Today's celebrity birthdays - Oct. 2Today's celebrity birthdays.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
Oct. 2: Singer-guitarist Leon Rausch of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys is 85. Critic Rex Reed is 74. Singer Don McLean is 67. Country singer Jo-el Sonnier is 66. Actor Avery Brooks ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine") is 64. Guitarist Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics is 62. Musician Sting is 61. Actress Lorraine Bracco is 58. Guitarist Greg Jennings of Restless Heart is 58. Singer Phil Oakey of Human League is 57. Singer Freddie Jackson is 54. Singer-producer Robbie Nevil is 54. Drummer Bud Gaugh of Sublime and Long Beach Dub All-Stars is 45. Country singer Gillian Welch is 45. Country singer Kelly Willis is 44. Singer Dion Allen of Az Yet is 42. Actress-talk-show host Kelly Ripa is 42. Singer Tiffany is 41. Singer Lene Nystrom (Aqua) is 39. Actor Efren Ramirez ("Napoleon Dynamite") is 39. Singer LaTocha Scott of Xscape is 39. Gospel singer and former "American Idol" contestant Mandisa is 36. Bassist Mike Rodden of Hinder is 30. Singer Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes is 24.