Celebrity Birthdays for May 3: Frankie Valli, Cheryl Burke & More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:
Known For: Being the unbelievably high-voiced frontman of The Four Seasons, scoring 29 top 40 hits with that group and then nine top 40 hits as a solo artist, making teeny-boppers fall in love with him with songs like ‘Rag Doll,’ ‘Walk Like a Man,’ ‘Sherry,’ and ‘December 1963 (Oh, What a Night),’ and for believing whole-heartedly that big girls don’t cry.
Known For: Being one of the professional dancers on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ being the first professional woman to win the show and the first pro to win two seasons in a row, dancing with such celebrities as Drew Lachey of 98 Degrees, football pro Emmit Smith, former 90210 star Ian Ziering, Vegas lounge singer Wayne Newton, and for steaming up this season’s DWTS stage with ‘Latin Hottie’ William Levy by repeatedly talking him into removing his shirt.
Occupation: Folk Singer
Known For: Reviving the American folk genre and using his songwriting skills to highlight protests in the ’60s, penning folk hits like ‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone?,’ ‘If I Had a Hammer,’ and ‘Turn, Turn, Turn!’, and still not being at all sure where the flowers have gone.
Known For: Being the brains and brawn behind the original infomercial powerhouse Ronco, inventing the Chop-O-Matic, Dial-O-Matic, Veg-O-Matic, GLH9 Hair in a Can Spray, and the Smokeless Ashtray, making the phrase “But wait, there’s more!” part of American pop culture, and for proving that if you put “o-matic” after the name of any product, you’ll sell millions.
Known For: Earning five Grammys for his 1979 debut album, composing the theme from the Dudley Moore movie ‘Arthur,’ ‘Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do),’ Billboard hits like ‘Sailing,’ ‘Ride Like the Wind,’ and ‘All Right,’ and for being caught between the moon and New York City.