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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ACTRESS LENA OLIN TURNED 56 TODAY

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Lena Olin was born in Stockholm, Sweden and worked as a substitute teacher
and as a hospital nurse before becoming an actress. In 1989, she earned an
Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 
film Enemies, A Love Story, in which she portrayed the survivor of a Nazi war
camp. 

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Lena Olin in Enemies, A Love Story

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Olin appearing in The ninth Gate (1999)

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REESE WITHERSPOON IS 35 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Reese Witherspoon landed her first feature role as the female lead in the film
The Man in the Moon in 1991; later that year she made her television debut, in
in the cable movie Wildflower. Witherspoon appeared in the critically acclaimed
Election (1999), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She was in the
box office hit Legally Blonde in 2001. In 2005, Witherspoon received worldwide
attention and praise for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line,
which earned her an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen
Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

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Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter in Walk the Line

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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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