Tuesday, February 3, 2015
3 February 2015
Abigail Hargrove b. 1999 (World War Z)
Rebel Wilson b. 1986 (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Ghost Rider)
Bridget Regan b. 1982 (Agent Carter, Beauty and the Beast , Legend of the Seeker)
Adrian R’Mante b. 1978 (S1m0ne)
Kelly Sullivan b. 1978 (Found in Time)
Isla Fisher b. 1976 (Scooby-Doo, BeastMaster )
Terry Chen b. 1975 (The Returned, Elysium, Continuum, Godzilla, The 100, Arrow, Battlestar Galactica, Cabin in the Woods, Matty Hanson and the Invisibility Ray, Riverworld, V , I, Robot, The 4400, The Chronicles of Riddick, Smallville, Jake 2.0, Dark Angel, Paranormal Girl, Taken, Stargate SG-1, Mythquest)
Elisa Donovan b. 1971 (Shark Swarm, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Justice League of America, Encino Woman)
Warwick Davis b. 1970 (Dwarves Assemble, The Day They Came to Suck Out Our Brains, Doctor Who, Jack the Giant Slayer, Merlin , Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, M.I. High, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Star Wars, Leprechaun, Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible, Snow White: The Fairest of them All, The Tenth Kingdom, Gulliver’s Travels [TV], Willow, Labyrinth)
Frank Coraci b. 1966 (director, Click)
Keith Gordon b. 1961 (director, The Strain; actor, Christine)
Frederic Lehne b. 1959 (American Horror Story, The Dark Knight Rises, Supernatural, Lost, Night Stalker, Supernova, Firefly, The X-Files, From the Earth to the Moon, Men in Black, Sliders, Babylon 5, Time Trax, Amityville: The Evil Escapes)
Thomas Calabro b. 1959 (They Nest)
Nathan Lane b. 1956 (Mirror Mirror, Addams Family Values)
Morgan Fairchild b. 1950 (I Was a Teenage Faust, Roswell, The New Addams Family, Venus Rising, Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000, Lois & Clark, Sleeping Beauty , The Girl, The Gold Watch & Dynamite, Time Express, Mork & Mindy, The Amazing Spider-Man)
Pamela Franklin b. 1950 (Project U.F.O., Gemini Man, Food of the Gods, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Sixth Sense [1972 TV], Necromancy, The Innocents)
Susanne Benton b. 1948 (A Boy and his Dog)
Stephen McHattie b. 1947 (The Strain, Haunter, A Little Bit Zombie, Immortals, Haven, Red: Werewolf Hunter, 2012, Fringe, Reaper, Watchmen, The 4400, Star Trek: Enterprise, Mutant X, Lexx, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Deep Space Nine, The Hunger, Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills, The X-Files, M.A.N.T.I.S., Highlander [TV], Quantum Leap, Beauty and the Beast, Twilight Zone , Tales from the Darkside, Deadly Nightmares, Look What’s Happened to Rosemary’s Baby)
Paul Auster b. 1947 (author, Travels in the Scriptorium, Moon Palace)
Trisha Noble b. 1944 (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century)
Blythe Danner b. 1943 (The X Files, Tales from the Crypt, Futureworld, The Scarecrow)
Bridget Hanley b. 1941 (Bell, Book and Candle [1976 TV], I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched)
Marshall Efron b. 1938 (THX 1138)
Victor Buono b. 1938 died 1 January 1982 (Man From Atlantis, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Batman, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Shelley Berman b. 1925 (Dead Like Me, The Munsters Today, Knight Rider, Beware! The Blob, Bewitched, Twilight Zone)
John Fiedler b. 1925 died 2005 (They Came from Outer Space, The Munsters [1987 and 1964], Tales from the Darkside, Amazing Stories, Tabitha, Ark II, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Lost Saucer, Mystery in Dracula’s Castle, Star Trek, Bewitched, My Favorite Martian, Twilight Zone, Tom Corbett, Space Cadet)
James Michener b. 1907 died 16 October 1997 (author, Space)
Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. Previous choices were Victor Buono as King Tut and Warwick Davis, one of the hardest working little people in show business. I was very tempted to use John Fiedler, a classic Oh That Guy actor whose best known role is probably as the therapy patient Mr. Peterson from The Bob Newhart Show. But as you can see, instead there is a picture of Bridget Regan from a very cheesy 21st Century show called Legend of the Seeker, which I watched incessantly, mostly to see her in that dress.
2. Spot the Canadians. Stephen McHattie and Terry Chen do have true patriot love for their home and native land, while Frederic Lehne just goes up there to cash paychecks.
3. Wait... he's alive? Shelley Berman turns 90. I had no idea he was still with us. Good on ya, Mr. Berman.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prediction: Excerpt of a letter from Jens Otto Jensen to Robert Luczicki, dated 9 March 2016:
Damn the Democrats! They have the whole country bleeding its heart dry for The New Poor, and meanwhile the New Poor are living high (oh, literally!) and stealing the paint off our walls. We have to bring back the death penalty for crack and pop. It worked pretty well, and now things are worse than they were in the 1990s.
Reality: Umm... we never got rid of the death penalty and as bad as the hysteria could rise for any "new drug" like crack, we never used the death penalty for drug use or drug dealing. Wagar's basic premise of the victory of capitalism and rising inequality are true, but his specifics are usually way off. Crime rates have been decreasing generally since a peak in the 1990s, but fear of crime is always a good way to get elected.
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