick is 70. Country singer Naomi Judd is 66. Frederick “Dennis” Greene of the rock revival group Sha Na Na is 63. World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw is 60. Jazz and pop guitarist Lee Ritenour is 60. Singer Robert Earl Keen is 56. Guitarist Vicki Peterson of The Bangles is 54. Actress Kim Coles (“Living Single”) is 50. Actor Jason Connery is 49. Keyboardist Jim Bryson of MercyMe is 44. Guitarist Tom Dumont of No Doubt is 44. Singer Maxee Maxwell of Brownstone is 43. Movie director Malcolm D. Lee is 42. Singer Mary J. Blige is 41. Musician Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers is 41. Actress Amanda Peet is 40. Actor Marc Blucas is 40. Actor Rockmond Dunbar is 39. Actress Kristolyn Lloyd (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 27. Reality TV star Jason Wahler (“Laguna Beach”; “The Hills”) is 25.
Also born on this date:
In 1815, Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister. He died June 6, 1891.
In 1848, Edward Fisher, founder of the Toronto Conservatory of Music. He died May 31, 1913.
In 1906, chemist Albert Hofmann, the discoverer of LSD. He died April 29, 2008.
In 1886, actor Chester Conklin. He died Oct. 11, 1971.
In 1909, jazz alto saxophonist Tab Smith. He died Aug. 17, 1971.
In 1910, dance band arranger and singer Art Hallman. He died Dec. 5, 1994.
In 1911, vocalist Tommy Duncan. He died July 25, 1967.
In 1917, former Ontario premier John Robarts. He died Oct. 18, 1982.
In 1924, blues singer and songwriter Slim Harpo (real name James Moore). He died on Jan. 31, 1970.
In 1927, Canadian violinist Marta Hidy. She died Nov. 4, 2010.
In 1928, TV producer David L. Wolper (“Roots”). He died Aug. 20, 2010.
In 1936, Bill Reed, who sang the bass part in the Canadian doo-wop group “The Diamonds.” He died Oct. 22, 2004.
In 1936, bass Bill Reed of the Canadian vocal quartet The Diamonds. He died Oct. 22, 2004.
In 1942, saxophonist Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. He died June 18, 2011.
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