Today Fred Willard and Frankie Avalon are 80, Beth Grant is 70, Mark Romanek is 60, and Alison Lohman is 40. Today is also the birthday of James Marsden, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jason Sudeikis, Robert Blake, Billy Eichner, Aisha Tyler, Xzibit, Lance Armstrong, Anna Levine, Christopher Heyerdahl, Nina Arianda, Anna Deavere Smith, Gailard Sartain, David Mirkin, Ben Carson, and the late Greta Garbo, James Gandolfini, Jack Warden, Samuel Johnson, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, June Foray, Grayson Hall, Rossano Brazzi, and Jack Cardiff. Frank Morgan died 70 years ago in 1949 at age 59. Franchot Tone died 51 years ago in 1968 at age 63. Jimi Hendrix died 49 years ago in 1970 at age 27. Russ Meyer died fifteen years ago in 2004 at age 82.
Today Matthew Settle is 50, and Neill Blomkamp is 40. Today is also the birthday of Kyle Chandler, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), Baz Luhrmann, Bryan Singer, Paul Feig, Bobby Lee, Rita Rudner, Bruce Spence, Pat Crowley, Sam Esmail, Kevin Clash, Nate Berkus, Mark Osborne, Narendra Modi, and the late Hank Williams, Anne Bancroft, John Ritter, Roddy McDowall, Lupe Ontiveros, David Huddleston, Ken Kesey, Paul Benedict, Dolores Costello, Jerry Colonna, Harold Bennett, George Cleveland, and Edgar G. Ulmer. Richard Basehart died 35 years ago in 1984 at age 70. Grady Sutton died 24 years ago in 1995 at age 89. Red Skelton died 22 years ago in 1997 at age 84.
Today Janis Paige is 97, George Chakiris is 85, Linda Henning is 75, and Ed Begley Jr. is 70. Today is also the birthday of Amy Poehler, Mickey Rourke, Molly Shannon, Jennifer Tilly, Nick Jonas, Marc Anthony, David Copperfield, Bingbing Fan, Danny John-Jules, Alexis Bledel, Max Minghella, Madeline Zima, Jayne Brook, Kurt Fuller, Jim McBride, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Roger Ross Williams, and the late Lauren Bacall, Peter Falk, BB King, Anne Francis, Morgan Woodward, Tommy Bond, Allen Funt, and Guy Hamilton. Mary Travers died ten years ago in 2009 at age 72. Edward Albee died three years ago in 2016 at age 88.
Today Mike Reiss is 60. Today is also the birthday of Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Hardy, Oliver Stone, Josh Charles, Rebecca Miller, Henry Silva, Norm Crosby, Jimmy Carr, Carmen Maura, Danny Nucci, Ron Shelton, Pawel Pawlikowski, Margaret Keane, Prince Harry, Lisa Vanderpump, Heidi Montag, and the late Jean Renoir, Jackie Cooper, Fay Wray, Nipsey Russell, Agatha Christie, Robert Benchley, Penny Singleton, Margaret Lockwood, Jacques Becker, William Howard Taft, Wendie Jo Sperber, and Shôhei Imamura. Richard Wright died eleven years ago in 2008 at age 65. Frances Bay died eight years ago in 2011 at age 92. Harry Dean Stanton died two years ago in 2017 at age 91.
Today Joey Heatherton is 75, and Joon-ho Bong is 50. Today is also the birthday of Melissa Leo, Sam Neill, Andrew Lincoln, Walter Koenig, Robert Wisdom, Faith Ford, Robert Ben Garant, NAS, Callum Keith Rennie, Howard Deutch, Christian Petzold, Corneliu Porumboiu, and the late Amy Winehouse, Nicol Williamson, Harve Presnell, Kay Medford, who would be 100, Clayton Moore, Jack Hawkins, and Robert Florey. Irving Thalberg died 83 years ago in 1936 at age 37. Grace Kelly died 37 years ago in 1982 at age 52. Janet Gaynor died 35 years ago in 1984 at age 77. Patrick Swayze and Henry Gibson died ten years ago in 2009. Swayze was 57. Gibson was 73.
Today Jacqueline Bisset is 75, Nick Vallelonga is 60, and Tyler Perry is 50. Today is also the birthday of Jean Smart, Jeffrey Ross, Barbara Bain, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Fiona Apple, Don Bluth, Tavis Smiley, Colin Trevorrow, Frank Marshall, Travis Knight, Niall Horan, and the late Claudette Colbert, Roald Dahl, Richard Kiel, Nell Carter, Mel Tormé, Scott Brady, Gladys George, John Crawford, Reta Shaw, Mae Questel, and Maurice Jarre. Tupac Shakur died 23 years ago in 1996 at age 25. Frank Vincent died two years ago in 2017 at age 80.
Today is the birthday of Louis C.K., Ian Holm, Jennifer Hudson, Joe Pantoliano, Paul F. Tompkins, Ben McKenzie, Hans Zimmer, Amy Yasbeck, Emmy Rossum, Alfie Allen, Ben Folds, Robert John Burke, Peter Scolari, Will Chase, Neil Peart, 2 Chainz, and the late Maurice Chevalier, Paul Walker, Barry White, George Jones, Jesse Owens, Freddie Jones, Bill McKinney, Desmond Llewelyn, Dickie Moore, Leslie Cheung, Edward Binns, Billy Gilbert, Ben Blue, H.L. Mencken, and Stanislaw Lem. William Boyd died 47 years ago in 1972 at age 77. Frank Nelson died 33 years ago in 1986 at age 75. Anthony Perkins died 27 years ago in 1992 at age 60. Raymond Burr died 26 years ago in 1993 at age 76. Johnny Cash died sixteen years ago in 2003 at age 71. David Foster Wallace died eleven years ago in 2008 at age 46. Claude Chabrol died nine years ago in 2010 at age 80.