Diana Spencer was born on July 1, 1961 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England. Ms. Spencer died on August 31, 1997 in Paris, France.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
David Michael Haskell was born on June 4, 1948 in San Joaquin County, California. He acted in the stage and movie versions of Godspell. Mr. Haskell died on August 30, 2000 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.
For more “Godspell”, see part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11, and part 12.
For more “Godspell”, see part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11, and part 12.
Charles Bronson was born on November 3, 1921 as Charles Dennis Buchinsky in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania. He acted in the 1960 movie The Magnificent Seven. Mr. Bronson died on August 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Richard A. Jewell was born on December 17, 1962 in Danville, Virginia. He was falsely accused in the Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia on July 27, 1996... Mr. Jewell died on August 29, 2007 in Woodbury, Georgia.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Ruth Gordon was born on October 30, 1896 as Ruth Gordon Jones in Quincy, Massachusetts. She acted in the 1980 movie Any Which Way You Can. Ms. Gordon died on August 28, 1985 in Edgartown, Massachusetts.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Greg Morris was born on September 27, 1933 as Francis Gregory Alan Morris in Cleveland, Ohio. He acted as “Barney Collier” on the TV series Mission: Impossible. Mr. Morris died on August 27, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Gracie Allen was born on July 26, 1895 as Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen in San Francisco, California. She was part of the comedy duo Burns and Allen. Ms. Allen died on August 27, 1964 in Los Angeles, California.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Irving Stone was born on July 14, 1903 as Irving Tennenbaum in San Francisco, California. He wrote the novels Lust for Life (about the painter Vincent van Gogh) and The Agony and the Ecstasy (about Michelangelo)... Mr. Stone died on August 26, 1989 in Los Angeles, California.
Ted Knight was born on December 7, 1923 as Tadeusz Władysław Konopka in Terryville, Connecticut. He acted as “Ted Baxter" on the TV sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show and as "Henry Rush” on the TV sitcom Too Close for Comfort. Mr. Knight died on August 26, 1986 in Glendale, California.
Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek was born on October 24, 1632 in Delft, Netherlands. He was a microbiologist. Mr. van Leeuwenhoek died on August 26, 1723 in Delft, Netherlands.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Truman Capote was born on September 30, 1924 as Truman Streckfus Persons in New Orleans, Louisiana. He wrote the novel The Grass Harp and the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Mr. Capote died on August 25, 1984 in Los Angeles, California.
Gower Carlyle Champion was born on June 22, 1919 in Geneva, Illinois. He acted and danced in the 1952 movie Lovely to Look At. He was also a director and choreographer. Mr. Champion died on August 25, 1980 in New York City, New York.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1844 in Rocken bei Lutzen, Prussia. He wrote the novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Mr. Nietzsche died on August 25, 1900 in Weimar.
William Herschel was born on November 15, 1738 as Frederick William Herschel in Hanover, Germany. He was a composer and the astronomer who discovered the planet Uranus. Mr. Herschel died on August 25, 1822 in Slough, England.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Aaron Russo was born on February 14, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He co-produced the 1979 movie The Rose. He created the 2006 film America: Freedom to Fascism. Mr. Russo died on August 24, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Brock Peters was born on July 2, 1927 as George Fisher in New York City, New York. He acted as “Tom Robinson” in the 1962 movie To Kill a Mockingbird. Mr. Peters died on August 23, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.
Kathleen Freeman was born on February 17, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. She acted on the TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, an episode of which is shown here. She also appeared in the Broadway musical The Full Monty. Ms. Freeman died on August 23, 2001 in New York City, New York.
David Rose was born on June 15, 1910 in London, England. He composed the instrumental songs “Holiday for Strings” and The Stripper. Mr. Rose died on August 23, 1990 in Burbank, California.
Glen Gray was born on June 7, 1900 as Glen Gray Knoblauch in Metamora, Illinois. He was a saxophonist and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra. Mr. Gray died on August, 23, 1963 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 as Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein in New York City, New York. He wrote the lyrics to the song The Sound of Music and many, many other songs. Mr. Hammerstein died on August 23, 1960 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Rudolph Valentino was born on May 6, 1895 as Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Piero Filiberto Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla in Castellaneta, Italy. He acted in the 1921 movie The Sheik. Mr. Valentino died on August 23, 1926 in New York City, New York.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Colleen Dewhurst was born on June 3, 1924 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She acted as “Avery Brown” (Candice Bergen’s character’s mother) on the TV show Murphy Brown. Ms. Dewhurst died on August 22, 1991 in South Salem, New York.
Sebastian Cabot was born on July 6, 1918 as Charles Sebastian Thomas Cabot in London, England. He acted as “Giles French” on the TV sitcom Family Affair. Mr. Cabot died on August 22, 1977 in North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Fred Hoyle was born on June 24, 1915 in Gilstead, West Yorkshire, England. He rejected the so-called “big bang cosmological theory”. He co-created the Steady State theory of cosmology. Mr. Hoyle died on August 20, 2001 in Bournemouth, England.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Betty Everett was born on November 23, 1939 in Greenwood, Mississippi. She sang the song The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss). Ms. Everett died on August 19, 2001 in Beloit, Wisconsin.
Hermione Baddeley was born on November 13, 1906 as Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley in Broseley, Shropshire, England. She acted in the 1964 movie Mary Poppins. Ms. Baddeley died on August 19, 1986 in Los Angeles, California.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Elmer Bernstein was born on April 4, 1922 in New York City, New York. He composed the film score for the 1962 movie To Kill a Mockingbird. Mr. Bernstein died on August 18, 2004 in Ojai, California.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Pearl Mae Bailey was born on March 29, 1918 in Southampton County, Virginia. She acted in the title role in the 1968 version of Hello, Dolly! Ms. Bailey died on August 17, 1990 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Ira Gershwin was born on December 6, 1896 as Israel Gershowitz in New York City, New York. He composed the music to the songs I Got Rhythm and The Man I Love. Mr. Gershwin died on August 17, 1983 in Beverly Hills, California.
Vivian Vance was born on July 26, 1909 as Vivian Roberta Jones in Cherryvale, Kansas. She acted as “Ethel Mertz” on the TV sitcom I Love Lucy and as “Vivian Bagley” on the TV sitcom The Lucy Show. Ms. Vance died on August 17, 1979 in Belvedere, California.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Margaret Mitchell was born on November 8, 1900 as Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell in Atlanta, Georgia. She wrote the novel Gone with the Wind. Ms. Mitchell died on August 16, 1949 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Will Rogers was born on November 4, 1879 as William Penn Adair Rogers in Oologah (now in Oklahoma). He was a vaudeville performer and social commentator. Mr. Rogers died on August 15, 1935 in Point Barrow, Alaska Territory.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Julia Child was born on August 15, 1912 as Julia Carolyn McWilliams in Pasadena, California. She created the TV cooking show The French Chef. Ms. Child died on August 13, 2004 in Santa Barbara, California.
Jules Massenet was born on May 12, 1842 in Montaud, France. He composed the opera Manon and Méditation from the opera Thaïs. Mr. Massenet died on August 13, 1912 in Paris, France.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Merv Griffin was born on July 6, 1925 as Mervyn Edward Griffin, Jr. in San Mateo, California. He created the Wheel of Fortune game show. Mr. Griffin died on August 12, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
Ian Lancaster Fleming was born on May 28, 1908 in Mayfair, London, England. He created the James Bond character. He wrote the book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car. Mr. Fleming died on August 12, 1964 in Canterbury, Kent, England.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Tom Drake was born on August 5, 1918 as Alfred Sinclair Alderdice in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He acted in the 1948 movie Words and Music. Mr. Drake died on August 11, 1982 in Torrance, California.
Edith Wharton was born on January 24, 1862 as Edith Newbold Jones in New York City, New York. She wrote the novel The House of Mirth. Ms. Wharton died on August 11, 1937 in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Isaac Hayes was born on August 20, 1942 as Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. in Covington, Tennessee. He co-wrote the song Soul Man. He also wrote and sang the song Theme from Shaft. Mr. Hayes died on August 10, 2008 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Henry Moseley was born on November 23, 1887 as Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley in Weymouth, Dorset, England. He developed Moseley’s Law. Mr. Moseley died on August 10, 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Judith Perelman Rossner was born on March 31, 1935 in New York City, New York. She wrote the novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar. Ms. Rossner died on August 9, 2005 in New York City, New York.
Tony Mottola was born on April 18, 1918 in Kearny, New Jersey. He was a guitarist and composed music for the 1988 movie Running on Empty. Mr. Mottola died on August 9, 2004 in Denville, New Jersey.
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was born on September 25, 1906 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He composed the Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, and many, many more. Mr. Shostakovich died on August 9, 1975 in Moscow, Russia.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Barbara Bel Geddes was born on October 31, 1922 in New York City, New York. She acted as “Eleanor ‘Miss Ellie’ Ewing” in the TV series Dallas. Ms. Geddes died on August 8, 2005 in Northeast Harbor, Maine.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Peter Jennings was born on July 29, 1938 as Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was the anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight. Mr. Jennings died on August 7, 2005 in Manhattan, New York City, New York.
Larry Martyn was born on March 22, 1934 as Lawrence Martyn in London, England. He acted as “Mr. Mash” on the British TV sitcom Are You Being Served?. Mr. Martyn died on August 7, 1994 in Kent, England.
Esther Phillips was born on December 23, 1935 as Esther Mae Jones in Galveston, Texas. She sang the song “And I Love Him” and a disco-style verson of the song What a Diff’rence a Day Made. Ms. Phillips died on August 7, 1984 in Carson, California.
Oliver Hardy was born on January 18, 1892 as Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia. He was part of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy. Mr. Hardy died on August 7, 1957 in North Hollywood, California.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Domenico Modugno was born on January 9, 1928 in Polignano a Mare, Puglia, Italy. He co-wrote and sang the song Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare). Mr. Modugno died on August 6, 1994 in Lampedusa, Italy.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Joshua Ryan Evans was born on January 10, 1982 in Hayward, California. He acted as “Timmy” on the TV soap opera Passions. He had the genetic disorder achondroplasia. Mr. Evans died on August 5, 2002 in San Diego, California.
Alec Guinness was born on April 2, 1914 as Alec Guinness de Cuffe in Paddington, London, England. He acted in the 1980 movie Raise the Titanic. Mr. Guinness died on August 5, 2000 in Midhurst, West Sussex, England.
Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926 as Norma Jeane Mortenson (baptized as Norma Jeane Baker) in Los Angeles, California. She acted in the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Ms. Monroe died on August 5, 1962 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California.
Carmen Miranda was born on February 9, 1909 as Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal. She acted in the 1947 musical movie Copacabana. Ms. Miranda died on August 5, 1955 in Beverly Hills, California.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Lee Hazlewood was born on July 9, 1929 as Barton Lee Hazlewood in Mannford, Oklahoma. He wrote the songs These Boots are Made for Walkin' and Summer Wine. Mr. Hazlewood died on August 4, 2007 in Henderson, Nevada.
Lorenzo Music was born on May 2, 1937 as Gerald David Music in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He acted as “Carlton the doorman” on the TV sitcom Rhoda. Mr. Music died on August 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, California.
Hans Christian Andersen was born on April 2, 1805 in Odense, Denmark. He wrote the story The Little Mermaid. Mr. Andersen died on August 4, 1875 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Erik Darling was born on September 25, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland. He formed the singing group The Rooftop Singers. They sang the song Walk Right In. Mr. Darling died on August 3, 2008 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was born on December 11, 1918 in Kislovodsk, Russia> He wrote the novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. He also write the book The Gulag Archipelago. Mr. Solzhenitsyn died on August 3, 2008 in Moscow, Russia.
Christopher Michael Hewett was born on April 5, 1922 in Worthing, Sussex, England. He acted as “Lynn Belvedere” on the TV sitcom Mr. Belvedere. Mr. Hewett died on August 3, 2001 in Los Angeles, California.
Carolyn Sue Jones was born on April 28, 1930 in Amarillo, Texas. She acted as “Morticia Addams” on the TV sitcom The Addams Family. Ms. Jones died on August 3, 1983 in West Hollywood, California.