Today Toni Basil is 75, and Joan Jett is 60. Today is also the birthday of Nick Cave, Anna Karina, Tatiana Maslany, Tom Felton, Mireille Enos, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Le Mat, Ruth Jones, Art Metrano, Benoît Poelvoorde, Scott Baio, and the late Erich von Stroheim, Paul Muni, John Houseman, Martha Scott, Richard Marquand, Arthur Lowe, and Allan Lane. Marion Davies died 57 years ago in 1961 at age 64. Dan Rowan died 31 years ago in 1987 at age 65. Irving Berlin died 29 years ago in 1989 at age 101. Dorothy Lamour died 22 years ago in 1996 at age 81. George C. Scott died 19 years ago in 1999 at age 71. Marcel Marceau died eleven years ago in 2007 at age 84. Eddie Fisher died eight years ago in 2010 at age 82.
Today Jerry Bruckheimer is 75, and Ricki Lake is 50. Today is also the birthday of Bill Murray, Stephen King, Luke Wilson, Cheryl Hines, Ethan Coen, David Wenham, Rob Morrow, François Cluzet, Maggie Grace, Otis Day, Faith Hill, Ann Elder, Nick Castle, Joseph Mazzello, Nancy Travis, Alfonso Ribeiro, Fannie Flagg, Liam Gallagher, Martha Kauffman, Nicole Richie, and the late Leonard Cohen, Henry Gibson, Larry Hagman, Chuck Jones, and H.G. Wells. Walter Brennan died 34 years ago in 1974 at age 80. Alice Ghostley died eleven years ago in 2007 at age 84.
Today George R.R. Martin is 70, Van Jones and Chad Stahelski are 50, and Charlie Weber is 40. Today is also the birthday of Sophia Loren, Jon Bernthal, Maggie Cheung, Asia Argento, Gary Cole, David Haig, Kristen Johnston, Aldis Hodge, Robert LaSardo, Sabine Azéma, Ryan Fleck, and the late Anne Meara, Kenneth More, Fernando Rey, Victor Sjöström, Jay Ward, Upton Sinclair, William Finley, Slappy White, Vittorio Taviani, and Norman Z. McLeod. Glenn Strange died 45 years ago in 1973 at age 74. Roy Kinnear died thirty years ago in 1988 at age 54. Polly Bergen and Eric Lynch aka Eric the Actor aka Eric the Midget died four years ago in 2014. Bergan was 84. Lynch was 39. Curtis Hanson died two years ago in 2016 at age 71.
Today James Lipton is 92, Rosemary Harris is 91, David McCallum is 85, and Jeremy Irons is 70. Today is also the birthday of Jimmy Fallon, Paul Williams, Cheri Oteri, Twiggy, Danielle Panabaker, Sanaa Lathan, Alison Sweeney, Kim Richards, David Bamber, Victor Williams, Randolph Mantooth, Sally Potter, Jean-Claude Carrière, Soledad O’Brien, Mario Batali, and the late Adam West, Cass Elliot, Frances Farmer, Ben Turpin, William Hickey, Ray Danton, and Jóhann Jóhannsson. Rex Ingram died 49 years ago in 1969 at age 73. Bernie Casey and Jake LaMotta died one year ago in 2017. Casey was 78. LaMotta was 95.
Today Robert Blake is 85, and Billy Eichner is 40. Today is also the birthday of James Marsden, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jason Sudeikis, Fred Willard, Frankie Avalon, Aisha Tyler, Alison Lohman, Xzibit, Lance Armstrong, Anna Levine, Beth Grant, Christopher Heyerdahl, Anna Deavere Smith, Gailard Sartain, Mark Romanek, David Mirkin, Ben Carson, and the late Greta Garbo, James Gandolfini, Jack Warden, Samuel Johnson, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, June Foray, Grayson Hall, Rossano Brazzi, and Jack Cardiff. Frank Morgan died 69 years ago in 1949 at age 59. Franchot Tone died fifty years ago in 1968 at age 63. Russ Meyer died fourteen years ago in 2004 at age 82.
Today Pat Crowley is 85. Today is also the birthday of Kyle Chandler, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Baz Luhrmann, Bryan Singer, Paul Feig, Neill Blomkamp, Bobby Lee, Rita Rudner, Matthew Settle, Bruce Spencer, Sam Esmail, Kevin Clash, Nate Berkus, Mark Osborne, Narendra Modi, 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 34 years ago in 1984 at age 70. Grady Sutton died 23 years ago in 1995 at age 89. Red Skelton died 21 years ago in 1997 at age 84.
Today Janis Paige is 96, Morgan Woodward is 93, Jennifer Tilly is 60, and Marc Anthony is 50. Today is also the birthday of Amy Poehler, Mickey Rourke, Molly Shannon, Ed Begley Jr., George Chakiris, Nick Jonas, David Copperfield, Bingbing Fan, Danny John-Jules, Alexis Bledel, Max Minghella, Madeline Zima, Jayne Brook, Kurt Fuller, Linda Henning, Jim McBride, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Roger Ross Williams, and the late Lauren Bacall, Peter Falk, B.B. King, Anne Francis, Tommy Bond, Allen Funt, and Guy Hamilton. Mary Travers died nine years ago in 2009 at age 72.