Famous February Birthdays
Hope you all are enjoying a great February in 2018! Let’s take note of some Happy Birthdays that are happening. Some of the birthdays reveal some people getting to an age we would never have believed when we were younger. As we age, let’s all be grateful that we are still vertical and able to enjoy living!
Feb. 2: Ina Garten, 70
The cookbook author and host of the Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa since 2002 recently shared some tasty insights about her culinary preferences with NBC’s Today show. Her choice for music while cooking? Taylor Swift. Her pick for the last meal? Hot dog and fries. The one dish she will never make? Cassoulet. Her fave fast-food joint? California’s In-N-Out burger.
Feb. 4: Alice Cooper, 70
This godfather of shock rock’s raspy vocals propelled such ’70s anthems as “I’m Eighteen” and “School’s Out.” Cooper (born Vincent Furnier) released his 27th studio album, Paranormal, last year and has tour dates in March. You can also catch Cooper as King Herod on NBC’s three-hour Jesus Christ Superstar Live! in concert alongside John Legend on Easter Sunday, April 1.
Feb. 12: Judy Blume, 80
With 85 million copies sold, Blume’s books for children and teens have been beloved for decades for their frank and often humorous approach to real-life issues, including racism (Iggie’s House), puberty (Are YouThere God? It’s Me, Margaret) and bullying (Blubber). As she has said, “I wanted to write what I remembered to be true.” Her latest novel, 2015’s In the Unlikely Event, was aimed at adults.
Feb. 12: Josh Brolin, 50
The actor, nominated for an Oscar for his role as a politician turned assassin in 2008’s Milk, has come a long way since his movie debut in 1985’s The Goonies. Lately, Brolin has been lured into the world of superhero franchises. This summer he reprises his motion-capture role as baddie Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and makes his first appearance as mutant antihero Cable in Deadpool 2.
Feb. 16: Ice-T, 60
This influential artist, who started life as Tracy Lauren Marrow, helped define gangsta rap with his 1991 album O.G. Original Gangster and courted controversy with his 1992 song “Cop Killer.” Like many rappers, Ice-T crossed over into acting roles in films (New Jack City, Ricochet) and has played Detective Odafin Tutuola on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for the past 18 seasons.
We wish them all a Happy Birthday and we pray for all of us to have many more to come!
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