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 July 9

by Carolina

Tom Hanks and Jimmy Smits

Tom Hanks and Jimmy Smits celebrate birthdays on July 9th. (AP)

Top celebrity birthdays on July 9, 2021

Birthday wishes go out to Tom Hanks, Jimmy Smits and all the other celebrities with birthdays today. Check out our slideshow below to see photos of famous people turning a year older on July 9th and learn an interesting fact about each of them.

Jessie T. Usher, Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree

Jessie T. Usher, left, Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree attend the premiere of “Shaft,” at AMC Lincoln Square, Monday, June 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Actor Richard Roundtree turns 79

Fun fact: In addition to multiple movies, he also appeared as John Shaft in the 70s TV show ‘Shaft’

Jimmy Smits

Jimmy Smits arrives at a screening of “In the Heights” during the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival at TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 4, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Actor Jimmy Smits turns 66

Fun fact: Recently appeared in the film version of ‘In the Heights’

Tom Hanks

FILE – Tom Hanks arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hanks turns 65 on July 9. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Actor Tom Hanks turns 65

Fun fact: Early in his TV career, he appeared in episodes of ‘The Love Boat,’ ‘Taxi’ and ‘Happy Days’

Courtney Love

Courtney Love arrives at the 2019 Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

Singer Courtney Love turns 57

Fun fact: Her godfather is Phil Lesh of The Grateful Dead

Brendan Benson, left, and Jack White

Brendan Benson, left, and Jack White of American experimental rock band The Raconteurs, perform during the Corona Capital music festival in Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)AP

Musician Jack White turns 46

Fun fact: At one point was considering attending a seminary and becoming a priest

Fred Savage

Fred Savage, from the cast of “What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage,” attends the FOX 2019 Upfront party at Wollman Rink in Central Park on Monday, May 13, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)Andy Kropa/Invision/AP

Actor and director Fred Savage turns 45

Fun fact: Has directed episodes of multiple TV shows including ‘Modern Family,’ ‘The Conners’ and ‘2 Broke Girls’

More celebrities with birthdays today

Singer-actor Ed Ames of The Ames Brothers is 94. Singer Dee Dee Kenniebrew of The Crystals is 76. Actor Chris Cooper is 70. TV personality-turned-musician John Tesh is 69. Country singer David Ball is 68. Business leader Kevin O’Leary (“Shark Tank”) is 67. Singer Debbie Sledge of Sister Sledge is 67. Singer Marc Almond of Soft Cell is 64. Actor Kelly McGillis is 64. Singer Jim Kerr of Simple Minds is 63. Bassist Frank Bello of Anthrax is 56. Actor David O’Hara (“The District”) is 56. Actor Pamela Adlon (“Louie”) is 55. Actor Scott Grimes (“ER,” ″Party of Five”) is 50. Singer-guitarist Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse is 46. Singer Dan Estrin of Hoobastank is 45. Actor Linda Park (“Star Trek: Enterprise”) is 43. Singer-actor Kiely Williams of 3LW (“Cheetah Girls” films) is 35. Actor Mitchel Musso (“Phineas and Ferb,” “Hannah Montana”) is 30. Actor Georgie Henley (“The Chronicles of Narnia”) is 26.

Other popular or historical birthdays on July 9

Donald Rumsfeld, politician

JP Getty II, oil magnate

Michael Graves, architect

Dean Kootz, sci-fi author (76)

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celebrity fun facts collage

Prior celebrity fun facts (Associated Press)

Celebrity fun facts

Gal Gadot

Emilia Clarke

Sophie Turner

Jason Momoa

Danielle Fishel and the ‘Boy Meets World’ cast

Chris Hemsworth

Amanda Seyfried

Kat Dennings

Robert Downey Jr.

Alyson Hannigan

Tiffani Amber Thiessen

Miley Cyrus

Emma Stone

Seth MacFarlane

Mark Hamill

Jennifer Lawrence & Mila Kunis

David Hasselhoff

Lindsay Lohan

Natalie Portman

George Clooney

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Emma Watson

Alec Baldwin

Jenna Fischer

Kate Mara

Jennifer Aniston

Alan Alda

Betty White

Dave Matthews

Danica McKellar

Taylor Swift

Britney Spears

Bill Nye

Scarlett Johansson

Rachel McAdams

Demi Moore

Julia Roberts

celebrity collage

A look at prior movie and tv-related fun fact lists (Associated Press)

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