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Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 7

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 7: Quebec singer and songwriter Raymond Levesque is 89. Filmamker Graeme Ferguson, co-inventor of IMAX, is 88. Retired South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu is 86. Author Thomas Keneally is 82.
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Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 7:

 

Quebec singer and songwriter Raymond Levesque is 89.

Filmamker Graeme Ferguson, co-inventor of IMAX, is 88.

Retired South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu is 86.

Author Thomas Keneally is 82.

Montreal Symphony Orchestra conductor Charles Dutoit is 81.

TV personality Joy Behar ("The View") is 75.

Drummer Kevin Godley of 10cc is 72.

Actress Jill Larson is 70.

Country singer Kieran Kane of The O'Kanes is 68.

Bassist Dave Hope (Kansas) is 68.

Musician John Mellencamp is 66.

Guitarist Ricky Phillips of Styx is 66.

Actress Mary Badham ("To Kill a Mockingbird") is 65.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is 65.

Drummer Tico Torres of Bon Jovi is 64.

Actress Christopher Norris ("Trapper John, M.D.") is 62.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is 62.

Gospel singer Michael W. Smith is 60.

Olympic gold medal ice dancer Jayne Torvill is 60.

Recording executive and reality competition judge Simon Cowell is 58.

Actor Dylan Baker is 58.

Guitarist Charlie Marinkovich of Iron Butterfly is 58.

Country singer Dale Watson is 55.

Singer Ann Curless of Expose' is 54.

Singer Toni Braxton is 50.

Singer Thom Yorke of Radiohead is 49.

Actress Nicole Ari Parker is 47.

Actress Allison Munn ("One Tree Hill") is 43.

Singer Damian Kulash of OK Go is 42.

Singer Taylor Hicks ("American Idol") is 41.

Actor Omar Benson Miller ("CSI: Miami") is 39.

Singer Nathaniel Rateliff of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats is 39.

Actors Aaron and Shawn Ashmore is 38.

Actor Jake McLaughlin ("Quantico") is 35.

Electronic musician Flying Lotus (born Stephen Ellison) is 34.

MLB All-Star Evan Longoria is 32.

Actress Holland Roden is 31.

Actress Amber Stevens is 31. 

NBA player Nik Stauskas is 24.

 

Also born on this date (death in parentheses):

In 1786, Louis-Joseph Papineau, leader of the 1837 rebellion in Lower Canada. (Sept. 25, 1871)

In 1832, hymn composer Charles Converse ("What a Friend We Have in Jesus"). (Oct. 18, 1918)

In 1870, Uncle Dave Macon, the first star of the Grand Ole Opry. (March 22, 1952)

In 1885, Niels Bohr, nuclear physicist and Nobel Prize winner. (Nov. 18, 1962)

In 1911, singer and bandleader Vaughn Monroe. (May 21, 1973)

In 1914, actor Alfred Drake. (July 25, 1992)

In 1917, actress June Allyson. (July 8, 2006)

In 1923, Canadian artist and sculptor Jean-Paul Riopelle. (March 12, 2002)

In 1927, singer Al Martino. (Oct. 13, 2009)

In 1939, Colin Cooper, vocalist and saxophonist with the Climax Blues Band. (July 3, 2008)

In 1941, Tony Silvester of the black vocal group the Main Ingredient. (Nov 26, 2006)

In 1939, bluesman Mel Brown. (March 20, 2009)

 

The Canadian Press