On this date- September 26

Today Jonathan Goldsmith is 80, Olivia Newton-John and Mary Beth Hurt are 70, and Jim Caviezel and Ben Shenkman are 50. Today is also the birthday of Linda Hamilton, Philip Bosco, Serena Williams, Sheri Moon Zombie, Christina Milian, Richard Herd, Melissa Sue Anderson, Kent McCord, Talulah Riley, Jill Soloway, David Slade, Jake Paltrow, Jillian Barberie, and the late George Gershwin, George Raft, Edmund Gwenn, T.S. Eliot, Joyce Jameson, Donna Douglas, Julie London, Patrick O’Neal, Jack LaLanne, John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), and Jerry Weintraub. Bessie Smith died 81 years ago in 1937 at age 43. Anna Magnani died 45 years ago in 1973 at age 65. Arthur Hunnicutt, one of my grandmother’s first cousins, and John Cromwell died 39 years ago in 1979. Hunnictt was 69. Cromwell was 92. Paul Newman died ten years ago in 2008 at age 83. Gloria Stuart died eight years ago in 2010 at age 100.

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