Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Happy Birthday!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO... AILEEN QUINN 34 (Played Annie in "Annie," the 1982 film featuring the cartoon strip character.)

DANIELLE BRISEBOIS 36 (Played Stephanie Mills on "Archie Bunker's Place" and "All in the Family." Brisebois later joined the musical group The New Radicals, which had a UK hit "You Get What You Give.")

JOHN CUSACK 39 (Cusack claims he only became popular in high school after he started appearing in films with gorgeous actresses. Cusack flicks: "Must Love Dogs" (2005), "I.D." (2003), "The Runaway Jury" (2003), "Hoffman" (2002), "Adaptation" (2002), "Cosmic Banditos" (2002), "Adaptation" (2001), "Serendipity" (2001), "America's Sweethearts" (2001), "High Fidelity" (2000), "Being John Malkovich" (1999), "Cradle Will Rock" (1999), "Grosse Pointe Blank" (1997), "Con Air" (1997), "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (1997), "Bullets Over Broadway" (1994), "Sixteen Candles" (1984).)

MARY STUART MASTERSON 39 (Actress. "The Sisters" (2005), "Leopold Bloom" (2003), "Benny & Joon" (1993), "Some Kind Of Wonderful" (1987))

JESSICA HECHT 40 (Actress. "Friends," "The Single Guy.")

JOHN ELWAY 45 (Former Denver Broncos quarterback. In 1981, before he became a pro football player, the New York Yankees baseball club signed Elway to a one-year minor league contract. In his previous college baseball season, Elway, an outfielder, had a .316 batting average.)

KATHY BATES 57 (Actress. "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" (2004), "Around the World in 80 Days" (2003), "The Tulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story" (2003), "Who Shot Victor Fox" (2002), "About Schmidt" (2002), "Dragonfly" (2002), "Primary Colors" (1998), "A Home of Our Own" (1993). Best Actress Oscar for her role in 1990's "Misery.")

LEON PANETTA 67 (Former Clinton White House Chief of Staff.)

PAT MORITA 73 (The actor's real first name is Noriyuki. Played Arnold Takahashi on "Happy Days." "The Karate Kid movies" (1984-94) Mr. Morita states he was born June 28, 1932, not on August 28 or in 1930 or 1933 as reported by some sources. Other Morita Movies: "Down and Derby" (2005), "The Biggest Fan" (2002), "BombShell" (2002), "The Stoneman" (2002), "Unleashed" (2002).)

MEL BROOKS 79 (The actor and director's real name is Melvin Kaminsky. Brooks is the co-creator of the 1960s-era TV series, "Get Smart," and is responsible for Maxwell Smart's famous shoe phone. The idea was born after Brooks picked up everything in sight and answered, "Hello." Brooks films: "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" (1993), "Spaceballs" (1987), "History of the World-Part I" (1981), "High Anxiety" (1977), "Young Frankenstein" (1974), "Blazing Saddles" (1973).) Comedienne

GILDA RADNER would have been 59 today. (She appeared on "Saturday Night Live" for five years from 1975 to 1980. Radner died of ovarian cancer in 1989. Her husband, Gene Wilder, was at her bedside when she passed away.)

MICHAEL D. MAIN 48...(No movie credits, but I once had my picture taken with Danny Kaye).

I'm on vacation!
See ya when I see ya!!

P.S. Amy just informed me we're traveling with "meat." Once again our carry-on could be mistaken for carrion...life is a wonderful adventure.