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Billie Burke

Born on this day in 1884, in Washington, D.C., actress Billie Burke. Burke had a 50+ year career in radio, television and film, but is best-remembered for playing Glinda, the good witch, in the classic Wizard Of Oz.

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Leo Carrillo

Carrillo (L) with Duncan Renaldo (R)

Born on this day in 1880, in Los Angeles, California, actor Leo Carrillo. Carrillo starred as Poncho, opposite Duncan Renaldo’s Cisco Kid in the 1950’s. He also appeared in films with Abbot & Costello, Boris Karloff, Dolores del Rio, Bette Davis, and many more.

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Louis Armstrong

Born on this day in 1901, in New Orleans, Louisianna, legendary musician Louis Armstrong. Armstrong’s hits include; Ain’t Misbehavin’, Stardust and What A Wonderful World. He also appeared in the films High Society and Hello, Dolly!

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Dolores del Rio

Born on this day in 1904, actress Dolores del Rio. Del Rio was one of the first Latin stars to crossover into the mainstream film industry. She appeared opposite Cesar Romero, Elvis Presley, Anthony Quinn and many others.

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Myrna Loy

Born on this day in 1905, in Helena, Montana, actress Myrna Loy. She played the beauty with brains opposite William Powell in the now-classic Thin Man film series. She had a lengthy career, which began in 1925, and ran until 1991, when she won an honorary Academy Award.

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Robert Cray

Born on this day in 1953, in Columbus, Georgia, rhythm and blues guitarist Robert Cray. Cray hit it big with his 1986 release, Strong Persuader, which yielded several FM radio staples, including Smoking Gun and Right Next Door.

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William Powell

Born on this day in 1892, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, actor William Powell. Though Powell had a long career, he is best-remembered as playing sleuth Nick Charles, opposite Myrna Loy, in The Thin Man movies.

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Jerry Paris

Born on this day in 1925, in San Francisco, California, actor-director Jerry Paris. Paris is best remembered as neighbor Jerry Helper, on The Dick Van Dyke Show. He would later go on to direct numerous sitcoms, including The Odd Couple and Happy Days.

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Gloria DeHaven

Born on this day in 1953, in Los Angeles, California, actress Gloria DeHaven. DeHaven appeared with Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times (1936), with Frank Sinatra in Step Lively (1944), and opposite Myrna Loy and William Powell in The Thin Man Goes Home (1944).

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Natalie Wood

Born on this day in 1938, in San Francisco, California, actress Natalie Wood. Wood starred in many silver screen classics, including Miracle On 34th Street, Rebel Without A Cause and West Side Story.