Today Jean-Paul Belmondo is 85, Jay Chandrasekhar is 50, and Elle Fanning is 20. Today is also the birthday of Kristin Stewart, Dennis Quaid, Cynthia Nixon, Jenna Jameson, Jay Baruchel, Michael Learned, David Gordon Green, Sebastian Silva, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Marty Krofft, Mark Pellegrino, Isabel Coixet, and the late Hugh M. Hefner, Michel Simon, Ward Bond, Paul Robeson, Brad Dexter, and Brandon De Wilde. Sidney Lumet died seven years ago in 2011 at age 86.
Today Patricia Arquette is 50. Today is also the birthday of Robin Wright, Taylor Kitsch, Shecky Greene, Dean Norris, Julian Lennon, John Schneider, Ana de la Reguera, Sung Kang, Douglas Trumbull, Kane Hodder, Jim Piddock, John Madden, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Joan Tewkesbury, and the late Mary Pickford, John Gavin, Edward Mulhare, María Félix, who died on her birthday 16 years ago in 2002 at age 88, and Betty Ford, who would have been 100. Pablo Picasso died 45 years ago in 1973 at age 91. Annette Funicello died five years ago in 2013 at age 70.
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.