Today's Birthdays 7/16

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Today's Birthdays 7/16#0
Posted: 7/16/03 at 5:32pm
Blossom Seeley 07/16/1891 performer - GREENWICH VILLAGE FOLLIES [1928]; Betty Hutton's Paramount Film, SOMEBODY LOVES ME is based on the lives of Blossom Seeley & her husband Benny Fields.

Florence Fair 07/16/1899 performer - origs A PLACE IN THE SUN & BOYS FR SYRACUSE

Barbara Stanwyck 07/16/1907 aka Bklyn's own, Ruby Stevens, Missy to her friends - BURLESQUE (Oscar Levant); my fav film's BALL OF FIRE; LADIES OF LEISURE; BABY FACE; BITTER TEA OF GEN. YEN; BRIDE WALKS OUT; STELLA DALLAS; MAD MISS MANTON; GOLDEN BOY; LADY EVE; MEET JOHN DOE; DOUBLE INDEMNITY; XMAS IN CT; CRY WOLF; STRANGE LOVES OF MARTHA IVERS; NO MAN OF HER OWN; FILE ON THELMA TODD; CLASH BY NIGHT; WITNESS TO A MURDER; SORRY WRONG NUMBER (I think this is the 1 where BS is stuck in bed, right?); tv's BS Show & BIG VALLEY; THORN BIRDS (how evil can you get?)

Ginger Rogers 07/16/1911 performer - GIRL CRAZY (Ethel Merman); my fav films ROXIE HART; MAJOR & THE MINOR; any Fred & Ginger movie; STAGE DOOR. Pls click on her link below

Barnard Hughes 07/16/1915 performer - 1964 HAMLET (Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake; John Cullum; John Gielgood; Geo. Rose, Chrish Culkin (McCauley's pop)); HOW NOW DOW JONES; DA; 1999 WAITING IN THE WINGS

Robert Emhardt 07/16/1916 performer - 1948 HEDDA GABLER (Eva La Gallienne [star & translator], Herbert Berghof, Efram Zimbalest, Jr.)

William Woodson 07/16/1917 performer - 1943 OTHELLO (Paul Robeson, Uta Hagen, Jose Ferrer); 1946 CYRANO DE BERGERAC (Jose Ferrer, Frances Reid, Paula Laurence); orig MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN (Cyril Cusak, Wendy Hiller, Franchot Tone)

Barbara Matera 07/16/1929 designer/prod. crew - orig. I DO! I DO!; HOW NOW DOW JONES; 1969 PRIVATE LIVES (Tammy Grimes, Bryan Bedford)

Corin Redgrave 07/16/1939 performer, son of Michael, bro of Vanessa & Lynn, uncle of Natasha - looooooved NOT ABOUT NIGHTENGALES (what has become of Finbar Lynch & Sherri Lee Parker?) IMHO Everyone excellent in this play!

Phoebe Cates 07/16/1963 performer, daughter of Joseph, niece of Gilbert, married to Kevin Kline (If it couldn't be me, I'm glad it was her. I used to seen them w/2 of their kids shopping in the Food Emporium on B'way & 69th. They were adorable!) - 10TH MAN (Ron Rifkin, Jack Weston)


Shows which opened on July 16:

Sweeney Todd 07/16/1924 - wow, would this straight play hold up today?

Twelfth Night 07/16/1998

ON THIS DATE IN:

1918, Russia's Czar Nicholas II, his empress and their five children were executed by the Bolsheviks.

1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died when the single-engine plane Kennedy was piloting plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

(sources: IBDB, NYT On This Day, & 440.comís Those Were The Days, gingerrogers.com)

Milla



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