Today Rex Reed is 80, and Avery Brooks is 70. Today is also the birthday of Sting, Lorraine Bracco, Kelly Ripa, Maribel Verdú, Lew Temple, Ian McNeice, Efren Ramirez, Annie Leibovitz, Terence Winter, Jeff Bennett, Tiffany, Claudio Fragasso, and the late Groucho Marx, Bud Abbott, George ‘Spanky’ McFarland, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Charles Drake, Moses Gunn, Graham Greene, Shirley Clarke, Robin Hardy, Nat Turner, and Johnnie Cochran. Rock Hudson died 33 years ago in 1985 at age 59. Harriet Nelson died 24 years ago in 1994 at age 85. Nipsey Russell died thirteen years ago in 2005 at age 87. Tom Petty died one year ago in 2017 at age 66.