Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy birthday today to…

Naunton Wayne (1901, British comic actor and “Caldicott” to Basil Radford’s “Charters” [The Lady Vanishes, Night Train to Munich])

Billy Wilder (1906, pictured, American film director-writer and Thrilling Days of Yesteryear god)

Katherine Dunham (1909, actress-dancer-choreographer [Stormy Weather, Casbah])

Paul Frees (1920, immortal cartoon voiceover talent/radio actor [Escape, The Green Lama, Rocky and His Friends] who also emoted in films [The Thing {From Another World), Suddenly]}

Ralph Waite (1929, 81, film actor [Cool Hand Luke, Five Easy Pieces] and Walton padre)

Roy Drusky (1930, country music legend [Three Hearts in a Tangle, Long, Long Texas Road])

Prunella Scales (1932, 78, British comic actress and Britcom icon [Marriage Lines, Fawlty Towers, After Henry])

Kris Kristofferson (1936, 74, actor and country music singing-songwriting legend [Sunday Morning Coming Down, Help Me Make It Through the Night])

Michael Lerner (1941, 69, character great in films like Eight Men Out and Barton Fink)

Jimmy Castor (1943, 67, lead singer of the Jimmy Castor Bunch [Troglodyte (Cave Man), It’s Just Begun])

Peter Asher (1944, 66, duet partner of Gordon Waller [I Go to Pieces, World Without Love])

David L. “Squiggy” Lander (1947, 63, television icon [Laverne & Shirley] and Jerry Lewis impersonator [Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down])

Howard “Eddie” Kaylan (1947, 63, lead Turtle)

Todd Rundgren (1948, 62, rock singer [Hello It’s Me] and all-day drum banger}

Lindsay Wagner (1949, 61, actress [The Paper Chase, Nighthawks] and bionic woman)

Meryl Streep (1949, 61, Oscar-winning actress for Kramer vs. Kramer and Sophie’s Choice)

Graham Greene (1952, 58, celebrated character actor [Dances With Wolves, Thunderheart})

Cyndi Lauper (1953, 57, pop vocalist and girl who wants to have fun)

Freddie Prinze (1954, comedian/television icon [Chico and the Man] who died far too young)

Chris Lemmon (1954. 56, actor/musician [Duet, Open House] and son of Jack)

Bruce Campbell (1958, 52, iconic film/TV actor [Evil Dead series, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.] and “groovy” cult hero]

Joie Lee (1962, 48, actress and sister of Spike)

Amy Brenneman (1964, 46, TV [NYPD Blue, Judging Amy] and film [Heat, Daylight] actress)

Mary Lynn Rajskub (1971, 39, television icon [Mr. Show with Bob and David, The Larry Sanders Show, 24])

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1 comment:

Paul D. Brazill said...

Like the new look blog, mate. Naunton Wayne! Top man!