Today Erin Brockovich and Adam Schiff are 60. Today is also the birthday of Meryl Streep, Kris Kristofferson, Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Campbell, Emmanuelle Seigner, Stephen Chow, Amy Brenneman, Elizabeth Warren, Michael Lerner, Prunella Scales, Donald Faison, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Joe Dempsie, Lindsay Wagner, Graham Greene, Portia Doubleday, Carson Daly, Douglas Smith, Alicia Goranson, Tim Russ, Uwe Boll, David L. Lander, Joie Lee, Dan Brown, Wayne Federman, Dianne Feinstein, Adam Schiff, Wolfgang Becker, and the late Billy Wilder, Abbas Kiarostami, Freddie Prinze, John Dillinger, Michael Todd, Ralph Waite, Amrish Puri, Erich Maria Remarque, and Octavia Butler. David O. Selznick died 55 years ago in 1965 at age 63. Judy Garland died 51 years ago in 1969 at age 47. Joseph Losey died 36 years ago in 1984 at age 75. Fred Astaire died 33 years ago in 1987 at age 88. George Carlin died twelve years ago in 2008 at age 71.
Today Mariette Hartley is 80. Today is also the birthday of Chris Pratt, Juliette Lewis, Bernie Kopell, David Morrissey, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Lana Wachowski, Benjamin Walker, Carrie Preston, Ron Ely, Josh Pais, Maggie Siff, Lana Del Rey, Michael Bowen, Joe Flaherty, Ian McEwan, Edward Snowden, Jim Breuer, Prince William, Jussie Smollett, Gretchen Carlson, and the late Judy Holliday, Jane Russell, Maureen Stapleton, Tony Scott, Robert Pastorelli, Eric Douglas, Conrad L. Hall, and Benazir Bhutto. Carroll O’Connor and John Lee Hooker died nineteen years ago in 2001. O’Connor was 76. Hooker was 83.
Today is the birthday of Nicole Kidman, Brian Wilson, John Goodman, Olympia Dukakis, Lionel Richie, Robert Rodriguez, Josh Lucas, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dreama Walker, James Tolkan, Candy Clark, Bonnie Bartlett, Stephen Frears, Tress MacNeille, Robert B. Weide, and the late Errol Flynn, Martin Landau, John Mahoney, Danny Aiello, Ulrich Mühe, Chet Atkins, Audie Murphy, and Terence Young. Estelle Winwood died 36 years ago in 1984 at age 101. Ryan Dunn died nine years ago in 2011 at age 34.
Today Gena Rowlands is 90, and Derren Nesbitt is 85. Today is also the birthday of Kathleen Turner, Paul Dano, Zoe Saldana, Salman Rushdie, Jean Dujardin, Phylicia Rashad, Hugh Dancy, Atticus Shaffer, Marisa Pavan, Robin Tunney, Mia Sara, Ryan Hurst, Aidan Turner, Samuel West, Ken Davitian, Paula Abdul, Macklemore, Boris Johnson, Laura Ingraham, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the late Moe Howard, Charles Coburn, Nick Drake, Nancy Marchand, Mildred Natwick, May Whitty, Pier Angeli, Louis Jourdan, Pat Buttram, Harry Lauter, Kim Walker, Pauline Kael, and Lou Gehrig. Ed Wynn died 64 years ago in 1966 at age 79. Jean Arthur died 29 years ago in 1991 at age 90. James Gandolfini died seven years ago in 2013 at age 51. Anton Yelchin died four years ago in 2016 at age 27.
Today Barbara Broccoli is 60. Today is also the birthday of Paul McCartney, Isabella Rossellini, Carol Kane, Blake Shelton, Richard Madden, Kim Dickens, Alana De La Garza, Ivonne Coll, Ralph Brown, Max Records, Steve Miner, Rick Famuyiwa, and the late Roger Ebert, Keye Luke, E.G. Marshall, Maggie McNamara, Mae Busch, and Jeanette MacDonald. Ethel Barrymore died 61 years ago in 1959 at age 79. Pedro Armendáriz died 57 years ago in 1963 at age 51. Terence Fisher died forty years ago in 1980 at age 76. Nancy Marchand died twenty years ago in 2000 at age 71.
Today Sonny Fox is 95, Thomas Haden Church is 60, Will Forte and Michael Showalter are 50, and Venus Williams is 40. Today is also the birthday of Greg Kinnear, Kendrick Lamar, Barry Manilow, Ken Loach, Bobby Farrelly, Denis Lavant, Scott Adkins, John Gallagher Jr., Joshua Leonard, Jason Patric, Peter Lupus, Arthur Darvill, William Lucking, Joe Piscopo, Jodie Whittaker, Jon Gries, Jennifer Irwin, Louis Leterrier, Phyllida Lloyd, Newt Gingrich, and the late Ralph Bellamy, Lucio Fulci, Russell Simpson, James Shigeta, Setsuko Hara, who would be 100, Grant Mitchell, and M.C. Escher. Cyd Charisse died twelve years ago in 2008 at age 86.
Today Clifton Collins Jr. is 50, and Sibel Kekilli is 40. Today is also the birthday of Laurie Metcalf, John Cho, Eileen Atkins, Daniel Brühl, Bill Cobbs, Joyce Carol Oates, Abby Elliott, Frederick Koehler, Joan Van Ark, Ian Buchanan, Scott Alexander, and the late Stan Laurel, Jack Albertson, 2PAC (Tupac Shakur), Ilona Massey, and Vilmos Zsigmond. George Reeves died 61 years ago in 1959 at age 45. Nicholas Ray died 41 years ago in 1979 at age 67. John G. Avildsen died three years ago in 2017 at age 81.
Today Leah Remini is 50. Today is also the birthday of Helen Hunt, Neil Patrick Harris, Ice Cube, Jim Belushi, Courtney Cox, Julie Hagerty, Ray Santiago, Laurent Cantet, and the late Jim Varney, Waylon Jennings, Harry Nilsson, Harry Langdon, Herschell Gordon Lewis, and Erland Josephson. Ella Fitzgerald died 24 years ago in 1996 at age 79. Hume Cronyn died seventeen years ago in 2003 at age 91. Stan Winston died twelve years ago in 2008 at age 62. Casey Kasem died six years ago in 2014 at age 82. Franco Zeffirelli died one year in 2019 at age 96.
Today is the birthday of Donald Trump, Boy George, Louis Garrel, Marla Gibbs, Lucy Hale, Will Patton, Diablo Cody, Joe Grifasi, Alan Carr, Jay Roach, Aleksandr Sokurov, and the late Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, Gene Barry, Burl Ives, Dorothy McGuire, Kay Sutton, Jerzy Kosinski, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Alan Reed died 43 years ago in 1977 at age 69. Henry Mancini died 26 years ago in 1994 at age 70. Richard Jaeckel died 23 years ago in 1997 at age 70. Ann Morgan Guilbert died four years ago in 2016 at age 87.
Today Aaron Taylor-Johnson is 30. Today is also the birthday of Malcolm McDowell, Stellan Skarsgård, Chris Evans, Tim Allen, Ally Sheedy, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kat Dennigs, Simon Callow, Richard Thomas, Steve-O, Greg Daniels, and the late Paul Lynde, Basil Rathbone, Ben Johnson, Mary Wickes, W.B. Yeats, and Tay Garnett. Geraldine Page died 33 years ago in 1987 at age 62.