Today Norman Lear is 99, and Rade Serbedzija is 75. Today is also the birthday of Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Maya Rudolph, Taylor Schilling, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Donnie Yen, Betty Thomas, Bill Engvall, Roger Guenveur Smith, Bryan Fuller, Cliff Curtis, Carol Leifer, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Takashi Shimizu, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, and the late Keenan Wynn, Jerry Van Dyke, Donald Crisp, Will Jordan, Maury Chaykin, who died on his birthday eleven years ago in 2010 at age 61, Lupita Tovar, and Charles Vidor. Gertrude Stein died 75 years ago in 1946 at age 72. William Wyler died forty years ago in 1981 at age 79. James Mason died 37 years ago in 1984 at age 75. Bob Hope died eighteen years ago in 2003 at age 100. R.G. Armstrong died nine years ago in 2012 at age 95. Sam Shepard died four years ago in 2017 at age 73.
Today is the birthday of Mick Jagger, Helen Mirren, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey, Jason Statham, Kate Beckinsale, Olivia Williams, Jeremy Piven, Roger Taylor, Darlene Love, Peter Hyams, Linda Harrison, Juliet Rylance, Susan George, Danny Woodburn, Dito Montiel, Andy Goldsworthy, and the late Stanley Kubrick, Jason Robards, Gracie Allen, Blake Edwards, Vivian Vance, Aldous Huxley, George Bernard Shaw, Carl Jung, James Best, Marjorie Lord, Suzanna Leigh, and Joe Jackson. Ed Gein died 37 years ago in 1984 at age 77. June Foray died four years ago in 2017 at age 99. Olivia de Havilland died one year ago in 2020 at age 104.
Today Darren Star is 60. Today is also the birthday of Matt LeBlanc, Illeana Douglas, Iman, David Denman, Jay R. Ferguson, D.B. Woodside, Ana Lily Amirpour, and the late Walter Brennan, Estelle Getty, Brad Renfro, Jack Gilford, Woody Strode, Barbara Harris, Janet Margolin, Emmett Till, August Schellenberg, Jerry Paris, Harold Peary, Lila Lee, and Raoul Ruiz. Vincente Minnelli died 35 years ago in 1986 at age 83. John Schlesinger died eighteen years ago in 2003 at age 77. John Saxon and Peter Green died one year ago in 2020. Saxon was 83. Green was 73.
Today Ruth Buzzi and Mark Goddard are 85, Gallagher is 75, Lynda Carter is 70, Patty Jenkins is 50, and Summer Glau is 40. Today is also the birthday of Jennifer Lopez, Anna Paquin, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne, Michael Richards, Kristin Chenoweth, Gus Van Sant, Chris Sarandon, Dan Hedaya, Laura Leighton, Mara Wilson, Doug Liman, Laura Fraser, Paul Ben-Victor, Robert Hays, Danny Dyer, Bindi Irwin, and the late Peter Yates, Alexandre Dumas, Amelia Earhart, Robert Emhardt, Mabel Albertson, Chief Dan George, Zelda Fitzgerald, Ermanno Olmi, Delmer Daves, and Robert Graves. Constance Bennett died 66 years ago in 1965 at age 60. Peter Sellers died 41 years ago in 1980 at age 54. Alan Clarke died 31 years ago in 1990 at age 54. Sherman Hemsley died nine years ago in 2012 at age 74. Regis Philbin died one year ago in 2020 at age 88.
Today Jan Troell is 90, Anthony Kennedy is 85, and Woody Harrelson is 60. Today is also the birthday of Daniel Radcliffe, Slash, Marlon Wayans, Eriq La Salle, Kathryn Hahn, Charisma Carpenter, Edie McClurg, Larry Manetti, Ronny Cox, Pepe Serna, Jo Brand, Monica Lewinsky, Shawn Levy, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Raymond Chandler, Gloria DeHaven, Emil Jannings, Don Imus, John Rutsey, Hank Worden, Karl Swenson, Robert Brown, who would be 100, and Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy. D.W. Griffith died 73 years ago in 1948 at age 73. Montgomery Clift died 55 years ago in 1966 at age 45. Vic Marrow, Myca Dinh Le, and Renee Shin-Yi Chen died 39 years ago in 1982. Marrow was 53. Le was 7. Chen was 6. Amy Winehouse died ten years ago in 2011 at age 27.
Today Bob Dole is 98, Danny Glover and Paul Schrader are 75, and Skyler Gisondo is 25. Today is also the birthday of Willem Dafoe, Albert Brooks, Terence Stamp, John Leguizamo, Louise Fletcher, David Spade, Selena Gomez, Rhys Ifans, Alan Menken, Jaime Camil, Adam Godley, Peter Jason, Olivier Gourmet, and the late Alex Trebek, James Whale, Dan Rowan, and Orson Bean. Ulrich Mühe died fourteen years ago in 2007 at age 54. Estelle Getty died thirteen years ago in 2008 at age 84. Dennis Farina died eight years ago in 2013 at age 69.
Today Norman Jewison is 95, and Charlotte Gainsbourg is 50. Today is also the birthday of Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Josh Hartnett, Juno Temple, Jon Lovitz, George Wallace, Justin Bartha, Béla Tarr, Godfrey, Rory Culkin, Betty Gilpin, David Dastmalchian, Diane Guerrero, Sprague Grayden, Alysia Reiner, Ike Eisenmann, Adrienne King, and the late Robin Williams, who would be 70, Don Knotts, Ernest Hemingway, Edward Herrmann, Paul Burke, Karel Reisz, Maria Falconetti, and Janet Reno. Basil Rathbone died 54 years ago in 1967 at age 75. Theodore Bikel died six years ago in 2015 at age 91. John Heard died four years ago in 2017 at age 71.
Today Randal Kleiser is 75, and Sandra Oh is 50. Today is also the birthday of Cormac McCarthy, Judy Greer, Omar Epps, Josh Holloway, John Francis Daley, Carlos Santana, Julianne Hough, Frank Whaley, Dean Winters, Naseeruddin Shah, Sally Ann Howes, Simon Rex, Tantoo Cardinal, Rodney Eastman, Camille Keaton, Chloe Fineman, and the late Natalie Wood, Diana Rigg, Alexander the Great, Verna Felton, Lola Albright, Aleksey German, and Billy Mays. Franklin Pangborn died 63 years ago in 1958 at age 69. Bruce Lee died 48 years ago in 1973 at age 32.
Today Abel Ferrara is 70, and Lisa Lampanelli, Campbell Scott, and Hideo Nakata are 60. Today is also the birthday of Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Edwards, Jim Norton, Brian May, Jared Padalecki, Vinessa Shaw, Kaitlin Doubleday, Mark Holton, Nancy Carell, Saïd Taghmaoui, George Dzundza, Josh Fadem, Atom Egoyan, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Juan José Campanella, Tommy McLoughlin, Matthew Libatique, Shane Dawson, and the late Pat Hingle, Richard Jordan, Max Fleischer, George McGovern, and Lizzie Borden. Joe Flynn died 47 years ago in 1974 at age 49. Jack Warden died fifteen years ago in 2006 at age 85. Mel Smith died eight years ago in 2013 at age 60. James Garner died seven years ago in 2014 at age 86. Garry Marshall died five years ago in 2016 at age 81. Rutger Hauer died two years ago in 2019 at age 75.
Today Margo Martindale is 70, Elizabeth McGovern is 60, and Michiel Huisman is 40. Today is also the birthday of Vin Diesel, Kristen Bell, James Brolin, Paul Verhoeven, Wendy Williams, Kelly Reilly, Andre Royo, James Faulkner, Priyanka Chopra, Chace Crawford, Hampton Fancher, Ann-Marie Johnson, Grant Bowler, Richard Branson, Audrey Landers, Lee Arenberg, Jared Hess, and the late Nelson Mandela, Red Skelton, Hunter S. Thompson, Hume Cronyn, Chill Wills, John Glenn, who would be 100, Richard Dix, Gene Lockhart, Harriet Nelson, Lupe Velez, Burt Kwouk, and William Makepeace Thackeray. Jane Austen died 204 years ago in 1817 at age 41. Nico died 33 years ago in 1988 at age 49. Alex Rocco died six years ago in 2015 at age 79.