Happy Birthday September 17
Lamonte McLemore (The 5th Dimension) - 73
I've been a fan of The 5th Dimension since 1987. Lamonte was the founding member and bass singer in the group. He remained the only constant member (along with Florence LaRue) until retiring in 2006.
John Ritter (Three's Company, Hearts Afire, 8 Simple Rules) - In Memory, born on this day in 1948
Admittedly, I didn't become a fan of John's until late in life. I recently started watching Three's Company most faithfully in reruns on TV Land and never saw 8 Simple Rules until ABC Family picked it up in reruns as well. Hearts Afire was a short-lived CBS comedy I remember seeing here and there. Markie Post (Night Court) was his co-star.