Today Morris Chestnut and Mr. Lawrence are 50. Today is also the birthday of Frank Langella, Frederick Wiseman, Valentina Cortese, Stacy Martin, Grandmaster Flash, Danny Lloyd, Deepa Mehta, Dana DeLorenzo, Gia Coppola, Kôji Yakusho, Richard Edson, Woo-Ping Yuen, Mary Sweeney, and the late J.D. Salinger, who would be 100, J. Edgar Hoover, Dana Andrews, Verne Troyer, who would be 50, Ousmane Sembene, Barry Goldwater, Barbara Baxley, Charles Bickford, Xavier Cugat, E.M. Forster, Matthew ‘Stymie’ Beard, Haruo Nakajima, and Teinosuke Kinugasa. Hank Williams died 66 years ago in 1953 at age 29. Maurice Chevalier died 47 years ago in 1972 at age 83. Cesar Romero died 25 years ago in 1994 at age 86. Victor Buono died 37 years ago in 1982 at age 43. Ray Walston died eighteen years ago in 2001 at age 86.