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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Famous & 65

Look who's turning 65 this month

Find out which celebrities are turning 65 this month!

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March 7 - Tom Lehman, golfer  

Although not the winningest golfer of his day, Tom Lehman holds the honor of being the only golfer ever to be awarded the Player of the Year for all three PGA tours: the regular PGA Tour, the Tour, and the PGA Tour Champions. 

Lehman got his business degree at the University of Minnesota, then hit the tour circuit. Unfortunately, he struggled from 1983 to 1985, and had to go overseas to continue his golf career. He came back to the US on the Ben Hogan Tour, where he topped the 1991 money list for his ticket back to the PGA. This time, he secured his place and was even named PGA Tour Player of the Year in 1996.

But although he played well, victory was often elusive. He held the lead at the US Open in 1995, 1996 and 1997, but failed to bring home the trophy. He did, however, win his sole major championship to that point and held No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking … for one week. He did earn a reputation for consistency, coming in second in tour events 19 times between 1992 and 2006. 

Lehman and his wife reside in Scottsdale, Arizona. The couple has two sons and two daughters. 

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March 8 - Lester Holt, journalist and news anchor

Since June of 2015, Lester Holt has anchored the weekday edition of “NBC Nightly News”, “NBC Nightly News Kids Edition” and “Dateline NBC“. The most trusted TV news anchor in America, according to a 2018 poll, Holt also was praised for his job moderating the first presidential debate of 2016. 

Holt’s father served in the Air Force. Holt was born on Hamilton Air Force Base in California and wound up in Alaska when his dad was sent to Elmendorf Air Force Base during the Vietnam War. Holt’s older brother, a DJ in Anchorage, showed him the broadcasting ropes. Doing the news was a by-product of needing work.

"My first on-air job was actually as a disc jockey at a Country and Western station,” Holt says. “The only time I could land a full-time gig was if I was willing to report the news." And so he did all through his time at college. He went on to be a reporter, anchor and international correspondent for CBS, a relationship that endured for 19 years. Holt reported from hotspots such as Iraq, Northern Ireland, Somalia, El Salvador, and Haiti. 

Married with two sons, Holt lives in Manhattan with his wife, Carol. Son Stefan is currently the 10pm anchor at NBC affiliate WMAQ in Chicago, following in the footsteps of his famous dad.  You can catch Holt off-air on upright bass in the band Rough Cuts.

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March 13 - Kathy Hilton, socialite, actress and fashion designer

How do the “one percent” live? You might ask Kathy Hilton, mother to Paris and Nicky, wife of hotel heir Richard Hilton, and a talented and successful actress and designer in her own right.
She started life as a child actor, appearing on shows you’ll remember, such as “Nanny and the Professor”, “Bewitched”, “Family Affair”, and “Happy Days.” 

Hilton graduated from Montclair College Preparatory School in LA, where one of her besties was … did you guess? Michael Jackson! At age 20, she married Richard, and the pair produced four children: Paris, Nicky, Barron Hilton Nicholas II and Conrad Hughes Hilton III. However, you would never know it by looking at her. 

And you may certainly have seen her, perhaps on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, where her half-sisters, Kim and Kyle Richards, are regulars. Or maybe on the December 2020 edition of Vogue, where she and her daughters modeled the Valentino resort collection. You could have even caught her live on Sunset Plaza in LA back in the 80s and early 90s when she had a gift and antiques store called The Staircase.

A savvy businesswoman, Hilton does not rest on her laurels (or her bank accounts). The entrepreneur has her own skincare line and a signature perfume, “My Secret.” And in 2012 she debuted her group of party dresses, the Kathy Hilton Collection. 


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