#BornThisDay: Writer, Gore Vidal

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 20. (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been shot in black and white.
Color version not available.) American writer Gore Vidal poses during portrait session held on March 20, 1983 in Paris, France. (Photo by Ulf Andersen/Getty Images)

October 3, 1924- Gore Vidal: "A Narcissist is someone better looking than you are" I played him once. Well, not exactly, but I based a character that I once portrayed, a ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Author, Truman Capote

Truman Capote

  September 30, 1924- Truman Capote: “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” My mother is a very accomplished, intelligent & serious woman, but she ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Writer, Christopher Isherwood


August 26, 1904- Christopher Isherwood: “Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination.” In the summer of 1971 I was doing summer stock theatre in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. Lucky me, at 17 years old, I ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


July 28, 1929- Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis lived during an era when I was always aware of her celebrated enigmatic personality. During my lifetime, she was always the ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Writer, Gavin Lambert

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July 23, 1924- I met Gavin Lambert at a coke fueled, debauched, all-male party at the Hollywood Hills home of a famed Oscar nominated, Tony Award winning ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Poet, Hart Crane


July 2, 1899- Hart Crane was born & raised in Ohio. His father was the inventor of Life Savers Candy & his mother was overbearing, flashy, & a ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Writer, Joseph Hansen


July 19, 1923- Joseph Hansen toiled for years writing poetry & gay fiction using a nom de plume before jumping in to the mainstream detective genre with his shaggy, savvy private ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Maureen Stapleton

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June 21, 1925- Maureen Stapleton is one of those great character actors that I am crazy about. I loved the film version of the musical Bye Bye Birdie (1963) as a ... See the Rest