Today Nehemiah Persoff is 102. Today is also the birthday of Kevin Smith, Mary-Louise Parker, Sam Worthington, Edward Furlong, Joanna Cassidy, Butch Patrick, Victoria Jackson, Matthew Del Negro, Kathryn Harrold, 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 48 years ago in 1973 at age 55. Fritz Lang died 45 years ago in 1976 at age 85. Raymond Carver died 33 years ago in 1988 at age 50. William S. Burroughs died 24 years ago in 1997 at age 83.