Buddy Hackett was born on August 31, 1924 as Leonard Hacker in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He acted in the movie The Love Bug. Mr. Hackett died on June 30, 2003 in Malibu, California.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Gale Gordon was born on February 20, 1906 as Charles T. Aldrich, Jr. in New York City, New York. He acted as banker “Theodore J. Mooney” in the TV sitcom The Lucy Show. Mr. Gordon died on June 30, 1995 in Escondido, California.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born on May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut. She acted in the movie Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Ms. Hepburn died on June 29, 2003 in Fenwick, Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Rosemary Clooney was born on May 23, 1928 in Maysville, Kentucky. She sang the songs Mambo Italiano and This Ole House. Ms. Clooney died on June 29, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California.
William Edward Hickey was born on September 19, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He acted as “Carlton Blanchard” in the TV sitcom Wings. Mr. Hickey died on June 29, 1997 in New York City, New York.
Lana Turner was born on February 8, 1921 as Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner in Wallace, Idaho. She acted in the movie Madame X and many, many more. Ms. Turner died on June 29, 1995 in Century City, Los Angeles, California.
Jayne Mansfield was born on April 19, 1933 as Vera Jayne Palmer in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She acted in the movie Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Ms. Mansfield died on June 29, 1967 near Slidell, Louisiana.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Mortimer Jerome Adler was born on December 28, 1902 in New York City, New York. He wrote the book How to Read a Book. He co-founded the Great Books of the Western World series. Mr. Adler died on June 28, 2001 in San Mateo, California.
Frank Spencer Sutton was born on October 23, 1923 in Clarksville, Tennessee. He acted as “Vincent Carter” in the TV sitcom Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Mr. Sutton died on June 28, 1974 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Jack Lemmon was born on February 8, 1925 as John Uhler Lemmon III in Newton, Massachusetts. He acted in the movies Some Like It Hot and The Odd Couple. Mr. Lemmon died on June 27, 2001 in Los Angeles, California.
Joseph Smith, Jr. was born on December 23, 1805 in Sharon, Vermont. He founded Mormonism and published the Book of Mormon (which has some criticism)... Mr. Smith died on June 27, 1844 in Carthage, Illinois.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Liz Claiborne was born on March 31, 1929 as Anne Elisabeth Jane Claiborne in Brussels, Belgium. In 1976 she created her own fashion company Liz Claiborne Inc. Ms. Claiborne died on June 26, 2007 in New York City, New York.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
John Donald Fiedler was born on February 3, 1925 in Platteville, Wisconsin. He acted as nervous “Mr. Peterson” in the TV sitcom The Bob Newhart Show. Mr. Fiedler died on June 25, 2005 in Englewood, New Jersey.
Johnny Mercer was born on November 18, 1909 as John Herndon Mercer in Savannah, Georgia. He wrote the lyrics to the songs Autumn Leaves, Moon River, and many, many more. Mr. Mercer died on June 25, 1976 in Hollywood, California.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Paul Winchell was born on December 21, 1922 in New York City, New York. He was a ventriloquist. He also co-invented an artificial heart. Mr. Winchell died on June 24, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.
David Tomlinson was born on May 7, 1917 as David Cecil MacAlister Tomlinson in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. He acted as “George Banks” in the movie Mary Poppins, as “Professor Emelius Brown” in the movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and as “Peter Thorndyke” in the movie The Love Bug. Mr. Tomlinson died on June 24, 2000 in Westminster, London, England.
Brian Keith was born on November 14, 1921 as Robert Alba Keith in Bayonne, New Jersey. He acted as bachelor “Bill Davis” in the TV sitcom Family Affair. Mr. Keith died on June 24, 1997 in Malibu, California.
Jackie Gleason was born on February 26, 1916 as Herbert Walton Gleason, Jr. in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He acted as “Ralph Kramden” in the TV sitcom The Honeymooners. Mr. Gleason died on June 24, 1987 in Lauderhill, Florida.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Aaron Spelling was born on April 22, 1923 in Dallas, Texas. He produced the TV shows Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty, and Fantasy Island. Mr. Spelling died on June 23, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.
Maureen Paula O’Sullivan was born on May 17, 1911 in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland. She acted in the movie Peggy Sue Got Married. Ms. O’Sullivan died on June 23, 1998 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Monday, June 22, 2009
George Carlin was born on May 12, 1937 as George Denis Patrick Carlin in Manhattan, New York City, New York. He was a comedian and social commentator. Mr. Carlin died on June 22, 2008 in Santa Monica, California.
Judy Garland was born on June 10, 1922 as Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She acted in the movie A Star is Born. Ms. Garland died on June 22, 1969 in Chelsea, London, England.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Carroll O’Connor was born on August 2, 1924 as John Carroll O’Connor in the Bronx, New York City, New York. He acted as “Archie Bunker” in the TV sitcoms All in the Family and Archie Bunker’s Place. Mr. O’Connor died on June 21, 2001 in Culver City, California.
Bert Kaempfert was born on October 16, 1923 as Berthold Heinrich Kampfert in Hamburg, Germany. He wrote the songs Wonderland by Night, Strangers in the Night, and Spanish Eyes (Moon Over Naples). Mr. Kaempfert died on June 21, 1980 in Majorca.
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov was born on March 18, 1884 in Tikhvin, Russia. He composed the symphonic suite Scheherazade and the Flight of the Bumblebee. Mr. Rimsky-Korsakov died on June 21, 1908 in Lyubensk, Russia.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Peter Allen was born on February 10, 1944 as Peter Richard Woolnough in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia. He co-wrote the song Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do). Mr. Allen died on June 18, 1992 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Thomas Samuel Kuhn was born on July 18, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He wrote the book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Mr. Kuhn died on June 17, 1996 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
George Reeves was born on January 5, 1914 as George Keefer Brewer in Woolstock, Iowa. He acted in the TV show Adventures of Superman. Mr. Reeves died on June 16, 1959 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Meredith Willson was born on May 18, 1902 as Robert Meredith Willson in Mason City, Iowa. He wrote the songs Seventy-six Trombones and Till There Was You. Mr. Willson died on June 15, 1984 in Santa Monica, California.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Peter Alexander McWilliams was born on August 5, 1949 in Michigan. He wrote the books LIFE 101, DO IT!, You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought, and Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do. Mr. McWilliams died on June 14, 2000 in California.
Henry Mancini was born on April 16, 1924 as Enrico Nicola Mancini in Cleveland, Ohio. He composed the music to the songs Lujon and Moon River. Mr. Mancini died on June 14, 1994 in Los Angeles, California.
Alan Jay Lerner was born on August 31, 1918 in New York City, New York. He was the lyricist for the song I Could Have Danced All Night. Mr. Lerner died on June 14, 1986 in New York City, New York.
Marlin Perkins was born as Richard Marlin Perkins on March 28, 1905 in Carthage, Missouri. He hosted the TV program Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. Mr. Perkins died on June 14, 1986 in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Lane Smith was born on April 29, 1936 as Walter Lane Smith III in Memphis, Tennessee. He acted as “Perry White” in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Mr. Smith died on June 13, 2005 in Northridge, California.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
DeForest Kelley was born on January 20, 1920 as Jackson DeForest Kelley in Atlanta, Georgia. He acted as “Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy” in the Star Trek series. Mr. Kelley died on June 11, 1999 in Woodland Hills, California.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 as Charles John Huffam Dickens in Portsmouth, England. He wrote the novels The Adventures of Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. Mr. Dickens died on June 9, 1870 in Gad’s Hill Place, Higham, Kent, England.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Thomas Paine was born on January 29, 1737 in Thetford, Norfolk, England. He wrote the pamphlet Common Sense and the books Rights of Man and The Age of Reason. Mr. Paine died on June 8, 1809 in New York City, New York.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Edward Morgan Forster was born on January 1, 1879 in Marylebone, London, England. He wrote the novels A Room with a View and Howards End. Mr. Forster died on June 7, 1970 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Billy Preston was born on September 2, 1946 as William Everett Preston in Houston, Texas. He co-wrote and sang the songs Will It Go Round in Circles and Nothing from Nothing. Mr. Preston died on June 6, 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 as Anna Maria Louisa Italiano in the Bronx, New York City, New York. She acted as “Mrs. Robinson” in the movie The Graduate. Ms. Bancroft died on June 6, 2005 in New York City, New York.
Jack Haley was born on August 10, 1898 as John Joseph Haley, Jr. in Boston, Massachusetts. He acted as the “Tin Man” in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Mr. Haley died on June 6, 1979 in Los Angeles, California.
Louis-Joseph Chevrolet was born on December 25, 1878 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland. With William C. Durant, he co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company. Mr. Chevrolet died on June 6, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Conway Twitty was born on September 1, 1933 as Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Mississippi. He co-wrote and sang the song It’s Only Make Believe. Mr. Twitty died on June 5, 1993 in Springfield, Missouri.
O. Henry was born on September 11, 1862 as William Sydney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina. He wrote the stories The Gift of the Magi and The Ransom of Red Chief. Mr. O. Henry died on June 5, 1910 in New York City, New York.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Anthony Quinn was born on April 21, 1915 as Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. He acted in the movie Zorba the Greek. Mr. Quinn died on June 3, 2001 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ozzie Nelson was born as Oswald George Nelson on March 20, 1906 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He acted in the TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Mr. Nelson died on June 3, 1975 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Imogene Coca was born on November 18, 1908 as Imogene Fernandez de Coca in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She acted in the TV comedy show Your Show of Shows. Ms. Coca died on June 2, 2001 in Westport, Connecticut.
Rex Harrison was born on March 5, 1908 as Reginald Carey Harrison in Huyton, Lancashire, England. He acted as “Professor Henry Higgins” in the movie My Fair Lady. Mr. Harrison died on June 2, 1990 in New York City, New York.
George Simon Kaufman was born on November 16, 1889 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He co-wrote the play The Man Who Came to Dinner. Mr. Kaufman died on June 2, 1961 in New York City, New York.