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Happy Birthday To Ridgewood's Robert T. Bakker
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Happy birthday to Ridgewood's Robert T. Bakker!Bakker, a Ridgewood native, turns 72 today.
Bakker, an American paleontologist who helped reshape modern theories about dinosaurs,was born March 24, 1945.
Bakker has been a major part of the theory that dinosaurs were smart, fast and adaptable. In 1968, he published his first paper on dinosaur endothermy. In 1986, his seminal work, "The Dinosaur Heresies" was published. He revealed the first evidence of parental care at nesting sites for Allosaurus.
He was among the advisers for the film "Jurassic Park" …
Happy Birthday To Upper Saddle River's Jason Kidd
SADDLE RIVER, N.J. -- Happy birthday to Upper Saddle River's Jason Kidd.Kidd, a native of Alameda, Calif., was born on March 23, 1973 and turns 44 Thursday.
A former NBA player and two-time Olympic Gold medalist, he is now head coach with the Milwaukee Bucks,
He played basketball with St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, making it to the national championship with his team. After high school, he shocked fans and recruiters when he went to the University of California Berkeley, a school coming off a 10-18 season and had not won a conference title since 1960.
He was the second overall pick fo…
Happy Birthday To Saddle River's Rosie O'Donnell
SADDLE RIVER, N.J. -- Happy birthday to Rosie O'Donnell.O'Donnell, a Nyack resident who also lived in Saddle River, turns 55 on Tuesday.
O'Donnell, a television personality, comedian, actress and author, was born on March 21, 1962, in Commack, N.Y.
She is an LGBT advocate and came out in 2002. She was married twice and has five children.
Her big break was on the talent show "Star Search" in 1984. From 1996 to 2002, she hosted "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," which won multiple Emmy Awards.
"Rosie Radio" on Sirius XM Radio from 2009 to 2011 and she signed with OW…
Happy Birthday To Englewood Native Aidan Quinn
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- Happy birthday to Aidan Quinn formerly of Englewood who turns 58 on March 8.Quinn, originally of Chicago, Ill., is an Irish-American actor who made his film debut in "Reckless" in 1984.
He has starred in more than 50 films including "The Mission" (1986), "Stakeout" (1987), "Legends of the Fall" (1994), "Frankenstein" (1994), "Blink" (1994), "Michael Collins" (1996), "Practical Magic" (1998) and "Unknown" (2011).
Quinn has earned two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his work in A…