Celebrity Birthdays

1927 – Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

1933 – Director Roman Polanski, born Raimund Polanski, whose first American movie was 1968’s “Rosemary’s Baby”

1936 – Oscar-winning actor, director, producer and Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford (“Barefoot in the Park,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Candidate,” “The Way We Were,” “The Sting,” “All the President’s Men,” “Ordinary People,” “Out of Africa,” “Legal Eagles,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”)

1943 – Actor-comedian Martin Mull (“Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” “Fernwood 2 Night,” ” Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” “Two and a Half Men”)

1952 – Actor Patrick Swayze (“Red Dawn,” “Uncommon Valor,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Ghost,” “Donnie Darko”) (d. 2009)

1957 – Actor-comedian Denis Leary (“True Crime,” the “Ice Age” movie series, “Rescue Me,” “Recount,” “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Draft Day,” “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”)

1969 – Golden Globe-winning actor Christian Slater (“The Legend of Billie Jean,” “Heathers,” “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “True Romance,” “Murder in the First,” “Mr. Robot”)

1969 – Oscar-winning actor-director Edward Norton (“Primal Fear,” “American History X,” “Fight Club,” “The Italian Job,” “The Illusionist,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”)

1970 – Actor-director Malcolm-Jamal Warner, best known for his role as Theo Huxtable on the NBC sitcom “The Cosby Show”

1978 – Golden Globe-winning comedian, actor, musician and “SNL” alum Andy Samberg (“Hot Rod,” “I Love You, Man,” “That’s My Boy,” “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” the “Hotel Transylvania” movies, “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)

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Neil Sedaka: The Definitive Collection

Singer-songwriter and pianist Neil Sedaka enjoyed two distinct periods of commercial success in two slightly different styles of pop music: first, as a teen pop star in the late ’50s and early ’60s, then as a singer of more mature pop/rock in the ’70s. This collection spans all three decades in packaging his most beloved work.

All The Great Hits / Diana Ross

This collection of Diana Ross’ best-known and adored hits is the perfect testament to her massive gift. Working closely with both singer/songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, as well as producers Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (both of Chic), Ross brought six songs to the top of the pop charts over a decade, and all are included here along with many others.

The Woman's Hour

This is the nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.

Lolita

Awe and exhilaration — along with heartbreak and mordant wit — abound in “Lolita,” Vladimir Nabokov’s most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert’s obsessive, devouring and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze.

Barefoot in the Park

Neil Simon adapted his hit play about a conservative young lawyer and his off-the-wall bride for this warm film classic. Robert Redford is Mr, Straight and Jane Fonda is his new wife, who dedicates her life to the pursuit of fun. As the ecstasy of the honeymoon gives way to the reality of setting up housekeeping in a five-flight walk-up, the harmony of marriage turns to comical discord.

Fight Club

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac (Edward Norton) and a slippery soap salesman (Brad Pitt) channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Together they create a new “fight club” where young men come to relieve their frustrations by beating each other to a pulp. Directed by David Fincher.

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The Poseidon Adventure

A massive tidal wave capsizes the world’s largest ocean liner on New Year’s Eve in the movie that broke new ground for the disaster genre. With Oscar-winning special effects and an all-star cast that includes Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Roddy McDowall, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen and others. Produced by “Master of Disaster” Irwin Allen.

Double Fantasy

John Lennon’s final album was, ironically, intended as a comeback, or rather as a parting wave at retirement, and features the tracks “(Just Like) Starting Over,” “Watching the Wheels” and “Beautiful Boy.” It captured the 1981 Album of the Year Grammy.

Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics

Drawing on unprecedented access to the family of Jesse Owens, previously unpublished interviews and archival research, author Jeremy Schaap transports us to Germany and tells the dramatic tale of Owens and his fellow athletes at the contest dubbed the Nazi Olympics.

Mississippi Burning

Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists. Loosely based on the 1964 murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, this movie stars Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe and is directed by Alan Parker.

Sling Blade

Billy Bob Thornton wrote, directed and stars in this Academy Award-winning movie, set in rural Arkansas. It’s the story of Karl Childers, a man with an intellectual disability who is released from a psychiatric hospital, where he has lived since killing his mother and her lover at age 12, and the friendship he develops with a young boy and his mother.

The Rocket That Fell to Earth

New York Times bestselling author Jeff Pearlman delivers an explosive account of the rise and fall of Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees superstar Roger Clemens, arguably the greatest pitcher of all time.

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Captain & Tennille: The Complete Hits

Captain & Tennille

A Decade of Steely Dan

Steely Dan

Mississippi Burning

Starring Gene HackmanWillem DafoeFrances McDormand, and directed by Alan Parker

Burning the Flag: The Great 1989–1990 American Flag Desecration Controversy

Robert Justin Goldstein

Being and Nothingness

Jean-Paul Sartre

Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King

Penny Junor

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The Best Of Diana Ross & The Supremes: The Millennium Collection

Diana Ross & The Supremes

Millennium

Backstreet Boys

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and Denholm Elliott, and directed by Steven Spielberg

Son of Sam: A Biography of David Berkowitz

Paul Brody

The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush

John H. Sununu

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank