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Today's Birthdays 12/22

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Posted: 12/22/05 at 12:37am
Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. 12/22/1821 - Sep 16, 1883 brother of Edwin Booth, John Wilkes Booth, son of Junius Brutus Booth - Julius Caesar (w/John Wilkes & Julius)

Giacomo Puccini 12/22/1858 - 11/29/1924 Italian composer - La Boheme, Tosca, Madame Butterfly; M. Butterfly

Andre Kostelanetz 12/22/1901 - 1/13/1980, husband to Lily Pons (divorced), music conductor: with Perry Como: Prisoner of Love; arranger: Broadway show tunes

Dame Peggy Ashcroft 12/22/1907 - 6/14/1991 Made a Dame in 1956; performer; British Olivier Award [lifetime achievement - High Tor; Edward, My Son; tv's & film's Academy Award-winning actress: Passage to India [1984]; The Heat of the Day, Secret Ceremony, The Nunís Story, The 39 Steps;my fav: The Jewel in the Crown

Barbara Billingsley [birth name Barbara Combes] 12/22/1922 performer - Straw Hat (Nat Burnes, Esther Leeming, Ruth McDevitt, Gordon Peters); tv's & film's Leave It to Beaver, Back to the Beach, Eye of the Demon, Airplane

Frank Corsaro 12/22/1924 Director, Performer - origs A Hatful of Rain (Ben Gazzara, Shelly Winters, Tony Fanciosa); The Night of the Iguana (James Farentino, Bette Davis, Patrick O'Neal); Treemonisha; It's So Nice to Be Civilized

Hector Elizondo 12/22/1936 performer - The Great White Hope; The Prisoner of Second Avenue; Dance of Death (Zoe Caldwell, Robert Shaw); Sly Fox; The Price; tv's & film's West Wing, Chicago Hope, Popi, Freebie and the Bean, Foley Square, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Casablanca, Perfect Alibi, Beverly Hills Cop 3, Frankie and Johnny, Pretty Woman, The Flamingo Kid, Young Doctors in Love, The Fan, Cuba, American Gigolo, The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three, Pocket Money, Born to Win

Lynne Thigpen 12/22/1948 - Mar 13, 2003 performer - The Night That Made America Famous (Harry Chapin, Mercedes Ellington); But Never Jam Today (Reginald Vel Johnson); Tintypes; A month of Sundays (Jason Robards); An American Daughter (Penny Fuller, Hal Holbrook, Kate Nelligan, Peter Riegert)

Maurice Gibb 12/22/1949 - Jan 12, 2003 Composer, Lyricist - brother of Robin, Andy, twin bro of Barry; husband of Lulu (1969 - 1973) divorced; Yvonne Spenceley (October 17, 1975 - January 12, 2003) his death - Saturday Night Fever

Robin Gibb 12/22/1949 Composer, Lyricist - Brother of Bary, Andy Gibb, Maurice Gibb's twin - Saturday Night Fever

Ralph Fiennes 12/22/1962 performer - 1995 Hamlet (Francesca Annis) tv's & film's Tony Award-winning actor: Hamlet [1995]; Schindlerís List, The English Patient, The Avengers, The Prince of Egypt, The End of the Affair, The Miracle Maker, Double Down; Prime Suspect; How Proust Can Change Your Life; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; The White Countess

SHOWS THAT OPENED ON THIS DATE:

1919 Edward G. Robinson and Pauline Lord find Night Lodging at the Plymouth Theatre. This adaptation of Maxim Gorki's The Lower Depths runs only 14 performances.

1958 Whoop-Up with Susan Johnson, Estelle Parsons, Sylvia Syms. Music by Moose Charlap; Lyrics by Norman Gimbel; Book by Cy Feuer, Ernest H. Martin and Dan Cushman; Dance arrangements by Peter Matz. Directed by Cy Feuer

1962 Dancer Alvin Ailey plays Clarence Morris in Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright. Joshua Logan directs Peter Feibleman's adaptation of his own novel, "A Place Without Twilight."

1964 Eugene O'Neill's Hughie has its Broadway premiere at the Royale Theatre. For 51 performances Jason Robards, Jr. rambles to a hotel night-clerk. Jose Quintero directs.

1968 The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

1976 Your Arms Too Short to Box With

1994 A Christmas Carol - Patrick Stewart

1996 The York Theatre Company's production of No Way To Treat a Lady opens Off Broadway at St. Peter's Church tonight. The production is a musical adaptation of William Goldman's 1968 film about a publicity-crazed actor who becomes a psychotic killer. It stars Paul Schoeffler, Adam Grupper, Marguerite MacIntyre, and Alix Korey.

ON THIS DAY IN:

1944 During the Battle of the Bulge, Germany demanded the surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium; Brigadier Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe reportedly replied: 'Nuts!'

1989 Playwright Samuel Beckett died in Paris at age 83.

2002 Virginia McKnight Binger, namesake of Broadway's Virginia Theatre, dies today at her home in Wayzata, MN, at age 86. The multi-millionairess co-owned Broadway's Jujamcyn Theatres group.

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

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Posted: 12/22/05 at 10:39am
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