Birthday Shout! Maxwell, Linda Thompson, Linden Ashby

Birthday Shout! Maxwell, Linda Thompson, Linden Ashby

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate celebrities this day May 23


Grammy Award-nominated R&B artist whose albums Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite and BLACKsummers’night were both Platinum-certified.

He performed around New York in the 1980s and part of the 1990s, signing a record contract in 1994.

He crossed multiple genres in his music, but came to define the revival of the soul genre in the 1990s.

His father died in a plane crash when he was two years old.

He and Erykah Badu came to be at the forefront of the neosoul music genre in the 1990s.

The 43 year old was born May 23, 1973.

Linda Thompson

Popular actress who rose to international fame as Elvis Presley’s longtime girlfriend.

She competed in and won the Miss Tennessee Universe Pageant in 1972.

She was awarded a Women in Film Crystal’s Humanitarian Award in 2002.

She was in a relationship with Elvis Presley from July 1972 to November 1976. She married Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner on January 5, 1981 but divorced him in 1984. She married record producer, David Foster on June 22, 1991 but divorced him in 2005. She has two sons: Brandon and Brody.

She and Kris Jenner were both married to Bruce Jenner before his 2015 gender change and re-emergence as Caitlyn Jenner.

The 66 year old was born May 23, 1950.

Linden Ashby

Soap opera actor who played Cameron Kirsten on The Young and the Restless portrayed Paul Hollingsworth in Days of Our Lives. He also appeared in the comedy film, National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Freshman Year.

He studied acting at New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse while learning martial arts.

He became a licensed pilot and has his own private plane.

He got married to co-star Susan Walters in 1986 after meeting her on the set of ABC’s Loving. He has two daughters named Grace and Savannah.

He replaced Brandon Lee for the role of Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat at the last minute.

The 56 year old was born May 23, 1960.


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