Today Roberta Shore is 75, and Jennifer Lynch is 50. Today is also the birthday of Francis Ford Coppola, Russell Crowe, Jackie Chan, Eric Wareheim, Kevin Alejandro, Clarke Peters, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Heather Burns, Patricia Belcher, Matt Servitto, Ted Kotcheff, Michael Almereyda, Sandy Powell, and the late Billie Holiday, James Garner, Alan J. Pakula, David Frost, Andrew Sachs, Wayne Rogers, Ian Richardson, William Wordsworth, R.G. Armstrong, Anthony Caruso, Stanley Adams, Stan Winston, Ravi Shankar, and Walter Winchell (no relation that I know of). Walter Huston died 68 years ago in 1950 at age 67. Beatrice Straight died 17 years ago in 2001 at age 86. Barry Nelson died eleven years ago in 2007 at age 89. Mike Wallace died six years ago in 2012 at age 93.
Today Philippe Garrel is 70. Today is also the birthday of Paul Rudd, Zach Braff, Billy Dee Williams, John Ratzenberger, Barry Levinson, Michael Rooker, Marilu Henner, Candace Cameron Bure, Jason Hervey, Sofia Boutella, Eliza Coupe, Teddy Sears, Charlie McDermott, and the late Merle Haggard (who died on his birthday two year ago in 2016 at age 79), Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Joi Lansing, Ivan Dixon, and Phil Leeds. Isaac Asimov died 26 year ago in 1992 at age 72. Greer Garson died 22 years ago in 1996 at age 91. Tammy Wynette died twenty years ago in 1998 at age 55. Mickey Rooney died four years ago in 2014 at age 93. Don Rickles died one year ago in 2017 at age 90.
Today Max Gail is 75, and Stewart Lee is 50. Today is also the birthday of Roger Corman, Hayley Atwell, Lily James, Pharrell Williams, Krista Allen, Michael Moriarty, Jane Asher, Mitch Pileggi, Peter Greenaway, Andrea Arnold, Colin Powell, and the late Spencer Tracy, Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Melvyn Douglas, Walter Huston, Frank Gorshin, Nigel Hawthorne, John Le Mesurier, Christopher Hewett, Michael V. Gazzo, Grady Sutton, Robert Bloch, and Albert R. Broccoli. Howard Hughes died 42 years ago in 1976 at age 70. Kurt Cobain died 24 years ago in 1994 at age 27. Allen Ginsberg died 21 years ago in 1997 at age 70. Charlton Heston died ten years ago in 2008 at age 84.
Today Gene Reynolds is 95, and Estelle Harris is 90. Today is also the birthday of Robert Downey Jr, David Cross, Barry Pepper, Hugo Weaving, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Gadon, Natasha Lyonne, Clive Davis, Graham Norton, David Blaine, David E. Kelley, Christine Lahti, Nancy McKeon, Aki Kaurismäki, Lorraine Toussaint, Jill Scott, Rachel Korine, Jamie Lynn Spears, and the late Heath Ledger, Anthony Perkins, Andrei Tarkovsky, Éric Rohmer, Muddy Waters, Maya Angelou, Kenneth Mars, Elmer Bernstein, Marguerite Duras, Peter Vaughan, Elizabeth Wilson, Bea Benaderet, and David White. Jason Robards Sr. died 65 years ago in 1963 at age 70. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated 50 years ago. He was 39. Gloria Swanson died 35 years ago in 1983 at age 84. Roger Ebert died five years ago at age 70.
Today Doris Day is 96, Alec Baldwin is 60, and Matthew Goode is 40. Today is also the birthday of Eddie Murphy, David Hyde Pierce, Marsha Mason, Ben Mendelsohn, Cobie Smulders, Adam Scott, Amanda Bynes, Jane Goodall, Tony Orlando, Wayne Newton, Rachel Bloom, Jamie Bamber, Catherine McCormack, Eric Braeden, Marisa Paredes, Josh Safdie, Cristi Puiu, Lamberto Bava, Alice Lowe, Pat Proft, and the late Marlon Brando, Leslie Howard, Dooley Wilson, Washington Irving, Jan Sterling, Richard Manuel, Iron Eyes Cody, Ray Combs, Mary Anderson (who would be 100), Harry Earles, and Allan Dwan. Conrad Veidt died 75 years ago in 1943 at age 50. Warren Oates died 36 years ago in 1982 at age 53.
Today Gloria Henry is 95, and Jesse Plemons is 30. Today is also the birthday of Michael Fassbender, Christopher Meloni, Emmylou Harris, Linda Hunt, Adam Rodriguez, Dr. Demento (Barret Eugene Hansen), Pedro Pascal, Clark Gregg, Pamela Reed, Allan Corduner, Donald Petrie, Marc Caro, David Frankel, and the late Alec Guinness, Marvin Gaye, Buddy Ebsen, Jack Webb, Hans Christian Andersen, Émile Zola, Giacomo Casanova, Charlemagne, Leon Russell, Dabbs Greer, Debralee Scott, Ron Palillo, and Rodney King.. Jean Epstein died 65 years ago in 1953 at age 56. Buddy Rich died 31 years ago in 1987 at age 69. Jesús Franco died five years ago in 2013 at age 82.
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.