Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy birthday today to…

Al Hirschfeld (1903, legendary Hollywood star caricaturist and Nina’s dad)

Irving Fein (1911, legendary producer of The Jack Benny Program)

Jane Russell (1921, 89, film actress [His Kind of Woman, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes] and full-figured gal)

Judy Holliday (1921, pictured, TDOY goddess [Born Yesterday, The Solid Gold Cadillac, Bells are Ringing])

Maureen Stapleton (1925, Oscar-winning film actress [Reds])

Conrad L. Hall (1926, cinematographer extraordinaire [The Outer Limits, In Cold Blood, Cool Hand Luke])

Lalo Schifrin (1932, 78, conductor/composer who created memorable TV themes in Mission: Impossible and Mannix)

Bernie Kopell (1933, 77, television character icon [Get Smart—“Ve don’t shush here!”, That Girl, The Love Boat)

Monte Markham (1935, 75, character television great [Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, The New Perry Mason, Baywatch])

Ocie Lee “O.C.” Smith (1936, pop music vocalist [Little Green Apples, The Son of Hickory Holler’s Tramp])

Ron Ely (1938, 72, TV Tarzan and host of game show Face the Music)

Mariette Hartley (1940, 70, actress [Ride the High Country, Marnie, Peyton Place] and “wife” to James Garner)

Joe Flaherty (1941, 69, Canadian comedy writer-actor and SCTV horror movie host {“Real scary, huh, kids?”})

Ray Davies (1944, 66, guitar-playing Kink)

Brenda Holloway (1946, 64, R&B singer-songwriter [When I’m Gone, You’ve Made Me So Very Happy])

Michael Gross (1947, 63, actor and TV husband to Meredith Baxter)

Meredith Baxter (1947, 63, actress and TV wife to Michael Gross)

David J. Skal (1952, 58, American film historian [The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror] and major TDOY influence)

Robert Pastorelli (1954, character actor and Murphy Brown decorator)

Berkeley Breathed (1957, 53, cartoonist/creator of legendary Bloom County comic strip…and sucky follow-ups Outland and Opus)

Kathy Mattea (1959, 51, country music vocalist and “The Pride of Cross Lanes, West Virginia”)

Chris Pratt (1979, 31, TV actor [Everwood, Parks and Recreation])

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1 comment:

fiftieswesterns said...

Thanks for reminding of Jane Russell's birthday.

I'm always looking for an excuse to post another picture from "Son Of Paleface!"