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Carl Laemmle

Born on this day in 1867, in Laupheim, Germany, film producer, Carl Laemmle. Laemmle founded Universal Pictures, and produced some of the Golden Era’s greatest monster movies, including Dracula, Frankenstein and Phantom Of The Opera.

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George Reeves

Born on this day in 1914, in Woolstock, Iowa, actor George Reeves. Reeves will forever be remembered for his portrayal of The Man of Steel, in the TV series, The Adventures of Superman.

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George Martin

Born on this day in 1926, in London, England, record producer, arranger, conductor and musician, George Martin. Martin famously worked with The Beatles, but his storied career included collaborations with Cilla Black, America, Gerry & The Pacemakers, UFO, Cheap Trick, Elton John and many more.

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Rita Moreno

Born on this day in 1931, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, actress and dancer, Rita Moreno. Moreno appeared in Singin’ In The Rain, The King and I, West Side Story, and more, in a career that has spanned 60+ years!

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Dina Merrill

Born on this day in 1923, in New York City, actress Dina Merrill. Merrill is best remembered for her roles in Butterfield 8, The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father and Operation Petticoat.

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Walt Disney

Born on this day in 1901, in Chicago, Illinois, Walt Disney. Disney was the president of The Walt Disney Company, and his achievements in the film industry garnered him 26 Academy Awards.

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Petula Clark

Born on this day in 1932, in Surrey, England, singer and actress, Petula Clark. Clark was an international sensation in the 1950’s and 1960’s, with her hits; Downtown, A Sign Of The Times, I Know A Place and many others. Her film credits include; Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Finian’s Rainbow and Never Never Land.

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Claude Rains

Born on this day in 1889, in London, England, actor Claude Rains. Rains was one of Warner Brothers Studio’s most reliable actors, with a career that saw him fitting snugly somewhere between character actor and A-list star. He appeared in The Adventures of Robin Hood, Casablanca, The Invisible Man, and dozens of other feature films.

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Ann Rutherford

Born on this day in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1917, actress Ann Rutherford. Rutherford appeared in Gone With The Wind, as well as the popular Andy Hardy series, with Mickey Rooney.

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Alastair Sim

Born on this day in 1900, in Edinburgh, Scotland, actor Alastair Sim. Sim starred in dozens of films, including one that brought him cinematic immortality, playing Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1951 production of A Christmas Carol.