Today Norman Lear is 98, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is 50. Today is also the birthday of Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Maya Rudolph, Taylor Schilling, Donnie Yen, Betty Thomas, Rade Serbedzija, Bill Engvall, Roger Guenveur Smith, Bryan Fuller, Cliff Curtis, Carol Leifer, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Takashi Shimizu, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, and the late Keenan Wynn, Jerry Van Dyke, Donald Crisp, Will Jordan, Maury Chaykin, who died on his birthday ten years ago in 2010 at age 61, Lupita Tovar, and Charles Vidor. Gertrude Stein died 74 years ago in 1946 at age 72. William Wyler died 39 years ago in 1981 at age 79. James Mason died 36 years ago in 1984 at age 75. Bob Hope died seventeen years ago in 2003 at age 100. R.G. Armstrong died eight years ago in 2012 at age 95. Sam Shepard died three years ago in 2017 at age 73.