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Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003)

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1913


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Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997)

Red Skelton was known as a TV clown who portrayed Clem Kadiddlehopper
along with many other comic characters. He was a long-time national radio
and television star for 34 years. He also appeared in vaudeville, films,
nightclubs, and casinos, all while he pursued an entirely separate career
as an artist. His first audition was at age 10 for a role in a medicine show.

 


Red Skelton as Clem Kadiddlehopper.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1893

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Mary Jane "Mae" West
(August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980)

Actress, singer, and Hollywood sex symbol Mae West appeared in such
films as She Done Him Wrong (1933), I’m No Angel (1933), and Go West,
Young Man
(1936). She also performed in the 1928 Broadway production
of Diamond Lil. In 1999, the American Film Institute placed her 15th on
their list of the greatest female film stars of all time. She began her acting
career as a child star in vaudeville productions.

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