Once In A Generation
Big comedy day. Mel Brooks was born 84 years ago. One of the biggest names in comedy over the past 60 years, he wrote, directed and starred in numerous project on stage and (big and little) screen. He also made popular recordings and was a top-notch talk show guest.
Then there was that day he recorded his observations on abstract animation that ended up winning an Oscar.
Then there's Gilda Radner (from Detroit), who would have been only 64 today. She'll always be the first lady of Saturday Night Live.
And coming in at 44 today is John Cusack. He starred in a lot of comedies playing the cute, often confused, young guy. He's grown into more mature roles, but still has that kernel inside him.