Born on this day in 1938, artist and musician, Klaus Voorman. Those familiar with the legend of The Beatles, will know that Voorman design the cover of The Beatles‘ Revolver Lp.
Born on this day in 1899, animator and producer, Walter Lantz. Lantz is best known as the creator of Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willy and Oswald The Lucky Rabbit.
Born on this day in 1936, in Billstown, Arkansas, singer and musician, Glen Campbell. Campbell was a Wrecking Crew session guitarist, before beginning a successful solo career with numerous hits, including Wichita Lineman and Southern Nights. He also took naturally to acting, starring with John Wayne in True Grit, and Clint Eastwood in Any Which Way You Can.
Born on this day in 1893, actor and stunt man, Harold Lloyd. Lloyd did most of his own stunts, even after a malfunctioning prop caused him to lose the thumb and index finger on his right hand. Lloyd starred in over a hundred films and shorts, though his work prior to 1919 is mostly lost.
Born on this day in 1946, in Marylebone, London, actress, Hayley Mills. As a child, Mills was a Disney kid, starring in The Parent Trap and Pollyanna. She continued to appear in films through 2011, and also starred in Good Morning, Miss Bliss, an early incarnation of Saved By The Bell.
Born on this day in 1923, in Chireno, Texas, actress and dancer, Ann Miller. Miller was one of the Golden Era’s premier talents, starring alongside James Stewart in You Can’t Take It With You, and The Marx Brothers in Room Service. Her career lasted long after many of her peers retired, as she toured with real-life friend, Mickey Rooney, well into the 1980’s with the hit show, Sugar Babies.
Born on this day in 1919, in Los Angeles, California, comedic actress, Virginia O’Brien. Her deadpan, emotionless delivery lead to roles in The Big Store, Ship Ahoy, Two Girls and A Sailor, Ziegfeld Follies, and The Harvey Girls.
Born on this day in 1928, actor James Garner. Garner starred in three successful TV series, Maverick, The Rockford Files and 8 Simple Rules. He also had a successful film career, with The Great Escape, Support Your Local Sheriff, Space Cowboys and Grand Prix.
Born on this day in 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, actress Bette Davis. Davis is one of film history’s most-celebrated talents, scoring ten Academy Award nominations and two wins. Some of her more memorable films include; Dangerous, Jezebel, Dark Victory, The Letter, The Little Foxes, Now, Voyager and All About Eve.
Born on this day in 1908, in Belleville, Illinois, actor and dancer, Buddy Ebsen. Ebsen is well-known for playing the part of Jed Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies, but he had a long career as a song and dance man during Hollywood’s Golden Era. Ebsen was also slated to play The Tin Man in The Wizard Of Oz, before an allergic reaction to the aluminum dust in the character’s makeup forced him to step down.