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Posted: 1/11/06 at 8:29pm
John Singer Sargent 1/12/1856 - 4/15/1925 Italian-born American artist; Madame X

Ferenc Molnár 01/12/1878 - Apr 1, 1952 Source Material, Writer, Director, Husband of Lili Darvas (1926 - April 1, 1952) his death - Liliom (Eva Le Gallienne, Joseph Schildkraut); The Swan; The Giardsman; Carnival; Carousel; The Play's the Thing

Texas Guinan 01/12/1884 - Dec 5, 1933 performer, source mat'l; Ran a speakeasy, the Rendezvous, on 50th Street (6th &7th Aves) during prohibition. - Hop o' My Thumb; Gay Paree [1925]; Padlocks of 1927 (Lillian Roth); film's The Wildcat; Incendiary Blonde

Tex Ritter 01/12/1905 Jan 2, 1974 performer; father of John Ritter - Green Grow The Lilacs; The Round Up; Mother Lode (Beulah Bondi, Melvyn Douglas); films Trouble in Texas (Rita Cansino [aka Rita Hayworth)

Jose Limon 01/12/1908 - Dec 2, 1972 Producer, Choreographer, Director, Performer - Lysistrata; Candide [pre-Bernstein]; As Thousands Cheer; Roberta; Lament for Ignacio Sanches Mejias; Nureyev and Friends

Patsy Kelly 01/12/1910 - Sep 24, 1981 performer - Earl Carroll's Sketch Book [1929] & [1930]; Flying Colors; No, No, Nanette; 1973 Irene; film's Every Night at Eight; Page Miss Glory; Pigskin Parage; Topper Returns; Rosemary's Baby; 1976 Freaky Friday

Luise Rainer 01/12/1910 - Wife of Clifford Odets (1937 - 1940), performer - 1942 A Kiss for Cinderella; 1950 The Lady from the Sea; film's The Great Ziegfeld; The Good Earth; The Great Waltz

André De Shields 01/12/1946 Writer, Composer, Lyricist, Choreographer, Director, Performer - Warp; Writer, Composer, Lyricist, Choreographer, Director, Performer 1 & 2; The Wiz; Ain't Misbehavin'; André DeShield's Haarlem Nocturne; Stardust; Play On!; The Full Monty (Patrick Wilson); Prymate (James Naughton); tv's & film's Another World; The Wiz; Extreme Measures

Simon Russell Beale 01/12/1961 performer - Spamalot; 2004 Jumpers

SHOWS THAT OPENED ON THIS DATE:

1932 The Animal Kingdom with Ilka Chase

1938 Tortilla Flat

1939 The Importance of Being Earnest with Clifton Webb, Estelle Winwood

1961 Show Girl with Carol Channing, Jules Munshin

1967 The Astrakhan Coat with Brian Bedford, James Coco, Carole Shelley, Roddy McDowall

ON THIS DAY IN:

1976 Mystery writer Agatha Christie died at age 85.

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

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