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Today's Birthdays 2/22

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Posted: 2/21/06 at 11:18pm
George Washington 2/22/1732 - 12/14/1799 American general and first president of U.S.; source mat'l

Frederic Francois Chopin 2/22/1810 - 10/17/1849 source mat'l, composer: of more than 200 compositions for solo piano

James Kirkwood, Sr. 02/22/1875 - Aug 24, 1963 performer; father of James Kirkwood, husband of Lila Lee (divorced) - The Girl of the Golden West; Edgar Allan Poe (Lila Lee); 1936 Three Wise Fools (Charles Coburn, William Gillette); The County Chairman

Edna St. Vincent Millay 02/22/1892 - Oct 19, 1950 Writer, Source Material, Performer - The Bonds of Interest; Launzi (Edward G. Robinson; A Lovely Light (Dorothy Stickney); Aria Da Capo; Conversation at Midnight (Larry Gates, John Randolph)

Nacio Herb Brown 02/22/1896 - Sep 28, 1964 Composer - Take a Chance (Ethel Merman, Jack Haley); Earl Carroll's Vanities [1940]; Singing In The Rain; Big Deal

Enid Markey 02/22/1896 - Nov 15, 1981 performer - origs The Women [replacement]; Morning's at Seven; Sweet Charity [straight play]; Mrs. Patterson (Eartha Kitt); The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (Colleen Dewhurst); What Did We Do Wrong? (Phillipa Bevans, Paul Ford)

Luis Bunuel 2/22/1900 - 7/29/1983 Spanish director and filmmaker - film's Diary of a Chambermaid; Belle de Jour; That Obscure Object of Desire

Robert Young 2/22/1907 - 7/21/1998 performer - Emmy Award-winning actor: Father Knows Best, [1958], Marcus Welby M.D. [1970], The Bride Wore Red, Crossfire, Honolulu, Northwest Passage; They Wouldn't Believe Me

Sheldon Leonard 02/22/1907 - Jan 11, 1997 Television producer of "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Danny Thomas show," "The Andy Griffith Show," "I Spy," "Gomer Pyle," and more; Performer - Hotel Alimony; The Night Remembers; Fly Away Home; Having Wonderful Time (Jules [John] Garfield, Cornel Wilde); Siege; Kiss the Boys Good-bye (Benay Venuta); brilliant film character [bad guy] in films - It's A Wonderful Life; Guys & Dolls

John Mills 02/22/1908 - Apr 23, 2005 father of Juliet Mills, Hayley Mills, husband of Mary Hayley Bell (1941 - present) - Ross; Pygmalion (Peter O'Toole, Amanda Plummer); film's [all favs] Great Expectations; Hobson's Choice; In Which We Serve; King Rat; Oh! What A Lovely War; The Truth About Spring; Ryan's Daughter; Tale of 2 Cities; Swiss Family Robinson

Jules Munshin 02/22/1915 - Feb 19, 1970 performer - Call Me Mister; Mrs. McThing; Show Girl; The Gay Life; 1969 The Front Page (Peggy Cass, Berg Convy, Dody Goodman, Helen Hayes, Robert Ryan); film's On the Town; That Midnight Kiss; Silk Stockings; Take Me Out To The Ball Game; Wild & Wonderful

Giulietta Masina 2/22/1921 - 3/23/1994 performer, wife of Federico Fellini, Italian motion-picture actress - Variety Lights; [1 of the very best]La Strada; Nights of Cabiria; 1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot; Fred & Ginger

Marni Nixon 02/22/1930 performer - The Girl in Pink Tights (Brenda Lewis, Greg & Maurice Hines); James Joyce's The Dead; replacement in both 2001 Follies & 2003 Nine; off bway Tribute to Inge; film's The Ghostess With The Mostess (Vocal Dubber) West Side Story; My Fair Lady; The Sound of Music. I love when I'm in Fairway on the UWS & hear "Ludmiiiilla, Ludmiiiilla" in Marni's dulcet tones calling to me.

Jonathan Demme 2/22/1944 Academy Award-winning director: Silence of the Lambs; Philadelphia, Married to the Mob, Swimming to Cambodia, Swing Shift, Melvin and Howard, Last Embrace, Caged Heat; playwright: Fighting Mad, Caged Heat, Hot Box, Angels Hard as They Come

Julie Walters 2/22/1950 performer - film's Just like a Woman, The Summer House, Mack the Knife, Pick Up Your Ears, Educating Rita; Harry Potter Series

Ellen Greene 02/22/1950 performer - Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don't You Ever Forget It [never officially opened]; 1976 Threepenny Opera; The Little Prince and the Aviator [never officially opened]; 1993 Three Men on a Horse; off bway Little Shop of Horrors

Kyle MacLachlan 02/22/1959 performer - 2003 The Caretaker; tv's & film's Dune; Blue Velvet; Twin Peaks

Lea Salonga 02/22/1971 performer - Les Misérables [replacement]; Miss Saigon; 2002 Flower Drum Song

Drew Barrymore 2/22/1975 performer; daughter of actor/director John Barrymore Jr.; granddaughter of actor John Barrymore Sr.; great-niece of actors Ethel Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore - film's Bad Girls, Irreconcilable Differences, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Altered States, Wayne’s World 2, Batman Forever, Scream, The Wedding Singer, Charlie’s Angels 1 & 2, Riding in Cars with Boys, 50 First Dates; autobiography [at age 14]: Little Lost Girl

Donna Vivino 2/22/1978 performer; niece of "Uncle" Floyd Vivino - Les Misérables; Saturday Night Fever; Hairspray [replacement]; tv's & film's Hometown; Supermom's Daughter; Married To It

Marilyn Sokol 2/22/? performer - 1972 The Great God Brown (John Glover); 1972 Don Juan (Paul Hecht, John McMartin, David Dukes); Welcome to the Club (Sally Mayes [debut], Jodi Benson, Bill Buell); Conversations With My Father (Judd Hirsch, Tony Shalhoub, David Margulies, William Biff McGuire, Jason Biggs [debut]); she has appeared in "Fiddler on the Roof" at St. Louis MUNY, "Candide" at The Goodman Theatre, "Death Trap" at The Papermill Theatre; "The Sisters Rosenweig", "He Looks Good in a Hat", and "Light Up the Sky" at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Off-Broadway credits include "The Beggar's Opera" and "Merry Wives of Windsor"; tv's & film's 2005 The Producers; Van Dyke and Company; Sesame Street; Can't Stop the Music

SHOWS THAT OPENED ON THIS DATE:

1949 Carousel with Stephen Douglass, Margot Moser and Iva Withers

1961 Opening night of Come Blow Your Horn, Neil Simon's first full-length Broadway comedy. it will run 677 performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

1966 Two one-acts comprise Tennessee Williams' Slapstick Tragedy. The Mutilated features Kate Reid and Margaret Leighton as two shop women in an abrasive friendship; and The Gnadiges Fraulein has Leighton as an ex-performer who must pick through the garbage to eat. Catch all the fun fast, there will be only seven performances at the Longacre Theatre.

1967 MacBird! is Barbara Garson's parodic melding of Macbeth and Lyndon Johnson's presidency. It will run 386 performances at the Village Gate Theatre. Stacy Keach and Rue McClanahan are among the cast.

1978 Jeremy Irons and Simon Ward are directed by Harold Pinter in The Rear Column. Simon Gray's drama depicting British soldiers on a special mission in Africa will run 44 performances at London's Globe Theatre.

1983 Legendary Broadway flop Moose Murders opens -- and closes the same night. Arthur Bicknell's farce is set at a run-down ski lodge decorated with numerous moose heads.

1998 The Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I that opened April 11, 1996, closes at the Neil Simon Theatre. The King and Anna were played by Lou Diamond Phillips and Donna Murphy, then Kevin Gray and Faith Prince, before adding Marie Osmond prior to the close. Following the lead of the original, which won the Tony for Best Musical in 1952, this production took home the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.

2004 Jerry Springer and The Pillowman win top honors at the Olivier Awards in London amid allegations vof vote-rigging and a TV pull-out.

ON THIS DAY IN:

1987 Pop artist Andy Warhol died in New York City at age 58.

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

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Updated On: 2/22/06 at 11:18 PM
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re: Today's Birthdays 2/22#1
Posted: 2/22/06 at 2:00am
Today is Donna Vivino's birthday! Happy Birthday, Donna!
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re: Today's Birthdays 2/22#2
Posted: 2/22/06 at 2:34am
you guys forgot about a big star....me!
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Posted: 2/22/06 at 2:39am
Happy birthday muscle!
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Posted: 2/22/06 at 3:13am
tnks =)
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Posted: 2/22/06 at 9:17am
Happy birthday Lea Salonga!!!!
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re: Today's Birthdays 2/22#6
Posted: 2/22/06 at 4:15pm
Donna Vivino's birthday is now duly noted.

And happy birthday muscle. Make it magical!

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Posted: 3/17/06 at 12:34am
thanks baby
ps: great research!
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