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 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 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 1931, in Naponee, Nebraska, actor David Janssen. Though Janssen got his start in film, he is best remembered for his role in the TV cliffhanger, The Fugitive, which ran on ABC for three seasons.
Born on this day in 1867, producer and impresario, Florenz Ziefeld. Ziegfeld is famous for his lavish theater productions, knows as The Ziegfeld Follies, which featured legions of costumed chorus girls.
Born on this day in 1967, in Essex, Massachusetts, musician Evan Dando. Dando is known for being the frontman for The Lemonheads, who scored in the 90’s, with Into Your Arms, It’s A Shame About Ray and their cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson.
Born on this day in 1900, in Wichita, Kansas, actress Ruby Dandridge. Dandridge appeared in the films King Kong, Cabin In The Sky and Carolina Blues. She was also the mother of actresses Vivian Dandridge and Dorothy Dandridge.
Born on this day in 1904, in Clarinda, Iowa, orchestra leader Glenn Miller. Miller was one of the big band era’s most prominent musicians, with his successful recordings of In The Mood, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and Chatanooga Choo Choo.
Born on this day in 1962, in Kennet, Missouri, musician, singer & songwriter, Sheryl Crow. She’s got more than a dozen hit songs to her credit, including; All I Wanna Do, If It Makes You Happy and Soak Up The Sun. She’s also a legit bass player.
Born on this day in 1931, in Rowena, South Dakota, actress, model and singer, Mamie Van Doren. Van Doren appeared in the films Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Candidate, and Voyage To The Planet of Prehistoric Women. She also found success as a singer, with the hit records Nobody But You, and Don’t Fool Around.