Academy-Award winning actor, activist and screen legend Sidney Poitier turns 86 on Feb. 20.

Written by | Ray Cornelius

This week’s celebrity birthdays include three musical divas, a hip hop icon, an award-winning author, a comedic actress, a legendary Motown singer and one rude girl!  Get plugged into the RC Birthdays for this week: February 17-23, 2013!

Feb. 17: singer and R&B Diva: L.A. Chante Moore, 46

Feb. 18: Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison, 82

Rapper Dr. Dre, 48

Singer Randy Crawford, 61

Feb. 19: Motown legend Smokey Robinson, 73

Singer Seal, 50

Feb. 19: Jazz legend Nancy Wilson, 76

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna, 25

Feb. 23: actress and comedian Niecy Nash, 43