Edgar Bergen was born on February 16, 1903 as Edgar John Bergren in Chicago, Illinois. He was a ventriloquist and the father of actress Candice Bergen. Mr. Bergen died on September 30, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Mary Ford was born on July 7, 1924 as Iris Colleen Summers in El Monte, California. Her husband was guitarist Les Paul. She sang the songs How High the Moon and The World is Waiting for the Sunrise. Ms. Ford died on September 30, 1977 in Arcadia, California.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Charles Samuel Addams was born on January 7, 1912 in Westfield, New Jersey. His fictional characters became The Addams Family. Mr. Addams died on September 29, 1988 in New York City, New York.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Richard Warren Sears was born on December 7, 1863 in Stewartville, Minnesota. He co-founded the department store Sears, Roebuck and Company. Mr. Sears died on September 28, 1914 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Donald O’Connor was born on August 28, 1925 as Donald David Dixon Ronald O’Connor in Chicago, Illinois. He acted in the 1950 movie Francis and in the 1952 musical movie Singin’ in the Rain. Mr. O’Connor died on September 27, 2003 in Calabasas, California.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Robert Allen Palmer was born on January 19, 1949 in Batley, Yorkshire, England. He wrote and sang the song Simply Irresistible. (View here.) Mr. Palmer died on September 26, 2003 in Paris, France.
Richard Mulligan was born on November 13, 1932 in New York City, New York. He acted as “Burt Campbell” on the TV sitcom Soap. He acted as “Dr. Harry Weston” on the TV sitcom Empty Nest. Mr. Mulligan died on September 26, 2000 in Los Angeles, California.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Walter Davis Pidgeon was born on September 23, 1897 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. He acted in the 1961 movie Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Mr. Pidgeon died on September 25, 1984 in Santa Monica, California.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904 as Theodor Seuss Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts. He wrote the book The Cat in the Hat and many others. Mr. Seuss died on September 24, 1991 in San Diego, California.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Bob Fosse was born on June 23, 1927 as Robert Louis Fosse in Chicago, Illinois. He was a choreographer and director. He acted in the 1974 musical movie The Little Prince. Mr. Fosse died on September 23, 1987 in Washington, D.C.
Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856 as Sigismund Schlomo Freud in Freiberg, Moravia, Austria-Hungary. He wrote the book Civilization and Its Discontents. Mr. Freud died on September 23, 1939 in London, England.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Gordon Alexander Jump was born on April 1, 1932 in Dayton, Ohio. He acted as “Arthur ‘Big Guy’ Carlson” on the TV sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. Mr. Jump died on September 22, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.
George Campbell Scott was born on October 18, 1927 in Wise, Virginia. He acted in the 1975 movie The Hindenburg. He had been married to actress Colleen Dewhurst. Mr. Scott died on September 22, 1999 in Westlake Village, California.
Dorothy Lamour was born on December 10, 1914 as Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton in New Orleans, Louisiana. She acted in the 1952 movie The Greatest Show on Earth. Ms. Lamour died on September 22, 1996 in Los Angeles, California.
Dan Rowan was born on July 22, 1922 as Daniel Hale Rowan in Beggs, Oklahoma. He co-hosted the TV comedy show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Mr. Rowan died on September 22, 1987 in Siesta Key, Florida.
Harry Warren was born on December 24, 1893 as Salvatore Antonio Guaragna in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He composed the music to the song I Only Have Eyes for You. Mr. Warren died on September 22, 1981 in Los Angeles, California.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Alice Ghostley was born on August 14, 1926 as Alice Margaret Ghostley in Eve, Vernon County, Missouri. She acted as “Esmeralda” on the TV sitcom Bewitched. She acted in the 1978 movie Rabbitt Test. She also acted as “Bernice Clifton” on the TV sitcom Designing Women. Ms. Ghostley died on September 21, 2007 in Studio City, California.
Jacqueline Susann was born on August 20, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She wrote the novel Valley of the Dolls. Ms. Susann died on September 21, 1974 in New York City, New York.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
John W. Peterson was born on November 1, 1921 in Lindsborg, Kansas. He wrote many songs, including "Springs of Living Water", "Surely Goodness and Mercy", and "No Room". Mr. Peterson died on September 20, 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Jule Styne was born on December 31, 1905 as Julius Kerwin Stein in London, England. He composed the music to the songs Don’t Rain on My Parade, Everything’s Coming up Roses, and People. Mr. Styne died on September 20, 1994 in New York City, New York.
Jim Croce was born on January 10, 1943 as James Joseph Croce in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He wrote and sang the songs Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, Time in a Bottle, and I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song. Mr. Croce died in a plane crash on September 20, 1973 in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Skeeter Davis was born on December 30, 1931 as Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Kentucky. She sang the song The End of the World. Ms. Davis died on September 19, 2004 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Frank Morgan was born on June 1, 1890 as Francis Phillip Wuppermann in New York City, New York. He acted as the “wizard” in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Mr. Morgan died on September 18, 1949 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Frankie Vaughan was born on February 3, 1928 as Frank Abelson in Liverpool, England. He sang the song Kisses Sweeter than Wine and many others. Mr. Vaughan died on September 17, 1999 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.
Red Skelton was born on July 18, 1913 as Richard Bernard Skelton in Vincennes, Indiana. He was the comedian who created the character Clem Kadiddlehopper. Mr. Skelton died on September 17, 1997 in Palm Springs, California.
Karl Raimund Popper was born on July 28, 1902 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He wrote the 2-volume work The Open Society and Its Enemies and the book The Poverty of Historicism. Mr. Popper died on September 17, 1994 in London, England.
Hugo Winterhalter was born on August 15, 1909 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was a music arranger, particularly with the song Canadian Sunset. Mr. Winterhalter died on September 17, 1973 in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Mary Allin Travers was born on November 9, 1936 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was part of the singing group Peter, Paul and Mary. Ms. Travers died on September 16, 2009 in Danbury, Connecticut.
Henry Gibson was born on September 21, 1935 as James Bateman in Germantown, Pennsylvania. He was a cast member on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. Mr. Gibson died on September 14, 2009 in Malibu, California.
Sheb Wooley was born on April 10, 1921 as Shelby F. Wooley in Erick, Oklahoma. He was a singer and songwriter. He wrote and sang the song The Purple People Eater. Mr. Wooley died on September 16, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jean Piaget was born on August 9, 1896 as Jean William Fritz Piaget in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He developed a theory of cognitive development. Mr. Piaget died on September 16, 1980 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Richard William Wright was born on July 28, 1943 in Hatch End, Middlesex, England. He was a keyboardist and founding member of the English rock band Pink Floyd. Mr. Wright died on September 15, 2008 in London, England.
Brett Somers was born on July 11, 1924 as Audrey Johnston in Halcomb, New Brunswick, Canada. She had been a panelist on the TV game show Match Game. Ms. Somers died on September 15, 2007 in Westport, Connecticut.
Harold Bennett was born on September 17, 1899 in Hastings, East Sussex, England. He acted as “Young Mr. Grace” on the British TV sitcom Are You Being Served? Mr. Bennett died on September 15, 1981 in London, England.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Mickey Hargitay was born on January 6, 1926 as Miklós Hargitay in Budapest, Hungary. He had been married to actress Jayne Mansfield. He was named “Mr. Universe” in 1955. Mr. Hargitay died on September 14, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.
Garrett James Hardin was born on April 21, 1915 in Dallas, Texas. He wrote the article The Tragedy of the Commons. Mr. Hardin died on September 14, 2003 in Santa Barbara, California.
Beah Richards was born on July 12, 1920 as Beulah Richardson in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She acted in the 1967 movie Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and on the TV sitcom Designing Women. Ms. Richards died on September 14, 2000 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Janet Gaynor was born on October 6, 1906 as Laura Augusta Gainor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She acted in the 1937 movie A Star is Born. Ms. Gaynor died on September 14, 1984 in Palm Springs, California.
James Fenimore Cooper was born on September 15, 1789 in Burlington, New Jersey. He wrote the novel The Last of the Mohicans. Mr. Cooper died on September 14, 1851 in Cooperstown, New York.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Dorothy Hackett McGuire was born on June 14, 1916 in Omaha, Nebraska. She acted in the 1960 movie Swiss Family Robinson. Ms. McGuire died on September 13, 2001 in Santa Monica, California.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Raymond Burr was born on May 21, 1917 as Raymond William Stacey Burr in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He acted in the TV drama series Perry Mason and Ironside. Mr. Burr died on September 12, 1993 in Healdsburg, California.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Pat Corley was born on June 1, 1930 as Cleo Pat Corley in Dallas, Texas. He acted as “Phil” (the bar owner) on the TV sitcom Murphy Brown. Mr. Corley died on September 11, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.
John Ritter was born on September 17, 1948 as Jonathan Southworth Ritter in Burbank, California. He was the son of country music singer Tex Ritter... John Ritter acted as “Jack Tripper” on the TV sitcom Three’s Company. He also acted on the TV sitcom 8 Simple Rules. Mr. Ritter died on September 11, 2003 in Burbank, California.
Kim Hunter was born on November 12, 1922 as Janet Cole in Detroit, Michigan. She acted as “Dr. Zira” in the 1968 movie Planet of the Apes and in the 1971 movie Escape from the Planet of the Apes. Ms. Hunter died on September 11, 2002 in New York City, New York.
David Lawrence Angell was born on April 10, 1946 in West Barrington, Rhode Island. He was a co-writer for the TV sitcom Cheers. He co-created the TV sitcom Wings. Mr. Angell died on American Airlines Flight 11 during the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 in New York City, New York.
Jessica Tandy was born on June 7, 1909 as Jessie Alice Tandy in London, England. She was married to actor Hume Cronyn. She acted in the 1985 movie Cocoon and in the 1991 movie Fried Green Tomatoes. Ms. Tandy died on September 11, 1994 in Easton, Connecticut.
Lorne Greene was born on February 12, 1915 as Lyon Himan “Chaim” Green in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He acted as “Ben Cartwright” on the TV series Bonanza. Mr. Greene died on September 11, 1987 in Santa Monica, California.
David Ricardo was born on April 18, 1772 in London, England. He wrote the book On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation. Mr. Ricardo died on September 11, 1823 in Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire, England.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Jane Wyman was born on January 5, 1917 as Sarah Jane Mayfield in Saint Joseph, Missouri. She was the first wife of Ronald Reagan. She acted in the 1948 movie Johnny Belinda. Ms. Wyman died on September 10, 2007 in Rancho Mirage, California.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Ruth Roman was born on December 22, 1922 as Norma Roman in Lynn, Massachusetts. She acted in the 1956 movie Great Day in the Morning. Ms. Roman died on September 9, 1999 in Laguna Beach, California.
Burgess Meredith was born on November 16, 1908 as Oliver Burgess Meredith in Cleveland, Ohio. He acted as “The Penguin” on the TV series Batman. Mr. Meredith died on September 9, 1997 in Malibu, California.
Bill Monroe was born on September 13, 1911 as William Smith Monroe near Rosine, Kentucky. He wrote and sang the song Blue Moon of Kentucky. He co-played the song The Ballad of Jed Clampett (the theme song for the TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies)... Mr. Monroe died on September 9, 1996 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrac was born on November 24, 1864 as Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa in Albi, Tarn, France. He was a painter. Mr. Toulouse-Lautrec died on September 9, 1901 in Malrome, France.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Alex North was born on December 4, 1910 as Isadore Soifer in Chester, Pennsylvania. He composed the film score for the 1951 movie A Streetcar Named Desire. Mr. North died on September 8, 1991 in Los Angeles, California.
Zero Mostel was born on February 28, 1915 as Samuel Joel Mostel in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He acted as “Tevye” in the Fiddler on the Roof and as “Pseudolus” in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Mr. Mostel died on September 8, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Tom Fogerty was born on November 9, 1941 in Berkeley, California. He was the guitarist in the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. Mr. Fogerty died on September 6, 1990 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Ernest Dale Tubb was born on February 9, 1914 in Crisp, Texas. He sang the songs Blue Christmas, “Walkin’ the Floor Over You”, and “Waltz Across Texas”. Mr. Tubb died on September 6, 1984 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Steve Irwin was born on February 22, 1962 as Stephen Robert Irwin in Essendon, Victoria, Australia. He was called "The Crocodile Hunter". Mr. Irwin died on September 4, 2006 on Batt Reef, Queensland, Australia.
Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize was born on April 23, 1943 in Paris, France. He acted as “Tattoo” in the TV series Fantasy Island. Mr. Villechaize died on September 4, 1993 in North Hollywood, California.
Dottie West was born on October 11, 1932 as Dorothy Marie Marsh near McMinnville, Tennessee. She wrote and sang the song Country Sunshine. She also sang the song Last Time I Saw Him. Ms. West died on September 4, 1991 in Tennessee.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Christiaan Neethling Barnard was born on November 8, 1922 in Beaufort West, Union of South Africa. He performed the first successful heart transplant. Mr. Barnard died on September 2, 2001 in Paphos, Cyprus.
Bob Denver was born on January 9, 1935 as Robert Osbourne Denver in New Rochelle, New York. He acted as “Maynard G. Kregs” in the 1959-63 TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis and as “Gilligan” on the TV sitcom Gilligan’s Island. Mr. Denver died on September 2, 2005 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.