Celebrity Birthdays for May 1 – Tim McGraw, Wes Anderson and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:
Occupation: Country Singer
Known For: Being the envy-inducing husband of country star Faith Hill, having 11 consecutive albums debut at Number 1 on the Billboard charts, winning three Grammys, and notable on-screen appearances in ‘Friday Night Lights,’ ‘The Blind Side,’ and ‘Country Strong.’
Known For: Writing the Oscar-nominated screenplay for the movie ‘The Royal Tenenbaums,’ which he also directed and produced, directing other similarly wacky films like ‘Rushmore’ and ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,’ and single-handedly lifting both Luke and Owen Wilson to film stardom.
Ray Parker Jr.
Known For: Writing and performing the hit theme song for the movie ‘Ghostbusters,’ being sued by Huey Lewis for plagiarizing the melody of ‘I Want a New Drug’ in that theme song, later suing Huey Lewis right back for talking about the incident in a ‘VH1 Behind the Music’ special, and not being afraid of no ghosts.
Occupation: TV Judge
Known For: Being the first female judge to preside over TV’s ‘The People’s Court,’ being the second-longest running judge on the show after the well-known Judge Wapner, and working as an assistant state attorney in Dade County, FL for then state attorney Janet Reno.
Occupation: Rock Musician
Known For: Being the original bassist for the Black Crowes and former bassist for hit-makers Train, and replacing bassist Jason Newsted for a stint with Tommy Lee in the not critically acclaimed band Rock Star Supernova, which was formed on a reality show of the same name.