Today Rex Reed is 80, and Avery Brooks is 70. Today is also the birthday of Sting, Lorraine Bracco, Kelly Ripa, Maribel Verdú, Lew Temple, Ian McNeice, Efren Ramirez, Annie Leibovitz, Terence Winter, Jeff Bennett, Tiffany, Claudio Fragasso, and the late Groucho Marx, Bud Abbott, George ‘Spanky’ McFarland, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Charles Drake, Moses Gunn, Graham Greene, Shirley Clarke, Robin Hardy, Nat Turner, and Johnnie Cochran. Rock Hudson died 33 years ago in 1985 at age 59. Harriet Nelson died 24 years ago in 1994 at age 85. Nipsey Russell died thirteen years ago in 2005 at age 87. Tom Petty died one year ago in 2017 at age 66.
Today Jimmy Carter is 94, Stella Stevens is 80, and Jean-Jacques Annaud is 75. Today is also the birthday of Julie Andrews, Brie Larson, Zach Galifianakis, Randy Quaid, Rupert Friend, Stephen Collins, Josh Brener, Leila Hatami, Marielle Heller, Theresa May, and the late Walter Matthau, Richard Harris, James Whitmore, Laurence Harvey, George Peppard, Tom Bosley, Everett Sloane, Ted Healy, Philippe Noiret, Stanley Holloway, and Ip Man. E.B. White died 33 years ago in 1985 at age 86. Tom Clancy died five years ago in 2013 at age 66.
Today is the birthday of Marion Cotillard, Monica Bellucci, Tony Hale, Angie Dickinson, Ezra Miller, Johnny Mathis, Fran Drescher, JENNA ELFMAN, Amy Landecker, Barry Williams, Eric Stoltz, Kieran Culkin, Nancy Ames, Victoria Tennant, Steve Stoliar, and the late Deborah Kerr, Truman Capote, Michael Powell, Elie Wiesel, Dan O’Bannon, Buddy Rich, Frankie Lymon, Jack Wild, and Lewis Milestone. James Dean died 63 years ago in 1955 at age 24. Edgar Bergen died forty years ago in 1978 at age 75. Simone Signoret died 33 years ago in 1985 at age 64.
Today Bryant Gumbel is 70. Today is also the birthday of Jerry Lee Lewis, Ian McShane, Andrew Dice Clay, Zachary Levi, Nicolas Winding Refn, Chrissy Metz, Mackenzie Crook, Robert Webb, Russell Peters, Roger Bart, Dale Dickey, Robert Benton, Silvio Berlusconi, and the late Michelangelo Antonioni, Madeline Kahn, Stanley Kramer, Greer Garson, Anita Ekberg, Gene Autry, Caravaggio, Trevor Howard, Steve Forrest, and Larry Linville. Charles Addams died thirty years ago in 1988 at age 76. Lois Maxwell died eleven years ago in 2007 at age 80. Tony Curtis and Greg Giraldo died eight years ago in 2010. Curtis was 85. Giraldo was 44.
Today Naomi Watts is 50, and Hana Mae Lee is 30. Today is also the birthday of Brigitte Bardot, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo, John Sayles, Hilary Duff, Jeffrey Jones, Sarah Wright, Bam Margera, Moon Unit Zappa, Keir Gilchrist, and the late Marcello Mastroianni, Peter Finch, Ed Sullivan, Christopher Evan Welch, Arnold Stang, who would be 100, J.T. Walsh, Sylvia Kristel, William Windom, and Harris Savides. Harpo Marx died 54 years ago in 1964 at age 75. Miles Davis died 27 years ago in 1991 at age 65.
Today Kathleen Nolan is 85, and Shaun Cassidy is 60. Today is also the birthday of Gwyneth Paltrow, Meat Loaf, Marc Maron, Wilford Brimley, Andy Lau, Carrie Brownstein, Anna Camp, Lola Kirke, Avril Lavigne, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Liz Torres, Scott Lawrence, Jean-Marc Barr, Thomas Mann, Indira Varma, Lil Wayne, and the late Arthur Penn, William Conrad, Will Sampson, Greg Morris, Jayne Meadows, and Miklós Jancsó. Clara Bow died 53 years ago in 1965 at age 60. Donald O’Connor died fifteen years ago in 2003 at age 78. Herbert Lom died six years ago in 2012 at age 95.
Today Jonathan Goldsmith is 80, Olivia Newton-John and Mary Beth Hurt are 70, and Jim Caviezel and Ben Shenkman are 50. Today is also the birthday of Linda Hamilton, Philip Bosco, Serena Williams, Sheri Moon Zombie, Christina Milian, Richard Herd, Melissa Sue Anderson, Kent McCord, Talulah Riley, Jill Soloway, David Slade, Jake Paltrow, Jillian Barberie, and the late George Gershwin, George Raft, Edmund Gwenn, T.S. Eliot, Joyce Jameson, Donna Douglas, Julie London, Patrick O’Neal, Jack LaLanne, John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), and Jerry Weintraub. Bessie Smith died 81 years ago in 1937 at age 43. Anna Magnani died 45 years ago in 1973 at age 65. Arthur Hunnicutt, one of my grandmother’s first cousins, and John Cromwell died 39 years ago in 1979. Hunnictt was 69. Cromwell was 92. Paul Newman died ten years ago in 2008 at age 83. Gloria Stuart died eight years ago in 2010 at age 100.