Birthday Shout! Octavia Spencer, Ian McKellen, Dixie Carter
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Birthday Shout! Octavia Spencer, Ian McKellen, Dixie Carter

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate outstanding celebrities this day May 25

Octavia Spencer

Birthday Shout! Octavia Spencer, Ian McKellen, Dixie Carter


Celebrated actress who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the strong-willed maid, Minny, in The Help. As a television actor, she appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place, ER, and Grounded for Life. In 2016 she voiced Mrs. Otterton in the animated film Zootopia.

Before hitting the spotlight, she worked as an intern on Whoopi Goldberg’s film, The Long Walk Home.

She made a guest appearance on the Emmy Award-winning show The Big Bang Theory.

She was raised with six siblings and she received a Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Liberal Arts. She has expressed her decision not to have children.
She was in the film Never Been Kissed, which starred Drew Barrymore

The 46 year old was born May 25, 1970.

Ian McKellen

Birthday Shout! Octavia Spencer, Ian McKellen, Dixie Carter


Longtime actor who became immortalized as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings franchise. He played the misanthropic mutant Magneto in the X-Men movies and narrated the 2007 fantasy film Stardust. He was cast as Cogsworth in the 2017 film Beauty and the Beast.

After receiving a scholarship for St. Catharine’s College, he became a member of the Marlowe Society. He debuted as Plowden in The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling in 1964.

He earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role in the 1998 film Gods and Monsters and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for portraying Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in 2002.

He was in a relationship with Brian Taylor from 1964 to 1972. He had a ten-year relationship with actor Sean Mathias that ended in 1988.

He starred alongside Viggo Mortensen in the celebrated Lord of the Rings films.

The 78 year old was born May 25, 1939.

Dixie Carter

Birthday Shout! Octavia Spencer, Ian McKellen, Dixie Carter

She played Gloria Hodge, Orson’s manipulative mother, in the television drama Desperate Housewives from 2006 to 2007.

She appeared on the soap opera The Edge of the Night.

She received a Theater World Award for her role in the play Jesse and the Bandit Queen.

She was married three times, first to Arthur L. Carter, then to George Hearn and finally to Hal Holbrook.

She appeared alongside Hal Holbrook and Walter Goggins in the 2009 film That Evening Sun.

She was born May 25, 1939, she died Apr 10, 2010 (age 70).

Source: www.famousbirthdays.com

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