Today Ashanti is 40. Today is also the birthday of Paul Simon, Sacha Baron Cohen, Melinda Dillon, Marie Osmond, Kate Walsh, Matt Walsh, Kiele Sanchez, Demond Wilson, Susan Blommaert, Hiro Kanagawa, Rutanya Alda, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Chris Carter, Abderrahmane Sissako, Nancy Kerrigan, Jason Friedberg, Billy Bush, Tiffany Trump, and the late Lenny Bruce, Margaret Thatcher, Kelly Preston, Cornel Wilde, Yves Montand, Laraine Day, who would be 100, Robert Walker, Jack MacGowran, Dusan Makavejev, and Robert Bray. Maya Deren died 59 years ago in 1961 at age 44. Clifton Webb died 54 years ago in 1966 at age 76. Ed Sullivan died 46 years ago in 1974 at age 73.