On this date- April 4

Today Gene Reynolds is 96, Craig T. Nelson is 75, and Natasha Lyonne is 40. Today is also the birthday of Robert Downey Jr., David Cross, Barry Pepper, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Gadon, Clive Davis, Estelle Harris, Graham Norton, David Blaine, David E. Kelley, Christine Lahti, Nancy McKeon, Aki Kaurismäki, Lorraine Toussaint, Jill Scott, Rachel Korine, Jamie Lynn Spears, and the late Heath Ledger, who would be 40, Anthony Perkins, Andrei Tarkovsky, Éric Rohmer, Muddy Waters, Maya Angelou, Kenneth Mars, Elmer Bernstein, Marguerite Duras, Peter Vaughan, Elizabeth Wilson, Bea Benaderet, and David White. Jason Robards Sr. died 66 years ago in 1963 at age 70. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated 51 years ago. He was 39. Gloria Swanson died 36 years ago in 1983 at age 84. Roger Ebert died six years ago at age 70.

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