Today Nehemiah Persoff is 99, and Max Wright is 75. Today is also the birthday of Kevin Smith, Mary-Louise Parker, Sam Worthington, Edward Furlong, Joanna Cassidy, Butch Patrick, Victoria Jackson, Matthew Del Negro, Kathryn Harrold, Hallie Eisenberg, Charli XCX, Nathan Zellner, and the late Peter O’Toole, Myrna Loy, Carroll O’Connor, Wes Craven, Beatrice Straight, James Baldwin, Jack L. Warner, and Gary Merrill. Jean-Pierre Melville died 45 years ago in 1973 at age 55. Fritz Lang died 42 years ago in 1976 at age 85. Raymond Carver died 30 years ago in 1988 at age 50. Williams S. Burroughs died 21 years ago in 1997 at age 83.