Today Sheri Moon Zombie is 50. Today is also the birthday of Linda Hamilton, Jim Caviezel, Olivia Newton-John, Mary Beth Hurt, Serena Williams, Christina Milian, Ben Shenkman, Melissa Sue Anderson, Kent McCord, Talulah Riley, Jonathan Goldsmith, Joey Soloway, David Slade, Jake Paltrow, Jillian Barberie, and the late George Gershwin, George Raft, Edmund Gwenn, T.S. Eliot, Philip Bosco, Richard Herd, Joyce Jameson, Donna Douglas, Julie London, Patrick O’Neal, Jack LaLanne, John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), and Jerry Weintraub. Bessie Smith died 83 years ago in 1937 at age 43. Anna Magnani died 47 years ago in 1973 at age 65. Arthur Hunnicutt and John Cromwell died 41 years ago in 1979. Hunnicutt was 69. Cromwell was 92. Paul Newman died twelve years ago in 2008 at age 83. Gloria Stuart died ten years ago in 2010 at age 100. Herschell Gordon Lewis died four years ago in 2016 at age 90.
Today David Benioff is 50, and T.I. and Chris Owen are 40. Today is also the birthday of Michael Douglas, Will Smith, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Donald Glover, Mark Hamill, Pedro Almodóvar, Michael Madsen, Heather Locklear, Barbara Walters, Zach Woods, Anson Williams, Tate Donovan, Robert Walden, Mikael Persbrandt, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Clea DuVall, Brian Murphy, Aida Turturro, Jason Flemyng, Mimi Kennedy, Harold Becker, Jamie Hyneman, Colleen Atwood, and the late Christopher Reeve, William Faulkner, Robert Bresson, Aldo Ray, Shel Silverstein, and Ronnie Barker. John Bonham and Lewis Milestone died forty years ago in 1980. Bonham was 32. Milestone was 84. Mary Astor died 33 years ago in 1987 at age 81. Don Adams died fifteen years ago in 2005 at age 82. Andy Williams died eight years ago in 2012 at age 84.
Today Bert I. Gordon is 98, Lou Dobbs is 75, and Harriet Walter is 70. Today is also the birthday of Ben Platt, Brad Bird, Ian Bohen, Nia Vardalos, Kevin Sorbo, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Gordon Clapp, Kyle Sullivan, David Anspaugh, Kenneth Tigar, John Logan, Ross Mathews, Bridget Jones, and the late Jim Henson, Phil Hartman, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Audra Lindley, Anthony Newley, Arthur Malet, Don Porter, Theresa Merritt, Linda McCartney, and Alan Colmes. Patsy Kelly died 39 years ago in 1981 at age 71. Neil Hamilton died 36 years ago in 1984 at age 85. Theodor Geisel aka Dr. Seuss died 29 years ago in 1991 at age 87.
Today Paul Petersen is 75. Today is also the birthday of Bruce Springsteen, Jason Alexander, Anthony Mackie, Julio Iglesias, Mary Kay Place, Skylar Astin, Kip Pardue, Rosalind Chao, Chi McBride, Hasan Minhaj, Karl Pilkington, Alex Proyas, Joshua Oppenheimer, Christopher Miller, and the late Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Mickey Rooney, who would be 100, Walter Pidgeon, Romy Schneider, Elizabeth Peña, and Tom Lester. Billy Gilbert died 49 years ago in 1971 at age 77. Bob Fosse died 33 years ago in 1987 at age 60. Shirley Clarke died 23 years ago in 1997 at age 77.
Today Paul Le Mat is 75, and Scott Baio is 60. Today is also the birthday of Nick Cave, Joan Jett, Tatiana Maslany, Tom Felton, Mireille Enos, Bonnie Hunt, Toni Basil, Ruth Jones, Art Metrano, Benoît Poelvoorde, and the late Erich von Stroheim, Paul Muni, Anna Karina, John Houseman, Martha Scott, Richard Marquand, Arthur Lowe, and Allan Lane. Marion Davies died 59 years ago in 1961 at age 64. Dan Rowan died 33 years ago in 1987 at age 65. Irving Berlin died 31 years ago in 1989 at age 101. Dorothy Lamour died 24 years ago in 1996 at age 81. George C. Scott died 21 years ago in 1999 at age 71. Marcel Marceau died thirteen years ago in 2007 at age 84. Eddie Fisher died ten years ago in 2010 at age 82.
Today Bill Murray is 70. Today is also the birthday of Stephen King, Luke Wilson, Cheryl Hines, Ethan Coen, David Wenham, Rob Morrow, Ricki Lake, Jerry Bruckheimer, François Cluzet, Maggie Grace, Otis Day, Faith Hill, Ann Elder, Nick Castle, Joseph Mazzello, Nancy Travis, Alfonso Ribeiro, Fannie Flagg, Liam Gallagher, Martha Kauffman, Drew Friedman, Nicole Richie, and the late Leonard Cohen, Henry Gibson, Larry Hagman, Chuck Jones, and H.G. Wells. Walter Brennan died 46 years ago in 1974 at age 80. Alice Ghostley died thirteen years ago in 2007 at age 84.
Today is the birthday of Sophia Loren, Jon Bernthal, George R.R. Martin, Maggie Cheung, Asia Argento, Gary Cole, Charlie Weber, David Haig, Van Jones, Kristen Johnston, Aldis Hodge, Robert LaSardo, Chad Stahelski, Sabine Azéma, Ryan Fleck, and the late Anne Meara, Kenneth More, Fernando Rey, Victor Sjöström, Jay Ward, who would be 100, Upton Sinclair, William Finley, Slappy White, Vittorio Taviani, and Norman Z. McLeod. Glenn Strange died 47 years ago in 1973 at age 74. Roy Kinnear died 32 years ago in 1988 at age 54. Polly Bergen and Eric Lynch aka Eric the Actor aka Eric the Midget died six years ago in 2014. Bergan was 84. Lynch was 39. Curtis Hanson died four years ago in 2016 at age 71.
Today Paul Williams is 80, Randolph Mantooth is 75, Mario Batali is 60, and Victor Williams is 50. Today is also the birthday of Jeremy Irons, Jimmy Fallon, Rosemary Harris, David McCallum, Cheri Oteri, Twiggy, Danielle Panabaker, Sanaa Lathan, Alison Sweeney, Kim Richards, David Bamber, Sally Potter, Jean-Claude Carrière, Soledad O’Brien, and the late Adam West, Cass Elliot, James Lipton, Frances Farmer, Ben Turpin, William Hickey, Ray Danton, and Jóhann Jóhannsson. Rex Ingram died 51 years ago in 1969 at age 73. Bernie Casey and Jake LaMotta died three years ago in 2017. Casey was 78. LaMotta was 95.
Today Anna Deavere Smith is 70, and Aisha Tyler is 50. Today is also the birthday of James Marsden, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jason Sudeikis, Frankie Avalon, Robert Blake, Billy Eichner, Alison Lohman, Xzibit, Lance Armstrong, Anna Thomson, Beth Grant, Christopher Heyerdahl, Nina Arianda, Gailard Sartain, Mark Romanek, David Mirkin, Ben Carson, and the late Greta Garbo, James Gandolfini, Fred Willard, Jack Warden, who would be 100, Samuel Johnson, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, June Foray, Grayson Hall, Rossano Brazzi, and Jack Cardiff. Frank Morgan died 71 years ago in 1949 at age 59. Franchot Tone died 52 years ago in 1968 at age 63. Jimi Hendrix died fifty years ago in 1970 at age 27. Russ Meyer died sixteen years ago in 2004 at age 82.
Today Bruce Spence is 75, Narendra Modi is 70, Kevin Clash is 60, and Mark Osborne is 50. Today is also the birthday of Kyle Chandler, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), Baz Luhrmann, Bryan Singer, Paul Feig, Neill Blomkamp, Bobby Lee, Rita Rudner, Matthew Settle, Pat Crowley, Sam Esmail, Nate Berkus, and the late Hank Williams, Anne Bancroft, John Ritter, Roddy McDowall, Lupe Ontiveros, David Huddleston, Ken Kesey, Paul Benedict, Dolores Costello, Jerry Colonna, Harold Bennett, George Cleveland, and Edgar G. Ulmer. Richard Basehart died 36 years ago in 1984 at age 70. Grady Sutton died 25 years ago in 1995 at age 89. Red Skelton died 23 years ago in 1997 at age 84.