Many happy returns to Charlie Rose, who celebrates his 70th today, and also to Diane Keaton, who has hit retirement age, but isn’t slowing down much.
And belated best wishes to mezzo Grace Bumbry, who turned 75 yesterday. When Grace was a girl in St. Louis she entered – and won – a radio singing competition. First prize included a scholarship to a local conservatory, but the school was segregated and refused to accept her – and that probably explains why Grace became an expatriate. Most of her many professional successes have been abroad. She currently lives in Salzburg, Austria.