Born on this day in 1887, in Surrey, England, actor Boris Karloff. Karloff is known for his classic turns in Universal Studios’ monster films, include The Mummy and Frankenstein. He also supplied the voice of The Grinch, in the 1966 animated special, How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
Born on this day in 1905, in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, musician and band leader, Tommy Dorsey. Dorsey’s orchestra worked with Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Dick Haymes, and many others.
Born on this day in 1913, in Darjeeling, India, actress Vivien Leigh. Leigh was one of Hollywood Golden Era’s biggest stars, starring in the classics Gone With The Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire. She had an even more successful, 30-year career on the stage.
Born on this day in 1913, in New York City, actor Burt Lancaster. Lancaster. Lancaster enjoyed a lengthy career, starring in the now-classic, From Here To Eternity, Gunfight At The OK Corral, Elmer Gantry, and Judgment At Nuremberg.
Born on this day in 1897, in San Bernadino, California, costume designer Edith Head. Head was peerless in her vocation, winning 8 Academy Awards for her designs. Her talents can be seen in All About Eve, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, White Christmas, The Ten Commandments, Vertigo, and many more classic films.
Born on this day in 1942, in Utica, New York, actress and singer, Annette Funicello. Funicello grew up on TV’s The Mickey Mouse Club, and starred in a number of teen movies with Frankie Avalon.
Born on this day in 1925, in London, UK, actress Angela Lansbury. Known for her long-running TV series, Murder She Wrote, Lansbury also had a length career in film, starring in The Picture Of Dorian Gray, National Velvet, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Beauty & The Beast, and Mary Poppins Returns.
Born on this day in 1948, in Venado Tuerto, Argentina, singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh. De Burgh is best-known for his 1986 hit, The Lady In Red.
Born on this day in 1955, in Plainfield, New Jersey, the great Pat DiNizio. DiNizio was a member of The Smithereens, an actor, a film producer and an aspiring politician.