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).
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.
Born on this day in 1924, in The Bronx, New York, actress Lauren Bacall. Bacall starred in classic Hollywood films like The Big Sleep, Key Largo and How To Marry A Millionaire, and had an exceptional 50-year career. She shared the big screen with many of her fellow greats, including Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne.
Born on this day in 1908, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, actress Penny Singleton. Singleton had an impressive career, starring in features with Myrna Loy, Milton Berle and Jack Benny. Her biggest success, however, came with her portrayal on the comic strip character Blondie Bumstead, in 28 films with Arthur Lake.
Born on this day in 1983, in London, England, singer Any Winehouse.
Born on this day in 1952, in Cheshire, England, actor and photographer, Angela Cartright. Cartright is remembered for her roles on the TV sitcoms The Danny Thomas Show and Lost In Space. She also appeared in the films The Sound Of Music, Beyond The Poseiden Adventure and Lost In Space.
Born on this day in 1928, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, actor Dick York. York is best-remembered as the first Darrin Stephens on the TV sitcom, Bewitched, starring Elizabeth Montgomery.
Born on this day in 1946, in Houston, Texas, legendary keyboardist, Billy Preston. Preston played with Little Richard and The Beatles, to name a few. He also had hit records of his own, including Will It Go Round In Circles and Nothing From Nothing.
Born on this day in 1922, television and film star, Yvonne De Carlo. De Carlo played Lily Munster on the TV series, The Munsters, after a successful career in film, having starred in Criss Cross, The Ten Commandments, and McLintok!
Born on this day in 1961, in Los Angeles, California, musician Debbi Peterson. She plays drums and provides background vocals for The Bangles. She also sang lead on their fan-favorite track, Going Down To Liverpool.