Today Janis Paige is 99, Jim McBride is 80, Amy Poehler is 50, and Bingbing Fan and Alexis Bledel are 40. Today is also the birthday of Mickey Rourke, Molly Shannon, Ed Begley Jr., George Chakiris, Jennifer Tilly, Nick Jonas, Marc Anthony, David Copperfield, Danny John-Jules, Max Minghella, Madeline Zima, Jayne Brook, Richard Marx, Kurt Fuller, Linda Henning, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 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 twelve years ago in 2009 at age 72. Edward Albee died five years ago in 2016 at age 88.
Today Tommy Lee Jones and Oliver Stone are 75, and Josh Charles is 50. Today is also the birthday of Tom Hardy, Rebecca Miller, Henry Silva, Jimmy Carr, Carmen Maura, Danny Nucci, Ron Shelton, Pawel Pawlikowski, Mike Reiss, Margaret Keane, Prince Harry, Lisa Vanderpump, Heidi Montag, and the late Jean Renoir, Jackie Cooper, Fay Wray, Nipsey Russell, Agatha Christie, Robert Benchley, Norm Crosby, Penny Singleton, Margaret Lockwood, Jacques Becker, William Howard Taft, Wendie Jo Sperber, and Shôhei Imamura. Richard Wright died thirteen years ago in 2008 at age 65. Frances Bay died ten years ago in 2011 at age 92. Harry Dean Stanton died four years ago in 2017 at age 91. Ric Ocasek died two years ago in 2019 at age 75.
Today Walter Koenig is 85. Today is also the birthday of Melissa Leo, Sam Neill, Andrew Lincoln, Joon-ho Bong, Robert Wisdom, Faith Ford, Robert Ben Garant, NAS, Callum Keith Rennie, Joey Heatherton, Howard Deutch, Christian Petzold, Corneliu Porumboiu, and the late Amy Winehouse, Nicol Williamson, Harve Presnell, Kay Medford, Clayton Moore, Jack Hawkins, and Robert Florey. Irving Thalberg died 85 years ago in 1936 at age 37. Grace Kelly died 39 years ago in 1982 at age 52. Janet Gaynor died 37 years ago in 1984 at age 77. Patrick Swayze and Henry Gibson died twelve years ago in 2009. Swayze was 57. Gibson was 73.
Today Barbara Bain is 90, Frank Marshall is 75, and Jean Smart is 70. Today is also the birthday of Jacqueline Bisset, Jeffrey Ross, Tyler Perry, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Fiona Apple, Don Bluth, Tavis Smiley, Colin Trevorrow, 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, Reta Shaw, Mae Questel, and Maurice Jarre. Tupac Shakur died 25 years ago in 1996 at age 25. Frank Vincent died four years ago in 2017 at age 80.
Today Joe Pantoliano is 70, and Jennifer Hudson is 40. Today is also the birthday of Louis C.K., Paul F. Tompkins, Ben McKenzie, Hans Zimmer, Amy Yasbeck, Emmy Rossum, Alfie Allen, Ben Folds, Robert John Burke, Peter Scolari, Will Chase, 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, who would be 100. William Boyd died 49 years ago in 1972 at age 77. Frank Nelson died 35 years ago in 1986 at age 75. Anthony Perkins died 29 years ago in 1992 at age 60. Raymond Burr died 28 years ago in 1993 at age 76. Tom Ewell died 27 years ago in 1994 at age 85. Johnny Cash died eighteen years ago in 2003 at age 71. David Foster Wallace died thirteen years ago in 2008 at age 46. Claude Chabrol died eleven years ago in 2010 at age 80.
Today Virginia Madsen and Elizabeth Daily are 60. Today is also the birthday of Brian De Palma, Taraji P. Henson, John Hawkes, Harry Connick Jr., Moby, Ludacris, Tyler Hoechlin, Amy Madigan, Kristy McNichol, Tom Dreesen, Lola Falana, Roxann Dawson, Earl Holliman, Tony Gilroy, Bertrand Bonello, John Curran, Bashar al-Assad, and the late Herbert Lom, Ian Abercrombie, O. Henry, and Robert Day. Lorne Greene died 34 years ago in 1987 at age 72. Jessica Tandy died 27 years ago in 1994 at age 85. Kim Hunter died nineteen years ago in 2002 at age 79. John Ritter died eighteen years ago in 2003 at age 54. Kevin McCarthy and Harold Gould died eleven years ago in 2010. McCarthy was 96. Gould was 86. Andy Whitfield died ten years ago in 2011 at age 39.
Today Philip Baker Hall is 90. Today is also the birthday of Colin Firth, Ryan Phillippe, Amy Irving, 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 45 years ago in 1976 at age 70. Yves Montand died thirty years ago in 1991 at age 70. Jane Wyman did fourteen years ago in 2007 at age 90. Cliff Robertson died ten years ago in 2011, one day after his birthday, at age 88. Richard Kiel died seven years ago in 2014 at age 74. Diana Rigg died one year ago in 2020 at age 82.
Today Tom Wopat is 70, and Eric Stonestreet and Henry Thomas are 50. Today is also the birthday of Michelle Williams, Adam Sandler, Hugh Grant, Zoe Kazan, Topol, Jeffrey Combs, Michael Bublé, 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 46 years ago in 1975 at age 61. Burgess Meredith died 24 years ago in 1997 at age 89.
Today Bernie Sanders is 80, Martin Freeman and David Arquette are 50, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas is 40. Today is also the birthday of Pink, Aimee Mann, 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 56 years ago in 1965 at age 42. Zero Mostel died 44 years ago in 1977 at age 62. Leni Riefenstahl died eighteen years ago in 2003 at age 101.
Today Chrissie Hynde is 70. Today is also the birthday of Dario Argento, Evan Rachel Wood, Leslie Jones, Toby Jones, Sonny Rollins, Gloria Gaynor, Susan Blakely, Shannon Elizabeth, Michael Emerson, Corbin Bernsen, Julie Kavner, 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 seventy years ago in 1951 at age 39. Katrin Cartlidge died nineteen years ago in 2002 at age 41. Mac Miller died three years ago in 2018 at age 26.