Released as a single in February of 1980, Call Me by Blondie. The song was an international smash hit for the band, and was the theme song for the Richard Gere film, American Gigolo.
Born on this day in 1886, actor Edward Everett Horton. Horton had a lengthy career, which began in the silent era. He was a character actor of the highest caliber, appearing in the films; Arsenic & Old Lace, Ziegfeld Girl, Springtime In The Rockies, Cinderella Jones and Here Comes Mr. Jordan.
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Happy birthday to both Hal Roach and William Bendix!
Born on this day in 1892 in Elmira, New York, movie mogul, Hal Roach. Roach’s own Hal Roach Studios spawned the careers of The Little Rascals (Our Gang) and Laurel & Hardy, among others.
Born on this day in 1906 in Manhattan, New York, actor William Bendix. Although Bendix starred in The Life Of Riley radio and TV shows, he was one of the golden era’s busiest character actors. He appeared alongside Alan Ladd, Abbott & Costello, Veronica Lake, Groucho Marx, and Bing Crosby.
Born on this day in 1916, in St. Louis, Missouri, actress and dancer Betty Grable. Grable was a popular pin-up girl during WWII, and a major movie star. She appeared in The Gay Divorcee, Man About Town, Springtime In The Rockies, How To Marry A Millionaire, and many more!
Born on this day in 1933, in Denver, Colorado, actress Debra Paget. Paget had a lengthy career, starring opposite Elvis Presley in Love Me Tender, and Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments.