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10 Baby Boomers you didn’t know were born in March

You grew up with them.   We idolized them.  And…you are growing old with them.  Which baby boomers are having birthdays in March?  These are Baby Boomers that were born in March:

1.  Ron Howard is a baby boomer born in March. 3/1/1954.

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He is known for such roles as Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show, and Richie Cunningham on the Happy Days show.  After he left Happy Days, he became a director of films such as Cocoon (1985), Apollo 13 (1995),  A Beautiful Mind (2001), and The Da Vinci Code (2006).

2.  Jon Bon Jovi is a baby boomer born in March. 3/2/1962

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Born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. but known as Jon Bon Jovi, he kept us entertained with such songs as “You Give Love a Bad Name“, “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Wanted Dead or Alive“.

3.  Tom Arnold is a Baby Boomer born in March. His birthday is 3/6/1959.

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Although his big screen breakthrough came when he starred in True Lies (1994), I remember him most for his TV comedy appearances in Roseanne in the 1980s.

4.  Bruce Willis is a baby boomer born in March. 3/19/1955

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Born in Germany, Bruce (who’s first name is actually Walter) as the son of an American soldier and a German mother, I remember him most from his role on Moonlighting, but you may remember him from his numerous action films such as Die Hard.

5.  Mathew Broderick is a baby boomer born in March.  3/21/1962

 

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We fell in love with Mathew Broderick in his film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

6.  Rosie O’Donnell is a Baby Boomer born in March.  3/21/1962

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Rosie first became popular after she was seen on Star Search in 1984. She appeared on a TV sitcom and a series of movies and then hosted The Rosie O’Donnell Show.  

7.  Tommy Hilfiger is a baby boomer born in March. 3/21/1951

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We know him for his preppy sportswear that he created for us in the 1980s.

8.  Vickie Lawrence is a baby boomer born in March. 3/26/49

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Vickie Lawrence was born in March.  Photo sourced at  http://VickieLawrence.com/publicityphotos

Of course we loved her from the Carol Burnett show.

While a senior in high school, Vickie entered the Miss Fireball contest hosted by the local fire department. A newspaper reporter covering the event noted that she bore a striking resemblance to Carol Burnett. Vickie cut the article out and sent it to Burnett along with a fan letter. Later Burnett called her and told her she wanted to come watch the Miss Fireball contest. Pregnant at the time, the celebrity did indeed sneak in to watch Lawrence and the rest is history.

 

 

9.  Reba McEntire is a baby boomer born in March. 3/28/55

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Reba took control over her country music career in 1984 and has since been known as The Queen of Country. She is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 85 million records worldwide.

10.  MC Hammer is a baby boomer born in March.  3/30/62

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He was born Stanley Kirk Burrell but is known as M.C. Hammer.  He gave us hits like U can’t touch this and 2 Legit to Quit.  Can you believe that he’s going to be 55 in 2017?

If you have a favorite Baby Boomer with a March birthday, let us know in the comments below!

This article on Retirement Lifestyle first appeared at http://RockYourRetirement.com.

Listen to Rock Your Retirement Podcast on your Smartphone

How to Listen to Rock Your Retirement on your Smartphone:

The easiest way to listen is on your smartphone.  That way you are not tied to one location.  I like to listen while I’m gardening or while I’m in my car.

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We recommend that you subscribe to Rock Your Retirement so that you get the episodes automatically on your smartphone.  It’s FREE, and easy if you know how to do it.  Once subscribed, your phone will be automatically populated with new episodes.  If you have WiFi in your home, then you can “stream them”, but if you want to listen outside your home, then you can download the episode you want to listen to before you leave your house (and you can also delete when you’ve finished listening).   If you decide you no longer want to be subscribed, it’s easy to unsubscribe.

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