Today Naomi Judd is 75, and Mary J. Blige is 50. Today is also the birthday of Amanda Peet, Mitchell Ryan, Marc Blucas, Phyllis Logan, Alfonso Arau, Devin Ratray, Rockmond Dunbar, Kyle Richards, Malcolm D. Lee, Joel Zwick, Felix Silla, Diana Gabaldon, and the late Rod Taylor, Lionel Stander, George Zucco, Christine Kaufmann, Don ‘Red’ Barry, Kathleen Byron, who would be 100, Veda Ann Borg, Angela Paton, Grant Tinker, Peter Baldwin, Chester Conklin, and Alexander Hamilton. Jack Soo died 42 years ago in 1979 at age 61. Sheldon Leonard died 24 years ago in 1997 at age 89. Maurice Pialat died eighteen years ago in 2003 at age 77. Éric Rohmer died eleven years ago in 2010 at age 89. David Nelson died ten years ago in 2011 at age 74. Anita Ekberg died six years ago in 2015 at age 83.
Today Evan Handler is 60, and Jared Kushner is 40. Today is also the birthday of Walter Hill, Rod Stewart, Jemaine Clement, George Foreman, Trini Alvarado, William Sanderson, Sarah Shahi, Emily Meade, Tony Gardner, Fran Walsh, Brandon Cronenberg, Gurinder Chadha, and the late Sal Mineo, Linda Lovelace, Francis X. Bushman, Ray Bolger, Paul Henreid, Bernard Lee, Jim Croce, David Maysles, Frank Sinatra Jr., Teresa Graves, Roy Edward Disney, and Josh Ryan Evans. Richard Boone died forty years ago in 1981 at age 63. Paul Lynde died 39 years ago in 1982 at age 55. Maila Nurmi (Vampira) died thirteen years ago in 2008 at age 85. David Bowie died five years ago in 2016 at age 69.
Today K Callan is 85, Joan Baez is 80, and Al Jean is 60. Today is also the birthday of J.K. Simmons, Imelda Staunton, Joey Lauren Adams, David Johansen, Dave Matthews, Joely Richardson, John Doman, Angela Bettis, Deon Cole, Omari Hardwick, Jimmy Page, A.J. McLean, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, and the late Richard Nixon, Lee Van Cleef, Susannah York, Bob Denver, Dick Enberg, Clive Dunn, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Bernard Gorcey, and Sergei Parajanov. Arthur Lake died 34 years ago in 1987 at age 81. Peter Cook died 26 years ago in 1995 at age 57.
Today Larry Storch is 98, and John McTiernan is 70. Today is also the birthday of Sarah Polley, Gaby Hoffmann, Yvette Mimieux, Sam Riley, Shirley Bassey, Jenny Lewis, R. Kelly, Amber Benson, Freddie Stroma, Betsy DeVos, Kim Jong-un, and the late Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Graham Chapman, who would be 80, Stephen Hawking, José Ferrer, Soupy Sales, Ron Moody, Gypsy Rose Lee, Kerwin Mathews, William Hartnell, and Roy Kinnear. Terry-Thomas died 31 years ago in 1990 at age 78. Pat Buttram died 27 years ago in 1994 at age 78. Jesse White died 24 years ago in 1997 at age 80. Yvonne De Carlo died fourteen years ago in 2007 at age 84.
Today Jeremy Renner and Kevin Rahm are 50. Today is also the birthday of Nicolas Cage, Katie Couric, Ruth Negga, Terry Moore, David Caruso, Merritt Wever, Lauren Cohan, Kenny Loggins, Doug E. Doug, Liam Aiken, Rex Lee, Dustin Diamond, Anne Schedeen, Haley Bennett, Robert Sheehan, Steven Williams, Tomm Moore, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, and the late Charles Addams, Vincent Gardenia, Irrfan Khan, Butterfly McQueen, Alan Napier, Geoffrey Bayldon, William Peter Blatty, Adolph Zukor, and Roland Topor. Trevor Howard died 33 years ago in 1988 at age 74. Rod Taylor died six years ago in 2015 at age 84.
Today Jérémie Renier and Rinko Kikuchi are 40. Today is also the birthday of Rowan Atkinson, Eddie Redmayne, Kate McKinnon, Norman Reedus, Sylvia Syms, Julie Chen Moonves, Adriano Celentano, Cristela Alonzo, Frank Sivero, Danny Pintauro, Eric Trump, and the late Danny Thomas, John Singleton, Carl Sandburg, Malcolm Young, Anthony Minghella, Loretta Young, Bonnie Franklin, Capucine, Vic Tayback, Billy Sands, Helen Kleeb, Henry Corden, Tom Fadden, and Tom Mix. Victor Fleming died 72 years ago in 1949 at age 59.
Today Robert Duvall is 90, Hayao Miyazaki is 80, and Diane Keaton is 75. Today is also the birthday of Bradley Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Charlie Rose, Shea Whigham, Clancy Brown, January Jones, Suki Waterhouse, Ted Lange, Deepika Padukone, Wen Jiang, Walter Mondale, Ron Maxwell, Bela Lugosi Jr., and the late Jane Wyman, George Reeves, Michael O’Donoghue, Fred ‘Snowflake’ Toones, and A. Edward Sutherland. Onslow Stevens died 44 years ago in 1977 at age 74. Charles Mingus died 42 years ago in 1979 at age 56. Hans Conried died 39 years ago in 1982 at age 64. Sonny Bono died 23 years ago in 1998 at age 62. Jerry Van Dyke died three years ago in 2018 at age 86.
Today Graham McTavish is 60. Today is also the birthday of Harmony Korine, Michael Stipe, Julia Ormond, Dave Foley, Dyan Cannon, Julian Sands, Charlyne Yi, Barbara Rush, Jim Norton, Kerry Condon, Doris Kearns Goodwin, June Diane Raphael, August Diehl, Matt Frewer, Carlos Saura, Seth Grahame-Smith, Jill Marie Jones, D’Arcy Carden, Julie Estelle, Deana Carter, Andy Borowitz, and the late Jacob Grimm, Sterling Holloway, Sorrell Booke, George P. Cosmatos, Gibson Gowland, and George Albert Smith. T.S. Eliot died 56 years ago in 1965 at age 76. Iron Eyes Cody died 22 years ago in 1999 at age 91.
Today Eli Manning is 40, and Florence Pugh is 25. Today is also the birthday of Mel Gibson, Dabney Coleman, Nicholas Gonzalez, Tom Bower, Danica McKellar, Alex D. Linz, Victoria Principal, Matt Ross, Dan Harmon, Thelma Schoonmaker, and the late Sergio Leone, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ray Milland, Robert Loggia, Zasu Pitts, Jesse White, Josephine Hull, Jeremy Kemp, Marion Davies, Anna May Wong, John Sturges, George Martin, John Russell, who would be 100, John Thaw, Dorothy Arzner, Barbara Stuart, and Conrad Brooks. Victor Sjöström died 61 years ago in 1960 at age 80. Pat Hingle died twelve years ago in 2009 at age 84.
Today Todd Haynes is 60, and Taye Diggs is 50. Today is also the birthday of Cuba Gooding Jr., Kate Bosworth, Dax Shepard, Paz Vega, Tia Carrere, Joanna Pacula, James Marshall, John Considine, Jack Hanna, Jim Bakker, and the late Isaac Asimov, Roger Miller, Anna Lee, Howard Caine, Jason Evers, Dziga Vertov, and Oscar Micheaux. Emil Jannings died 71 years ago in 1950 at age 65. Alan Hale Jr. died 31 years ago in 1990 at age 68. Anne Francis and Pete Postlethwaite died ten years ago in 2011. Francis was 80. Postlethwaite was 64. Bob Einstein died two year ago in 2019 at age 76.