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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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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DIRECTOR STEVEN SPIELBERG IS 64 TODAY

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Steven Spielberg, director, screenwriter, and film producer
won the Academy Award for Best Director for
Schindler’s
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(1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).

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The 1971 made for TV movie was Spielberg’s directorial debut.

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                                E.T. (1983)   

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                                    (1993)                    

                                                                                
                                              
 

                                      

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