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Hal Roach & William Bendix

Happy birthday to both Hal Roach and William Bendix!

Born on this day in 1892 in Elmira, New York, movie mogul, Hal Roach. Roach’s own Hal Roach Studios spawned the careers of The Little Rascals (Our Gang) and Laurel & Hardy, among others.

Born on this day in 1906 in Manhattan, New York, actor William Bendix. Although Bendix starred in The Life Of Riley radio and TV shows, he was one of the golden era’s busiest character actors. He appeared alongside Alan Ladd, Abbott & Costello, Veronica Lake, Groucho Marx, and Bing Crosby.

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Double Take!

We think that actors Sean Whalen (The Wonders’ biggest fan) and Steve Buscemi could pass for brothers, what do you think?

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Vicki Peterson

Born on this day in 1958, in Los Angeles, California, guitarist Vicki Peterson. Peterson has lent her guitar chops to The Continental Drifters, The Bangles and The Psycho Sisters.

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Ray Bolger

Born on this day in 1904, in Dorchester, Massachusetts, actor and dancer, Ray Bolger. Though Bolger achieved cinema immortality for his role as The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, he starred in a number of successful films, had his own TV show, and toured with The Harry James Band.

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Butterfly McQueen

Born in 1911 in Tampa, Florida, actress Butterfly McQueen. Ms. McQueen is famous for her role as Prissy in Gone With The Wind. She also appeared in Cabin In The Sky, Mildred Pierce and Duel In The Sun.

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George Reeves

Reeves, pictured with co-star Noel Neill (a.k.a. Lois Lane)

Born on this day in 1914, in Woolstock, Iowa, actor George Reeves. Reeves is remembered for portraying Superman in the early 1950’s, though he previously had a solid film career. He appeared in Gone With The Wind, The Strawberry Blonde and From Here To Eternity.

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Mary Tyler Moore

Born on this day in 1936, actress and dancer, Mary Tyler Moore. Moore starred in the now-classic sitcoms, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She also appeared in the films; Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ordinary People and Change Of Habit.

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Marlene Dietrich

Born on this day in 1901, in Berlin, Germany, actress Marlene Dietrich. Dietrich starred in many notable films, including The Blue Angel, Judgement At Nuremberg and No Highway In tHe Sky.

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Humphrey Bogart

Born on this day in 1899, in New York City, actor Humphrey Bogart. Bogart was one of film noir’s biggest stars, appearing in the now-classic Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep and To Have and Have Not.

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Ava Gardner

Born on this day in 1922, in Grabtown, North Carolina, actress Ava Gardner. Gardner starred in many Golden-Era films, including Babes On Broadway, Show Boat and The Barefoot Contessa.