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Happy Birthday, Maria Montez!

Born on this day in 1912, in Barahona, Dominican Republic, actress Maria Montez. She starred in several Universal Pictures films, in-cluding The Invisible Woman. She also went on to star in many Tech-nicolor adventure epics like Arabian Nights and Tangier.

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Happy Birthday, Russell Hicks!

Born on this day in 1895, in Baltimore, Maryland, actor Russell Hicks. In a career that ran for decades, Hicks appeared in almost 300 films. Some of his highlights include starring alongside The Marx Brothers in The Big Store, and Abbott & Costello in Hold That Ghost.

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Don Ameche

Born on this day in 1908, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, actor Don Ameche. Ameche had a lengthy film career, beginning in 1935 with Clive of India, and ending in 1994 with Corrina, Corrina.

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Bob Hope

Born on this day in 1903, in London, England, entertainer Bob Hope. Hope starred in dozens of theatrical releases, including; Road To Morocco, My Favorite Brunette, and Paleface.

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Paul Weller

Born on this day in 1958, in Woking, England, musician Paul Weller. In the 1970’s and 80’s, Weller fronted The Jam and Style Council, before moving on to a solo career.

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James Stewart

Born on this day in 1908, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, actor James Stewart. Stewart had a long and storied career, but is perhaps best remembered for his collaborations with director Frank Capra. The duo worked together on It’s A Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington and You Can’t Take It With You.

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Pete Townshend

Born on this day in 1945, in Chiswick, England, musician and songwriter, Pete Townshend, of The Who. Townshend wrote dozens of now-classic songs with that band, including; I Can’t Explain, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You, and Baba O’Reilly. At 77 years of age, he shows no signs of slowing down.

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Frank Capra

Born on this day in 1897, in Sicily, Italy, film director, Frank Capra. Capra had a string of successful pictures in the 1930’s and 40’s, including; It’s A Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night, You Can’t Take It With You and Shop Around The Corner.

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Yvonne Craig

Born on this day in 1937, in Taylorville, Illinois, actress Yvonne Craig. Craig will forever be remembered as Barbara Gordon, A.K.A. Batgirl, though her other roles included dozens of TV appearances, and the feature films; Gidget, The Gene Krupa Story and Kissin’ Cousins.

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Phil Silvers

Born on this day in 1911, in Brooklyn, NYC, comedian and actor, Phil Silvers. Aside from his iconic TV role, Sgt. Bilko, Silvers starred in Dozens of TV shows and films, including; The Cheap Detective, It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad World, You’re In The Army Now, and The Boatniks.