Newest Stiffs:

  • Tab Hunter

    Tab Hunter · 86

    July 11th, 1931 — July 8th, 2018

    If you're a closeted gay Hollywood heartthrob, you just can't stick with Arthur Kelm.


  • Harlan Ellison

    Harlan Ellison · 84

    May 27th, 1934 — June 28th, 2018

    He was an award-winning science fiction writer who frequently sued studios for stealing his work. James Cameron hated him, so he couldn't have been that bad.


  • Joe Jackson (Michaels Dad)

    Joe Jackson (Michaels Dad) · 89

    July 26th, 1928 — June 27th, 2018

    Whereas Michael just looked KINDA weird, Joe was actually SCARY weird looking. That's saying something.


  • Anthony Bourdain

    Anthony Bourdain · 61

    June 25th, 1956 — June 8th, 2018

    Reservations for one, actually.


  • Red Schoendienst

    Red Schoendienst · 95

    February 2nd, 1923 — June 6th, 2018

    "Mr. Cardinal" ended up working for the Cards for 74 years - right up until the day he died. That's quite a retirement plan there, Red.


Today's Celebrity Birthdays:

  • Jesse Ventura

    Jesse Ventura · 67

    (b) July 15th, 1951


  • Linda Ronstadt

    Linda Ronstadt · 72

    (b) July 15th, 1946


  • Jan-Michael Vincent · 74

    (b) July 15th, 1944


  • Fritz Shurmur

    Fritz Shurmur

    would have been 86 today
    July 15th, 1932 — August 30th, 1999

    Went without a murmur.

  • Iris Murdoch

    Iris Murdoch

    would have been 99 today
    July 15th, 1919 — February 8th, 1999

    We know she's not related to Rupert, but we're glad anyway. The only good Murdoch is a dead Murdoch.

  • Shirley Povich

    Shirley Povich

    would have been 113 today
    July 15th, 1905 — June 4th, 1998

    He was Maury's father, and he wrote for the Washington Post for more than 70 years, but that didn't stop him from being listed in 1962's Who's Who Of American Women. This guy got around.

  • Walter D. Edmonds

    Walter D. Edmonds

    would have been 115 today
    July 15th, 1903 — January 10th, 1998

    He chronicled the very earliest days of the hardcore punk movement in his bestseller Drums Along The Mohawk.

Today's Celebrity Deaths:

  • Martin Landau

    Martin Landau · 89

    died 1 year ago today
    June 20th, 1928 — July 15th, 2017

    Winning an Academy Award probably paled in comparison to starring in 1981's "The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island"

  • Celeste Holm

    Celeste Holm · 95

    died 6 years ago today
    April 29th, 1917 — July 15th, 2012

    Married a 41 year old guy when she turned 87. What a slut.

  • Tex Schramm

    Tex Schramm · 83

    died 15 years ago today
    June 2nd, 1920 — July 15th, 2003

    Maybe he was funny-lookin' ... but he made the best damned oil filters this country's ever seen.

  • Steve Heaston

    died 19 years ago today
    — July 15th, 1999

    Whaddyamean, not a celebrity? He was only the second-best water polo coach that Cal University's ever had. Ingrates.

  • Gianni Versace

    died 21 years ago today
    — July 15th, 1997

    That serial killer stuff is a bunch of hooey. Our underworld sources tell us that Gianni's death was really a contract killing, ordered by the heads of the Five Fashion Families to keep him from going public with the Versace Papers.

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