Today Hector Elizondo is 85. Today is also the birthday of Ralph Fiennes, Diane Sawyer, David S. Goyer, Lenny von Dohlen, Heather Donahue, Sergi López, Gregor Fisher, Graham Beckel, Jay Brazeau, Meghan Trainor, Jordin Sparks, Chris Carmack, Jim McBride (Mr. Skin), Ted Cruz, and the late Barbara Billingsley, Jean Michel Basquiat, Robin and Maurice Gibb, Peggy Ashcroft, Ruth Roman, Gene Rayburn, Lady Bird Johnson, Pierre Brasseur, Emil Sitka, Peggie Castle, Lynne Thigpen, Frankie Darro, Minor Watson, Alan Carney, Freddie Francis, and Károly Makk. Beatrix Potter died 78 years ago in 1943 at age 77. Harry Langdon died 77 years ago in 1944 at age 60. Al Ritz died 56 years ago in 1965 at age 64. Josef von Sternberg died 52 years ago in 1969 at age 75. Samuel Beckett died 32 years ago in 1989 at age 83. Butterfly McQueen died 26 years ago in 1995 at age 84. Joe Cocker died seven years ago in 2014 at age 70.