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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FIRST BROADWAY PRODUCTION ON TV ~ THIS DATE IN 1955

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NBC-TV presented Peter Pan live as part of Producers’ Showcase,with
the show’s original cast, as the first full-length Broadway production on 
color TV. The show attracted a record audience of 65-million viewers 
viewers. Mary Martin ( above) and Cyril Ritchard (below) had already  
won Tony Awards for their stage performances, and Martin won an  
Emmy Award for the television production.

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Cyril Ritchard

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BERNADETTE PETERS IS 63 TODAY

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Bernadette Peters is an actress, singer and children’s book author whose
career has spanned five decades. She starred in musical theater, films, and     
television, as well as performing in solo concerts and recordings. She is one of 
the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for
seven Tony Awards, winning two, and eight Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Of 
the Broadway cast albums on which she has starred, four have won Grammy Awards.

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Bernadette Peters with Steve Martin in The Jerk (1979)

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CAROL CHANNING TURNED 90 TODAY

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Carol Elaine Channing ,born in Seattle, Washington, is a singer, actress, and comedienne . She has received three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best
remembered for originating, on Broadway, the musical-comedy roles of
bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and matchmaking
widow Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello Dolly!

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