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August 17 Events and Birthdays

Guest Author - Judith Hodges

Today in History- August 17th

Happy Birthday!
1786 Davy Crockett, frontiersman
1882 Samuel Goldwyn, producer (Guys and Dolls, Porgy and Bess, A Star is Born, The Pride of the Yankees)The G in MGM studio.
1893 Mae West, actress (My Little Chickadee, Iím No Angel)
1920 Maureen O'Hara, actress (Miracle on 34th St)
1932 V.S. Naipaul, author (Middle Passage, The Mystic Masseur)
1943 Robert DeNiro, actor (Raging Bull, Wag The Dog, The Deer Hunter, Awakenings, Meet the Parents)
1958 Belinda Carlisle, singer from the Go-Go's (Vacation)
1960 Sean Penn, actor (I Am Sam, Dead Man Walking, Mystic River)
1969 Donnie Wahlberg, actor/ singer- former New Kids on The Block member (Band of Brothers, Sixth Sense)
1970 Jim Courier, tennis player

Deaths:
1979 Vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz from I Love Lucy)
1983 Ira Gershwin, songwriter (Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over Me)
1990 Pearl Bailey, actress (Big Mama from the Fox and The Hound, Porgy and Bess)

History Lesson:
Mae West's actually quote from She Done Him Wrong was "Why don't you come up some time and see me?"

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