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Margaret Mitchell and Morley Safer, but the site doesn't include the most notable celebrity of all who shares my birthday ...

MARY HART!

Found that out when I was teenager, watching the "today's birthdays" clip on Entertainment Tonight. Yup, I was home on my birthday, watching ET.


"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Margaret Mitchell and Morley Safer, but the site doesn't include the most notable celebrity of all who shares my birthday ...

MARY HART!

Found that out when I was teenager, watching the "today's birthdays" clip on Entertainment Tonight. Yup, I was home on my birthday, watching ET.

Watching the ET birthday segment was WAY exciting ... except my birthday was always shared by really lame-o, flash-in-the-pan celebrities. The only one of note was Johnny Unitas, and given that I wasn't that big a football fan, it didn't impress me so much.

Now thanks to SZPT's link I find out I share a birthday with Archibald MacLeish, Gary Cooper, Eva Peron, and (gulp) Traci Lords.


"The most important thing is that people love in the same way. Whether they are monarchists, republicans, or communists, they feel pain in the same way, as well as hatred, jealousy, fear, and fear of death. Whether you are a deeply religious man or an atheist, if you have a toothache, it hurts just the same." - Krzysztof Kieslowski

"...it seems to me that most people I encounter aren't all that interested in the arts. Most of the people who are my age ... appear to be interested in golf, fertilizer, and early retirement schemes.... I will stop caring passionately about music, books, and films on the day that I die, and I'm hoping for Top 100 album polls in the afterlife." - Andy Whitman

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*nostalgia* I remember buying a newspaper at the hospital lobby after a couple of early morning births for just this purpose.

Hey, it's cool to be born on 02/20:

Georges Bernanos (Scribe of Diary of a Country Priest, among others)

Ansel Adams (America's favorite photographer)

Sidney Poitier (David Brent's favorite actor)

Gloria Vanderbilt (Nice clothes)

Robert Altman (Speaks for itself)

Poison Ivy Rorschach (Have not heard the Cramps, but will endeavor to do so now)

Charles Barkley (Good copy)

Cindy Crawford (Allegedly once pronounced it epi-TOE-m)

Kurt Cobain (All Apologies is one of my favorite angst anthems)


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February 1 - John Ford, Clark Gable, George Pal, Boris Yeltsin, Terry Jones, Bill Mumy (interesting, seeing as how I'm currently rewatching Babylon 5), and... Pauly Shore.

"I feel a nostalgia for an age yet to come..."
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So, we


"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Sept. 15th...

James Fenimore Cooper

William Howard Taft

Agatha Christie

Jean Renoir

Fay Wray

Jackie Cooper

Bobby Short

Tommy Lee Jones

Oliver Stone

Prince Harry


Formerly Baal_T'shuvah

"Everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves. You just can't let the world judge you too much." - Maude 
Harold and Maude
 

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Oh man, Bill Moyers and I share the same birthday.
Edited by Rich Kennedy

"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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Gustav Mahler

Marc Chagall

Vladimir Mayakovsky

Sir Stephen Runciman

Satchel Paige

Robert A. Heinlein

Giancarlo Menotti

Margaret Walker

Ringo Starr

July 7 seems to be a good day for artists. Wonder what that means for me?


Subtlety is underrated

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I was born on May 30th with

Tsar Peter the Great

Irving Thalberg

Mel Blanc

and Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine)

That's quite an eclectic group.

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Yeah, but Satchel Paige is definitely the coolest of the bunch.


"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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So, we

"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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Yeah, but Satchel Paige is definitely the coolest of the bunch.

Oh yes, I agree completely. cool.gif

On a related note, the following died on July 7:

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Johanna Spyri

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Veronica Lake

Howard Teichmann

The only one I recognize is Doyle.

Edited by Ann D.

Subtlety is underrated

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Gen. Wm. T. Sherman (I never did really feel welcomed in Georgia)

Jules Verne

Martin Buber (I can call him Thou)

"King" Vidor

Lana Turner smile.gif

Jack Lemon smile.gifsmile.gif

James Dean smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

Ted Koppel

Nick Nolte

And to impress BethR: Seth Green

Connie Mack died on my 5th birthday

(how can we not have a baseball smilie?)


A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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The only one I recognize is Doyle.

Sheridan wrote Restoration comedies. Funny stuff.

Edited by Rich Kennedy

"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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On a related note, the following died on July 7:

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Johanna Spyri

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Veronica Lake

Howard Teichmann

The only one I recognize is Doyle.

Veronica Lake


A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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HA! Your the fifth too? Small world.

Wow! Craziness. I like to note that my (our) birthday is on the day when D-Day should have occurred. Stupid bad weather.

edit: Of course, it is also the day that Ronald Reagan died. That was odd last year.

Edited by SZPT

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My birthday (and by this, I mean the exact day AND year) is shared by Mariah Carey. Add your own joke here.


Nick Alexander

Keynote, Worship Leader, Comedian, Parodyist

Host of the Prayer Meeting Podcast - your virtual worship oasis. (Subscribe)

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November 5:

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Eugene Debs

James Elroy Flecker

Will Durant

John B. S. Haldane

Murray J. Edelman

John Berger

Michael L. Dertouzos

Bill Walton

Famke Janssen

What's really sad is that the only name I recognize is Famke Janssen, and that's because I've seen her in a few movies

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November 5:

Eugene Debs

Bill Walton

Debs was an American socialist who ran for president five times - the last time, in 1920, from prison! He gave an anti-war speech that got him sentenced to 10 years in prison, and the sentence was upheld by the US Supreme Court under its earlier "clear and present danger ruling."

Walton was a legendary basketball player who ended his NBA career with the Boston Celtics in the late 80s.

FWIW.

June 12th:  Jim Nabors and George H.W. Bush

Life just got a whole lot suckier...

You also share your birthday with my mom, Andrew, if that makes you feel any better. Downside - she's a big Jim Nabors fan. And she owns all the known recordings of Slim Whitman, the yodeling cowboy. (I'm not making you feel any better, am I?)

So, we

"The most important thing is that people love in the same way. Whether they are monarchists, republicans, or communists, they feel pain in the same way, as well as hatred, jealousy, fear, and fear of death. Whether you are a deeply religious man or an atheist, if you have a toothache, it hurts just the same." - Krzysztof Kieslowski

"...it seems to me that most people I encounter aren't all that interested in the arts. Most of the people who are my age ... appear to be interested in golf, fertilizer, and early retirement schemes.... I will stop caring passionately about music, books, and films on the day that I die, and I'm hoping for Top 100 album polls in the afterlife." - Andy Whitman

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