Today is the birthday of Sophia Loren, Jon Bernthal, George R.R. Martin, Maggie Cheung, Asia Argento, Gary Cole, Charlie Weber, David Haig, Van Jones, Kristen Johnston, Aldis Hodge, Robert LaSardo, Chad Stahelski, Sabine Azéma, Ryan Fleck, and the late Anne Meara, Kenneth More, Fernando Rey, Victor Sjöström, Jay Ward, Upton Sinclair, William Finley, Slappy White, who would be 100, Vittorio Taviani, and Norman Z. McLeod. Glenn Strange died 48 years ago in 1973 at age 74. Roy Kinnear died 33 years ago in 1988 at age 54. Polly Bergen and Eric Lynch aka Eric the Actor aka Eric the Midget died seven years ago in 2014. Bergan was 84. Lynch was 39. Curtis Hanson died five years ago in 2016 at age 71.