Evel Knievel was born on October 17, 1938 as Robert Craig Knievel in Butte, Montana. He was a motorcycle stunt rider. Mr. Knievel died on November 30, 2007 in Clearwater, Florida.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Tiny Tim was born on April 12, 1932 as Herbert Khaury in New York City, New York. He sang the songs Tiptoe Through the Tulips and Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight. Mr. Tim died on November 30, 1996 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Oscar Wilde was born on October 16, 1854 as Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde in Dublin, Ireland. He wrote the novel The Picture of Doran Gray, the play The Importance of Being Earnest, and other works. Mr. Wilde died on November 30, 1900 in Paris, France.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938 as Natalia Zacharenko in San Francisco, California. She acted in the 1961 movie West Side Story and many, many more. Ms. Wood died on November 29, 1981 by Santa Catalina Island, California.
Giacomo Puccini was born on December 22, 1858 as Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. He composed the operas La bohème, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, and others. Mr. Puccini died on November 29, 1924 in Brussels, Belgium.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Garry Moore was born on January 31, 1915 as Thomas Garrison Morfit, III in Baltimore, Maryland. He hosted The Garry Moore Show and the game shows I’ve Got a Secret and To Tell the Truth. Mr. Moore died on November 28, 1993 in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Flip Wilson was born on December 8, 1933 as Clerow Wilson, Jr. in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was a guest on the TV show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and hosted his own TV show The Flip Wilson Show. He often said the WYSIWYG phrase: “What You See Is What You Get”. Mr. Wilson died on November 25, 1998 in Malibu, California.
Jack Albertson was born on June 16, 1907 in Malden, Massachusetts. He acted as “Grandpa Joe” in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, as “Manny Rosen” in the 1972 movie The Poseidon Adventure, and as “Ed Brown” on the TV sitcom Chico and the Man. Mr. Albertson died on November 25, 1981 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Pat Morita was born on June 28, 1932 as Noriyuki Morita in Isleton, California. He acted as “Arnold” on the TV sitcom Happy Days and as “Mr. Miyagi” in the 1984 movie The Karate Kid. Mr. Morita died on November 24, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Arthur Hailey was born on April 5, 1920 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. He wrote the 1965 novel Hotel and the 1968 novel Airport. Mr. Hailey died on November 24, 2004 in Lyford Cay, New Providence Island, Bahamas.
Hilary Minster was born on March 21, 1944 as Roger Michael Hilary Minster in Surrey, England. He acted on the British sitcom ’Allo ‘Allo!. Mr. Minster died on November 24, 1999 in Kensington and Chelsea, London, England.
Freddie Mercury was born on September 5, 1946 as Farrokh Bulsara in Stone Town, Zanzibar. He composed the songs Bohemian Rhapsody and Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Mr. Mercury died on November 24, 1991 in Kensington, London, England.
Dodie Smith was born on May 3, 1896 as Dorothy Gladys Smith in Whitefield, Greater Manchester, England. She wrote the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Ms. Smith died on November 24, 1990 in Uttlesford, Essex, England.
Diego Rivera was born on December 8, 1886 as Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez in Guanajuata, Guanajuato. He was a painter. Mr. Rivera died on November 24, 1957 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Betty Comden was born on May 3, 1917 as Elizabeth Cohen in New York City, New York. She co-wrote the lyrics to the musicals Billion Dollar Baby and Peter Pan. Ms. Comden died on November 23, 2006 in Manhattan, New York City, New York.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Mae West was born on August 17, 1893 as Mary Jane West in Bushwick, New York. She acted in the 1933 movie She Done Him Wrong, the 1937 movie Every Day’s a Holiday, the 1978 movie Sextette, and others. Ms. West died on November 22, 1980 in Los Angeles, California.
Shemp Howard was born on March 4, 1895 as Samuel Horwitz in Brownsville, New York. He had been part of the comedy team the Three Stooges. Mr. Howard died on November 22, 1955 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
Lorenz Hart was born on May 2, 1895 as Lorenz Milton Hart in New York City, New York. He was the lyricist for the songs Blue Moon, Isn’t It Romantic?, Where or When, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, and others. Mr. Hart died on November 22, 1943 in New York City, New York.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Bill Bixby was born on January 22, 1934 as Wilfred Bailey Bixby in San Francisco, California. He acted in the TV sitcom The Courtship of Eddie’s Father and in the TV drama series The Incredible Hulk. Mr. Bixby died on November 21, 1993 in Century City, California.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Dick Wilson was born on July 30, 1916 as Riccardo DiGuglielmo in Preston, Lancashire, England. He was the fictional TV commercial character Mr. George Whipple. Mr. Wilson died on November 19, 2007 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.
Bobby Russell was born on April 19, 1940 in Nashville, Tennessee. He wrote the songs Little Green Apples and Honey. He also wrote and sang (with his then-wife Vicki Lawrence) the song The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia. Mr. Russell died on November 19, 1992 in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Cy Coleman was born on June 14, 1929 as Seymour Kaufman in New York City, New York. He composed the music to the song The Best Is Yet to Come and If My Friends Could See Me Now. Mr. Coleman died on November 18, 2004 in New York City, New York.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Don Gibson was born on April 3, 1928 as Donald Eugene Gibson in Shelby, North Carolina. He wrote and sang the songs Sweet Dreams and I Can’t Stop Loving You. Mr. Gibson died on November 17, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Milton Friedman was born on July 31, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He wrote the book Capitalism and Freedom and co-wrote the book Free to Choose. Mr. Friedman died on November 16, 2006 in San Francisco, California.
Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 as William Clark Gable in Cadiz, Ohio. He acted as “Rhett Butler” in the 1939 movie Gone with the Wind and many more. Mr. Gable died on November 16, 1960 in Los Angeles, California.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. was born on May 5, 1914 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He acted in the 1940 movie The Mark of Zorro and many more. (His great-great grandson Tyrone Power Jr. acted in the 1985 movie Cocoon.) Mr. Power died on November 15, 1958 in Madrid, Spain.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Jonathan Gregory Brandis was born on April 13, 1976 in Danbury, Connecticut. He acted in the 1992 movie Ladybugs, on the TV drama series seaQuest DSV, and in many more. Mr. Brandis died on November 12, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.
Penny Singleton was born on September 15, 1908 as Marianna Dorothy Agnes Letitia McNulty in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She acted as “Blondie Bumstead” on the radio sitcom Blondie. (View an episode here.) Ms. Singleton died on November 12, 2003 in Sherman Oaks, California.
Eve Arden was born on April 30, 1908 as Eunice M. Quedens in Mill Valley, California. She acted in the 1945 movie Mildred Pierce, on the radio show Our Miss Brooks, and in many, many more movies. Ms. Arden died on November 12, 1990 in Los Angeles, California.
William Holden was born on April 17, 1918 as William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in O’Fallon, Illinois. He acted in the 1955 movie Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing and many, many more. Mr. Holden died on November 12, 1981 in Santa Monica, California.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Jerome David Kern was born on January 27, 1885 in New York City, New York. He composed the music to the songs All the Things You Are, Long Ago (and Far Away), and many, many more. Mr. Kern died on November 11, 1945 in New York City, New York.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Mary Millar was born on July 26, 1936 as Mary Wetton in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. She acted as “Rose” on the British TV sitcom Keeping Up Appearances. Ms. Millar died on November 10, 1998 in Brockley, London, England.
Chuck Connors was born on April 10, 1921 as Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He acted in the 1973 movie Soylent Green. Mr. Connors died on November 10, 1992 in Los Angeles, California.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Art Carney was born on November 4, 1918 as Arthur William Matthew Carney in Mount Vernon, New York. He acted as “Ralph Kramden” on the TV sitcom The Honeymooners. Mr. Carney died on November 9, 2003 in Chester, Connecticut.