The legendary Billy Paul poses for a picture after perfotming at the Metro Tech Center Bam R&B Fest - Brooklyn NY on Aug. 10, 1996. Billy turns 79 on Dec. 1 (Photo courtesy

The legendary Billy Paul poses for a picture after perfotming at the Metro Tech Center Bam R&B Fest – Brooklyn NY on Aug. 10, 1996. Billy turns 79 on Dec. 1 (Photo courtesy

Dec. 1: Singer Billy Paul is 79. Actor-director Woody Allen is 78. Singer Dianne Lennon of the Lennon Sisters is 74. Bassist Casey Van Beek of The Tractors is 71. Singer-guitarist Eric Bloom of Blue Oyster Cult is 69. Drummer John Densmore of The Doors is 69. Actress-singer Bette Midler is 68. Singer Gilbert O’Sullivan is 67. Actor Treat Williams is 62. Country singer Kim Richey is 57. Actress Charlene Tilton is 55. Model-actress Carol Alt is 53. Actor Jeremy Northam is 52. Actor Nestor Carbonell is 46. Comedian Sarah Silverman is 43. Singer Bart Millard of MercyMe is 41. Actor David Hornsby (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 38. Guitarist Brad Delson of Linkin Park is 36. Singer Mat Kearney is 35. Drummer Mika Fineo of Filter is 32. Singer Janelle Monae is 28. Actress Ashley Monique Clark (“The Hughleys”) is 25.

Dec. 2: Actor Dan Butler (“Frasier”) is 59. Actor Dennis Christopher (“Breaking Away,” ”Chariots of Fire”) is 58. Actor Steven Bauer is 57. Bassist Rick Savage of Def Leppard is 53. Bassist Nate Mendel of Foo Fighters is 45. Actress Lucy Liu is 45. Actress Suzy Nakamura (“Go On”) is 45. Actress Rena Sofer is 45. Rapper Treach of Naughty by Nature is 43. Singer Nelly Furtado is 35. Singer Britney Spears is 32. Singer-actress Jana Kramer is 30.

Dec. 3: Director Jean-Luc Godard is 83. Actress Mary Alice is 72. Singer Ozzy Osbourne is 65. Singer Mickey Thomas of Jefferson Starship is 64. Bassist Paul Gregg of Restless Heart is 59. Actress Daryl Hannah is 53. Actress Julianne Moore is 53. Actor Brendan Fraser is 45. Singer Montell Jordan is 45. Actor-comedian Royale Watkins is 44. Actress Holly Marie Combs (“Charmed”) is 40. Musician Daniel Bedingfield is 34. Actress Anna Chlumsky is 33. Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer is 30. Actress Amanda Seyfried is 28. Actor Jake T. Austin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) is 19.

Dec. 4: Game-show host Wink Martindale is 80. Singer Freddy Cannon is 77. Actor-producer-director Max Baer Jr. (“The Beverly Hillbillies”) is 76. Bassist Bob Mosley of Moby Grape is 71. Singer-bassist Chris Hillman (The Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers) is 69. Singer Southside Johnny Lyon of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes is 65. Actor Jeff Bridges is 64. Guitarist Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rossington Collins Band) is 62. Actress Patricia Wettig is 62. Drummer Brian Prout of Diamond Rio is 58. Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson is 58. Bassist Bob Griffin of The BoDeans is 54. Singer Vinnie Dombroski of Sponge is 51. Actress Chelsea Noble (“Growing Pains,” ”Kirk”) is 49. Actress Marisa Tomei is 49. Comedian Fred Armisen is 47. Rapper Jay Z is 44. Actor Kevin Sussman (“Ugly Betty”) is 43. Model Tyra Banks is 40. Country singer Lila McCann is 32.

Dec. 5: Singer Little Richard is 81. Opera singer Jose Carreras is 67. Singer Jim Messina (Loggins and Messina, Poco) is 66. Actor Brian Backer (“Fast Times at Ridgemont High”) is 57. Country singer Tyler England is 50. Singer-guitarist John Rzeznik of The Goo Goo Dolls is 48. Country singer Gary Allan is 46. Comedian Margaret Cho is 45. Actress Alex Kapp Horner (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is 44. Bassist Regina Zernay of Cowboy Mouth is 41. Actress Paula Patton is 38. Actress Amy Acker (“Angel”) is 37. Singer Keri Hilson is 31. Actor Frankie Muniz (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 28. Actor Ross Bagley (“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) is 25.

Dec. 6: Actress JoBeth Williams is 65. Actor Tom Hulce is 60. Actor Kin Shriner is 60. Talk-show host Wil Shriner is 60. Drummer Rick Buckler of The Jam is 58. Country singer Bill Lloyd of Foster and Lloyd is 58. Comedian Steven Wright is 58. Guitarist Peter Buck of R.E.M. is 57. Drummer David Lovering of The Pixies is 52. Guitarist Ben Watt of Everything but the Girl is 51. Actress Janine Turner is 51. Director Judd Apatow is 46. Keyboardist Ulf “Buddha” Ekberg of Ace of Base is 43.

Dec. 7: Actor Eli Wallach is 98. Actress Ellen Burstyn is 81. Country singer Gary Morris is 65. Singer Tom Waits is 64. Announcer Edd Hall (“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”) is 55. Bassist Tim Butler of Psychedelic Furs is 55. Actor C. Thomas Howell is 47. Singer Nicole Appleton of All Saints is 38. Actress Shiri Appleby (“Roswell”) is 35. Singer Sara Bareilles is 34. Singer Aaron Carter is 26.

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