Today Allison Janney is 60, and Barry Jenkins is 40. Today is also the birthday of Jodie Foster, Adam Driver, Meg Ryan, Dick Cavett, Larry King, Charlie Kaufman, Reid Scott, Kathleen Quinlan, Terry Farrell, Sandrine Holt, Jason Scott Lee, Robert Beltran, Paul Weitz, Calvin Klein, Ted Turner, Ann Curry, and the late Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Alan Young and Gillo Pontecorvo, who would both be 100, Dan Haggerty, Tommy Dorsey, Nancy Carroll, Eleanor Audley, Alan Baxter, Anton Walbrook, Erskine Sanford, Dick Wesson, Ned Sparks, and James A. Garfield. Stepin Fetchit died 34 years ago in 1985 at age 83. John Neville died eight years ago in 2011 at age 86. Mike Nichols died five years ago in 2014 at age 83. Della Reese and Charles Manson died two years ago in 2017. Reese was 86. Manson was 83.
Today Margaret Atwood and Brenda Vaccaro are 80, Dan Bakkedahl is 50, and Nate Parker is 40. Today is also the birthday of Owen Wilson, Chloë Sevigny, Kevin Nealon, Delroy Lindo, Damon Wayans Jr., Linda Evans, Elizabeth Perkins, Mike Epps, Romany Malco, Alan Moore, Kirk Hammett, Allison Tolman, Oscar Nuñez, Nasim Pedrad, Miranda Raison, Susan Sullivan, Peta Wilson, Dom Irrera, Nick Chinlund, Jameson Parker, Carter Burwell, Steven Moffat, Kath Soucie, Julia Ducournau, Megyn Kelly, and the late Imogene Coca, Johnny Mercer, Frances Marion, David Hemmings, Katie Johnson, and Joey Forman. Donald Meek died 73 years ago in 1946 at age 68. Jim Jones died 41 years ago in 1978 at age 47. Fritz Feld died 26 years ago in 1993 at age 93. Cab Calloway died 25 years ago in 1994 at age 86. James Coburn died seventeen years ago in 2002 at age 74. Sharon Jones died three years ago in 2016 at age 60.
Today Danny DeVito and Lorne Michaels are 75, and Jon Avnet and John Boehner are 70. Today is also the birthday of Martin Scorsese, Rachel McAdams, RuPaul, Gordon Lightfoot, Lauren Hutton, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Stephen Root, Leslie Louise Bibb, Sophie Marceau, Dylan Walsh, Tom Ellis, Zoë Bell, Susan Rice, Jonathan Ross, Roland Joffé, Harry Lloyd, Robert Brown, Steven E. de Souza, Duwayne Dunham, Bill Morrison, and the late Rock Hudson, Peter Cook, Lee Strasberg, Rance Howard, Jeff Buckley, Mischa Auer, Sara Haden, Frank Maxwell, Lester Allen, and Charles Walters. Gladys Cooper died 48 years ago in 1971 at age 82. Jimmy Ritz died 34 years ago in 1985 at age 81. Esther Rolle died 21 years ago in 1998 at age 78. Ruth Brown died thirteen years ago in 2006 at age 78.
Today is the birthday of Maggie Gyllenhaal, Martha Plimpton, Lisa Bonet, Clu Gulager, Missi Pyle, Pete Davidson, Steve Railsback, Harry Lennix, Marg Helgenberger, Miguel Sandoval, Jamie Babbit, Allison Anders, Ron Chaney, and the late Burgess Meredith, Guy Stockwell, Royal Dano, Ellen Albertini Dew, Richard Hale, Daws Butler, George Petrie, George S. Kaufman, Henri Charrière, and Thomas H. Ince. Clark Gable died 59 years ago in 1960 at age 59. William Holden died 38 years ago in 1981 at age 63. Edward Woodward died ten years ago in 2009 at age 79. William Goldman died one year ago in 2018 at age 87.
Today Ed Asner is 90, Joanna Barnes is 85, and Yaphet F. Kotto is 80. Today is also the birthday of Sam Waterston, Shailene Woodley, Beverly D’Angelo, Petula Clark, Jonny Lee Miller, Judy Gold, Ray McKinnon, Asia Kate Dillon, Kevin J. O’Connor, Jack Burns, Sean Murray, John Roberts, François Ozon, Bob Gunton, Roger Donaldson, James Widdoes, Ildikó Enyedi, and the late Georgia O’Keeffe, Randy Savage, Lewis Stone, Susanne Lothar, Gloria Foster, John Kerr, Kay Walsh, J.G. Ballard, Francesco Rosi, Jean Hill, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Lionel Barrymore died 65 years ago in 1954 at age 76. Tyrone Power died 61 years ago in 1958 at age 44. Jean Gabin died 43 years ago in 1976 at age 72.
Today Gerard Butler is 50. Today is also the birthday of Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Kimmel, Joe Mantegna, Frances Conroy, Steve Zahn, Neil Flynn, Chris Noth, Aisha Hinds, Tom Atkins, Noah Hathaway, Jimmy Hawkins, J.A. Preston, David Zellner, Kentucker Audley, and the late Garry Marshall, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jean Seberg, Oskar Werner, Robert Sterling, Richard Mulligan, Jack Elam, Gunnar Björnstrand, Hermione Baddeley, Don Gordon, Mary Beth Hughes, who would be 100, Adrienne Corri, and Fred Phelps. Vittorio De Sica died 45 years ago in 1974 at age 73. Junior Samples died 36 years ago in 1983 at age 57. Leon Russell died three years ago in 2016 at age 74.
Today Booker T. Jones is 75. Today is also the birthday of Ryan Gosling, Anne Hathaway, Neil Young, Wallace Shawn, Megan Mullally, Radha Mitchell, Ashley Williams, Valerie Leon, Sam Lloyd, Alexandra Maria Lara, Céline Sciamma, Tonya Harding, Hassan Rouhani, and the late Grace Kelly, Kim Hunter, Gwen Lee, Jacques Tourneur, Jack Oakie, Liam Dunn, Ina Balin, Richard Quine, and Charles Manson. William Holden died 38 years ago in 1981 at age 63. Eve Arden died 29 years ago in 1990 at age 82. Penny Singleton died sixteen years ago in 2003 at age 95. Lupita Tovar died three years ago in 2016 at age 106. Stan Lee died one year ago in 2018 at age 95.