Today Joe R. Lansdale is 70. Today is also the birthday of Julia Roberts, Joaquin Phoenix, Andy Richter, Joan Plowright, Gwendoline Christie, Jane Alexander, Dennis Franz, Frank Ocean, Bill Gates, Matt Smith, Daphne Zuniga, Finn Wittrock, Brad Paisley, Ben Harper, Telma Hopkins, Lauren Holly, Annie Potts, Joe Thomas, Chris Bauer, Jami Gertz, Sheryl Underwood, Kevin Macdonald, Jake Kasdan, Michael Dougherty, Caitlyn Jenner, Ronnie Mund, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the late Elsa Lanchester, Edith Head, Alan Clarke, Joe Spinell, Jack Soo, Dody Goodman, and Evelyn Waugh. Alice Brady died 82 years ago in 1939 at age 46. James MacArthur died eleven years ago in 2010 at age 72.
Today Ivan Reitman is 75, and Joanna Scanlan is 60. Today is also the birthday of John Cleese, Roberto Benigni, Fran Lebowitz, Patrick Fugit, Peter Firth, David Walton, Kelly Osbourne, Robert Picardo, Simon Le Bon, Michael Shamus Wiles, Lara Parker, Ming-liang Tsai, Theodore Melfi, Brontis Jodorowsky, Marla Maples, and the late Theodore Roosevelt, Sylvia Plath, Ruby Dee, Teresa Wright, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Dylan Thomas, Nanette Fabray, Scott Weiland, Carrie Snodgress, Jack Carson, Carolyn Craig, Frederick De Cordova, Leif Erickson, Bernie Wrightson, and John Gotti. Sammee Tong died 57 years ago in 1964 at age 63. Allan “Rocky” Lane died 48 years ago in 1973 at age 64. James M. Cain died 44 years ago in 1977 at age 85. Lou Reed died eight years ago in 2013 at age 71.
Today Hank Garrett is 90, Pat Sajak is 75, Julian Schnabel is 70, Dylan McDermott is 60, and Rosemarie DeWitt and Anthony Rapp are 50. Today is also the birthday of Seth MacFarlane, Keith Urban, Hillary Clinton, Cary Elwes, Rita Wilson, Jon Heder, Tom Cavanagh, James Pickens Jr., Jaclyn Smith, SoKo, Roger Allam, Rupert Wyatt, and the late Bob Hoskins, Don Siegel, Jackie Coogan, Ted Demme, Pat Conroy, Margaret Wycherly, Mark Sandrich, and H.B. Warner. Hattie McDaniel died 69 years ago in 1952 at age 57. Hoyt Axton died 22 years ago in 1999 at age 61. Robert Evans died two years ago in 2019 at age 89.
Today Chad Smith is 60, and Craig Robinson and Leslie Grossman are 50. Today is also the birthday of Katy Perry, Mathieu Amalric, Mia Wasikowska, Adam Goldberg, Samantha Bee, Marion Ross, James Carville, Zachary Knighton, Nancy Cartwright, Michael Weston, Sang-soo Hong, Bobby Knight, Kevin Michael Richardson, and the late Pablo Picasso, Leo G. Carroll, Billy Barty, John Matuszak, Anthony Franciosa, Minnie Pearl, Abel Gance, Annie Girardot, Whit Bissell, Jeanne Cooper, Barbara Cook, and Klaus Barbie. Forrest Tucker died 35 years ago in 1986 at age 67. Vincent Price died 28 years ago in 1993 at age 82. Richard Harris died nineteen years ago in 2002 at age 72. Marcia Wallace and Hal Needham died eight years ago in 2013. Wallace was 70, and Needham was 82.
Today Philip Kaufman is 85. Today is also the birthday of Ryan Reynolds, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Emilia Clarke, Sam Raimi, Ang Lee, Dwight Yoakam, Margaret Qualley, Cat Deeley, Alex Gibney, Pelé, Amandla Sternberg, Meghan McCain, Nancy Grace, and the late Johnny Carson, Michael Crichton, Coleen Gray, Diana Dors, Frank Sutton, Una O’Connor, Grant Imahara, Hayden Rorke, Gummo Marx, and Harold P. Warren. Al Jolson died 71 years ago in 1950 at age 64. Oskar Werner died 37 years ago in 1984 at age 61.
Today Jennifer Lee is 50. Today is also the birthday of Jeff Goldblum, Catherine Deneuve, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Odenkirk, Derek Jacobi, Carmen Ejogo, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jonathan Lipnicki, Tony Roberts, Spike Jonze, Kyle Gallner, Saffron Burrows, Valeria Golino, Carlos Mencia, Bill Camp, Corey Hawkins, Bill Condon, Jan de Bont, Alan Ladd Jr., Julie Dash, Marc Shaiman, Marc Lawrence, Ray Stern, and the late Joan Fontaine, Curly Howard, Annette Funicello, Constance Bennett, Timothy Leary, and Catherine E. Coulson. Cleavon Little died 29 years ago in 1992 at age 53. Mary Wickes died 26 years ago in 1995 at age 85. Soupy Sales died twelve years ago in 2009 at age 83.
Today Joyce Randolph is 97, and Steve Cropper is 80. Today is also the birthday of Ken Watanabe, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Kim Kardashian West, Melora Walters, Glen Powell, Andrew Scott, Everett McGill, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Michael McMillian, Matt Dallas, Jeff Richards, Catherine Hardwicke, Julio Medem, Patti Davis, Benjamin Netanyahu, Amber Rose, Hope Hicks, and the late Carrie Fisher, Edith Scob, Edna Purviance, Dizzy Gillespie, Leonard Rossiter, and Alfred Nobel. Jack Kerouac died 52 years ago in 1969 at age 47. François Truffaut died 37 years ago in 1984 at age 52.
Today Elfriede Jelinek is 75, and Snoop Dogg and Kenneth Choi are 50. Today is also the birthday of Viggo Mortensen, John Krasinski, Dolores Hart, Danny Boyle, Kamala Harris, Dan Fogler, Melanie Mayron, Barrie Chase, and the late Bela Lugosi, Margaret Dumont, Tom Petty, Charley Chase, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jerry Orbach, William Christopher, Michael Dunn, Bill Nunn, Arlene Francis, Hélène Surgère, Joyce Brothers, John Anderson, and Rex Ingram. Anthony Quayle died 32 years ago in 1989 at age 76. Joel McCrea died 31 years ago in 1990 at age 84. Burt Lancaster died 27 years ago in 1994 at age 80. Jack Elam died eighteen years ago in 2003 at age 82. Jane Wyatt died fifteen years ago in 2006 at age 96.
Today Ebrahim Golestan is 99, Tony Lo Bianco is 85, Philip Pullman is 75, Annie Golden is 70, and Samantha Robinson is 30. Today is also the birthday of John Lithgow, Michael Gambon, Trey Parker, Rebecca Ferguson, Jon Favreau, Chris Kattan, Gillian Jacobs, Jason Reitman, Rodney Carrington, Agnès Jaoui, Omar Gooding, Ty Pennington, Michael Steele, and the late Divine, John le Carré, Tor Johnson, Robert Reed, LaWanda Page, and Juanita Moore. Gig Young died 43 years ago in 1978 at age 64. Martha Raye died 27 years ago in 1994 at age 78. Rudy Ray Moore died thirteen years ago in 2008 at age 81. Joseph Wiseman died twelve years ago in 2009 at age 91. Tom Bosley died eleven years ago in 2010 at age 83.
Today Howard Shore and Barry Gifford are 75, Pam Dawber is 70, and Tyler Posey is 30. Today is also the birthday of Zac Efron, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Freida Pinto, Joe Morton, Arliss Howard, Ne-Yo, Esperanza Spalding, Chuck Lorre, Nic Pizzolatto, Lucky Yates, David Twohy, Peter Sohn, Bob Weinstein, Mike Ditka, Milo Yiannopoulos, and the late George C. Scott, Klaus Kinski, Chuck Berry, Peter Boyle, Miriam Hopkins, Erin Moran, Dawn Wells, Inger Stevens, Om Puri, Calvin Lockhart, Lotte Lenya, Bobby Troup, Melina Mercouri, Victor Sen Yung, Norman ‘Chubby’ Chaney, Roy Del Ruth, and Lee Harvey Oswald. Thomas Edison died 90 years ago in 1931 at age 84. Henry Travers died 66 years ago in 1965 at age 91. Gwen Verdon and Julie London both died 21 years ago in 2000. Verdon was 75. London was 74. Dee Dee Warwick died thirteen years ago in 2008 at age 66.