Today Caroll Spinney is 85, and Bill Lawrence is 50. Today is also the birthday of Jared Leto, Kit Harington, Phil Spector, David Sedaris, Beth Behrs, Lars Ulrich, John Walsh, David Lowery, Chuck Hicks, Shane Meadows, Fred Schepisi, and the late Steve Allen, Alan King, Richard Widmark, Elisha Cook Jr., Donald Moffat, Henry Miller, Vladimir Sokoloff, and Mao Zedong. Jack Benny died 44 years ago in 1974 at age 80. Howard Hawks died 41 years ago in 1977 at age 81. Elsa Lanchester died 32 years ago in 1986 at age 84. Jason Robards died eighteen years ago in 2000 at age 78. Nigel Hawthorne died seventeen years ago in 2001 at age 72.