Today Machiko Kyô is 95, Gloria Steinem is 85, and Lee Pace is 40. Today is also the birthday of Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jenny Slate, Edgar Ramírez, Gene Shalit, Richard O’Brien, Doug Stanhope, Mary Gross, Marcia Cross, Brenda Strong, LisaGay Hamilton, Bonnie Bedelia, Paul Michael Glaser, John Stockwell, Domenick Lombardozzi, James McDaniel, Amy Pascal, Katharine McPhee, Ben Mankiewicz, Anita Bryant, and the late Aretha Franklin, David Lean, Simone Signoret, Ed Begley, Hoyt Axton, Howard Cosell, John Laurie, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kelly, Jean Rogers, Jean Epstein, Toshio Matsumoto, Matthew Garber, and Marcin Wrona. Max Ophüls died 62 years ago in 1957 at age 54.
Today Tabitha King is 70, and Lake Bell is 40. Today is also the birthday of Jessica Chastain, Jim Parsons, Alyson Hannigan, Louie Anderson, Tig Notaro, Lara Flynn Boyle, Robert Carradine, William Smith, Finn Jones, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Mary Berry, Peter Jacobson, Meiko Kaji, Star Jones, Peyton Manning, Tommy Hilfiger, Undertaker (Mark William Calaway), and the late Steve McQueen, Norman Fell, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Harry Houdini, R. Lee Ermey, Curtis Hanson, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Barbera, Richard Conte, and Connie Hines. Garry Shandling died three years ago in 2016 at age 66.
Today Mark Rydell is 90, and Catherine Keener is 60. Today is also the birthday of Michael Haneke, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan, Hope Davis, Amanda Plummer, Nicholle Tom, Terry Sweeney, Teresa Ganzel, David Milch, Marc Cherry, Lodge Kerrigan, Larry Fessenden, Jaume Collet-Serra, Rex Tillerson, Perez Hilton, and the late Akira Kurosawa, Joan Crawford, Marty Allen, Tony Burton, Kenneth Tobey, and Philip Ober. Peter Lorre died 55 years ago in 1964 at age 59. Giulietta Masina died 25 years ago in 1994 at age 73. Elizabeth Taylor died eight years ago in 2011 at age 79.
Today Matthew Modine and Carlton Cuse are 60, and Tyler Oakley is 30. Today is also the birthday of Reese Witherspoon, William Shatner, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, M. Emmet Walsh, Keegan-Michael Key, Bob Costas, Wolf Blitzer, Constance Wu, Nick Robinson, Lena Olin, Will Yun Lee, James Wolk, Nicole Holofcener, Eric Roth, Cole Hauser, Angelo Badalamenti, James Patterson, May Britt, Pat Robertson, and the late Karl Malden, Chico Marx, Bruno Ganz, Marcel Marceau, Ross Martin, Werner Klemperer, Virginia Grey, James Westerfield, Haing S. Ngor, Joseph Schildkraut, and Lew Wasserman. William Hanna died eighteen years ago in 2001 at age 90.
Today Slavoj Zizek is 70. Today is also the birthday of Gary Oldman, Matthew Broderick, Timothy Dalton, Rosie O’Donnell, Scott Eastwood, Jaye Davidson, Brad Hall, Rhys Darby, Karyn Kusama, Peter Brook, Greg Ellis, Sonequa Martin-Green, Santino Fontana, Cenk Uygur, Kevin Federline, and the late Russ Meyer, James Coco, Al Freeman Jr., Virginia Weidler, Peter Bull, W.S. Van Dyke, and Sidney Franklin. Robert Preston died 32 years ago in 1987 at age 68. Chuck Barris died two years ago in 2017 at age 87.
Today Vera Lynn is 102, Carl Reiner is 97, Duke Johnson is 40, and Xavier Dolan is 30. Today is also the birthday of William Hurt, Holly Hunter, Spike Lee, David Thewlis, Michael Rapaport, Hal Linden, Liza Snyder, Christy Carlson Romano, Theresa Russell, Cedric Yarbrough, Kathy Ireland, Mikey Day, Murray Bartlett, Ramin Bahrani, Bruce Wagner, Louis Sachar, Barron Trump, and the late Fred Rogers, Henrik Ibsen, Jerry Reed, Jack Kruschen, Michael Redgrave, Ozzie Nelson, Edmund Goulding, Ted Bessell, Edgar Buchanan, and Anne Bradstreet. Carl Theodor Dreyer died 51 years ago in 1968 at age 79.
Today is the birthday of Bruce Willis, Glenn Close, Ursula Andress, Renée Taylor, Neil LaBute, Jake Weber, Jorma Taccone, Nicholas Stoller, Harvey Weinstein, and the late Philip Roth, Patricia Morison, Patrick McGoohan, Kent Smith, Fred Clark, Roy Roberts, Tige Andrews, Eric Christmas, Wyatt Earp, and Adolf Eichmann. Paul Scofield and Arthur C. Clarke both died eleven years ago in 2008. Scofield was 86, and Clarke was 90.