Mister D: Who doesn’t love Bruce? One of the most kindest, gentlest, and funniest men I’ve ever known….hell, he is the “most”of all those things. I just want to wish him the happiest of all birthdays and many more….and hope that he forgives me for all of my bad grammar! I mean well! All my love, Don Greg In Hollywood Happy 63rd Birthday to Bruce Vilanch! By Greg Hernandez on Nov 23, 2011 Now that Billy Crystal has replaced Eddie Murphy as host of the 2012 Academy Awards, itâ€™s a safe bet that funnyman Bruce Vilanch will be asked back as a writer for the Oscars. I just love this manâ€™s T-shirts and his terrific sense of humor. Bruce, who turns 63 today, has been coming up with funny lines for Oscar hosts and presenters for decades now. â€œI think people have a better time if itâ€™s funny,â€ he told me in an interview last year about the Oscars. â€œItâ€™s such a pompous occasion, so much self-importance. These are career-changing moments for people who have a great deal invested professionally so the humor helps to level that a little bit. Itâ€™s a show, itâ€™s showbiz.â€ Happy birthday to this great talent!