Today Rain Pryor is 50, and Jayma Mays is 40. Today is also the birthday of Will Ferrell, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates, Tony Kushner, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Chris Pontius, Daryl Mitchell, Scott Derrickson, and the late Ginger Rogers, Barbara Stanwyck, Percy Kilbride, Jerry Doyle, Vincent Sherman, Larry Semon, Orville Redenbacher, and Ida B. Wells. George A. Romero died two years ago in 2017 at age 77.
Today Patrick Wayne is 80, and Travis Fimmel and Laura Benanti are 40. Today is also the birthday of Linda Ronstadt, Forest Whitaker, D.A. Pennebaker, Diane Kruger, Brigitte Nielsen, Eddie Griffin, Jesse Ventura, Terry O’Quinn, Scott Foley, Celia Imrie, Brian Austin Green, Joe Turkel, Adam Savage, Greg Sestero, Jim Rash, Tony Hendra, Arianna Huffington, Gabriel Iglesias, Beth Stern, and the late Larry Cohen, Rembrandt, Ian Curtis, Alex Karras, William Dieterle, and Bill Gunn, who would be 90. Anton Chekhov died 115 years ago in 1904 at age 44. Dana Hill died 23 years ago in 1996 at age 32. Gianni Versace died 22 years ago in 1997 at age 50. Celeste Holm died seven years ago in 2012 at age 95. Martin Landau died two years ago in 2017 at age 89.
Today Sid Haig is 80. Today is also the birthday of Jane Lynch, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Fox, Nancy Olson, David Mitchell, Kyle Gass, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Stan Shaw, Vincent Pastore, Joel Silver, Scott Rudin, Conor McGregor, Franklin Graham, and the late Ingmar Bergman, Harry Dean Stanton, Woody Guthrie, Polly Bergen, Terry-Thomas, William Hanna, Dale Robertson, Donald Meek, Laurie Mitchell, George Tobias, Gerald Ford, and Gustav Klimt.
Today Ken Jeong is 50. Today is also the birthday of Harrison Ford, Patrick Stewart, Robert Forster, Cheech Marin, Cameron Crowe, Tom Kenny, Aya Cash, Colton Haynes, Daphne Reid, Catherine Breillat, Gil Birmingham, Sharon Horgan, Michael Jace, Kenny Johnson, Didi Conn, Michael Mando, Jacques Perrin, Robert Gant, Kari Wahlgren, Steven R. McQueen, and the late Bob Crane, Sidney Blackmer, James Anderson, and René Laloux. Red Buttons died thirteen years ago in 2006 at age 87. Cory Monteith died six years ago in 2013 at age 31.
Today Denise Nicholas is 75. Today is also the birthday of Bill Cosby, Topher Grace, Michelle Rodriguez, Richard Simmons, Malala Yousafzai, Cheryl Ladd, Cheyenne Jackson, Monte Hellman, Brian Grazer, Phil Lord, Anna Friel, Steve Howey, Natalie Martinez, Byung-Hun Lee, Tamsin Greig, Erik Per Sullivan, Jamey Sheridan, Mel Harris, Edwin Neal, and the late Milton Berle, Tod Browning, Joe DeRita, Jay Thomas, Beah Richards, Charlie Murphy, who would be 60, Louis B. Meyer, Jean Hersholt, George Eastman, Henry David Thoreau, Pablo Neruda, and Donald E. Westlake. Lon Chaney Jr. died 46 years ago in 1973 at age 67.
Today Giorgio Armani is 85, and Richie Sambora is 60. Today is also the birthday of Stephen Lang, Bruce McGill, Lil’ Kim, Tom Holland, Sela Ward, Michael Rosenbaum, Rachael Taylor, Justin Chambers, Mindy Sterling, Greg Grunberg, Jafar Panahi, Greg Mottola, and the late Yul Brynner, Tab Hunter, John Quincy Adams, David Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Brett Somers, and E.B. White. Robert Ryan died 46 years ago in 1973 at age 63. Laurence Olivier died thirty years ago in 1989 at age 82.
Today Mavis Staples is 80. Today is also the birthday of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sofia Vergara, Adrian Grenier, Arlo Guthrie, Fiona Shaw, Robert Pine, Ivan Passer, Peter Serafinowicz, Golshifteh Farahani, Jessica Simpson, Wyatt Russell, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Sue Lyon, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alice Munro, Annie Mumolo, Marco Rodríguez, Joel Potrykus, and the late Fred Gwynne, Marcel Proust, Nikola Tesla, Jake LaMotta, Ron Glass, David Brinkley, Tura Satana, Nick Adams, John Gilbert, and Jerry Nelson. Mel Blanc died thirty years ago in 1989 at age 81. Omar Sharif died four years ago in 2015 at age 83.