THE GREAT HOUDINI WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1874

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Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a
Hungarian-born magician and escape artist, stunt performer, and actor/film
producer. He was noted for his sensational escape acts. In his later years,
Harry took his talent to the film arena where he both acted and started his
own film laboratory called The Film Development Corporation. Years later,
Harry would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1926 Houdini
died as a result of a ruptured appendix, after suffering a blow to the abdomen.

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‘’THE GUNNY’’ IS 67 YEARS OLD TODAY

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R. Lee Ermey is a retired U.S Marine Corps drill instructor and actor. He has often
played the roles of authority figures, such as his breakout performance as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket (1987), Mayor Tilman in the Alan Parker film Mississippi Burning (1988), the sheriff in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) remake, and the voice of the plastic army men leader Sarge in the Toy Story films (1995, 1999, 2010). Ermey has hosted two programs on the History Channel: Mail Call, in which he answered viewers’ questions about the military ,both modern and historic; and Lock N’ Load with R. Lee Ermey, which focused on the development of various types of weapons.

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Ermey in Full Metal Jacket

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R. Lee Ermey in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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COMEDIAN MARTY ALLEN ~ 89 TODAY

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Marty Allen  is a popular stand-up comedian and actor. He has worked as a comedy
headliner in night clubs and as a dramatic actor in TV roles .He joined the Air Corps
during World War ll and earned a Soldier’s Medal for his bravery during a fire which happened while a plane was being refueled.

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MATTHEW BRODERICK IS 49 TODAY

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Matthew Broderick, the son of actor James Broderick, is a film and stage actor
who, among other roles, played the title character in Farris Bueller’s Day Off
(1986), and Leo Bloom in the 1968 film and Broadway productions of The
Producers
. He has won two Tony Awards, one in 1983 for his featured role in
the play Brighton Beach Memoirs and one in 1995 for his leading role in the
musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Matthew was also
nominated for the Tony Award, Best Actor in a Musical, for The Producers but
lost to Lane. To date, Matthew Broderick is the youngest winner of the Tony
Award, Best Featured Actor in a Play.

 

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GARY OLDMAN ~ 53 TODAY

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Gary Oldman, an English actor, filmmaker and musician, well-known to audiences for his portrayals of dark and morally ambiguous characters. He has starred in films such as  JFK (1991), Dracula (1992),The Fifth Element (1997), and the Batman film series (2005 & 2008). He has come to be regarded as one of film’s most diverse actors, and has been cited as an influence by a number of successful actors. Oldman has received Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA Award nominations for his acting work, and has been described as one of the greatest actors never nominated for an Academy Award.

 
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Gary Oldman is Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK

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Oldman playing Dracula

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Gary as Zorg in The Fifth Element

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