Celebrities Turning 65 in 2024

Celebrities Turning 65 in 2024

Are you curious about which celebrities are turning 65 in 2024?  

We've come up with a list of actors, musicians, and well-known figures born in 1959, which means that, much like some of you, these celebrities will become eligible for Medicare in 2024!

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Linda Blair – January 22, 1959

Linda Denise Blair, born on January 22, 1959, is an American actress and activist best known for her contributions to the horror genre with the iconic portrayal of Regan MacNeil in the groundbreaking horror film The Exorcist in 1973.  

Blair continues to contribute to the world of entertainment today, delving into reality TV on the series Scariest Places on Earth and the Animal Planet reality series Pit Boss.

Kathy Hilton – March 13, 1959

Kathy Hilton is an American socialite, fashion designer, actress, and TV personality. She was born on March 13, 1959.

She is not only recognized for her own achievements, but also as the matriarch of a prominent family – she is mother to socialite Paris Hilton and fashion designer Nicky Hilton.

Beyond her familial ties, Kathy Hilton has charmed audiences with her presence on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where she shares the screen with her half-sisters Kim Richards and Kyle Richards.

Randy Travis – May 4, 1959

Born on May 4, 1959, Randy Travis carved an indelible legacy in the country music landscape during his vibrant career spanning from 1978 until a stroke rendered him incapacitated in 2013.

Travis's distinctive voice and impassioned performances resonated deeply, earning him widespread acclaim. His musical journey boasts an impressive repertoire of 20 studio albums, each contributing to his remarkable tally of over 50 chart-topping singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Remarkably, 16 of these singles ascended to the coveted No. 1 position.

He is a true country music icon!

Israel Kamakawiwoʻole – May 20, 1959

Even after his passing on June 26, 1997, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s legacy continues on. He would have turned 65 on May 20, 2024.

His soulful ukulele melodies, coupled with a unique fusion of genres like jazz and reggae, have left a lasting impact on the soundscape of Hawaiian music.  

His most iconic contribution is the heartfelt medley "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World." This timeless rendition held the record for 358 weeks at the top of the World Digital Songs chart.

It’s easy to see why in 2010 he was officially named "The Voice of Hawai‘i."

Hugh Laurie – June 11, 1959

James Hugh Calum Laurie will be celebrating his 65th birthday on June 11, 2024.

Laurie is an English actor, comedian, writer, and musician. He garnered early recognition as one half of the celebrated comedy duo Fry and Laurie, with Stephen Fry.

However, you might know him as Dr. Gregory House from the Fox medical drama series House for which he received two Golden Globe Awards.

Simon Cowell – October 7, 1959  

Simon Cowell, the sharp-tongued English television personality, entrepreneur, and record executive will also join the club of celebrities turning 65 in 2024.

Cowell has become a household name as the judge on various television talent competitions. From his early days on American Idol to his reign on The X Factor UK and America's Got Talent, Cowell's no-nonsense critique and knack for spotting talent have made him an integral part of the entertainment industry.

"Weird Al" Yankovic – October 23, 1959

Alfred Matthew Yankovic, better known as "Weird Al," was born on October 23, 1959.  

This American musician has carved a unique niche for himself, specializing in the creation of comedy songs that poke fun at pop culture, often through clever parodies of contemporary hits.

In addition to his musical endeavors, Weird Al has ventured into the world of filmmaking, producing two satirical films about his own life: The Compleat Al in 1985 and, more recently, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story in 2022.

Bryan Adams – November 5, 1959

Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter Bryan Guy Adams will turn 65 on November 5, 2024.

Regarded as one of the best-selling music artists of all time, Adams has an estimated record and singles sales exceeding 75 million and possibly surpassing 100 million worldwide.

His musical repertoire includes timeless chart-topping hits like "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,"(1991) "Please Forgive Me" (1993), and "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" (1995). These songs have become classics that resonate across generations.

Allison Janney – November 19, 1959

Allison Brooks Janney, born on November 19, 1959, is an accomplished American actress.

Janney's breakthrough moment came with her portrayal of C. J. Cregg in the NBC political drama series, The West Wing from 1999–2006, and success continued with her role as Bonnie Plunkett on the CBS sitcom Mom from 2013–2021.

Her career has earned her numerous awards, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an impressive seven Primetime Emmy Awards. In addition to these wins, she’s received nominations for two Tony Awards.

Magic Johnson – August 14, 1959

Born in Lansing, Michigan, on August 14, 1959, Magic Johnson became a household name through his exceptional skills on the basketball court. The charismatic point guard played a pivotal role in the success of the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1980s, leading the team to numerous NBA championships.

After retiring from professional basketball, he transitioned seamlessly into business, owning a stake in the Lakers and becoming a successful entrepreneur.  

He played a key role in the development of the NBA and is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in history.

Jason Alexander – September 23, 1959

Jason Alexander, born Jay Scott Greenspan on September 23, 1959, is an accomplished American actor and comedian.  

Best known for his role as George Costanza in the iconic television series Seinfeld from 1989 to 1998, Alexander's stellar performance earned him a Tony Award and seven consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations, as well as four Golden Globe Award nominations.  

Apart from finding success on television, Alexander has also had a dynamic presence in both Broadway and the film industry, highlighting his skills in musicals and movies throughout his career.

Dave Coulier – September 21, 1959

Dave Coulier, born on September 21, 1959, is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor.  

Best known for his role as Joey Gladstone on the beloved sitcom Full House, which aired from 1987 to 1995, Coulier's comedic talent and memorable catchphrases have made a lasting mark on both television and comedy.

Beyond his on-screen success, Coulier's voice brought characters to life in various animated series and films like Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, The Real Ghostbusters, and The Jetsons.

Emma Thompson – April 15, 1959

Emma Thompson, the multi-talented British actress, screenwriter, activist, and comedian actress is set to celebrate her 65th birthday on April 15, 2024.

With a career spanning over four decades, Thompson has left an incredible mark on the entertainment industry, earning two Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award.  

Some of her more recent film credits include the Harry Potter series, Nanny McPhee, Men in Black 3, and Beauty and the Beast.

Val Kilmer – December 31, 1959  

American actor Val Edward Kilmer was born on December 31, 1959.

Throughout the 1980s, Kilmer graced the screen in several films, including the 1986 blockbuster Top Gun.

His talents were also showcased by his remarkably convincing portrayals of American legends like Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, and Doc Holliday in various American films, and of course, the iconic role of Batman/Bruce Wayne.

Since 2015, Kilmer has faced private struggles with throat cancer, leading to extreme difficulty in speaking.  

Kevin Spacey – July 26, 1959

Kevin Spacey Fowler was born on July 26, 1959. He is a distinguished American actor celebrated for his exceptional work on both stage and screen.

Throughout his career, Spacey has been the recipient of many honors including two Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and two Laurence Olivier Awards.

Among his notable performances are the comedy-drama film Swimming with Sharks in 1994, the psychological thriller Seven in 1995, the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential in 1997, and the drama Pay It Forward in 2000.


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