Photo and autograph courtesy of the G archives.
Guess what James Dean and composer John Williams have in common? They both turn 79 years old on February 8, 2011. John Williams’ scores for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films are nothing short of brilliance. I can’t imagine seeing those movies without the tension and release that John Williams so carefully orchestrated with his scores! Happy birthday John! Also celebrating birthdays today are the late actors Gary Coleman, Jack Lemmon and Lana Turner. Writer Jules Verne was also born on this day, who’d be celebrating number 183 today.