Today Nehemiah Persoff is 101, Joanna Cassidy is 75, Kathryn Harrold is 70, and Kevin Smith is 50. Today is also the birthday of Mary-Louise Parker, Sam Worthington, Edward Furlong, Butch Patrick, Victoria Jackson, Matthew Del Negro, Hallie Eisenberg, Charli XCX, Nathan Zellner, and the late Peter O’Toole, Myrna Loy, Carroll O’Connor, Wes Craven, Beatrice Straight, James Baldwin, Max Wright, Jack L. Warner, and Gary Merrill. Jean-Pierre Melville died 47 years ago in 1973 at age 55. Fritz Lang died 44 years ago in 1976 at age 85. Raymond Carver died 32 years ago in 1988 at age 50. William S. Burroughs died 23 years ago in 1997 at age 83.