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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.

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Albert Finney

Born on this day in 1936, in Lancashire, England, actor Albert Finney. Finney has had an illustrious career, starring in Tom Jones, Scrooge, Annie and so many more.

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Harry Morgan

Born on this day in Detroit, Michigan, in 1915, actor Harry Morgan. Though most will remember his tenure playing Colonel Potter on the TV series M*A*S*H, Morgan had a lengthy career in film. From the 1930’s to the 1990’s he was one of Hollywood’s most in-demand character actors, appearing in 100+ movies.

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Shemp Howard

Born on this day in 1895, in Brooklyn, New York, Samuel “Shemp” Horowitz. Howard is best-known as a member of The Three Stooges, but appeared in supporting roles with Abbott & Costello, W.C. Fields and John Wayne.

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Jackie Gleason

Born on this day in 1916, in Brooklyn, New York, actor and conductor, Jackie Gleason. While Gleason is primarily known for his iconic role as Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners, he was also a first-rate film actor, appearing in Orchestra Wives, Springtime In The Rockies, The Hustler, and the Smokey and The Bandit series. He also conducted his own orchestra, which produced dozens of successful records.