Today is the birthday of Jane Powell, David Oyelowo, Asa Butterfield, Method Man, Rachel Maddow, Mackenzie Davis, Taran Killam, Jane Adams, Ali MacGraw, Bijou Phillips, Barry Sonnenfeld, Tomas Alfredson, Albert and Allen Hughes, Chang-dong Lee, Annette O’Toole, Rob Bottin, Susan Boyle, Richard Christy, and the late Debbie Reynolds, Toshirô Mifune, Lon Chaney, Wallace Beery, Otto von Bismarck, Grace Lee Whitney, Gordon Jump, and Harry Lewis. Noah Beery died 72 years ago in 1946 at age 64 on the birthday his brother, Wallace Beery. Marvin Gaye was murdered 34 years ago in 1984 at age 44, one day before his birthday. Leslie Cheung committed suicide 15 years ago in 2003 at age 46.
Today Christopher Walken and Roy Andersson are 75, Rhea Perlman and Al Gore are 70, Tony Cox is 60, and Daniel Mays is 40. Today is also the birthday of Ewan McGregor, Richard Chamberlain, Deborah Kara Unger, Shirley Jones, Gabe Kaplan, William Daniels, Marc McClure, Volker Schlöndroff, Alejandro Amenábar, Kate Micucci, Jack Antonoff, Paul Mercurio, Angus Young, Barney Frank, and the late René Descartes, Nagisa Ôshima, Richard Kiley, Patrick Magee, Cesar Chavez, Eddie Quillan, Robert Stevenson, Dermot Morgan, Henry Morgan, and Ted Post, who would be 100. Brandon Lee died 25 years ago in 1993 at age 28.
Today Maurice LaMarche is 60, and Céline Dion is 50. Today is also the birthday of Warren Beatty, Eric Clapton, John Astin, Paul Reiser, Robbie Coltrane, Kenneth Welsh, Peter Marshall, Katy Mixon, Ian Ziering, Juliet Landau, M.C. Hammer, Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, Michael Lehmann, Mark Consuelos, Bill Corbett, Piers Morgan, and the late Vincent van Gogh, Francisco Goya, Herbert Anderson, Richard Dysart, Anna Q. Nilsson, Anna Sewell, Sydney Chaplin, Jean-Claude Brialy, Shirley Stoler, and Ray McAnally. James Cagney died 32 years ago in 1986 at age 86. Michael Jeter died 15 years ago in 2003 at age 50.
Today Eric Idle and Vangelis are 75, Bud Cort is 70, Victor Salva is 60, and Lucy Lawless is 50. Today is also the birthday of Brendan Gleeson, Amy Sedaris, Marina Sirtis, Michael Winterbottom, Michel Hazanavicius, Annabella Sciorra, Christopher Lambert, Scott Wilson, Godfrey Reggio, and the late Pearl Bailey and Sam Walton, who would both be 100, Arthur O’Connell, Jackie Vernon, Dennis O’Keefe, Warner Baxter, Bobby ‘Wheezer’ Hutchins, Onslow Stevens, John McLaughlin, and John Tyler. Harry Ritz from the Ritz Brothers died 31 years ago in 1986 at age 78. Paul Henreid died 26 years ago in 1992 at age 84. Mitch Hedberg died 13 years ago in 2005 at age 37. Patty Duke died two years ago in 2016 at age 69.
Today James Bidgood is 85, Richard Eyre and Conchata Ferrell are 75, and Dianne Wiest is 70. Today is also the birthday of Lady Gaga, Reba McEntire, Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost, Julia Stiles, Brett Ratner, Richard Kelly, Mike Newell, John Bluthal, Michael Parkinson, Alexandra Billings, Mya Taylor, Albert S. Ruddy, and the late Ken Howard, Dirk Bogarde, Freddie Bartholomew, and Flora Robson.