#BornThisDay: Actor, Laurence Harvey

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October 1, 1928- Laurence Harvey was born Zvi Mosheh Hirsh Skikne in Joniškis, Lithuania. Thin, dry, Harvey was one of film history’s strangest success stories. ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Roddy McDowall


September 17, 1928- I ran into Roddy McDowall twice. The first time was at the 50th Anniversary of MGM Ball at the Beverley Wilshire Hotel in 1973, which I had successfully ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Tom Drake


August 5, 1918- He was born as Alfred Sinclair Alderdice in Brooklyn. At some point in his stage career & after several other name changes, he landed on Tom Drake as his ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Tab Hunter


July 11, 1931- Arthur Andrew Kelm Gelien was a champion equestrian & figure skater before an agent, Henry Willson, turned him into Tab Hunter (the same agent ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: TV Host, Merv Griffin


July 6, 1925- When Mervyn Edward Griffin died, he left behind: Wheel Of Fortune, Jeopardy  (both game shows invented & produced) & its ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Jim Nabors


June 12, 1930- James Thurston Nabors has spent more than 60 years in show biz. He squandered his considerable intelligence, talent & beautiful baritone to playing a hillbilly. Jim ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Filmmaker, Douglas Sirk

Director Douglas Sirk with actress, Lana Turner on the set of Imitation of Life

April 26, 1897- Douglas Sirk was not gay, but the great German born yet thoroughly American filmmaker, made a particular kind of melodrama that explored the class-ridden nature of the small town & its fear of women's emotional & sexual needs that easily ... See the Rest

Oh, Happy Day!: Doris Turns 90


Happy birth-Day to the most famous Doris EVER. I thought this one deserved a special shout-out. Do you want to sign a birthday card to her? – just go See the Rest