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Karl Wallinger

Born on this day in 1957, musician and songwriter, Karl Wallinger. Wallinger’s band, World Party, has had several hits, including; Is It Like Today?, Put The Message In The Box, Way Down Now, Ship Of Fools and She’s The One.

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Angela Lansbury

Born on this day in 1925, in London, UK, actress Angela Lansbury. Known for her long-running TV series, Murder She Wrote, Lansbury also had a length career in film, starring in The Picture Of Dorian Gray, National Velvet, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Beauty & The Beast, and Mary Poppins Returns.

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Chris de Burgh

Born on this day in 1948, in Venado Tuerto, Argentina, singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh. De Burgh is best-known for his 1986 hit, The Lady In Red.

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Pat DiNizio

Born on this day in 1955, in Plainfield, New Jersey, the great Pat DiNizio. DiNizio was a member of The Smithereens, an actor, a film producer and an aspiring politician.

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Larry Fine

Born on this day in 1902, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, comedian, Larry Fine. Fine was one of the original Three Stooges, making over 200 comedy shorts for Columbia Pictures.

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Groucho Marx

Born on this day in 1890, in New York City, comedian Groucho Marx. His real name was Julius Henry Marx, and he was a vaudeville star, along with his brothers, before moving into film. The Marx Brothers‘ films are now considered classics, especially the critically-acclaimed Duck Soup.

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Greer Garson

Born on this day in 1904, in Essex, UK, actress Greer Garson. Garson starred in several hit films during Hollywood’s Golden Age, Including; Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Miniver and Little Women.

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Edmund Gwenn

Born on this day in 1877, in London, UK, actor Edmund Gwenn. Gwenn is beloved for his classic turn as Santa Claus in Miracle On 34th Street (1947). He also appeared in Pride and Prejudice (1940), Lassie Come Home (1943) and A Yank At Oxford (1938).

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Jim Henson

Born on this day in 1936, in Greenville, Mississippi, Jim Henson. Jim was the creator of Sesame Street, The Muppets, and endless amounts of love and joy.

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Mickey Rooney

Left to right; Ann Rutherford, Mickey Rooney and Kathryn Grayson, publicity photo for Andy Hardy’s Private Secretary (MGM 1941)

Born on this day in 1920, in Brooklyn, New York, actor Mickey Rooney. Rooney was one of MGM‘s top stars in the 1930’s and 1940’s, starring in the Andy Hardy series. He was also in the classics Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Boys Town, and National Velvet.