Today's Birthdays 8/1 - Sam Mendes, Dom DeLuise

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Broadway Legend
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7/1/03
Claudius 8/1/10 BC - 10/13/AD 54 Roman emperor - Thank you Robert Graves for I CLAUDIUS

Eva Tanguay 08/01/1878 performer – THE OFFICE BOY (Sidney Toler); ZIEGFELD FOLLIES 1909

Henry Jones 08/01/1912 performer – 1940 HAMLET (Maurice Evans, Katherine Locke, Rhys Williams); HOW I WONDER (Raymond Massey, Everett Sloan); THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED (Paul Muni, Carol Stone, Jo Van Patten); ADVISE & CONSENT (Ed Begley, Richard Kiley, Kevin McCarthy, Chester Morris (!))

Jerome Moross 08/01/1913 composer, orchestrator – THE GOLDEN APPLE (Kay Ballard, Portia Nelson, Santo Anselmo, Jerry Stiller, Larry Chelsi, Dorothy Etheridge)

Arthur Hill 08/01/1922 performer – HAPPY DAYS (Valodia Vestoff, prod’d by Chas. Dillingham); THE MATCHMAKER (Shirley Booth); ALL THE WAY HOME (Lillian Gish, Thomas Chalmers, Colleen Dewhurst); orig WHO’S AFRAID OF VA WOOLF (AH won the Tony); SOMETHING MORE (Barbara Cook, Hal Linden, Joan Copeland, Ronny Graham); film’s Harper, The Andromeda Strain; tv’s Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law

Michael Stewart 08/01/1929 writer, lyricist – BYE BYE BIRDIE; CARNIVAL! (w/my beloved Anna Marie Alberghetti & Jerry Orbach!, Anita Gillette, Kaye Ballard, James Mitchell); HELLO DOLLY!; THOSE THAT PLAY THE CLOWNS (Alfred Drake); BARNUM; BRING BACK BIRDIE; 42ND STREET

Carol Teitel 08/01/1929 performer – orig THE ENTERTAINER; 1967 THE PERSECUTION & ASSASSINATION OF JEAN-PAUL MARAT AS PERFORMED BY THE INMATES OF THE ASYLUM OF CHARENTON UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE (Dennis Patrick, Wm. Roerick, Abe Vigoda, Christine Norden); THE STITCH IN TIME (never opened, Amanda Plummer, Polly Draper (!), Richard Stack)

Geoffrey Holder 08/01/1930 choreographer, performer, designer, director husband of Carmen De Lavellade – HOUSE OF FLOWERS; 1957 all black cast of WAITING FOR GODOT (Rex Ingram, Mantan Moreland); THE WIZ; film’s LIVE & LET DIE; DR. DOLITTLE

Julie Bovasso 08/01/1930 producer, director, write, performer – MINOR MIRACLE (Dennis King, Lee Tracy)

Lionel Bart 08/01/1930 writer, lyricist, composer – OLIVER; LA STRADA (Bernadette Peters, Larry Kert)

Dom DeLuise 08/01/1933 performer – THE STUDENT GYPSY (Eileen Brennan, Rosemary McNamara, Donald Babcock – from the character titles, this show was either hysterically funny or …); film’s BLAZING SADDLES; SILENT MOVIE

Giancarlo Giannini 08/01/1942 performer – SWEPT AWAY…BY AN UNUSUAL DESTINY IN THE BLUE SEA OF AUGUST; 7 SISTERS

Sam Mendes 08/01/1965 director, producer Kate Winslet’s hubby – CABARET; ELECTRA; THE BLUE ROOM; TAKE ME OUT; GYPSY

Shows which opened on August 01:

In the Summer House 08/01/1993

ON THIS DAY IN:

1944 - 13-year-old Anne Frank made the last entry in her diary; a diary she had kept for two years while hiding with her family to escape Nazi deportation to a concentration camp. Three days later the Grune Polizei raided the secret annex in Amsterdam, Holland, where the Jewish family was in hiding. Anne died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at age 15.

1981 Paddy Chayefsky dies at age 58. Born in New York and starting as a writer for television dramas, Chayefsky would pen such Broadway plays as Middle of the Night and The Tenth Man. Other notable Chayefsky works are screenplays for the films "Marty" and "Network."

(sources: IBDB, NYT On This Day, & 440.com’s Those Were The Days, Playbill.com)

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