PARODY MUSICIAN IS 55 TODAY

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“Weird Al” Yankovic (Alfred Matthew Yankovic) 


Yankovic got started with the accordion after a door-to-door
salesman offered his parents a choice between accordion
lessons or guitar lessons.

Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he has sold more
than 12 million albums (as of 2007), recorded more than 150
parody and original songs. His works have earned him three
Grammy Awards and a further 11 nominations, four gold
records
, and six platinum records.

 

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                                                                           Carlotta Bradley

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John William "Johnny" Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)

Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Governor’s Award, and a 1985
Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of
Fame
in 1987.

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ACTRESS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1844

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Sarah Rosine Barnhardt (October 22, 1844 – March 26, 1923)

Bernhardt was a French stage and early film actress, and was referred
to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known." She made
her fame on the stages of France in the 1870s and was soon in demand
in Europe and the United States. Sarah Barnhardt developed a reputation
as a serious dramatic actress, earning the nickname "The Divine Sarah."

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013)

Annette was discovered by Walt Disney at the age 12 during her
performance as the Swan Queen in Swan Lake. She became one
of the most popular "Mouseketeers" on the original Mickey Mouse
Club
 on ABC television. She died of complications from multiple
sclerosis at the age of 70.

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