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Happy centennial birthday to Dirk Bogarde, born Derek Niven van den Bogaerde in West Hampstead, London, England on March 28th, 1921!

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Happy belated centennial birthday to Peter Ustinov, born Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov in London, England on April 16th, 1921!

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On 4/18/2021 at 7:15 AM, sagebrush said:

Happy belated centennial birthday to Peter Ustinov, born Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov in London, England on April 16th, 1921!

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Sir Peter was a great Poirot, and he also excelled at playing colorful rogues and tyrants. But for some reason, I always think of him as the outsider with the peculiar North American accent in "Logan's Run" (1976).

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Happy centennial birthday to Janet Blair, born Martha Janet Lafferty in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on April 23rd, 1921!

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Happy centennial birthday to director Satyajit Ray, born in Calcutta, India, on May 2nd, 1921!

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On 5/2/2021 at 7:15 AM, sagebrush said:

Happy centennial birthday to director Satyajit Ray, born in Calcutta, India, on May 2nd, 1921!

Satyajit Ray Death Anniversary: 5 best movies by the legendary filmmaker

Roger Ebert once called Ray "the greatest Indian director and patron saint of Bengali film lovers." It's  hard to believe it's been almost 30 years since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented him an honorary Oscar on March 20, 1992. He died 24 days later at the age of 70.

 

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Happy centennial birthday to Richard Deacon, born May 14th, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!

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Happy centennial birthday to Harry Carey Jr, born Henry George Carey Jr on May 16th, 1921, in Santa Clarita, California!

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On 5/16/2021 at 10:28 PM, sagebrush said:

Happy centennial birthday to Harry Carey Jr, born Henry George Carey Jr on May 16th, 1921, in Santa Clarita, California!

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Like his parents Harry Sr. and Olive, the younger Carey was a member of John Ford's unofficial screen repertory company. He appeared in "3 Godfathers" (1948), "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949), "Wagon Master" (1950), "Rio Grande" (1950), "The Long Gray Line" (1955, as a West Point cadet named Dwight David Eisenhower), "Mister Rogers" (1955), "The Searchers" (1956), "Two Rode Together" (1961) and "Cheyenne Autumn" (1964). He also co-starred many times with Ford's frequent collaborator, the actor John Wayne.

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Happy centennial birthday to director Jamie Uys, born Jacobus Johannes Uys on May 30th, 1921, in Boksburg, South Africa!

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Happy centennial birthday to Nelson Riddle, born Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr, on June 1st, 1921 in Oradell, New Jersey!

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Happy centennial birthday to Alexis Smith, born Margaret Alexis Smith on June 8th, 1921 in Penticton, BC, Canada!

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On 6/8/2021 at 6:42 AM, sagebrush said:

Happy centennial birthday to Alexis Smith, born Margaret Alexis Smith on June 8th, 1921 in Penticton, BC, Canada!

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It was 50 years ago that Smith took Broadway by storm in Hal Prince's production of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Follies." Her auspicious stage debut earned her a Time magazine cover and the 1971-72 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical.

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Happy centennial birthday to Louis Jourdan, born Louis Robert Gendre on June 19th, 1921 in Marseille, France!

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Happy centennial birthday to Jane Russell, born Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell on June 21st, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota!

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28 minutes ago, chaya bat woof woof said:

Also Judy Holliday!  Just posted a separate thread about her.  Had an IQ of approx. 174 and her voice was much deeper than the one she used in her films.  My Mom knew her.

Her greatest performance occurred on March 26, 1952, while testifying before the Communist-hunting U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Internal Security.

Holliday's liberal politics could have been a major problem for her, but she literally channeled Billie Dawn, her Oscar-winning, dumb blonde character from "Born Yesterday" (1950). And she didn't name names.

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7 hours ago, chaya bat woof woof said:

Also Judy Holliday!  Just posted a separate thread about her.  Had an IQ of approx. 174 and her voice was much deeper than the one she used in her films.  My Mom knew her.

That's awesome that your mom knew her! My mom was a long distance telephone operator in the 1950's and spoke with her once. She said the same thing- her voice was much deeper. She also asked my mom how she was that evening while my mom was connecting her call, and that impressed my mom very much indeed!

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Happy centennial birthday to Esther Jane Williams, born in Inglewood, CA, on August 8th, 1921!

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Happy centennial birthday to Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (Alex Haley), born on August 11th, 1921 in Ithaca, New York!

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On 8/11/2021 at 6:37 PM, sagebrush said:

Happy centennial birthday to Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (Alex Haley), born on August 11th, 1921 in Ithaca, New York!

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One of the coolest things about Alex Haley: He was the first journalist to interview a celebrity for The Playboy Interview (for enthusiasts of Hugh Hefner's magazine who actually read the articles). The inaugural interview  -- based on sessions with the jazz great Miles Davis -- ran in the September 1962 issue. Among Haley's other subjects: the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X (which led to the author's collaboration with the former Black Muslim spokesperson on an autobiography), talk show host Johnny Carson and entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr.

Haley's eventful sitdown with American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell -- a virulent White racist who didn't know the interviewer was Black -- was recounted memorably in ABC's 1979 miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations." James Earl Jones portrayed Haley. Marlon Brando earned a Primetime Emmy Award for his appearance as Rockwell.

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Happy centennial birthday to Nancy Jane Kulp (Nancy Kulp), born August 28th, 1921 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania!

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8 hours ago, sagebrush said:

Happy centennial birthday to Nancy Jane Kulp (Nancy Kulp), born August 28th, 1921 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania!

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I am reminded that Ms. Kulp reportedly did not get along with Buddy Ebsen, her co-star on TV's "The Beverly Hillbillies." A decade and a half after the show ended, she ran for a Pennsylvania congressional seat as a Democrat. Ebsen recorded spots for her Republican opponent, who won.

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Happy centennial birthday to Deborah Jane Trimmer (Deborah Kerr), born on September 30th, 1921  in Hillhead,  Glascow, Scotland!

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1 hour ago, sagebrush said:

Happy centennial birthday to Deborah Jane Trimmer (Deborah Kerr), born on September 30th, 1921  in Hillhead,  Glascow, Scotland!

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Great actress. I saw her on stage in Shaw's Candida, in London in 1977.  She was as radiant and powerful an actress on stage as on screen.

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