Today Sid Krofft is 89, Edd Byrnes is 85, Michael Bell is 80, Jean Reno and Carel Struycken are 70, Richard Burgi and Kate Bush are 60, and Terry Crews and Sofie Gråbøl are 50. Today is also the birthday of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hilary Swank, Lisa Kudrow, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Nolan, Peter Bogdanovich, Richard Linklater, Vivica A. Fox, Gina Rodriguez, Simon Baker, Buddy Guy, Martin Starr, Jaime Pressly, Christine Taylor, Kerry Fox, Frances de la Tour, Phil Davis, Barbara Kopple, Yvonne Strahovski, Javier Botet, William Atherton, Paul Anka, Alton Brown, Tom Green, Joey King, Delta Burke, Derek Waters, Ken Olin, Frank Stallone, Erwin Leder, Ted Sarandos, and the late Henry Ford, Richard Johnson, John P. Ryan, Dick Wilson, Emily Brontë, who was born 200 years ago, and John Cason, who was born 100 years ago. Claudette Colbert died 22 years ago in 1996 at age 92. Directors Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni both died eleven years ago in 2007. Bergman was 89. Antonioni was 94. Gloria DeHaven died two years ago in 2016 at age 91.
Today Robert Fuller is 85. Today is also the birthday of Stephen Dorff, David Warner, Tim Gunn, Wil Wheaton, Timothy Omundson, Leslie Easterbrook, Ken Burns, Tony Sirico, Josh Radnor, Allison Mack, Ato Essandoh, Mike Starr, Bill Forsyth, Mike Hodges, and the late William Powell, Maria Ouspenskaya, Chris Marker, Clara Bow, Lloyd Bochner, Thelma Todd, Irwin Corey, Peter Jennings, Charles Hallahan, Budd Boetticher, Elizabeth Short (the Black Dahlia), William Cameron Menzies, and Benito Mussolini. “Mama” Cass Elliot died 44 years ago in 1974 at age 32. Luis Buñuel, Raymond Massey, and David Niven all died 35 years ago in 1983. Buñuel was 83, Massey was 86, and Niven was 73.
Today Georgia Engel is 70, and Michael Hitchcock is 60. Today is also the birthday of Peter Cullen, Elizabeth Berkley, Sally Struthers, Lori Loughlin, Darryl Hickman, Dustin Milligan, Frances Lee McCain, Dey Young, Linda Kelsey, Carlos Jacott, Dick Ebersol, Francis Veber, and the late Jacqueline Kennedy, Joe E. Brown, Rudy Vallee, Richard Wright, Beatrix Potter, Alexis Arquette, Ann Doran, and Hugo Chávez. Marie Dressler died 84 years ago in 1934 at age 65. Eileen Brennan died five years ago in 2013 at age 80.
Today Norman Lear is 96, Will Jordan is 91, and Cliff Curtis and Maria Grazia Cucinotta are 50. Today is also the birthday of Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Maya Rudolph, Taylor Schilling, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Donnie Yen, Betty Thomas, Rade Serbedzija, Bill Engvall, Roger Guenveur Smith, Bryan Fuller, Carol Leifer, Takashi Shimizu, Triple H (Paul Levesque), and the late Keenan Wynn, Jerry Van Dyke, Donald Crisp, Maury Chaykin, who died on his birthday in 2010 at age 61, Lupita Tovar, and Charles Vidor. Gertrude Stein died 72 years ago in 1946 at age 72. William Wyler died 37 years ago in 1981 at age 79. James Mason died 34 years ago in 1984 at age 75. Bob Hope died fifteen years ago in 2003 at age 100. R.G. Armstrong died six years ago in 2012 at age 95. Sam Shepard died one year ago in 2017 at age 73.
Today Mick Jagger and Peter Hyams are 75, and Olivia Williams is 50. Today is also the birthday of Helen Mirren, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey, Jason Statham, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Roger Taylor, Darlene Love, Linda Harrison, Juliet Rylance, Susan George, Dito Montiel, Danny Woodburn, Andy Goldsworthy, and the late Stanley Kubrick, Jason Robards, Gracie Allen, Blake Edwards, Vivian Vance, Aldous Huxley, George Bernard Shaw, Carl Jung, James Best, Marjorie Lord, who would be 100, Suzanna Leigh, and Joe Jackson. Ed Gein died 34 years ago in 1984 at age 77. June Foray died one year ago in 2017 at age 99.
Today is the birthday of Matt LeBlanc, Illeana Douglas, Iman, Barbara Harris, David Denman, Jay F. Ferguson, D.B. Woodside, Darren Star, Ana Lily Amirpour, and the late Walter Brennan, Estelle Getty, Brad Renfro, Jack Gilford, Woody Strode, Janet Margolin, Emmett Till, August Schellenberg, Jerry Paris, Harold Peary, Lila Lee, and Raoul Ruiz. Vincente Minnelli died 32 years ago in 1986 at age 83. John Schlesinger died fifteen years ago in 2003 at age 77.
Today Kristin Chenoweth and Laura Leighton are 50, and Bindi Irwin is 20. Today is also the birthday of Anna Paquin, Jennifer Lopez, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne, Lynda Carter, Michael Richards, Ruth Buzzi, Mara Wilson, Gus Van Sant, Chris Sarandon, Dan Hedaya, Doug Liman, Summer Glau, Laura Fraser, Patty Jenkins, Gallagher, Paul Ben-Victor, Robert Hays, Mark Goddard, Danny Dyer, and the late Peter Yates, Alexandre Dumas, Amelia Earhart, Robert Emhardt, Mabel Albertson, Chief Dan George, Zelda Fitzgerald, Ermanno Olmi, Delmer Daves, and Robert Graves. Constance Bennett died 53 years ago in 1965 at age 60. Peter Sellers died 38 years ago in 1980 at age 54. Alan Clarke died 28 years ago in 1990 at age 54. Sherman Hemsley died six years ago in 2012 at age 74.