Today Janis Paige is 98, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is 70, and Danny John-Jules and Jayne Brook are 60. Today is also the birthday of Amy Poehler, Mickey Rourke, Molly Shannon, Ed Begley Jr., George Chakiris, Jennifer Tilly, Nick Jonas, Marc Anthony, David Copperfield, Bingbing Fan, Alexis Bledel, Max Minghella, Madeline Zima, Richard Marx, Kurt Fuller, Linda Henning, Jim McBride, Roger Ross Williams, and the late Lauren Bacall, Peter Falk, BB King, Anne Francis, Morgan Woodward, Tommy Bond, Allen Funt, and Guy Hamilton. Mary Travers died eleven years ago in 2009 at age 72. Edward Albee died four years ago in 2016 at age 88.
Today Carmen Maura and Ron Shelton 75, and Lisa Vanderpump is 60. Today is also the birthday of Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Hardy, Oliver Stone, Josh Charles, Rebecca Miller, Henry Silva, Norm Crosby, Jimmy Carr, Danny Nucci, Pawel Pawlikowski, Mike Reiss, Margaret Keane, Prince Harry, Heidi Montag, and the late Jean Renoir, Jackie Cooper, Fay Wray, Nipsey Russell, Agatha Christie, Robert Benchley, Penny Singleton, Margaret Lockwood, Jacques Becker, William Howard Taft, Wendie Jo Sperber, and Shôhei Imamura. Richard Wright died twelve years ago in 2008 at age 65. Frances Bay died nine years ago in 2011 at age 92. Harry Dean Stanton died three years ago in 2017 at age 91. Ric Ocasek died one year ago in 2019 at age 75.
Today Howard Deutch is 70, Melissa Leo, Callum Keith Rennie, and Christian Petzold are 60, and Robert Ben Garant is 50. Today is also the birthday of Sam Neill, Andrew Lincoln, Walter Koenig, Joon-ho Bong, Robert Wisdom, Faith Ford, NAS, Joey Heatherton, Corneliu Porumboiu, and the late Amy Winehouse, Nicol Williamson, Harve Presnell, Kay Medford, Clayton Moore, Jack Hawkins, and Robert Florey. Irving Thalberg died 84 years ago in 1936 at age 37. Grace Kelly died 38 years ago in 1982 at age 52. Janet Gaynor died 36 years ago in 1984 at age 77. Patrick Swayze and Henry Gibson died eleven years ago in 2009. Swayze was 57. Gibson was 73.
Today is the birthday of Jacqueline Bisset, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Ross, Tyler Perry, Barbara Bain, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Fiona Apple, Don Bluth, Tavis Smiley, Colin Trevorrow, Frank Marshall, Travis Knight, Nick Vallelonga, Niall Horan, and the late Claudette Colbert, Roald Dahl, Richard Kiel, Nell Carter, Mel Tormé, Scott Brady, Gladys George, John Crawford, who would be 100, Reta Shaw, Mae Questel, and Maurice Jarre. Tupac Shakur died 24 years ago in 1996 at age 25. Frank Vincent died three years ago in 2017 at age 80.
Today Robert John Burke is 60, and Will Chase is 50. Today is also the birthday of Louis C.K., Jennifer Hudson, Joe Pantoliano, Paul F. Tompkins, Ben McKenzie, Hans Zimmer, Amy Yasbeck, Emmy Rossum, Alfie Allen, Ben Folds, Peter Scolari, 2 Chainz, and the late Maurice Chevalier, Ian Holm, Paul Walker, Barry White, George Jones, Jesse Owens, Freddie Jones, Bill McKinney, Desmond Llewelyn, Neil Peart, Dickie Moore, Leslie Cheung, Edward Binns, Billy Gilbert, Ben Blue, H.L. Mencken, and Stanislaw Lem. William Boyd died 48 years ago in 1972 at age 77. Frank Nelson died 34 years ago in 1986 at age 75. Anthony Perkins died 28 years ago in 1992 at age 60. Raymond Burr died 27 years ago in 1993 at age 76. Johnny Cash died seventeen years ago in 2003 at age 71. David Foster Wallace died twelve years ago in 2008 at age 46. Claude Chabrol died ten years ago in 2010 at age 80.
Today Brian De Palma is 80, Amy Madigan is 70, John Curran is 60, and Taraji P. Henson is 50. Today is also the birthday of Virginia Madsen, John Hawkes, Harry Connick Jr., Moby, Ludacris, Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Daily, Kristy McNichol, Tom Dreesen, Lola Falana, Roxann Dawson, Earl Holliman, Tony Gilroy, Bertrand Bonello, Bashar al-Assad, and the late Herbert Lom, Ian Abercrombie, O. Henry, and Robert Day. Lorne Greene died 33 years ago in 1987 at age 72. Jessica Tandy died 26 years ago in 1994 at age 85. Kim Hunter died eighteen years ago in 2002 at age 79. John Ritter died seventeen years ago in 2003 at age 54. Kevin McCarthy and Harold Gould died ten years ago in 2010. McCarthy was 96. Gould was 86. Andy Whitfield died nine years ago in 2011 at age 39.
Today Colin Firth is 60. Today is also the birthday of Ryan Phillippe, Amy Irving, Philip Baker Hall, Guy Ritchie, Kate Burton, Chris Columbus, Kyle Bornheimer, Misty Copeland, Bill O’Reilly, and the late Edmond O’Brien, Robert Wise, Dennis Burkley, Karl Lagerfeld, Bessie Love, and Aleksandr Dovzhenko. Dalton Trumbo died 44 years ago in 1976 at age 70. Yves Montand died 29 years ago in 1991 at age 70. Jane Wyman did thirteen years ago in 2007 at age 90. Cliff Robertson died nine years ago in 2011, one day after his birthday, at age 88. Richard Kiel died six years ago in 2014 at age 74.
Today Topol is 85, Hugh Grant is 60, and Michelle Williams is 40. Today is also the birthday of Adam Sandler, Eric Stonestreet, Zoe Kazan, Jeffrey Combs, Michael Bublé, Henry Thomas, Tom Wopat, Julia Sawalha, Goran Visnjic, Charles Esten, and the late Cliff Robertson, Sylvia Miles, Neil Hamilton, Otis Redding, Harland Sanders, and Arthur Freed. John McGiver died 45 years ago in 1975 at age 61. Burgess Meredith died 23 years ago in 1997 at age 89.
Today Aimee Mann is 60. Today is also the birthday of Bernie Sanders, Martin Freeman, David Arquette, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Pink, Brian Huskey, Larenz Tate, Thomas Kretschmann, Julien Richings, Gaten Matarazzo, Wiz Khalifa, and the late Peter Sellers, Sid Caesar, Patsy Cline, Alexander Mackendrick, Hillary Brooke, Frank Cady, and David R. Ellis. Dorothy Dandridge died 55 years ago in 1965 at age 42. Zero Mostel died 43 years ago in 1977 at age 62. Leni Riefenstahl died seventeen years ago in 2003 at age 101.
Today Sonny Rollins is 90, Dario Argento is 80, and Julie Kavner is 70. Today is also the birthday of Evan Rachel Wood, Leslie Jones, Toby Jones, Chrissie Hynde, Gloria Gaynor, Susan Blakely, Shannon Elizabeth, Michael Emerson, Corbin Bernsen, Angie Everhart, W. Earl Brown, Diane Warren, James Schamus, Doug Bradley, and the late Buddy Holly, Peter Lawford, Elia Kazan, Anthony Quayle, Elizabeth I of England, Don Messick, and Eazy-E. Maria Montez died 69 years ago in 1951 at age 39. Katrin Cartlidge died eighteen years ago in 2002 at age 41. Mac Miller died two years ago in 2018 at age 26.