With Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday just days away on July 14th, what better way to celebrate than by highlighting his lookalike and exploring their similarities. Luke Perry, his modern-day twin, is best known for his role as the rebellious teen heartthrob Dylan McKay on the dramatic TV series Beverly Hills 90210. What could Guthrie, one of the legendary figures of American folk music with a guitar labeled “This Machine Kills Fascists," have in common with Perry? Let’s take a look:
Luke Perry was born in October 1966. Woody Guthrie died one year later in October 1967. 2nd
Both Guthrie and Perry were 2nd born sons. Named After
Woody Guthrie was named after President Woodrow Wilson, who was nominated as the Democratic candidate for president just weeks prior to Guthrie’s birth. Luke Perry was named Coy Luther Perry III, after his father Coy Luther Perry, Jr. Do you think Guthrie’s tunes could have eased the tension and drama in 90210?