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“Al” day – Birthday Celebration

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! Today is “Al” day. For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about the birthdays of people whose names start with “Al.”

I am going to start with the oldest, and go to the youngest of the three famous birthdays that are today, Alex Trebek – Age 78, Alan Menken – Age 69, and Selena Gomez – Age 26.

Alex Trebek is the host of the gameshow Jeopardy. He has been hosting Jeopardy since 1984. I enjoy watching Jeopardy. It helps me learn new things. Sometimes, I even know what the answer is before the contestants. He has also hosted a number of other game shows, including “The Wizard of Odds” and “To Tell the Truth”.

Alan Menken is a Disney composer. Some of the all-time Disney favorites have been composed by him. The best representation of all his songs is found in this medley: https://youtu.be/oy_AMwZkDkI. (In my opinion.) His scores for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas have each won him two Academy Awards. He is also on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Selena Gomez is a singer and actress, who started her career on Barney and Friends. Of course, she quickly moved on from that to her more famous career on Wizards of Waverly Place. Her role was Alex Russo, so my little sister Gloria thought I should include her, even though her real name doesn’t start with “Al.”

Today is also my best friend’s birthday! Happy Birthday! Yes, this is the same best friend who wrote the beautiful love poem I wrote about a while back. She is amazing and awesome! If you missed that blog post, be sure to go back and read it here.

Well, that’s all for today, Sparkles. I hope you enjoyed this tidbit of famous birthdays that are all today. Happy “Al” day! Thanks for reading, and Sparkles away!

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