Birthday Shout! George Benson, Reese Witherspoon, Kellie Shanygne

Birthday Shout! George Benson, Reese Witherspoon, Kellie Shanygne

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate outstanding celebrities this day March 22

George Benson

Ten-time Grammy Award-winning Jazz guitarist and singer who released a triple Platinum-selling album called Breezin’.

He performed the hit “On Broadway” in 1978. His performance style has been compared to Django Reinhart.

He started playing at a drug store with his ukulele.

He married his wife Johnnie in 1965 and they had six children together.

The 73 year old was born March 22, 1943.

Reese Witherspoon

Legally Blonde star who won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her leading role in Walk the Line. Her other film roles include Hot Pursuit, Water for Elephants, American Psycho, Sweet Home Alabama, and Wild.

She was selected to become a fashion model for a florist television advertisement at age seven.

She voiced the lead character Susan Murphy, aka Ginormica, in the 2009 animated feature Monsters vs. Aliens.

She married Ryan Phillippe in June of 1999, and the couple welcomed their first daughter Ava in September of 1999 and also had a son named Deacon. She divorced Phillippe in 2007 and married Jim Toth in 2011. She and Toth have a son named Tennessee.

She starred with Vince Vaughn in the 2007 film Four Christmases.

The 40 year old was born March 22, 1976.

Kellie Shanygne Williams

Played Laure Winslow, the object of Steve Urkel’s affections on the hit ABC television sitcom Family Matters, which ran from 1989 to 1998.

A shy child, she did not talk much, leading her father to enroll her in theater classes to break her out of her shell.

After ending her run with Family Matters, she made guest appearances on TV shows What About Joan and The Parkers, before coming to host the reality series Clean House.

She married Hannibal Jackson in 2009. They have two children together.

In contrast to their tempestuous relationship on screen, she and her co-star Jaleel White, who player Urkel, were good friends.

The 40 year old was born March 22, 1976.

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