Oct. 11 birthdays
Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry, 91; actor Ron Leibman, 81; actor Amitabh Bachchan, 76; country singer Gene Watson, 75; singer Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates), 72; Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., 68; rhythm-and-blues musician Andrew Woolfolk, 68; actress-director Catlin Adams, 68; country singer Paulette Carlson, 67; actor David Morse, 65; actor Stephen Spinella, 62; actress-writer-comedian Dawn French, 61; Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Steve Young, 57; actress Joan Cusack, 56; rock musician Scott Johnson (Gin Blossoms), 56; comedy writer and TV host Michael J. Nelson, 54; actor Sean Patrick Flanery, 53; actor Lennie James, 53; College Football Hall of Famer and former NFL player Chris Spielman, 53; actor Luke Perry, 52; country singer-songwriter Todd Snider, 52; actor-comedian Artie Lange, 51; actress Jane Krakowski, 50; rapper U-God (Wu-Tang Clan), 48; actress Constance Zimmer, 48; bluegrass musician Leigh Gibson (The Gibson Brothers), 47; rapper MC Lyte, 47; figure skater Kyoko Ina, 46; actor Darien Sills-Evans, 44; actor/writer Nat Faxon, 43; singer NeeNa Lee, 43; actress Emily Deschanel, 42; actor Matt Bomer, 41; actor Trevor Donovan, 40; actor Robert Christopher Riley, 38; actress Michelle Trachtenberg, 33; actress Lucy Griffiths, 32; golfer Michelle Wie, 29; rapper Cardi B, 26.
Did you know?
According to the high-quality ground beef purveyor Schweid & Sons, the most common ground beef choice among burger chefs is 80 percent lean, 20 percent fat. Law prohibits the sale of any ground beef with a fat content above 30 percent. While some consumers may scoff at the notion of buying beef that's 20 percent fat, Schweid & Sons notes that the fat that surrounds the meat gives it a rich, juicy flavor. In fact, Schweid & Sons says that beef with lower-fat compositions, such as 85 percent lean and 15 percent fat, tends to dry out fast, which can adversely affect the flavor of the burger.
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