Happy Birthday to actor and musician Kevin Bacon who turns 60 today. He and his famous wife Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) have been married almost 30 years, and now you can win a double date with them for dinner and dancing in NYC—including flights and a 4-star hotel—by donating to his charity. Bacon’s diverse acting career includes Footloose, Diner, JFK, A Few Good Men, Apollo 13, Mystic River, Taking Chance, The Woodsman, and the TV drama The Following. He is one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination, though he did win a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Emmy nod. His musical group, The Bacon Brothers, formed in 1997 with his brother Michael, just released its latest album and is currently touring the US. WATCH his TedX Talk… (1958)
Bacon became the focus of a game, “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon“, that connected him to any actor in Hollywood with six steps. In 2007, he parlayed the game’s popularity into a charity, SixDegrees.org. Born out of a desire to create a lasting positive impact, it enables people to become celebrities for their own causes, and has raised more than $5 million for grassroots charities of all kinds. (Click in the gray YouTube frame below to watch his excellent TedX Talk) – Photo by Omaze.com
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