PORTLAND’S MATT GROENING IS 57 TODAY

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Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening, cartoonist, screenwriter and producer was
born in Portland, Oregon, the middle of five children. He attended Ainsworth
Elementary School and Lincoln High School. From 1972 to 1977, Groening
attended Evergreen State College Olympia, Washington. Groening is the
creator of the comic strip Life in Hell as well as two successful television
series, The Simpsons and Futurama. Groening has won 11 Primetime
Emmy Awards, ten for The Simpsons and one for Futurama.

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HORROR-MEISTER JOHN CARPENTER IS 63 TODAY

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John Carpenter, film director, screenwriter, producer, and composer
is
most associated with horror and science fiction films such as his
1978 big hit, Halloween that helped give birth to the slasher film. The
theme from this classic is one of the most recognizable to this day. 

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THE THING (1982) is a remake ot the 1951 Howard Hawks film,
The Thing From Another World.

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A BIRTHDAY FOR DYAN CANNON ~ 74 TODAY

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Dyan Cannon, film/TV actress, director, screenwriter, and producer
received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting
Actress for her performance as Alice in the 1969 film Bob &
Carol & Ted & Alice.
 

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URKEL IS 34 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Actor-screenwriter Jaleel White played the part
of Steve Urkel on the TV sitcom Family Matters
which was seen on ABC from 1989 to 1997,then
made the switch to the CBS network from 1997
to 1998. White also appeared on the comedy
series The Jeffersons. He got his start in the
business doing Kellogg’s cereal commercials
at the age of 3. 
 

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