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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1918


Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino in Manhattan, New
York)  (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987)


Rita Hayworth was featured in over 60 films throughout her 37-year
career. She performed publicly as a dancer at the age of six.

Hayworth is most known for her performance in the 1946 film noir,
Gilda
, opposite Glenn Ford in her first major dramatic role.

In 1980 Hayworth was diagnosed with
Alzheimer’s disease, which
contributed to her death at age 68.



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SCREEN LEGEND BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1903

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            Claudette Colbert
(September 13, 1903 – July 30, 1996)

The French-born actress began her career in Broadway productions during the 
1920s, progressing to film and talking pictures. She had a successful film career 
with Paramount Pictures, and is recognized as one of the leading ladies of comedy 
movies. Colbert was the highest paid actress in American cinema during the late 
1930s. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her comedic performance
in It Happened One Night (1934), and also received Academy Award nominations
for her dramatic roles in Private Worlds (1935), and Since You Went Away (1944).  

Colbert retired from film in 1961 and in 1999, the American Film Institute placed her 
at number twelve on their "AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Stars" list of the "50 Greatest
American Screen Legends".

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January 1937

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‘’QUEEN OF FILM NOIR’’ BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1910

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              Claire Trevor
(March 8, 1910– April 8, 2000)

Trevor was an Academy Award-winning actress who portrayed many
’’bad girl”roles in film noir and other black-and-white thrillers. She
appeared in over 60 films. Her acting career spanned more than
seven decades and included successes in stage, radio, television
and film.

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1939

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REMEMBERING ~ CHARLTON HESTON

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                     (October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008)

Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter) was a legendary actor of film,
theater and television. His most well known roles include such films as The
Ten Commandments
(1956), Planet of the Apes (1968), classis epic Ben-Hur
(1959) for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He was president
of the National Rifle Association (NRA) from 1998 to 2003.

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Charlton Heston as Moses in The Ten Commandments

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NRA president Charlton Heston

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LAUREN BACALL HAS TURNED 87 TODAY

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Actress Lauren Bacall ( born Betty Joan Perske) became a leading lady in
the 1944 film To Have And Have Not which starred her husband Humphrey
Bogart. She appeared in The Big Sleep (1946), and How Marry a Millionaire
(1943), just to name a few. Becall also worked in the Broadway musical
Woman of the Year in 1981. Her performance in the film The Mirror Has
Two Faces
(1996)  earned her a Golden Globe Award as well an Academy
Award nomination.  In 1999, she was ranked #20 of the 25 actresses on the
AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list. Lauren Bacall was selected by the Academy
of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Academy Honorary Award
at the inaugural Governors Awards in 2009.

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Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall from To Have and To have Not

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