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ACTRESS SUSAN DEY IS 64 TODAY

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Susan Hallock Dey was born in Pekin, Illinois.

Susan Dey played roles on the ABC television series The Partridge
Family
(1970-1974) and L.A. Law on NBC (1986-1994). She also
appeared in the 1981 movie Looker. Prior to her acting career, she
spent time working as a model.

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HENRY ‘’THE FONZ’’ WINKLER IS 71 TODAY

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Henry Franklin Winkler
was born in New York City, New York.

Actor director, comedian, producer and author, Henry Winkler is best known
for his role as Arthur Fonzarelli in the ABC-TV sitcom Happy Days (1974-1984).

He made his acting debut in his 8th grade school production of Billy Budd, after
which he earned his bachelor’s degree from Emerson College in 1967 and
graduated from Yale School of Drama in 1970.

 

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DAWN WELLS IS 78 TODAY

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Dawn Wells as Miss Nevada in 1959.

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Dawn Elberta Wells was born in Reno, Nevada.

Actress Dawn Wells played Mary Ann Summers on the CBS 
television series Gilligan’s Island (1964-1967). She later
opened boot camp for actors. Wells gained the title of Miss
Nevada after competing in the Miss America pageant. She 
made her TV debut in a 1961 episode of The Everglades,
playing the character Piney.

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Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

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The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957,
on CBS. After the series ended in 1957, however, a modified version continued
for three more seasons with 13 one-hour specials; it ran from 1957 to 1960. It
was first known as The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show and later in reruns as The
Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour
.

The show, which was the first scripted television program to be shot on 35 mm
film
in front of a studio audience, won five Emmy Awards and received numerous nominations.

I Love Lucy
is often regarded as one of the greatest and most influential sitcoms
in history. In 2012, it was voted the ‘Best TV Show of All Time’ in a survey taken
by ABC News and People Magazine.
 

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On the I LOVE LUCY set.

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PENNY MARSHALL IS 73 TODAY

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Carole Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall starred as Laverne DeFazio in the ABC sitcom Laverne &
Shirley (1976-1983), then went on to become a director of such films as
Awakenings (1990), A League of Their Own (1992) and Big (1998), both
starring Tom Hanks. With Big, she became the first female director to have
a film gross over $100 million. She started tap dancing at the age of three
and began her acting career with guest-starring appearances on The Odd
Couple
, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Happy Days.
 

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