Arlene Francis was born as Arline Francis Kazanjian on October 20, 1907 in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a regular panelist on the TV game show What’s My Line? Ms. Francis died on May 31, 2001 in San Francisco, California.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Billy Strayhorn was born as William Thomas Strayhorn on November 29, 1915 in Dayton, Ohio. He composed the songs Take the “A” Train and Lush Life. Mr. Strayhorn died on May 31, 1967 in New York City, New York.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Fanny Brice was born as Fania Borach on October 29, 1891 in New York City, New York. She created and starred in the radio show The Baby Snooks Show. Ms. Brice died on May 29, 1951 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Eddie Albert was born as Edward Albert Heimberger on April 22, 1906 in Rock Island, Illinois. He acted in the TV sitcom Green Acres. Mr. Albert died on May 26, 2005 in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California.
Jimmie Rodgers was born as James Charles Rodgers on September 8, 1897 in Meridian, Mississippi. He composed and sang the Blue Yodel songs. Mr. Rodgers died on May 26, 1933 in New York City, New York.
Victor August Herbert was born on February 1, 1859 in Dublin, Ireland. He composed the music to the operettas Babes in Toyland and Naughty Marietta (with the song “Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life”). Mr. Herbert died on May 26, 1924 in New York City, New York.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Charles Nelson Reilly was born on January 13, 1931 in South Bronx, New York. He was a panelist on the TV game show Match Game. Mr. Reilly died on May 25, 2007 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Dick Martin was born as Thomas Richard Martin on January 30, 1922 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He was a co-host of the TV comedy program Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Mr. Martin died on May 24, 2008 in Santa Monica, California.
Duke Ellington was born as Edward Kennedy Ellington on April 29, 1899 in Washington, D.C. He composed the music for the song Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me. Mr. Ellington died on May 24, 1974 in New York City, New York.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Barbara Cartland was born as Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland on July 9, 1901 in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. She wrote many, many, many novels. Ms. Cartland died on May 21, 2000 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Stephen Jay Gould was born on September 10, 1941 in Queens, New York City, New York. He co-proposed the theory of punctuated equilibrium. He wrote the books The Panda’s Thumb and Wonderful Life. Mr. Gould died on May 20, 2002 in Manhattan, New York City, New York.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born as Nathaniel Hathorne on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. He wrote the novels The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. Mr. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864 in Plymouth, New Hampshire.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery was born on April 15, 1933 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. She acted as “Samantha Stephens” in the TV sitcom Bewitched. Ms. Montgomery died on May 18, 1995 in Los Angeles, California.
Isaac Albéniz was born as Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz i Pascual on May 29, 1860 in Camprodon, Spain. He composed the piano suite Iberia. Mr. Albéniz died on May 18, 1909 in Cambo-les-Bains, France.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Tony Randall was born on February 26, 1920 as Arthur Leonard Rosenberg in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He acted as “Felix Unger” in the TV sitcom The Odd Couple. Mr. Randall died on May 17, 2004 in New York City, New York.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Margaret Hamilton was born on December 9, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio. She acted as the wicked witch in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Ms. Hamilton died on May 16, 1985 in Salisbury, Connecticut.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Natasha shared the following:
To mark the 11th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's death (May 14), LIFE.com has published never-before-published photos of “Ol' Blue Eyes”. The gallery can be found on the Life.com homepage today or directly at this site.
I just read your post about Sinatra and thought you might be interested in sharing the gallery with your readers- please let me know what you think.
Thanks a lot,
Alexander Mair Courage, Jr. was born on December 10, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He composed the theme music for Star Trek: The Original Series. Mr. Courage died on May 15, 2008 in Pacific Palisades, California.
June Carter Cash was born as Valerie June Carter on June 23, 1929 in Maces Spring, Virginia. She sang the song Baby, It’s Cold Outside with Homer and Jethro. Mrs. Cash died on May 15, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Billie Burke was born as Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke on August 7, 1884 in Washington, D.C. She acted as “Glinda the Good Witch of the North” in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Ms. Burke died on May 14, 1970 in Los Angeles, California.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Robert Reed was born as John Robert Rietz on October 19, 1932 in Highland Park, Illinois. He acted as the father “Mike Brady” in the TV sitcom The Brady Bunch. Mr. Reed died on May 12, 1992 in Pasadena, California.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Joan Crawford was born as Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23, 1905 in San Antonio, Texas. She acted in the movie Mildred Pierce and many, many other films. Ms. Crawford died on May 10, 1977 in New York City, New York.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Marion Lorne was born as Marion Lorne MacDougall on August 12, 1883 in West Pittston, Pennsylvania. She acted as “Aunt Clara” in the TV sitcom Bewitched. Ms. Lorne died on May 9, 1968 in New York City, New York.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Robert Anson Heinlein was born on July 7, 1907 in Butler, Missouri. He wrote the novels Stranger in a Strange Land and The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. Mr. Heinlein died on May 8, 1988 in Carmel, California.
LaVerne Sophia Andrews was born on July 6, 1911 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was part of the singing group The Andrews Sisters. Ms. Andrews died on May 8, 1967 in Brentwood, California.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Otis Blackwell was born on February 16, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He co-wrote the songs Great Balls of Fire and Return to Sender. Mr. Blackwell died on May 6, 2002 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Henry David Thoreau was born as David Henry Thoreau on July 12, 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. He wrote the book Walden and the essay Civil Disobedience. Mr. Thoreau died on May 6, 1862 in Concord, Massachusetts.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Allison Krause was born on April 23, 1951. Jeffrey Glenn Miller was born on March 28, 1950. Sandra Lee Scheuer was born on August 11, 1949. William Schroeder was born on July 20, 1950... Ms. Krause, Mr. Miller, Ms. Scheuer, and Mr. Schroeder died on May 4, 1970 at Kent State University, Ohio.