Celebrity Birthdays for May 17:

Actor Peter Gerety is 82.

Singer Taj Mahal is 80.

Drummer Bill Bruford of Yes and King Crimson is 73.

Singer-guitarist George Johnson of The Brothers Johnson is 69.

TV personality Kathleen Sullivan is 69.

Boxing Hall-of-Famer Sugar Ray Leonard is 66.

Sports announcer Jim Nantz is 63.

Producer Simon Fuller (TV: “American Idol”) is 62.

Singer Enya is 61.

Actor Craig Ferguson (“The Late Late Show,” ”The Drew Carey Show”) is 60.

Keyboardist Page McConnell of Phish is 59.

Actor David Eigenberg (“Sex and the City”) is 58.

Musician Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is 57.

Actress Paige Turco is 57.

Actor Hill Harper (“CSI: NY,” ”He Got Game”) is 56.

TV personality-interior designer Thom Filicia (“Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”) is 53.

Singer Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea) is 53.

Singer Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block is 52.

Singer Darnell Van Rensalier of Shai is 53.

Singer Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age is 49.

Actress Sasha Alexander is 49.

Actress Natalie Brown (“The Strain”) is 49.

Singer Andrea Corr of The Corrs is 48.

Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy (“Heroes”) is 48.

Singer Kandi Burruss (Xscape) (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is 46.

Actress Rochelle Aytes is 46.

Actress Kat Foster is 44.

Actress Ayda Field is 43.

NBA All-star Tony Parker is 40.

Actress Ginger Gonzaga is 39.

Folk-rock singer-songwriter Passenger is 38.

Dancer-choreographer Derek Hough (“Dancing With The Stars”) is 37.

NFL quarterback Matt Ryan is 37.

Actor Tahj Mowry (“Smart Guy,” ”Kim Possible”) is 36.

Actress Nikki Reed (“Twilight”) is 34.

Olympic/World champion ice dancer Tessa Virtue is 33.

Actress Leven Rambin (“The Hunger Games,” ”Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) is 32.

Singer Kree Harrison (TV: “American Idol”) is 32.

Actress Samantha Browne-Walters is 31.

Actor Justin Martin is 28.

Also born on this date (death in parentheses):

In 1898, Group of Seven painter A.J. Casson. (Feb. 20, 1992)

In 1911, actress Maureen O’Sullivan. (June 23, 1998)

In 1918, Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson. (Dec. 25, 2005)

In 1921, composer Bob Merrill. (Feb. 17, 1998)

In 1925, Henri Bergeron, TV star who was the first television announcer in Canada. (July 10, 2000)

In 1936, actor-director Dennis Hopper. (May 29, 2010)

In 1944, singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, (April 11, 2014)

In 1948, country singer Penny DeHaven, (Feb. 23, 2014)

In 1955, Country Dick Montana, the lead singer of “The Beat Farmers.” (Nov. 8, 1995)

In 1955, actor Bill Paxton. (Feb. 25, 2017)

In 1956, actor-comedian Bob Saget. (Jan. 9, 2022)

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