Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy birthday today to…

Max Fleischer (1883, animation pioneer and older brother of Dave; father of director Richard)

Juano Hernandez (1901, incomparable stage, film and television character actor seen in such TDOY faves as Intruder in the Dust, Stars in My Crown, The Breaking Point, Kiss Me Deadly, The Pawnbroker and The Reivers)

Kay Linaker (1913, motion picture actress seen in such films as Charlie Chan at Treasure Island, Drums Along the Mohawk, Buck Benny Rides Again and Two Weeks to Live)

Lou Krugman (1914, unsung film/television actor who turns up in episodes of I Love Lucy, Maverick, Gunsmoke, Hazel, Family Affair…and I’ve just barely scratched the surface)

Dal McKennon (1919, actor-voice artist best known as Cincinnatus on TV’s Daniel Boone and the voices of Gumby, Q.T. Hush, Archie, Inspector Willoughby and Courageous Cat & Minute Mouse)

Patricia Medina (1919, exotic character actress seen in countless television shows like Zorro, Rawhide, Have Gun – Will Travel, etc.)

George McGovern (1922. 88, former U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1972 Democratic Party Presidential candidate and one of my political heroes [One Bright Shining Moment])

Pat Hingle (1924, peerless film, stage and television character actor seen in films like Splendor in the Grass, The Strange One, Norma Rae and The Grifters)

Sue Thompson (1926, 84, country-pop music vocalist [Norman, Sad Movies {Make Me Cry)])

George Hamilton IV (1937, 73, country music vocalist [Abilene, Three Steps to the Phone, She’s a Little Bit Country])

Dennis Cole (1940, television icon [Felony Squad, Bracken’s World, Bearcats!])

Vikki Carr (1941, 69, pop music vocalist [It Must Be Him])

Phil Upchurch (1941, 69, jazz and R&B guitarist/bassist [You Can’t Sit Down])

Tim McIntire (1944, film and television character actor [The Sterile Cuckoo, A Boy and His Dog, American Hot Wax] and the voice of Satan on the TV sitcom Soap)

George Dzundza (1946, 64, pictured, TDOY character actor fave [Law & Order, Streamers, Crimson Tide] and star of the tragically short-lived sitcom Open All Night}

Bernie Leadon (1947, 63, Eagle)

Beverly Archer (1948, 62, television icon [The Nancy Walker Show, We’ve Got Each Other, Mama’s Family, Major Dad])

Abel Ferrara (1951, 59, cult film director [Ms. .45, King of New York, Bad Lieutenant, The Addiction])

Atom Egoyan (1960, 50, cult film director [The Adjuster, Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, Adoration])

Campbell Scott (1961, 49, actor-director-writer [Big Night, Longtime Companion, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, The Daytrippers])

Anthony Edwards (1962, 48, film and television actor best-known for his long-running gig as Dr. Mark Greene on ER and as the environmentally sensitive Mike Monroe on Northern Exposure)

Clea Lewis (1965, 45, comic actress seen in TV shows like Flying Blind and Maggie Winters but immortalized as Ellen DeGeneres’ annoying nemesis Audrey Penney on the sitcom Ellen)

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