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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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Walter Lantz

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.

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Ann Miller

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.

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Bette Davis

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.