🎭Randall Carver -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.5/25/1946
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Jeffrey DeVito), Taxi (as John Burns)
Movie Titles: There Will Be Blood, Time to Run, Detour to Terror
🎭Erinn Hayes -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.5/25/1976
TV Shows: Guys with Kids, Childrens Hospital (as Dr. Lola Spratt / Lynn Williams), Kevin Can Wait (as Donna Gable)
Movie Titles: It's a Disaster, The Watch
🎭Jamie Kennedy -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.5/25/1970
Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: Jamie Kennedy Experiment (host)
Movie Titles: Scream, Malibu's Most Wanted, Son of the Mask, Three Kings, Romeo + Juliet
✍🎭Demetri Martin -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.5/25/1973
Comedy Writer, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Demetri Martin Person, Important Things with Demetri Martin
Movie Titles: Taking Woodstock
✍🎭Mike (Comedian) Myers -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.5/25/1963
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Canadian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as Wayne's World's Wayne Campbell, Sprockets' Dieter, Lothar of the Hill People's handsome man, Middle Aged Man, Da Skit's Pat Arnold, Linda Richmond for Coffee Talk) and regular)
Movie Titles: Wayne's World, So I Married An Axe Murderer, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, 54, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Shrek, Goldmember, View From The Top, The Cat in the Hat, Shrek 2, The Love Guru
✍🎭Bobby Slayton -- is 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; b.5/25/1955 N.S.
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: NN: The Pitbull of Comedy; Natasha's father
Album Titles: Raging Bully
Movie Titles: Ed Wood, Get Shorty, Dreamgirls, Bandits, Martians Go Home
🎭🎮J. Michael Tatum -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.5/25/1976 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: a prolific animated voice actor
TV Shows: Ghost Hunt, Ouran High School Host Club, Black Butler, Soul Eater, D.Gray-man, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (as Scar in English version)
Movie Titles: Summer Wars, Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker
Video Games: Smite, Battleborn, Killing Floor 2, Dragon Ball (series)
🎭Karen Valentine -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.5/25/1947
TV/Movie Actress, Variety Show Hostess
Names/Places: b. in Santa Rosa, CA
TV Shows: Love American Style, Room 222 (as Alice Johnson), Karen (star), Our Time
Movie Titles: Gidget Grows Up, The Girl Who Came Gift Wrapped, Coffee Tea or Me?
🎭Roger Bowen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1932 d.2/16/1996 (63)
Misc: guest starring roles in many 70's series, founding member of the Second City in Chicago; died one day after the other Henry Blake, TV's McLean Stevenson, died.
TV Shows: Arnie, Brian Keith Show
Movie Titles: M*A*S*H (as Henry Blake)
🎭🎵🏆Dixie Carter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1939 d.4/10/2010 (70)
Actress, Singer, Exerciser
Names/Places: b. in McLemoresville, TN; Hal Holbrook's wife
TV Shows: On Our Own, Out of the Blue, Filthy Rich (as Carlotta Beck), Diff'rent Strokes (as Maggie McKinney Drummond), Designing Women (as Julia Sugarbaker), Ladies Man (as Peaches)
✍📰💰🎭Bennett Cerf -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1898 d.8/12/1971 (73)
Humorist, Publisher, Businessperson, Panelist
Misc: Random House Publishers founder
TV Shows: What's My Line
🎵Eddie Maxwell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1912 d.11/21/1999 (87)
Names/Places: aka:Eddie Maxwell Cherkose
Misc: he contributed to many of Spike Jones' recordings, including "Pal Yat Chee", "Morpheus", "Yes We Have No Bananas", and "Teenage Brain Surgeon", wrote and sang the finally released (1994) "Alto Baritone and Bass".; Perhaps best known as the composer of Dr. Demento's theme "Pico & Sepulveda".
Song Titles: Pico and Sepulveda (composer)
🎵Billy Murray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1877 d.8/17/1954 (77)
Names/Places: NN:The Denver Nightengale
Misc: major star 1900-1930
🎭Bill "Bojangles" Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1878 N.S. d.11/25/1949 N.S. (71)
Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Dancer
Names/Places: NN:The King of Tap Dancers; RFN:Luther
🎭Steve Rossi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1932 d.6/22/2014 (82)
Names/Places: RN:Joseph Charles Michael Tafarella
Misc: of the (Marty) Allen and Rossi comedic duo
✍🎵Patty Smith Hill -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1868 d.5/25/1946 (78)
Author, Educator, Songwriter
Song Titles: Good Morning To All (as later known for the melody of the song "Happy Birthday To You")
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✍🎭Mitch Mullany -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1968 d.5/25/2008 N.S. (39)
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (star)
🎭Charles Nelson Reilly -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1931 d.5/25/2007 (76)
TV/Stage Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: stage: Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Dolly, How to Succeed in Business w/o Really Trying
TV Shows: The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (as Claymore Gregg), Arnie, Match Game, Lidsville (as Horatio J. Hoo Doo), Uncle Croc's Block, The Match Game (panelist), It Pays to Be Ignorant (panelist), The Flinstones Comedy Show, Goof Troop, Space Cats
Movie Titles: All Dogs Go to Heaven, Rock-a-Doodle, Babes in Toyland, An All Dogs Christmas Carol
⚛🎭Vic Tayback -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1930 d.5/25/1990 (60)
Chef, TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: some say b. in 1929; famous chili maker?
TV Shows: Alice (as Mel Sharples)
Movie Titles: Griff, Khan
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In 1955, Walt Disneyʹs animated movie “Davy Crockett, King Of The Wild Frontier” was released in movie theaters. It was so popular that coonskin caps were the rage.
In 1957, on the cover of TV Guide: “Sid Caesar”. Other Articles: Spike Jones, Lone Ranger
In 1968, R.C., “The Unicorn” by The Irish Rovers peaked at #7 on the pop singles chart.
In 1968, “MacArthur Park” by Richard Harris entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1977, the motion picture “Star Wars” (retroactively designated “Episode IV: A New Hope”), George Lucasʹs first part of the second triology, opened in theaters and broke all box office records. It was released by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.
In 1977, “The Brady Bunch Hour” variety series ends on ABC, features Paul Williams trying to steal Carol Brady away from Mike, and the family singing “United We Stand.” The TV Guide ad says itʹs “a marvelous hour of brand new entertainment,” but does not mention guest star Rip Taylor.
In 1981, daredevil Daniel Goodwin, wearing a “Spiderman” costume, scaled the outside of Chicagoʹs Sears Tower in over 7 hours.
In 1981, READING ABOUT HOT YOUNG COMICS A “TIME” article profiles entertainers ANDY KAUFMAN, STEVE MARTIN, ALBERT BROOKS, LILY TOMLIN and MARTIN MULL
In 1983, “The Return of the Jedi”, the third and final part of the second triology of “Star Wars” (hence Part VI), opened in movie theaters in the USA. “Jedi” topped all previous opening day box office records with a gross of $6,219,629. It opened on 1,002 screens around the U.S.
In 1988, Frank Zappa receives an invitation to play in Moscow on the first night of the next Reagan-Gorbachev summit. Citing inadequate preparation time and lack of provided transportation, Zappa says “Nyet.”
In 1989, “Weird Al” Yankovic recorded “She Drives Like Crazy” and “Isle Thing” for his “UHF Soundtrack And Other Stuff” LP.
In 1991, R.C., “People Are Still Having Sex” by LaTour peaked at #35 on the pop singles chart.
In 1992, “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”, TV Talk Show, debut on NBC with Jay Leno assuming the hosting duties Johnny Carson retired from after 29 years. It debuts with in a new studio, with a nauseating purple backdrop, a hideous new American Colonial desk, opening credits featuring what seems like hours of curtains being opened, and thanks to Lenoʹs manager Helen Kushnick, no mention of that Johnny Carson fellow, whoever he was.
In 1994, “Chant” album by Benedictine Monks-santo De Sil was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA
In 1999, eight years of “Home Improvement” was enough for Tim “Tool Time” Taylor and the rest as the long-running series is finished on ABC.
In 2001, A federal appeals court panel lifted an injunction against publication of “The Wind Done Gone,” Alice Randallʹs satirical retelling of “Gone With The Wind” from a black viewpoint.
In 2005, the movie “Star Wars III” is scheduled for release in theaters in the USA. This is the third movie of the first triology, and the sixth and final movie being produced by Lucas Films Ltd. in the series. George Lucas, the director, said that the final triology of Star Wars movies (Parts VII, VIII, and IX) wonʹt be produced.
In 2007, the movie “Pirates of the Carribean: At Worlds End” opened in theaters in the USA.
In 2007, Tony Award-winning actor Charles Nelson Reilly died in Los Angeles at age 76.