Today Joyce Carol Oates is 80, Joan Van Ark is 75, and Daniel Brühl is 40. Today is also the birthday of Laurie Metcalf, John Cho, Clifton Collins Jr., Eileen Atkins, Bill Cobbs, Abby Elliott, Frederick Koehler, Sibel Kekilli, Ian Buchanan, Scott Alexander, and the late Stan Laurel, Jack Albertson, Tupac Shakur, Ilona Massey, and Vilmos Zsigmond. George Reeves died 59 years ago in 1959 at age 45. Nicholas Ray died 39 years ago in 1979 at age 67. John G. Avildsen died one year ago in 2017 at age 81.