Today Ed Ames is 91, and Brian Dennehy is 80. Today is also the birthday of Tom Hanks, Jack White, Jimmy Smits, Chris Cooper, Courtney Love, Pamela Adlon, Kelly McGillis, Fred Savage, Douglas Booth, Richard Roundtree, Fred Norris, David O’Hara, David Hockney, Scott Grimes, Kevin Nash, Richard Wilson, Dean Koontz, Nigel Lythgoe, O.J. Simpson, Jordan Belfort, Steven Avery, Jodi Arias, Amanda Knox, and the late Vince Edwards and Elem Klimov. Rod Steiger died sixteen years ago in 2002 at age 77. Charles Lane died eleven years ago in 2007 at age 102.
Today Kevin Bacon is 60, Billy Crudup and Michael Weatherly are 50, and Jaden Smith and Maya Hawke are 20. Today is also the birthday of Angelica Huston, Jeffrey Tambor, Kim Darby, Milo Ventimiglia, Sophia Bush, Robert Knepper, Toby Keith, Kathleen Robertson, Jamie Blackley, Lee Tergesen, Steve Lawrence, Beck, Wolfgang Puck, Michael Cuesta, Joe Russo, Wally Pfister, and the late Marty Feldman, John D. Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller, Mary Ellen Trainor, Craig Stevens, who would be 100, Jerry Vale, Louis Jordan, Billy Eckstine, Percy Grainger, Barbara Loden, Eugene Pallette, and Jean Rouverol. Vivien Leigh died 51 years ago in 1967 at age 53. Dick Sargent died 24 years ago in 1994 at age 64. June Allyson died twelve years ago in 2006 at age 88. Betty Ford died seven years ago in 2011 at age 93. Ernest Borgnine died six years ago in 2012 at age 95. Nelsan Ellis died one year ago in 2017 at age 39.
Today Doc Severinsen is 91, Patricia Hitchcock is 90, Jorja Fox and Amy Carlson are 50, and Jack Whitehall is 30. Today is also the birthday of Ringo Starr, Shelley Duvall, Jim Gaffigan, Bérénice Bejo, Nina Hoss, Billy Campbell, Hamish Linklater, Mo Collins, Robin Weigert, Michelle Kwan, Eve Hewson, Kirsten Vangsness, Christian Camargo, Joe Spano, Martin Wallström, Blondie Chaplin, Jonathan Dayton, and the late Vittorio De Sica, George Cukor, Gustav Mahler, Jon Pertwee, Robert A. Heinlein, and Satchel Paige. Arthur Conan Doyle died 88 years ago in 1930 at age 71. Veronica Lake died 45 years ago in 1973 at age 50. Fred Neil died 17 years ago in 2001 at age 65.
Today Jennifer Saunders is 60, and Tia and Tamera Mowry are 40. Today is also the birthday of Sylvester Stallone, The Dalai Lama, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin Hart, Eva Green, 50 Cent, Ned Beatty, Burt Ward, Geraldine James, Fred Dryer, Allyce Beasley, Brian Posehn, Peter Hedges, George W. Bush, and the late Janet Leigh, Frida Kahlo, Nancy Reagan, Merv Griffin, Della Reese, William Schallert, Sebastian Cabot, Cathy O’Donnell, and Misty Upham. William Faulkner died 56 years ago today in 1962 at 64. Chief John Big Tree died 51 years ago in 1967 at age 90. Louis Armstrong died 47 years ago in 1971 at age 69. Brandon De Wilde died 46 years ago in 1972 at age 30. Joe E. Brown died 45 years ago in 1973 at age 80. Alma Reville, screenwriter and wife of Alfred Hitchcock, died 36 years ago in 1982 at age 82. Marsha P. Johnson died 26 years ago in 1992 at age 46. Roy Rogers died 20 years ago in 1998 at age 86. John Frankenheimer died 16 years ago in 2002 at age 72. Buddy Ebsen died 15 years ago in 2003 at age 95.
Today Bill Watterson and Peter Tolan are 60, and Michael Stuhlbarg and Jillian Armenante are 50. Today is also the birthday of Edie Falco, Katherine Helmond, Shirley Knight, Huey Lewis, RZA, Kathryn Erbe, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Louis Herthum, Don Stark, Jenji Kohan, and the late Warren Oates, Jean Cocteau, P.T. Barnum, Milburn Stone, John Wood, and William Hootkins. Leo McCarey died 49 years ago in 1969 at age 70.
Today Eva Marie Saint is 94, Neil Simon and Gina Lollobrigida are 91, Bill Withers is 80, Geraldo Rivera is 75, Stephen Rannazzisi is 40, and Malia Obama is 20. Today is also the birthday of Tahar Rahim, Tracy Letts, Ed O’Ross, Mo McRae, Oren Moverman, Ron Kovic, Adrián García Bogliano, and the late Gloria Stuart, Roy Rogers’ horse Trigger, Stephen Boyd, Calvin Coolidge, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Eric Fleming, Colin Welland, Rube Goldberg, and Meyer Lansky. Eva Gabor died 23 years ago in 1995 at age 76. Barry White died fifteen years ago in 2003 at age 58. Abbas Kiarostami died two years ago in 2016 at age 76.
Today Kurtwood Smith is 75. Today is also the birthday of Tom Cruise, Olivia Munn, Patrick Wilson, Connie Nielsen, Tommy Flanagan, Yeardley Smith, Thomas Gibson, Audra McDonald, Corey Sevier, Bruce Altman, Dave Barry, Tom Stoppard, Peyton Reed, Michele Soavi, Gloria Allred, Julian Assange, and the late Franz Kafka, George M. Cohan, Ken Russell, George Sanders, Kinji Fukasaku, Susan Peters, Rick Ducommun, and Don Haggerty. Jim Morrison died 47 years ago in 1971 at age 27. Rudy Vallée died 32 years ago in 1986 at age 84. Jim Backus died 29 years ago in 1989 at age 76. “Curly” Joe DeRita died 25 years ago in 1993 at age 83. Andy Griffith died six years ago in 2012 at age 86. Noel Neill died two years ago in 2016 at age 95.