Today Norman Lear is 96, Will Jordan is 91, and Cliff Curtis and Maria Grazia Cucinotta are 50. Today is also the birthday of Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Maya Rudolph, Taylor Schilling, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Donnie Yen, Betty Thomas, Rade Serbedzija, Bill Engvall, Roger Guenveur Smith, Bryan Fuller, Carol Leifer, Takashi Shimizu, Triple H (Paul Levesque), and the late Keenan Wynn, Jerry Van Dyke, Donald Crisp, Maury Chaykin, who died on his birthday in 2010 at age 61, Lupita Tovar, and Charles Vidor. Gertrude Stein died 72 years ago in 1946 at age 72. William Wyler died 37 years ago in 1981 at age 79. James Mason died 34 years ago in 1984 at age 75. Bob Hope died fifteen years ago in 2003 at age 100. R.G. Armstrong died six years ago in 2012 at age 95. Sam Shepard died one year ago in 2017 at age 73.