Short takes: Celeb birthdays

Published: December 26, 2007
•Actor Donald Moffat ("Clear and Present Danger”), 77.

•Singer Abdul "Duke” Fakir of The Four Tops, 72.

•"America's Most Wanted” host John Walsh, 62.

•Drummer James Kottak of Scorpions, 45.

•Country drummer Brian Westrum of Sons of the Desert, 45.

•Drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica, 44.

•Country singer Audrey Wiggins, 40.

•Guitarist Peter Klett of Candlebox, 38.

•Singer James Mercer of The Shins, 37.

•Actor Jared Leto, 36.

This week in history
1989: Jane Pauley marked her last day as co-host of NBC's "Today” show after 13 years. Her successor was Deborah Norville.

Sound bite
"I was sitting in my living room actually nursing a hangover when my agent sent a text saying congratulations.”

Keira Knightley, on how she learned she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role in "Atonement.”

The Associated Press

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