Today's Birthdays 3/8

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Posted: 3/8/04 at 1:23pm
Anna Held 03/08/1873 - composer, performer, Mother of Liane Held Carrera, wife of Maximo Carrera (1894 - 190Today's Birthdays 3/8 his death, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. (1897 - 1913) divorced, the classic sexy French flirt of her era. She will play this role in a series of musical vehicles including La Poupee, The French Maid, Mam'selle Napoleon, The Parisian Model and Miss Innocence

Louise Beavers 3/8/1902 - Oct 26, 1962 performer - film's Mr. Blanding's Dream House (my fav. line is "If it ain't Wham, It ain't Ham!"); 1934 Imitation of Life

Claire Trevor 3/8/1909 - 4/8/2000 performer - Whistling in the Dark (Edward Arnold ; The Party's Over; The Big 2 (directed by Robert Montgomery); film's Academy Award-winning [supporting] actress: Key Largo [1948]; Stagecoach, The High and the Mighty, The Mountain, Marjorie Morningstar, The Stripper, How to Murder Your Wife

Allan Hale 03/08/1918 - aka Alan Hale, Jr., performer, Son of Alan Hale & Gretchen Hartman, the spittin' image of his dad - Ceiling Zero (John Drew Colt); Red Harvest; The Scene of the Crime (David Wayne); tv's & fim's Gilliganís Island, Johnny Dangerously

Cyd Charisse 03/08/1921 performer, Aunt of Zan Charisse, Aunt of Nana Visitor, Aunt of Ian Tucker - Grand Hotel [replacement]; film's Singiní in the Rain;Silk Stockings, Party Girl, Deep in My Heart

David Cryer 03/08/1936 father of Jon Cryer, husband of Britt Swanson, Gretchen Cryer (1954 - 196Today's Birthdays 3/8 divorced - Come Summer (Ray Bolger, Margaret Hamilton); Ari; Coastal Disturbances (Annette Benning, Heather MacRae); Chess

Lynn Redgrave 03/08/1943 aunt of Natasha Richardson, daughter of Rachel Kempson & Michael Redgrave, sister of Corin Redgrave & Vanessa Redgrave, wife of John Clark (April 2, 1967 - December 22, 2000) divorced, performer - Black Comedy / White Lies; My Fat Friend; 1976 Mrs. Warren's Profession (Ruth Gordon, Philip Bosco, Milo O'Shea, Edward Herrmann); Knock Knock; 1977 Saint Joan (Robert LuPone); Aren't We All? (Claudette Colbert, Jeremy Brett, Rex Harrison, George Rose); Sweet Sue (Mary Tyler Moore); A Little Hotel on the Side (Rob Lowe, Leslie Anderson, Tony Randall, Carol Woods); The Master Builder; Shakespeare for My Father; film's: fat or skinny, to me, she'll always be Georgie Girl

Mickey Dolenz 03/08/1945 performer, singer, drummer: group: The Monkees - replacements: 1994 Grease & Aida; tv's Circus Boy [I loved this show!]

Carole Bayer Sager 03/08/1947 Wife of Burt Bacharach divorced, lyricist - Georgy (Dilys Watling [debut]); They're Playing Our Song; The Madwoman of Central Park West; The Boy From Oz

Aidan Quinn 03/08/1959 performer - 1988 A Streetcar Named Desire (Blythe Danner, Frank Converse, Frances McDormand); film's Legends of the Fall, Avalon, All My Sons, Desperately Seeking Susan


1920 Ziegfeld Girls of 1920 enjoys a 78 performance run at the New Amsterdam Roof Theatre. This revue also boasts the talents of Fannie Brice, W.C. Fields, and Lillian Lorraine.

1932 Bert Lahr and Lupe Velez star in Hot-Cha! a musical by Mark Hellinger, Ray Henderson and Lew Brown. It runs 119 performances at the Ziegfeld Theatre. It's the last original musical produced by impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, who dies four months later.

1960 At the movies, Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" was opening, but star Anthony Perkins was returning to the stage to make his musical debut in Frank Loesser's Greenwillow. The production opens today at Broadway's Alvin Theatre.

Mary, Mary 03/08/1961 Barbara Bel Geddes, Michael Rennie, Barry Nelson, Betsy Von Furstenberg

1999 Everybody's Ruby, Thulani Davis' drama based on a true murder and the writer, Zora Neale Hurston, who covered the trial, opens tonight at the Joseph Papp Public/Anspacher Theater. Phylicia Rashad, of "Cosby Show" fame, stars with staging by Kenny Leon.

1999 Don't be afraid... Night Must Fall. Or maybe you should be. Matthew Broderick stars as Danny, smiling and sinister, in this revival of Emlyn Williams's 1936 thriller. Judy Parfitt and J. Smith-Cameron also star. John Tillinger directs at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre.


1941 American novelist and playwright Sherwood Anderson died today in Panama. Two of his best known works are "Winesburg, Ohio" and Triumph of the Egg. He was 65 years old.

(sources: IBDB, NYT's ON THIS DAY, 440.comís Those Were The Days,

Updated On: 3/8/04 at 01:23 PM