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Tom Evans

Tom Evans (C) with Badfinger

Born on this day in 1947, in Liverpool, England, Badfinger bassist Tom Evans. Among his other successes, Evans wrote the mega-hit “Without You” and sang lead on the Paul McCartney song, “Come and Get It,” which was featured in the movie The Magic Christian.

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Laurie Anderson

Born on this day in 1947, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, musician and artist Laurie Anderson. Anderson is widely-known for her single, “O Superman,” and her concert film, Home Of The Brave.

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Russell Hicks

Character actor Russell Hicks was born on this day in 1895. He is credited with appearing in 300+ films, alongside such luminaries as The Marx Brothers, Abbott & Costello, and W.C. Fields.

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Rosalind Russell

Born on this day in 1907, actor Rosalind Russell. Best-remembered for her signature roles in the films “His Girl Friday“, opposite Cary Grant, “Auntie Mame” and “Gypsy.” Russell had a lengthy career, which ran from the 1930’s until the early 1970’s.

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Tony Curtis

Actor Tony Curtis was born on this day in 1925, in Manhattan, New York. Curtis had a lengthy career, starring in over 100 films, including Some Like It Hot, Houdini, The Defiant Ones and Spartacus.

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Andy Griffith

Publicity still from The Andy Griffith Show

Actor/singer/musician Andy Griffith was born on this day in 1926, in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Though he performed in live theater, his biggest successes were the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show, which ran from 1960-68, and the legal drama Matlock, which ran from 1986-95.

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Marilyn Monroe

Blonde beauty Marilyn Monroe was born on this day in 1926, in Los Angeles, California. She is mostly remembered for her comedic turns in Some Like It Hot and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, though she appeared in more than two dozen successful films.

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Tony Sheridan

English singer Tony Sheridan was born on this day in 1940, in Norwich, Norfolk, England. Sheridan performed and recorded with The Beatles, Gene Vincent & Eddie Cochran, to name a few.

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Jane Wiedlin

Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s was born on this day 1958, in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The Go-Go’s were an early MTV fave, with their hits “We Got The Beat” and “Our Lips Are Sealed,” and continue to tour. Wiedlin also found solo success with her single “Rush Hour,” and as a recurring character in the Scooby-Doo series, as one of The Hex Girls.

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Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend was born on this day in 1945, in Chiswick, Middlesex, England. A founding member of The Who, whose classics “My Generation” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” became anthems for a generation. Townshend’s rock operas Tommy and Quadropenia were both adapted for the big screen. He’s also a member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.