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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SIDNEY POITIER TURNED 84 TODAY

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In 1963, Sidney Poitier won an Academy Award For Best Actor for his
role in Lilies of the Field.

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LEE MARVIN ~ FEB. 19, 1924 – AUG. 29, 1987

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Lee Marvin at first did supporting roles, mostly villains and soldiers ,but after winning
an Academy Award for Best Actor for his dual roles in Cat Ballou (1965), he landed
more heroic, leading roles. Marvin left school to join the U.S. Marine Corps, serving
as a Scout Sniper. He was wounded in action during the WW ll battle of Saipan and
was awarded the Purple Heart.

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IT’S JOHN TRAVOLTA’S BIRTHDAY ~ 57 TODAY

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John Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the ABC-TV series
Welcome Back, Kotter (1975 – 1979) and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Grease (1978). His career faced a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction (1994), and he has since continued starring in many Hollywood films.Travolta has twice been nominated for the Academy Award For Best Actor.The first, for his role in Saturday Night Fever and the second for Pulp Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award For Best Actor-Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his 1995 performance in Get Shorty.

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John Travolta as Vinny Barbarino in Welcome Back Kotter

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John Travolta with Olivia Newton-John in Grease

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Travolta in Pulp Fiction

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JAMES DEAN WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1931

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James Byron Dean is a cultural icon, best thought of as being like the
title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which
he starred as a troubled  teenager, Jim Stark. The other two roles that
made him a star were as Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955), and the farmer, 
Jett Rink, in Giant (1956). Dean’s continued popularity rests on his work
in only these three films, all leading roles. His premature death in car 
crash in 1955 helped establish his legendary status. He was only 24.

James Dean was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award for 
Best Actor and remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting
nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Dean the 18th best
male movie star on their AFI 100 Years…100 Stars list.

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James Dean behind the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder, the car
he died in

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