On this date- August 2

Today Nehemiah Persoff is 100, and Victoria Jackson is 60. Today is also the birthday of Kevin Smith, Mary-Louise Parker, Sam Worthington, Edward Furlong, Joanna Cassidy, Butch Patrick, Matthew Del Negro, Kathryn Harrold, Hallie Eisenberg, Charli XCX, Nathan Zellner, and the late Peter O’Toole, Myrna Loy, Carroll O’Connor, Wes Craven, who would be 80, Beatrice Straight, James Baldwin, Max Wright, Jack L. Warner, and Gary Merrill. Jean-Pierre Melville died 46 years ago in 1973 at age 55. Fritz Lang died 43 years ago in 1976 at age 85. Raymond Carver died 31 years ago in 1988 at age 50. William S. Burroughs died 22 years ago in 1997 at age 83.

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