On this date- May 8

Today Mark Blankfield is 70. Today is also the birthday of David Attenborough, Melissa Gilbert, Thomas Pynchon, David Keith, Enrique Iglesias, Phyllida Law, Michel Gondry, Stephen Amell, Sebastian Schipper, and the late Saul Bass and Touko Laaksonen (Tom of Finland), who would both be 100, Ricky Nelson and Peter Benchley, who would both be 80, Don Rickles, Roberto Rossellini, Stephen Furst, Sidney James, Robert Johnson, Miyoshi Umeki, Fernandel, and Harry S. Truman. Edmond O’Brien died 35 years ago in 1985 at age 69. Dirk Bogarde died 21 years ago in 1999 at age 78.

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