Today Henry Kissinger and Sumner Redstone are 95, Bruce Weitz is 75, Ken Lerner is 70, and Linnea Quigley is 60. Today is also the birthday of Paul Bettany, Joseph Fiennes, Louis Gossett Jr., André Benjamin, Chris Colfer, Jack McBrayer, Ben Feldman, Richard Schiff, Adam Carolla, Lee Meriwether, Bella Heathcote, Todd Bridges, Peri Gilpin, Jamie Oliver, Jee-woon Kim, Giuseppe Tornatore, Simon Blackwell, Lily-Rose Depp, and the late Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Dashiell Hammett, John Cheever, Steve Franken, Willie Best, Lucile Watson, Antonia Bird, Dolores Hope, Hubert Humphrey, Wild Bill Hickok, and Cornelius Vanderbilt. George Zucco died 58 years ago in 1960 at age 74. Jeff Conway died seven years ago in 2011 at age 60. Gregg Allman died one year ago in 2017 at age 69.
Today Stevie Nicks is 70. Today is also the birthday of Helena Bonham Carter, Pam Grier, Bobcat Goldthwait, Matt Stone, Lenny Kravitz, Lauryn Hill, Alex Garland, Tarsem Singh, Hank Williams Jr., and the late John Wayne, Peter Cushing, Al Jolson, James Arness, Peggy Lee, Jay Silverheels, Robert Morley, and John Dahl, who would be 100. Eddie Albert died 13 years ago in 2005 at age 99. Sydney Pollack died ten years ago in 2008 at age 73.
Today Ken Jacobs is 85, Leslie Uggams is 75, and Kevin Heffernan and Joseph D. Reitman are 50. Today is also the birthday of Ian McKellen, Mike Myers, Octavia Spencer, Cillian Murphy, Anne Heche, Jacki Weaver, Frank Oz, Jamie Kennedy, Ethan Suplee, Demetri Martin, Bobby Slayton, Ray Stevenson, Justin Henry, Erinn Hayes, Neil Marshall, Ann Robinson, and the late Miles Davis, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dixie Carter, Claude Akins, Raymond Carver, Jeanne Crain, Robert Ludlum, Bill Robinson and George Hickenlooper. Vic Tayback died 28 years ago in 1990 at age 60. Charles Nelson Reilly died eleven years ago in 2007 at age 76.
Today Tommy Chong is 80, and Gary Burghoff is 75. Today is also the birthday of Bob Dylan, John C. Reilly, Jim Broadbent, Alfred Molina, Kristin Scott Thomas, Priscilla Presley, Michael Lonsdale, Roger Deakins, Nell Campbell, Patti LaBelle, Rosanne Cash, Doug Jones, Will Sasso, Dana Ashbrook, Dash Mihok, Eric Close, Greg Berlanti, Zhangke Jia, Michael Chabon, and the late Queen Victoria, Mai Zetterling, Peter Whitney, Willis Bouchey, and Seijun Suzuki. Duke Ellington died 44 years ago in 1974 at age 75. Dick Martin died ten years ago in 2008 at age 86.
Today Joan Collins is 85, Drew Carey is 60, and John Ortiz is 50. Today is also the birthday of H. Jon Benjamin, Barbara Barrie, Melissa McBride, Jewel Kilcher, Ryan Coogler, Charles Kimbrough, Tom Tykwer, Samuel Maoz, and the late Douglas Fairbanks, Scatman Crothers, Rosemary Clooney, Betty Garrett, Nigel Davenport, and James Gleason. Jackie “Moms” Mabley died 43 years ago in 1975 at age 81. George Jessel died 37 years ago in 1981 at age 83. Sterling Hayden died 32 years ago in 1986 at age 70. Roger Moore died one year ago in 2017 at age 89.
Today Richard Benjamin is 80, and Ginnifer Goodwin is 40. Today is also the birthday of Morrissey, Maggie Q, Naomi Campbell, Brooke Smith, Ann Cusack, Sean Gunn, Michael Kelly, Barbara Parkins, Michael Constantine, Thomas Schlamme, Max Brooks, and the late Laurence Olivier, Paul Winfield, Harvey Milk, Michael Sarrazin, Sid Melton, and Arthur Conan Doyle.
Today Jonathan Hyde is 70. Today is also the birthday of Al Franken, Mr. T, Fairuza Balk, Judge Reinhold, Lisa Edelstein, Nick Cassavetes, Noel Fielding, Jeffrey Toobin, Tom Daley, J. Elvis Weinstein, and the late Raymond Burr, The Notorious B.I.G., Robert Montgomery, Richard Hatch, Jeffrey Dahmer, Alice Drummond, Brent Briscoe, Richard Libertini, Kay Kendall, Dennis Day, Peggy Cass, and Jeanne Bates, who would be 100. John Garfield died 66 years ago in 1952 at age 39. John Gielgud died 18 years ago in 2000 at age 96. Howard Morris died 13 years ago in 2005 at age 85.