Today is the birthday of Ellen Burstyn, Tom Waits, Jeffrey Wright, Noam Chomsky, Nicholas Hoult, Jack Huston, Jennifer Carpenter, Mark Duplass, Shiri Appleby, James Keach, Emily Browning, C. Thomas Howell, Mark Rolston, Caleb Landry Jones, Kristofer Hivju, Patrick Fabian, Kenneth Colley, Jeff Nichols, Clive Russell, Priscilla Barnes, Abdellatif Kechiche, Larry Bird, Aaron Carter, Chris Crocker, and the late Eli Wallach, Ted Knight, Louis Prima, Patrice O’Neal, Leigh Brackett, Hurd Hatfield, Fay Bainter, Rod Cameron, Johnny Duncan, and Gordon Parks Jr. Joan Bennett died 31 years ago in 1990 at age 80. Harry Morgan died ten years ago in 2011 at age 96.
Today Leon Russom is 80, and Craig Brewer is 50. Today is also the birthday of Judd Apatow, Steven Wright, Tom Hulce, JoBeth Williams, Ulrich Thomsen, Janine Turner, Nick Park, Alain Tanner, Shekhar Kapur, Andrew Cuomo, and the late Agnes Moorehead, Wally Cox, Bobby Van, Ira Gershwin, Dave Brubeck, Sergio Corbucci, and Richard Speck. Roy Orbison died 33 years ago in 1988 at age 52. Frances Bavier died 32 years ago in 1989 at age 86. Don Ameche died 28 years ago in 1993 at age 85. Werner Klemperer died 21 years ago in 2000 at age 80.
Today Morgan Brittany is 70, and Dolly Wells is 50. Today is also the birthday of Joan Didion, Margaret Cho, Frankie Muniz, Paula Patton, Lisa Marie, Jeroen Krabbé, Nick Stahl, Jessica Paré, Lynne Ramsay, Amy Acker, and the late Walt Disney, Little Richard, Fritz Lang, Otto Preminger, Emeric Pressburger, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Hayes, Alvy Moore, who would be 100, Nunnally Johnson, Wladyslaw Szpilman, Martin Van Buren, George Armstrong Custer, and Strom Thurmond. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died 230 years ago in 1791 at age 35. Robert Aldrich died 38 years ago in 1983 at age 65. Nelson Mandela died eight years ago in 2013 at age 95.
Today Cheng Pei Pei is 75, and Patricia Wettig and Mick Garris are 70. Today is also the birthday of Jeff Bridges, Marisa Tomei, Jay-Z, Fred Armisen, Tyra Banks, Tony Todd, Max Baer Jr., Gemma Jones, Wink Martindale, Pamela Stephenson, Corinne Marchand, Kevin Sussman, Álex de la Iglesia, Yôjirô Takita, ‘Melrose’ Larry Green, and the late Deanna Durbin, who would be 100, Ronnie Corbett, Dennis Wilson, Horst Buchholz, Victor French, Donnelly Rhodes, Gérard Philipe, Michael Bates, Mark Robson, Lloyd Bacon, Alex North, Cornell Woolrich, and Francisco Franco. Bert Lahr died 54 years ago in 1967 at age 72. Frank Zappa died 28 years ago in 1993 at age 52. David L. Lander died one year ago in 2020 at age 73.
Today Keegan Connor Tracy is 50. Today is also the birthday of Julianne Moore, Jean-Luc Godard, Ozzy Osbourne, Daryl Hannah, Brendan Fraser, Amanda Seyfried, Tiffany Haddish, Anna Chlumsky, Michael Angarano, Steven Culp, Steve Harris, Andrew Stanton, Adam Wingard, Jenna Dewan, Jonathan Cherry, Jake T. Austin, and the late Andy Williams, Joseph Conrad, Len Lesser, Don Calfa, Mel Smith, and Sven Nykvist. Maria Ouspenskaya died 72 years ago in 1949 at age 73. Madeline Kahn died 22 years ago in 1999 at age 57. David Hemmings died eighteen years ago in 2003 at age 62. Philip Bosco died three years ago in 2018 at age 88.
Today Britney Spears is 40. Today is also the birthday of Lucy Liu, Joe Lo Truglio, Dennis Christopher, Rena Sofer, Steven Bauer, Brendan Coyle, Connie Booth, Alfred Enoch, Dan Butler, Penelope Spheeris, Harry Reid, and the late Julie Harris, Maria Callas, Ray Walston, Leo Gordon, Jonathan Frid, Bill Irwin, Gianni Versace, Warren William, Robert F. Simon, and Vilgot Sjöman. Marty Feldman died 39 years ago in 1982 at age 48. Desi Arnaz died 35 years ago in 1986 at age 69. Robert Cummings died 31 years ago in 1990 at age 80. Joey Adams died 22 years ago in 1999 at age 88.
Today Jonathan Katz is 75, Treat Williams is 70, and Emily Mortimer is 50. Today is also the birthday of Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Sarah Silverman, Janelle Monáe, Riz Ahmed, Zoë Kravitz, Deep Roy, Nestor Carbonell, Sarah Snook, Nate Torrence, Larry Charles, David Hornsby, Akiva Schaffer, Andrew Adamson, Rick Scott, and the late Richard Pryor, Dick Shawn, Mary Martin, David Doyle, Paul Picerni, Matthew Shepard, and Pablo Escobar. James Baldwin died 34 years ago in 1987 at age 63. Paul Benedict died thirteen years ago in 2008 at age 70. Ken Berry died three years ago in 2018 at age 85.
Today Marina Abramovic 75. Today is also the birthday of Terrence Malick, Ridley Scott, David Mamet, Ben Stiller, Gael García Bernal, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Idol, Colin Mochrie, Richard Brake, Mia Goth, Kaley Cuoco, Elisha Cuthbert, Cherie Currie, Hiam Abbass, Marc Forster, Henry Selick, Chris Weitz, Emmanuel Lubezki, Steve Aoki, Robert Kirkman, Michael Hoffman, P.J. Hogan, Lenny Abrahamson, Judith Roberts, William Dear, Clay Aiken, Chrissy Teigen, and the late Mark Twain, Jonathan Swift, Winston Churchill, Dick Clark, Robert Guillaume, Billy Drago, Nelsan Ellis, Rex Reason, Allan Sherman, Shirley Chisholm, Jean Eustache, Gordon Parks, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Virginia Mayo, Abbie Hoffman, and G. Gordon Liddy. Oscar Wilde died 121 years ago in 1900 at age 46. Ernst Lubitsch died 74 years ago in 1947 at age 55. Zeppo Marx died 42 years ago in 1979 at age 78. Lionel Stander died 27 years ago in 1994 at age 86. Evel Knievel died fourteen years ago in 2007 at age 69. Paul Walker died eight years ago in 2013 at age 40. Jim Nabors died four years ago in 2017 at age 87. George H.W. Bush died three years ago in 2018 at age 94.
Today Tom Sizemore and Kim Delaney are 60. Today is also the birthday of Don Cheadle, Diane Ladd, Joel Coen, Anna Faris, Howie Mandel, Cathy Moriarty, Lucas Black, Jackie Hoffman, Gemma Chan, Jeff Fahey, Brian Baumgartner, Tom Wright, Jerry Lawler, Simon Amstell, Ehren McGhehey, and the late Chadwick Boseman, Garry Shandling, Busby Berkeley, C. S. Lewis, Louisa May Alcott, and Yakima Canutt. Godfrey Cambridge died 45 years ago in 1976 at age 43. Natalie Wood died forty years ago in 1981 at age 43. Cary Grant died 35 years ago in 1986 at age 82. Ralph Bellamy died thirty years ago in 1991 at age 87. George Harrison died twenty years ago in 2001 at age 58. Patrice O’Neal died ten years ago in 2011 at age 41.
Today Joe Dante is 75, and Alfonso Cuarón and Martin Clunes are 60. Today is also the birthday of Ed Harris, Jon Stewart, Randy Newman, Paul Shaffer, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Judd Nelson, Armando Iannucci, Karen Gillan, Berry Gordy, S. Epatha Merkerson, Ryan Kwanten, Colman Domingo, Angelica Ross, Agnieszka Holland, Stephnie Weir, Paul Dinello, Rose Abdoo, Pamela Hayden, and the late Gloria Grahame, James Karen, Hope Lange, Anna Nicole Smith, Michael Ritchie, Lilia Skala, Stefan Zweig, and Max Wagner. Rosalind Russell died 45 years ago in 1976 at age 69. Leslie Nielsen died eleven years ago in 2010 at age 84. Marjorie Lord died six years ago in 2015 at age 97.