Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy birthday today to…

Irving Pichel (1891, character actor [Dracula’s Daughter, Dick Tracy’s G-Men] and film director [The Most Dangerous Game, Tomorrow is Forever, They Won’t Believe Me])

Roy O. Disney (1893, brother of famous animation genius Walt)

Phil Harris (1904, bandleader/vocalist/comedian and husband of Alice Faye, pictured…and that’s what I like about the South)

Georgia Hale (1905, silent film actress immortalized as Charlie Chaplin’s love interest in The Gold Rush)

Norman Cousins (1915, Saturday Review editor famous for theorizing that laughter really is the best medicine [Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient])

Al Molinaro (1919, 91, television icon [The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi])

Jack Carter (1923, 87, stand-up comedian/early television fixture and pen pal to my Idaho chum Maureen)

Claude Chabrol (1930, 80, famous French New Wave film director [Les biches, Que la bête meure, Le boucher)

Michele Lee (1942, 68, film actress [The Love Bug] and television icon [Knots Landing])

Mick Fleetwood (1942, 68, founder and leader of Fleetwood Mac)

Georg Stanford Brown (1943, 67, actor/director famous for TV series The Rookies)

Arthur Brown (1944, 66, British singer whose Crazy World was on Fire)

Jeff Beck (1944, 66, rock guitarist and Yardbird)

Colin Blunstone (1945, 65, lead Zombie)

Nancy Allen (1950, 60, smokin’ hot actress in films like Carrie, I Wanna Hold Your Hand and Blow Out)

Danielle Spencer (1965, 45, smart-assed moppet actress famous for her role as Dee on TV’s What’s Happening! [“Rog, you in troublllllle…”])

Adrienne Shelly (1966, TDOY actress/director fave [Trust, Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Waitress] who died tragically in 2006)

Sherry Stringfield (1967, 43, TDOY actress fave best-known for roles on TV’s NYPD Blue and ER)

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