Today Johnny Mathis is 85, Victoria Tennant is 70, and Tony Hale is 50. Today is also the birthday of Marion Cotillard, Monica Bellucci, Angie Dickinson, Ezra Miller, Fran Drescher, Jenna Elfman, Amy Landecker, Barry Williams, Eric Stoltz, Kieran Culkin, Nancy Ames, Steve Stoliar, and the late Deborah Kerr, Truman Capote, Michael Powell, Elie Wiesel, Dan O’Bannon, Buddy Rich, Frankie Lymon, Jack Wild, and Lewis Milestone. James Dean died 65 years ago in 1955 at age 24. Edgar Bergen died 42 years ago in 1978 at age 75. Simone Signoret died 35 years ago in 1985 at age 64.
Today Jerry Lee Lewis is 85, Nicolas Winding Refn and Russell Peters are 50, and Zachary Levi and Chrissy Metz are 40. Today is also the birthday of Ian McShane, Andrew Dice Clay, Bryant Gumbel, Mackenzie Crook, Robert Webb, Roger Bart, Dale Dickey, Robert Benton, Silvio Berlusconi, and the late Michelangelo Antonioni, Madeline Kahn, Stanley Kramer, Greer Garson, Anita Ekberg, Gene Autry, Caravaggio, Trevor Howard, Steve Forrest, and Larry Linville. Charles Addams died 32 years ago in 1988 at age 76. Lois Maxwell died thirteen years ago in 2007 at age 80. Tony Curtis and Greg Giraldo died ten years ago in 2010. Curtis was 85. Giraldo was 44.
Today John Sayles is 70. Today is also the birthday of Brigitte Bardot, Naomi Watts, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo, Hilary Duff, Jeffrey Jones, Sarah Wright, Bam Margera, Moon Unit Zappa, Hana Mae Lee, Keir Gilchrist, and the late Marcello Mastroianni, Peter Finch, Ed Sullivan, Christopher Evan Welch, Arnold Stang, J.T. Walsh, Sylvia Kristel, William Windom, and Harris Savides. Harpo Marx died 56 years ago in 1964 at age 75. Miles Davis died 29 years ago in 1991 at age 65.
Today Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is 70, Jean-Marc Barr is 60, and Lola Kirke is 30. Today is also the birthday of Gwyneth Paltrow, Meat Loaf, Marc Maron, Kathleen Nolan, Shaun Cassidy, Andy Lau, Carrie Brownstein, Anna Camp, Avril Lavigne, Liz Torres, Scott Lawrence, Thomas Mann, Indira Varma, Lil Wayne, and the late Wilford Brimley, Arthur Penn, William Conrad, who would be 100, Will Sampson, Greg Morris, Jayne Meadows, and Miklós Jancsó. Clara Bow died 55 years ago in 1965 at age 60. Donald O’Connor died seventeen years ago in 2003 at age 78. Herbert Lom died eight years ago in 2012 at age 95. Hugh Hefner died three years ago in 2017 at age 91.
Today Sheri Moon Zombie is 50. Today is also the birthday of Linda Hamilton, Jim Caviezel, Olivia Newton-John, Mary Beth Hurt, Serena Williams, Christina Milian, Ben Shenkman, Melissa Sue Anderson, Kent McCord, Talulah Riley, Jonathan Goldsmith, Joey Soloway, David Slade, Jake Paltrow, Jillian Barberie, and the late George Gershwin, George Raft, Edmund Gwenn, T.S. Eliot, Philip Bosco, Richard Herd, Joyce Jameson, Donna Douglas, Julie London, Patrick O’Neal, Jack LaLanne, John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), and Jerry Weintraub. Bessie Smith died 83 years ago in 1937 at age 43. Anna Magnani died 47 years ago in 1973 at age 65. Arthur Hunnicutt and John Cromwell died 41 years ago in 1979. Hunnicutt was 69. Cromwell was 92. Paul Newman died twelve years ago in 2008 at age 83. Gloria Stuart died ten years ago in 2010 at age 100. Herschell Gordon Lewis died four years ago in 2016 at age 90.
Today David Benioff is 50, and T.I. and Chris Owen are 40. Today is also the birthday of Michael Douglas, Will Smith, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Donald Glover, Mark Hamill, Pedro Almodóvar, Michael Madsen, Heather Locklear, Barbara Walters, Zach Woods, Anson Williams, Tate Donovan, Robert Walden, Mikael Persbrandt, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Clea DuVall, Brian Murphy, Aida Turturro, Jason Flemyng, Mimi Kennedy, Harold Becker, Jamie Hyneman, Colleen Atwood, and the late Christopher Reeve, William Faulkner, Robert Bresson, Aldo Ray, Shel Silverstein, and Ronnie Barker. John Bonham and Lewis Milestone died forty years ago in 1980. Bonham was 32. Milestone was 84. Mary Astor died 33 years ago in 1987 at age 81. Don Adams died fifteen years ago in 2005 at age 82. Andy Williams died eight years ago in 2012 at age 84.
Today Bert I. Gordon is 98, Lou Dobbs is 75, and Harriet Walter is 70. Today is also the birthday of Ben Platt, Brad Bird, Ian Bohen, Nia Vardalos, Kevin Sorbo, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Gordon Clapp, Kyle Sullivan, David Anspaugh, Kenneth Tigar, John Logan, Ross Mathews, Bridget Jones, and the late Jim Henson, Phil Hartman, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Audra Lindley, Anthony Newley, Arthur Malet, Don Porter, Theresa Merritt, Linda McCartney, and Alan Colmes. Patsy Kelly died 39 years ago in 1981 at age 71. Neil Hamilton died 36 years ago in 1984 at age 85. Theodor Geisel aka Dr. Seuss died 29 years ago in 1991 at age 87.
Today Paul Petersen is 75. Today is also the birthday of Bruce Springsteen, Jason Alexander, Anthony Mackie, Julio Iglesias, Mary Kay Place, Skylar Astin, Kip Pardue, Rosalind Chao, Chi McBride, Hasan Minhaj, Karl Pilkington, Alex Proyas, Joshua Oppenheimer, Christopher Miller, and the late Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Mickey Rooney, who would be 100, Walter Pidgeon, Romy Schneider, Elizabeth Peña, and Tom Lester. Billy Gilbert died 49 years ago in 1971 at age 77. Bob Fosse died 33 years ago in 1987 at age 60. Shirley Clarke died 23 years ago in 1997 at age 77.
Today Paul Le Mat is 75, and Scott Baio is 60. Today is also the birthday of Nick Cave, Joan Jett, Tatiana Maslany, Tom Felton, Mireille Enos, Bonnie Hunt, Toni Basil, Ruth Jones, Art Metrano, Benoît Poelvoorde, and the late Erich von Stroheim, Paul Muni, Anna Karina, John Houseman, Martha Scott, Richard Marquand, Arthur Lowe, and Allan Lane. Marion Davies died 59 years ago in 1961 at age 64. Dan Rowan died 33 years ago in 1987 at age 65. Irving Berlin died 31 years ago in 1989 at age 101. Dorothy Lamour died 24 years ago in 1996 at age 81. George C. Scott died 21 years ago in 1999 at age 71. Marcel Marceau died thirteen years ago in 2007 at age 84. Eddie Fisher died ten years ago in 2010 at age 82.
Today Bill Murray is 70. Today is also the birthday of Stephen King, Luke Wilson, Cheryl Hines, Ethan Coen, David Wenham, Rob Morrow, Ricki Lake, Jerry Bruckheimer, François Cluzet, Maggie Grace, Otis Day, Faith Hill, Ann Elder, Nick Castle, Joseph Mazzello, Nancy Travis, Alfonso Ribeiro, Fannie Flagg, Liam Gallagher, Martha Kauffman, Drew Friedman, Nicole Richie, and the late Leonard Cohen, Henry Gibson, Larry Hagman, Chuck Jones, and H.G. Wells. Walter Brennan died 46 years ago in 1974 at age 80. Alice Ghostley died thirteen years ago in 2007 at age 84.