Rod McKuen was born April 29, 1933. Rod McKuen, a successful poet and songwriter in the late 1960s and 1970s. McKuen was twice nominated for an Oscar — in 1970 for the song “Jean” from the Maggie Smith film “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” and in 1971 for original song score of the Peanuts movie “A Boy Named Charlie Brown.” His song “Seasons in the Sun,” to music by Jacques Brel, hit the top of the charts in 1974. Though recorded by McKuen, the hit version was by Canadian singer Terry Jacks. Rodney Marvin McKuen Biography and Profile.
Patrick Swayze was born on August 18, 1952, Texas. He and his four siblings were raised by parents Patsy and Jesse Swayze. Dirty Dancing (1987) brought Swayze instant celebrity and established him as Hollywood’s newest heartthrob. Swayze and Lisa Niemi were married in 1975. Swayze passed away on September 14, 2009, after more than 20 months spent battling his illness. Patrick Wayne Swayze Biography and Profile.
Chris Farley, actor and comedia, he was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin. Chris juggled his increasing popularity on SNL with his first feature film role, Tommy Boy. Chris Farley was discovered by Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. On December 18, 1997, Chris Farley was found dead in his Chicago apartment after an extreme binge of substance use and party-hopping. Christopher Crosby Farley Biography and Profile.
Actor Luke Perry was born October 11, 1966, in Fredericktown, Ohio. In 1990, he landed his breakthrough role as the rebellious teen heartthrob Dylan McKay on Aaron Spelling’s dramatic TV series Beverly Hills, 90210. On February 27, 2019, it was reported that Perry had been rushed to the hospital after suffering what was described as a “massive stroke.” Coy Luther Perry III Biography and Profile.
Who Is Dwayne Johnson? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, American actor, producer, wrestler, was born on 2 May 1972. An injury ended his college football career, so he entered the ring with the Word Wrestling Federation. Dwayne Johnson made his WWF debut as Rocky Maivia in 1996 and won the WWF Intercontinental Championship from Hunter Hearst Helmsley. Dwayne Johnson appeared in The Fast and the Furious film series. Dwayne Douglas Johnson Biography and Profile.