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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WILLIAM SHATNER IS 80 TODAY

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William  Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of  
the Star Ship Enterprise, in the Sci-Fi television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969,
Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequent
star Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994. Shatner also played the veteran police sergeant in T.J. Hooker from 1982 to 1986. He has since worked as a musician,
author, producer, director, and celebrity pitchman. He has won two Emmy Awards
and a Golden Globe Award.

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William Shatner in The Twilight Zone episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”(1963)

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FUNNY MAN CARL REINER IS 89 TODAY

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Carl Reiner, actor, film director/producer, writer and comedian has worked
on a wide range of films and television programs. He has won nine Emmy  
Awards and one Grammy during this career. Reiner has the distinction of  
being the only person to appear on all five incarnations of The Tonight 
Show. Carl Reiner is the father of actor-turned-director, Rob Reiner.

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BRUCE WILLIS IS 56 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Actor, producer, and musician. the career of  Bruce Willis began in television
in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including
comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John
McClane in the Die Hard series of four action films beginning with Die Hard
in 1988. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office hits 
like Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The Fifth Element (1997),
Armageddon (1998), and The Sixth Sense in 1999. Willis is the ninth
highest-grossing actor in a leading role and twelfth highest including
supporting roles. He is a two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe
winner.

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Bruce in Armageddon

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY LEWIS ~ 85 TODAY

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Jerry Lewis is a veteran comedian, actor, film producer, screenwriter, film director
and singer. He is best-known for his slapstick humor in screen, television, stage
and radio. He was originally paired with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed
comedy team of Martin and Lewis (shown below). In addition to the duo’s popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films. Lewis is also
known for his charity fund-raising telethons and position as national chairman for
the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Lewis has won several awards for
lifetime achievements and In 2005, he received the Governors Award of the
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors, which is the
highest Emmy Award presented.

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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

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Jerry Lewis during the 2010 MDA telethon

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