Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Eileen Heckart died 7 years ago

Actress (on The Five Mrs. Buchanans) Eileen Heckart was born as Anna Eileen Heckart on March 29, 1919 in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Heckart died on December 31, 2001 in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Jose Greco died 8 years ago

Dancer and choreographer Jose Greco was born as Costanzo Greco on December 23, 1918 in Montorio nei Frentani, Italy. Mr. Greco died on December 31, 2000 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Dominique de Ménil died 11 years ago

Art collector and museum founder (of the Menil Collection) Dominique de Ménil was born as Dominique Schlumberger on March 23, 1908 in Paris, France. Ms. de Menil died on December 31, 1997 in Houston, Texas.

Floyd Cramer died 11 years ago

Pianist Floyd Cramer was born on October 27, 1933 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mr. Cramer died on December 31, 1997 in Madison, Tennessee.

Ricky Nelson died 23 years ago

Singer (of Garden Party) and actor (on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet) Ricky Nelson was born as Eric Hilliard Nelson on May 8, 1940 in Teaneck, New Jersey. Mr. Nelson died on December 31, 1985 by Dallas, Texas.

Pete Duel died 37 years ago

Actor (on Alias Smith and Jones) Pete Duel was born as Peter Ellstrom Deuel on February 24, 1940 in Rochester, New York. Mr. Duel died on December 31, 1971 in Hollywood, California.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Artie Shaw died 4 years ago

Big bandleader (playing Begin the Beguine and Stardust) Artie Shaw was born as Arthur Jacob Arshawsky on May 23, 1910 in New York City, New York. Mr. Shaw died on December 30, 2004 in Thousand Oaks, California.

Richard Rodgers died 29 years ago

Composer (of Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered and Isn’t It Romantic?) Richard Charles Rodgers was born on June 28, 1902 in Arverne, Queens, New York City, New York. Mr. Rodgers died on December 30, 1979 in New York City, New York.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Euell Gibbons died 33 years ago

Proponent of a natural diet and author (of Stalking the Wild Asparagus) Euell Theophilus Gibbons was born on September 8, 1911 in Clarksville, Texas. Mr. Gibbons died on December 29, 1975 in Beavertown, Pennsylvania.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Vestal Goodman died 5 years ago

Singer (in the Happy Goodman Family) Vestal Goodman was born on December 13, 1929 in Fyffe, Alabama. Mrs. Goodman died on December 27, 2003 in Celebration, Florida.

Susan Sontag died 4 years ago

Author (of I, etcetera) Susan Sontag was born as Susan Rosenblatt on January 16, 1933 in New York City, New York. Ms. Sontag died on December 28, 2004 in New York City, New York.

Jerry Orbach died 4 years ago

Actor (in Guys and Dolls) Jerry Orbach was born as Jerome Bernard Orbach on October 20, 1935 in the Bronx, New York City, New York. Mr. Orbach died on December 28, 2004 in New York City, New York.

Clayton Moore died 9 years ago

Actor (on The Lone Ranger) Clayton Moore was born as Jack Carlton Moore on September 14, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Moore died on December 28, 1999 in West Hills, California.

Dennis Wilson died 25 years ago

Drummer (with The Beach Boys) Dennis Carl Wilson was born on December 4, 1944 in Inglewood, California. Mr. Wilson died on December 28, 1983 in Marina del Rey, California.

William Demarest died 25 years ago

Actor (on My Three Sons) William Demarest was born on February 27, 1892 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Demarest died on December 28, 1983 in Palm Springs, California.

Max Steiner died 37 years ago

Composer (of Theme from A Summer Place) Max Steiner was born as Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner on May 10, 1888 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. Mr. Steiner died on December 28, 1971 in Hollywood, California.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Detail's in the Details.

Hoagy Carmichael died 27 years ago

Composer (of Stardust, Georgia on My Mind, and Heart and Soul) Hoagy Carmichael was born as Hoagland Howard Carmichael on November 22, 1899 in Bloomington, Indiana. Mr. Carmichael died on December 27, 1981 in Rancho Mirage, California.

Amy Vanderbilt died 34 years ago

Etiquette enthusiast Amy Vanderbilt was born on July 22, 1908 in New York City, New York. Ms. Vanderbilt died on December 27, 1974 in New York City, New York.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Vincent Schiavelli died 3 years ago

Actor (in Ghost) Vincent Andrew Schiavelli was born on November 11, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Mr. Schiavelli died on December 26, 2005 in Polizzi Generosa, Sicily, Italy.

Nigel Hawthorne died 7 years ago

Actor (in The Winslow Boy) Nigel Barnard Hawthorne was born on April 5, 1929 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England. Mr. Hawthorne died on December 26, 2001 in Hertfordshire, England.

Jason Robards died 8 years ago

Actor (in Julia) Jason Robards was born as Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. on July 26, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Robards died on December 26, 2000 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Curtis Mayfield died 9 years ago

Singer and songwriter (of He Don't Love You (Like I Love You))
Curtis Lee Mayfield was born on June 3, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Mayfield died on December 26, 1999 in Roswell, Georgia.

Elsa Lanchester died 22 years ago

Actress (in The Glass Slipper) Elsa Sullivan Lanchester was born on October 28, 1902 in Lewisham, London, England. Ms. Lanchester died on December 26, 1986 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.

Dian Fossey died 23 years ago

Zoologist Dian Fossey was born on January 16, 1932 in San Francisco, California. Ms. Fossey died on December 26, 1985 in Virunga Mountains, Rwanda.

Jack Benny died 34 years ago

Comedian and actor (on The Jack Benny Show) Jack Benny was born as Benjamin Kubelsky on February 14, 1894 in Waukegan, Illinois. Mr. Benny died on December 26, 1974 in Beverly Hills, California.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

James Brown died 2 years ago

Singer and songwriter (of I Got You (I Feel Good)) James Brown was born as James Joseph Brown, Jr. on May 3, 1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina.
Mr. Brown died on December 25, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Birgit Nilsson died 3 years ago

Soprano singer Birgit Nilsson was born as Birgit Märta Svensson on May 17, 1918 in Skåne, Sweden. Ms. Nilsson died on December 25, 2005 in Bjärlöv, Sweden.

Denver Pyle died 11 years ago

Actor (on The Dukes of Hazzard) Denver Dell Pyle was born on May 11, 1920 in Bethune, Colorado. Mr. Pyle died on December 25, 1997 in Burbank, California.

Dean Martin died 13 years ago

Singer (of That’s Amore and Everybody Loves Somebody) and actor (in My Friend Irma) Dean Martin was born as Dino Paul Crocetti on June 7, 1917 in Steubenville, Ohio. Mr. Martin died on December 25, 1995 in Beverly Hills, California.

Benny Binion died 19 years ago

Entrepreneur (founding Binion’s Horseshoe) Benny Binion was born as Lester Ben Binion on November 20, 1904 in Grayson County, Texas. Mr. Binion died on December 25, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Joan Blondell died 29 years ago

Actress (in The Cincinnati Kid) Joan Blondell was born as Rose Joan Blondell on August 30, 1906 in New York City, New York. Ms. Blondell died on December 25, 1979 in Santa Monica, California.

Charlie Chaplin died 31 years ago

Actor (in Laughing Gas) Charlie Chaplin was born as Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr. on April 16, 1889 in Walworth, London, England.
Mr. Chaplin died on December 25, 1977 in Vevey, Switzerland.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Nick Massi died 8 years ago

Bass singer and guitarist (for the Four Seasons) Nick Massi was born as Nicholas Macioci on September 19, 1935 in Newark, New Jersey. Mr. Massi died on December 24, 2000 in West Orange, New Jersey.

Rossano Brazzi died 14 years ago

Actor (in Three Coins in the Fountain and South Pacific) Rossano Brazzi was born on September 18, 1916 in Bologna, Italy. Mr. Brazzi died on December 24, 1994 in Rome, Italy.

Norman Vincent Peale died 15 years ago

Author (of The Power of Positive Thinking) Norman Vincent Peale was born on May 31, 1898 in Bowersville, Ohio. Mr. Peale died on December 24, 1993 in Pawling, New York.

Peter Lawford died 24 years ago

Actor (in Easter Parade) Peter Sydney Lawford was born on September 7, 1923 in London, England. Mr. Lawford died on December 24, 1984 in Los Angeles, California.

Bernard Herrmann died 33 years ago

Composer (for Citizen Kane) Bernard Herrmann was born on June 29, 1911 in New York City, New York. Mr. Herrmann died on December 24, 1975 in North Hollywood, California.

Charles Atlas died 36 years ago

Bodybuilder Charles Atlas was born as Angelo Siciliano on October 30, 1892 in Acri, Italy. Mr. Atlas died on December 23, 1972 in Long Beach, New York.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Oscar Peterson died 1 year ago

Jazz pianist and composer Oscar Emmanuel Peterson was born on August 15, 1925 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mr. Peterson died on December 23, 2007 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Victor Borge died 8 years ago

Humorist and pianist Victor Borge was born as Børge Rosenbaum on January 3, 1909 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Mr. Borge died on December 23, 2000 in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Billy Barty died 8 years ago

Actor (in W.C. Fields and Me) Billy Barty was born as William John Bertanzetti on October 25, 1924 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania. Mr. Barty died on December 23, 2000 in Glendale, California.

Gerard Kuiper died 35 years ago

Astronomer (of Kuiper belt fame) Gerard Kuiper was born as Gerrit Pieter Kuiper on December 7, 1905 in Harenkarspel, Netherlands. Mr. Kuiper died on December 23, 1973 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dave Dudley died 5 years ago

Singer (of Six Days on the Road) Dave Dudley was born as David Darwin Pedruska on May 3, 1926 in Spencer, Wisconsin. Mr. Dudley died on December 22, 2003 in Danbury, Wisconsin.

Butterfly McQueen died 13 years ago

Actress (in Gone with the Wind) Butterfly McQueen was born as Thelma McQueen on January 7, 1911 in Tampa, Florida. Ms. McQueen died on December 22, 1995 in Augusta, Georgia.

Samuel Beckett died 19 years ago

Author (of the play Happy Days) Samuel Barclay Beckett was born on April 13, 1906 in Foxrock, Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Beckett died on December 22, 1989 in Paris, France.

Al Ritz died 43 years ago

Singer (with the Ritz Brothers) Al Ritz was born on August 27, 1901 in Newark, New Jersey. Mr. Ritz died on December 22, 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Richard Long died 34 years ago

Actor (on The Big Valley) Richard Long was born on December 17, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Long died on December 21, 1974 in Los Angeles, California.

Foster Brooks died 7 years ago

Actor and comedian Foster Brooks was born on May 11, 1912 in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Brooks died on December 20, 2001 in Encino, California.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hank Snow died 9 years ago

Songwriter (of I’m Movin’ On) and singer (of The Seashores of Old Mexico) Hank Snow was born as Clarence Eugene Snow on May 9, 1914 in Nova Scotia, Canada. Mr. Snow died on December 20, 1999 in Madison, Tennessee.

Carl Sagan died 12 years ago

Author (of Cosmos) Carl Sagan was born as Carl Edward Sagan on November 9, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Mr. Sagan died on December 20, 1996 in Seattle, Washington.

Artur Rubinstein died 26 years ago

Pianist Artur Rubinstein was born on January 28, 1887 in Łódź, Congress Poland. Mr. Rubinstein died on December 20, 1982 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Bobby Darin died 35 years ago

Singer and songwriter (of Dream Lover) Bobby Darin was born as Walden Robert Cassotto on May 14, 1936 in the Bronx, New York City, New York.
Mr. Darin died on December 20, 1973 in Los Angeles, California.

John Steinbeck died 40 years ago

Author (of The Grapes of Wrath) John Steinbeck was born as John Ernst Steinbeck III on February 27, 1902 in Salinas Valley, California.
Mr. Steinbeck died on December 20, 1968 in New York City, New York.

Moss Hart died 47 years ago

Playwright (of You Can’t Take It with You) and screenwriter (of A Star Is Born) Moss Hart was born on October 24, 1904 in New York City, New York. Mr. Hart died on December 20, 1961 in Palm Springs, California.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Renata Tebaldi died 4 years ago

Soprano Renata Tebaldi was born as Renata Ersilia Clotilde Tebaldi on February 1, 1922 in Pesaro, Italy. Ms. Tebaldi died on December 19, 2004 in San Marino, Italy.

Hope Lange died 5 years ago

Actress (in Peyton Place and on The Ghost and Mrs. Muir) Hope Lange was born as Hope Elise Ross Lange on November 28, 1931 in Redding, Connecticut. Ms. Lange died on December 19, 2003 in Santa Monica, California.

"Pops" Staples died 8 years ago

Guitarist, songwriter, and singer (in The Staple Singers) ”Pops” Staples was born as Roebuck Staples on December 28, 1914 in Winona, Mississippi. Mr. Staples died on December 19, 2000 in Dolton, Illinois.

Marcello Mastroianni died 12 years ago

Actor (in I Don’t Want to Talk About It) Marcello Mastroianni was born as Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni on September 28, 1924 in Fontana Liri, Italy. Mr. Mastroianni died on December 19, 1996 in Paris, France.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Joseph Barbera died 2 years ago

Animator and entrepreneur (co-founding Hanna-Barbera) Joseph Roland Barbera was born on March 24, 1911 in New York City, New York. Mr. Barbera died on December 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mop away! Mop Away!! Mop away all!!!

Just in time for the BIG holiday season and the many desserts and drinks that may make it to the floor, we all need not to worry about mopping those spills away. I had heard over and over again that one should not use a Swiffer WetJet if one had pets. Well, according to Snopes, we need worry no more... Just "swiffer" it away.


Jack Anderson died 3 years ago

Investigative journalist Jack Anderson was born as Jackson Northman Anderson on October 19, 1922 in Long Beach, California. Mr. Anderson died on December 17, 2005 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dan Fogelberg died 1 year ago

Singer, songwriter (of Believe in Me), and guitarist Dan Fogelberg was born as Daniel Grayling Fogelberg on August 13, 1951 in Peoria, Illinois.
Mr. Fogelberg died on December 16, 2007 in Deer Isle, Maine.

Stuart Adamson died 7 years ago

Guitarist, singer, songwriter, and band founder (of The Skids)
Stuart Adamson was born as William Stuart Adamson on April 11, 1958 in Manchester, England. Mr. Adamson died on December 16, 2001 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Nicolette Larson died 11 years ago

Singer (of Lotta Love) Nicolette Larson was born on July 17, 1952 in Helena, Montana. Ms. Larson died on December 16, 1997 in Los Angeles, California.

Colonel Sanders died 28 years ago

Entrepreneur (founding Kentucky Fried Chicken) Colonel Sanders was born as Harland David Sanders on September 9, 1890 in Henryville, Indiana. Mr. Sanders died on December 16, 1980 in Louisville, Kentucky.

W. Somerset Maugham died 43 years ago

Author (of Of Human Bondage) W. Somerset Maugham was born as William Somerset Maugham on January 25, 1874 in Paris, France.
Mr. Maugham died on December 16, 1965 in Nice, France.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Walt Disney died 42 years ago

Animator and entrepreneur (co-founding The Walt Disney Company) Walt Disney was born as Walter Elias Disney on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Disney died on December 15, 1966 in Burbank, California.

Charles Laughton died 46 years ago

Actor (in Les Misérables) Charles Laughton was born on July 1, 1899 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. Mr. Laughton died on December 15, 1962 in Hollywood, California.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Mike Evans died 2 years ago

Actor (on The Jeffersons) Mike Evans was born as Michael Jonas Evans on November 3, 1949 in Salisbury, North Carolina. Mr. Evans died on December 14, 2006 in Twentynine Palms, California.

Norman Fell died 10 years ago

Actor (on Three’s Company and The Ropers) Norman Fell was born as Norman Feld on March 24, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Fell died on December 14, 1998 in Los Angeles, California.

Myrna Loy died 15 years ago

Actress (in Pretty Ladies) Myrna Loy was born as Myrna Adele Williams on August 2, 1905 in Radersburg, Montana. Ms. Loy died on December 14, 1993 in New York City, New York.

Dinah Washington died 45 years ago

Singer (of What a Difference a Day Makes and Cold, Cold Heart) Dinah Washington was born as Ruth Lee Jones on August 29, 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Ms. Washington died on December 14, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Zal Yanovsky died 6 years ago

Guitarist and singer (with the Lovin’ Spoonful) Zal Yanovsky was born as Zalman Yanovsky on December 19, 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Mr. Yanovksy died on December 13, 2002 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

"Grandma" Moses died 47 years ago

Painter (of The Old Checkered House) "Grandma" Moses was born as Anna Mary Robertson on September 7, 1860 in Greenwich, New York.
Ms. Moses died on December 13, 1961 in Hoosick Falls, New York.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ike Turner died 1 year ago

Guitarist and singer (of Proud Mary with his wife Tina Turner)
Ike Turner was born as Ike Wister Turner on November 5, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Mr. Turner died on December 12, 2007 in San Marcos, California.

Peter Boyle died 2 years ago

Actor (on Everybody Loves Raymond) Peter Boyle was born as Peter Lawrence Boyle on October 18, 1935 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Mr. Boyle died on December 12, 2006 in New York City, New York.

Anne Baxter died 23 years ago

Actress (in All About Eve) Anne Baxter was born on May 7, 1923 in Michigan City, Indiana. Ms. Baxter died on December 12, 1985 in New York City, New York.

Jack Cassidy died 32 years ago

Actor (on The Mary Tyler Moore Show) Jack Cassidy was born as John Joseph Edward Cassidy on March 5, 1927 in Richmond Hill, New York. He was the father of David Cassidy. He was also the father of Shaun Cassidy when he was married to Shirley Jones... Mr. Jack Cassidy died on December 12, 1976 in West Hollywood, California.

Tallulah Bankhead died 40 years ago

Actress (in Lifeboat) Tallulah Bankhead was born as Tallulah Brockman Bankhead on January 31, 1902 in Huntsville, Alabama. Ms. Bankhead died on December 12, 1968 in New York City, New York.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Percy Kilbride died 44 years ago

Actor (in the Ma and Pa Kettle movies) Percy W. Kilbride was born on July 16, 1888 in San Francisco, California. Mr. Kilbride died on December 11, 1964 in Los Angeles, California.

Sam Cooke died 44 years ago

Singer and songwriter (of You Send Me) Sam Cooke was born as Samuel Cook on January 22, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Mr. Cooke died on December 11, 1964 in Los Angeles, California.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Richard Pryor died 3 years ago

Comedian and actor (in The Wiz) Richard Pryor was born as Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III on December 1, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois.
Mr. Pryor died on December 10, 2005 in Encino, California.

Shirley Hemphill died 9 years ago

Comedian and actress (on What’s Happening!!) Shirley Ann Hemphill was born on July 1, 1947 in Asheville, North Carolina. Ms. Hemphill died on December 10, 1999 in West Covina, California.

Faron Young died 12 years ago

Singer (of Sweet Dreams) Faron Young was born on February 25, 1932 near Shreveport, Louisiana. Mr. Young died on December 10, 1996 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ed Wood died 30 years ago

Screenwriter, director, and producer (of Plan 9 from Outer Space)
Ed Wood was born as Edward Davis Wood, Jr. on October 10, 1924 in Poughkeepsie, New York. Mr. Wood died on December 10, 1978 in Los Angeles, California.

Otis Redding died 41 years ago

Singer and songwriter (of (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay) Otis Redding was born as Otis Ray Redding, Jr. on September 9, 1941 in Dawson, Georgia. Mr. Redding died on December 10, 1967 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Mary Leakey died 12 years ago

Archaeologist Mary Leakey was born as Mary Douglas Nicol on February 6, 1913 in London, England. She died on December 9, 1996 in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa.

Antonio Carlos Jobim died 14 years ago

Singer, guitarist, and songwriter (of The Girl from Ipanema)
Antonio Carlos Jobim was born as Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim on January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mr. Jobim died on December 8, 1994 in New York City, New York.

Slim Pickens died 25 years ago

Actor (in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure) Slim Pickens was born as Louis Burton Lindley, Jr. on June 29, 1919 in Kingsburg, California.
Mr. Pickens died on December 8, 1983 in Modesto, California.

Marty Robbins died 26 years ago

Singer and songwriter (of A White Sport Coat) Marty Robbins was born as Martin David Robinson on September 26, 1925 in Glendale, Arizona.
Mr. Robbins died on December 8, 1982 in Nashville, Tennessee.

John Lennon died 28 years ago

Singer (with The Beatles) and songwriter (of Happy Xmas (War Is Over)) John Lennon was born as John Winston Lennon on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England. Mr. Lennon died on December 8, 1980 in New York City, New York.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thornton Wilder died 33 years ago

Author (of the play Our Town) Thornton Wilder was born as Thornton Niven Wilder on April 17, 1897 in Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. Wilder died on December 7, 1975 in Hamden, Connecticut.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Don Ameche died 15 years ago

Actor (in Cocoon) Don Ameche was born as Dominic Felix Amici on May 31, 1908 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Mr. Ameche died on December 6, 1993 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Frances Bavier died 19 years ago

Actress (on The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D.) Frances Bavier was born as Frances Elizabeth Bavier on December 14, 1902 in New York City, New York. Ms. Bavier died on December 6, 1989 in Siler City, North Carolina.

Roy Orbison died 20 years ago

Singer and songwriter (of Crying) Roy Orbison was born as Roy Kelton Orbison on April 23, 1936 in Vernon, Texas. Mr. Orbison died on December 6, 1988 in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Jesse Pearson died 29 years ago

Actor (in Bye Bye Birdie) Jesse Pearson was born on August 18, 1930 in Oklahoma. Mr. Pearson died on December 5, 1979 in Monroe, Louisiana.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Frank Zappa died 15 years ago

Composer and singer Frank Zappa was born as Frank Vincent Zappa on December 21, 1940 in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Zappa died on December 4, 1993 in Los Angeles, California.

Benjamin Britten died 32 years ago

Composer (of the opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Benjamin Britten was born as Edward Benjamin Britten on November 22, 1913 in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. Mr. Britten died on December 4, 1976 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England.

Hannah Arendt died 33 years ago

Author (of The Origins of Totalitarianism) Hannah Arendt was born on October 14, 1906 in Linden, Germany. Ms. Arendt died on December 4, 1975 in New York City, New York.

Bert Lahr died 41 years ago

Actor (in The Wizard of Oz) Bert Lahr was born as Irving Lahrheim on August 13, 1895 in New York City, New York. Mr. Lahr died on December 4, 1967 in New York City, New York.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Glenn Quinn died 6 years ago

Actor (on Roseanne) Glenn Quinn was born as Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn on May 28, 1970 in Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Quinn died on December 3, 2002 in North Hollywood, California.

Madeline Kahn died 9 years ago

Actress (in High Anxiety) Madeline Kahn was born as Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Kahn died on December 3, 1999 in New York City, New York.

Roxie Roker died 13 years ago

Actress (on The Jeffersons) Roxie Roker was born on August 28, 1929 in Miami, Florida. Ms. Roker died on December 2, 1995 in Los Angeles, California.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gail Fisher died 8 years ago

Actress (on Mannix) Gail Fisher was born on August 18, 1935 in Orange, New Jersey. Ms. Fisher died on December 2, 2000 in Culver City, California.

Aaron Copland died 18 years ago

Composer (of Appalachian Spring) Aaron Copland was born on November 14, 1900 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Mr. Copland died on December 2, 1990 in North Tarrytown, New York.

Bob Cummings died 18 years ago

Actor (on The Bob Cummings Show) Bob Cummings was born as Charles Clarence Robert Orville Cummings on June 10, 1908 in Joplin, Missouri. Mr. Cummings died on December 2, 1990 in Woodland Hills, California.

Desi Arnaz died 22 years ago

Actor (on I Love Lucy) Desi Arnaz was born as Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III on March 2, 1917 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Mr. Arnaz died on December 2, 1986 in Del Mar, California.

Marty Feldman died 26 years ago

Actor (in Silent Movie) Marty Feldman was born as Martin Alan Feldman on July 8, 1934 in London, England. Mr. Feldman died on December 2, 1982 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Jack Colvin died 3 years ago

Actor (in The Incredible Hulk) Jack Colvin was born on October 13, 1934 in Lyndon, Kansas. Mr. Colvin died on December 1, 2005 in North Hollywood, California.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Evel Knievel died 1 year ago

Entertainer Evel Knievel was born as Robert Craig Knievel on October 17, 1938 in Butte, Montana. Mr. Knievel died on November 30, 2007 in Clearwater, Florida.

Charlie Byrd died 9 years ago

Guitarist Charlie Lee Byrd was born on September 16, 1925 in Suffolk, Virginia. Mr. Byrd died on November 30, 1999 in Annapolis, Maryland.

Tiny Tim died 12 years ago

Singer (of Tiptoe Through the Tulips) Tiny Tim was born as Herbert Khaury on April 12, 1932 in New York City, New York. Mr. Tim died on November 30, 1996 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Lionel Stander died 14 years ago

Actor (in Hart to Hart) Lionel Jay Stander was born on January 11, 1908 in the Bronx, New York City, New York. Mr. Stander died on November 30, 1994 in Los Angeles, California.

Norman Cousins died 18 years ago

Journalist and author Norman Cousins was born on June 24, 1915 in Union City, New Jersey. Mr. Cousins died on November 30, 1990 in Los Angeles, California.

Zeppo Marx died 29 years ago

Comedian (with the Marx Brothers) Zeppo Marx was born as Herbert Manfred Marx on February 25, 1901 in New York City, New York. Mr. Marx died on November 30, 1979 in Palm Springs, California.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wendie Jo Sperber died 3 years ago

Actress (in I Wanna Hold Your Hand and on Bosom Buddies) Wendie Jo Sperber was born on September 15, 1958 in Hollywood, California.
Ms. Sperber died on November 29, 2005 in Sherman Oaks, California.

George Harrison died 7 years ago

Singer and songwriter (of Here Comes the Sun) George Harrison was born on February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England. Mr. Harrison died on November 29, 2001 in Los Angeles, California.

Gene Rayburn died 9 years ago

TV show host (of The Match Game) Gene Rayburn was born as Eugene Rubessa on December 22, 1917 in Christopher, Illinois. Mr. Rayburn died on November 29, 1999 in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Ralph Bellamy died 17 years ago

Actor (in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm) Ralph Bellamy was born as Ralph Rexford Bellamy on June 17, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois. He had been married to organist Ethel Smith. Mr. Bellamy died on November 29, 1991 in Santa Monica, California.

Cary Grant died 22 years ago

Actor (in Bringing Up Baby) Cary Grant was born as Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18, 1904 in Bristol, England. Mr. Grant died on November 29, 1986 in Davenport, Iowa.

Natalie Wood died 27 years ago

Actress (in This Property Is Condemned) Natalie Wood was born as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko on July 20, 1938 in San Francisco, California. Ms. Wood died on November 29, 1981 on Santa Catalina Island, California.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Terry Lester died 5 years ago

Actor (on Santa Barbara) Terry Lester was born on April 13, 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Lester died on November 28, 2003.

Garry Moore died 15 years ago

TV show host (of The Garry Moore Show, I’ve Got a Secret, and To Tell the Truth) Garry Moore was born as Thomas Garrison Morfit on January 31, 1915 in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Moore died on November 28, 1993 in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Christopher George died 25 years ago

Actor (in The Immortal) Christopher John George was born on February 25, 1929 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Mr. George died on November 28, 1983 in Los Angeles, California.

Rosalind Russell died 32 years ago

Actress (in Auntie Mame) Rosalind Russell was born on June 4, 1907 in Waterbury, Connecticut. Ms. Russell died on November 28, 1976 in Beverly Hills, California.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Bebe Moore Campbell died 2 years ago

Author (of Brothers and Sisters) Bebe Moore Campbell was born as Elizabeth Bebe Moore on February 18, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Ms. Campbell died on November 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.

Billie Bird died 6 years ago

Comedian and actress (on Dear John) Billie Bird was born as Berniece Bird on February 28, 1908 in Pocatello, Idano. Ms. Bird died on November 27, 2002 in Granada Hills, California.

David White died 18 years ago

Actor (on Bewitched) David White was born on April 4, 1916 in Denver, Colorado. Mr. White died on November 27, 1990 in North Hollywood, California.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tommy Dorsey died 52 years ago

Trombonist, trumpeter, and big band leader Tommy Dorsey was born as Thomas Francis Dorsey, Jr. on November 10, 1905 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. Mr. Dorsey died on November 26, 1956 in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Flip Wilson died 10 years ago

Comedian and actor (on his The Flip Wilson Show) Flip Wilson was born as Clerow Wilson Jr. on December 8, 1933 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Mr. Wilson died on November 25, 1998 in Malibu, California.