✍🎭Paul Bellini -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.9/12/1963
Comedy Writer, Comedian, Canadian
TV Shows: Kids In The Hall, You Gotta Eat Here!, This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Movie Titles: Locker Room
🎭Nina Blackwood -- is 65 in the year 2017 and 66 in the year 2018; b.9/12/1952
Misc: an original MTV video-jock; she was hhhhhhhot!; some say b. 1955
🎭Colin Ford -- is 21 in the year 2017 and 22 in the year 2018; b.9/12/1996
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Family Guy, Sofia the First, Jake and the Never Land Pirates (as Jake), Under the Dome (as Joe McAlister), Supernatural
Movie Titles: Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, Push, We Bought a Zoo
🎭🏆Linda Gray -- is 77 in the year 2017 and 78 in the year 2018; b.9/12/1940
Actress, Producer/Director, Model
Names/Places: b. in Santa Monica, CA; some say b. 1941
Misc: some say b. in 1941
TV Shows: Dallas (as Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing), All That Glitters (as Linda the transsexual model), Melrose Place (as Hillary Michaels), Models Inc. (as Hillary Michaels), Bold & the Beautiful
🎭Skip Hinnant -- is 77 in the year 2017 and 78 in the year 2018; b.9/12/1940
TV Shows: The Electric Company, Patty Duke Show (as Ted)
Movie Titles: Fritz the Cat (voice as Fritz the Cat), The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat
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🎭Louis C.K. -- is 50 in the year 2017 and 51 in the year 2018; b.9/12/1967
Actor, Comedian, Producer/Director
Names/Places: RN: Louis Székely
TV Shows: Louie (as Louie and a writer)
✍🎭Bruce Mahler -- is 67 in the year 2017 and 68 in the year 2018; b.9/12/1950
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Fridays, Seinfeld (as Rabbi in three episodes)
Movie Titles: Scary Movie, Police Academy (series)
🎭Jeff McCracken -- is 65 in the year 2017 and 66 in the year 2018; b.9/12/1952
TV Shows: Boy Meets World (producer), Dinosaurs (producer), Bay City Blues, Hawaiian Heat
Movie Titles: Quiz Show (producer)
🎵Maria Muldaur -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.9/12/1943
Fiddler, Guitarist, Children's Singer, Pop Singer
Misc: Folk-Blues-Jazz style; b. 1942?
Song Titles: Midnight at the Oasis
🎭Peter Scolari -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.9/12/1955
Names/Places: b. in New Rochelle, NY
TV Shows: Goodtime Girls, Bosom Buddies (as Henry Desmond and Hildegarde), Newhart (as Michael Harris), Dweebs (as Warren), Gotham, Girls (as Tad Horvath)
Movie Titles: That Thing You Do!, The Polar Express
🎵Carla Ulbrich -- is 51 in the year 2017 and 52 in the year 2018; b.9/12/1966 N.S.
🎵Hans Zimmer -- is 60 in the year 2017 and 61 in the year 2018; b.9/12/1957 N.S.
Misc: Film Composer for more than 150 films
Group Names: The Buggles
Song Titles: Video Killed The Radio Star (video cameo)
Movie Titles: Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King, The Dark Knight, Inception
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🎭Ben Blue -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1901 d.3/7/1975 (73)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Dancer, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Benjamin Bernstein
🎭🎵Gus Cannon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1883 d.10/15/1979 (96)
Hall of Famer, Comedian, Banjoist, Bandleader, Blues Singer
🎭Billy Gilbert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1894 d.9/23/1971 (77)
Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: d. Sep 9?
Movie Titles: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (as Sneezy, voice)
✍📰H. L. Mencken -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1880 d.1/29/1956 (75)
Author, Essayist, Lexicographer, Critic, Satirist, Journalist, Editor, Columnist
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore; RFMN:Henry Louis; d. in Baltimore
🎭Dickie Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1925 d.9/7/2015 N.S. (89)
Movie Titles: Our Gang, Oliver Twist, Little Men
🎭Skip Ward -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1932 d.6/27/2003
TV Shows: The Dukes of Hazzard
🎵Barry White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1944 d.7/4/2003 (58)
Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Soul Singer
Misc: DEEEEEP bass singer; led the Love Unlimited Orchestra whose singers sang background in his records.
Group Names: Love Unlimited Orchestra (lead), soloist
Song Titles: The Harlem Shuffle (penned for Bob and Earl), I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby, Never Never Gonna Give You Up, Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe, You're The First-The Last-My Everything
🎭🎵Rod Brasfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1910 d.9/12/1958 (48)
Hall of Famer, Comedian, Country-Novelty Performer
Misc: Grand Ole Opry
✍⛪🎭🎵Johnny Cash -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1932 d.9/12/2003 (71)
Hall of Famer, Author, Baptist, Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. nr. Kingsland, Ark.; NN:The Man in Black; MN:R.; June Carter's husband
Misc: he was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century; Hall of Fame in America's Pop, Rock and Roll and Country with over 110 solo hits
Group Names: The Highwaymen, soloist
Song Titles: I Walk The Line, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, Get Rhythm, Man in Black, One Piece at a Time, A Boy Named Sue, Hey Porter, Rock Island Line, Hurt, Rusty Cage, I've Been Everywhere
Album Titles: Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash, I Walk The Line, Hello I'm Johnny Cash, Man in Black, At Folsom Prison, At San Quentin, The Johnny Cash Show, Highwayman
Movie Titles: North and South (miniseries), The Johnny Cash Show (host)
🎭🎵Lou Clayton -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1890 d.9/12/1950 (60)
Actor, Vaudevillan, Singer
⚛Ray Dolby -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1933 d.9/12/2013 (80)
Hall of Famer, Engineer, Inventor, Physicist
Misc: Dolby Noise Reduction Systems A,B,C,HX Pro, 4-channel surround system, 6-track SRD
✍🎭Charles Lamont -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1895 d.9/12/1993 (98)
Screenwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Director
Movie Titles: Abbott and Costello (movie series)
🎭Frank Nelson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1911 d.9/12/1986 (75)
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Jack Benny (as the 'Eeeyeeessss?' man), I Love Lucy (as Ralph Ramsey), Jetsons (voicist)
⛪🎭🎵Anthony Perkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1932 d.9/12/1992 (60)
Protestant, Movie/Stage Actor, Movie Director, Singer
Names/Places: NN:Tony; Osgood's son
Movie Titles: Psycho (series), The Trial, Fear Strikes Out, Tall Story, The Matchmaker, Pretty Poison, Five Miles to Midnight, The Black Hole, Murder on the Orient Express, Mahogany
🎭Lillian Randolph -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1898 d.9/12/1980 (81)
Radio Actress, TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: Amanda's sister
TV Shows: Beulah, Amos 'n Andy (as Madame Queen), Bill Cosby Show (as Rose Kincaid), Roots (as Sister Sara)
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In 1941, The Donald Duck film, "Old Macdonald Duck" is released.
In 1947, The Donald Duck film, "Wide Open Spaces" is released.
In 1949, "Candid Camera", TV Comedy Variety, moved to CBS.
In 1953, "The Larry Storch Show", TV Variety; last aired on CBS.
In 1955, "Sid Caesar Presents", TV Variety; last aired on NBC.
In 1958, the science-fiction movie "The Blob," starring Steve McQueen - billed as "Steven" - was released.
In 1959, "Bonanza", TV Western Drama, debut on NBC-TV and would last fourteen seasons. It starred Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, and Pernell Roberts (later Trapper John M.D.). It was the first Western to be broadcast in color. "Look at it, Adam," said Ben Cartwright to his saturnine eldest son as they sat on horseback. "Feast thine eyes on a sight that approaches heaven itself." And the Ponderosa certainly had some impressive vistas, particularly if you were one of the fewAmericans lucky enough to own an RCA color set in 1959. Bonanza was the first hour-long series to employ the new technology (preceded by a handful of game and variety shows). Of course, the open-hearted adventures of the Cartwrights made for a pretty engaging series, even in plain old black-and-white.
In 1960, AMERICAN BANDSTAND LARRY VERNE is a guest, with "MISTER CUSTER"
In 1960, BREAKING INTO THE TOP 10 SAM COOKE and "CHAIN GANG" (his first big hit for RCA) and LARRY VERNE with "MR. CUSTER"
In 1960, On American Bandstand, Larry Verne is a guest, with "Mister Custer"
In 1962, "The Alvin Show", TV Cartoon Show; last aired on CBS.
In 1963, "Leave It To Beaver", TV Comedy, last aired on ABC. People still believe in the Beav.
In 1964, "Hoppity Hooper", TV Cartoon Show with Uncle Waldo and Fillmore the Bear; debut on ABC. It was a Jay Ward production.
In 1964, "The Bullwinkle Show", TV Cartoon Show; last aired on NBC, moved to ABC.
In 1966, "Family Affair" debuted on CBS-TV. It starred Brian Keith as Uncle Bill, Sebastian Cabot as Mr. French, and Cathy Garver, Johnny Whitaker, and Anissa Jones as Cissy, Jodie, and Buffy.
In 1966, "Hey, hey, we're the Monkees -- and we don't monkey around..." "The Monkees", TV Musical-Comedy, debut on NBC featuring Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith.The Monkees were the first made-for-TV rock group. Ironically -- or maybe not -- "The Monkees" TV show won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series of 1967.The TV show was inspired by the Beatles' movies and the group had a string of hit singles and albums.The show depicted the zany adventures of a loveable long-haired rock band-obviously modeled after the Beatles and their film, "A Hard Days Night" and at first they sang but did not play any of the instruments.The group was chosen not for their musical or acting ability, but because they looked right for the parts. The television show would remain on the air through 1969. The show was roughly modeled after the Beatles movies.
In 1966, Gilligan's Island episode #69. "Up at Bat". Gilligan is bitten by a bat, and then dreams that he has turned into a vampire. Fortunately the Professor knows about bats (what DOESN'T he know about?!), and is able to identify the bat that bit Gilligan as a common red fruit bat, rather than a vampire bat.
In 1967, "The Jerry Lewis Show" second run, TV Variety; debut on NBC.
In 1970, "Archie's Fun House", "Sabrina and The Groovie Goolies", "Josie & The Pussycats," a Saturday morning cartoon about an all girl band, and "The Harlem Globetrotters", all TV cartoon shows, debut on CBS. "Sabrina" debut in the previous season as part of the previous season's "Archie Comedy Hour".
In 1970, "Here Come The Doubledeckers", & "Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp", TV Childrens Shows; & "Will The Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down", TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.
In 1970, "Lola", by Kinks entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1970, "The Jackie Gleason Show", TV Variety; & "Petticoat Junction", TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1970, "The Woody Woodpecker Show", TV Cartoon Show, returned on NBC.
In 1970, "Tomfoolery", TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.
In 1970, R.C., "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart.
In 1970, R.C., "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett reentered the chart and peaked at #91 on the pop singles chart.
In 1971, "The Groovie Goolies", TV Cartoon Show; debut on CBS.
In 1972, the situation comedy "Maude," starring Beatrice Arthur and Conrad Bain, premiered on CBS-TV. It was a spinoff of "All in the Family".
In 1977, "The Betty White Show" began airing on CBS
In 1978, "Taxi", TV Comedy, debut on ABC. It starred Judd Hirsch, Tony Danza, Andy Kaufman, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Christopher Lloyd, and a host of other cabbies. It lasted through 1982 on ABC, which lost its' brain with insipid programming cancellations and idiotic moves that made ABC flounder for years, while NBC picked up viewers with quality programming under Brandon Tartikoff, whose network picked up Taxi for its fifth and final season. Danny Devito in "Saturday Night Live" did a mock sketch in which he answer's ABC's cancellation of Taxi with Danny turning on a box and watching ABC's building implode onto itself!
In 1981, "Heathcliff and Marmaduke", TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.
In 1981, "The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour", TV Cartoon Show, debut on CBS.
In 1981, At the request of NBSmurf Smurfident Fred Silversmurf, Pierre "Peyo" Culliford's "Smurfs" smurf their way into a very smurfy Smurferday morning Smurftoon, where they help smurf the lineup into big smurf for the next 9 smurfsons. Created by Peyo Culliford in '57.
In 1983, "Inspector Gadget" began airing in syndication
In 1984, Cyndi Lauper sings "She-Bop" on Tonight Show.
In 1987, "Popeye and Son" began airing on CBS
In 1987, "The New Archies", TV Cartoon Show, debut on NBC. It was about the gang before the high-school days, but lacked the spirit of the original Filmation version in 1968 and bombed. Even ALF picked on them in one of his TV episodes.
In 1989, "Chicken Soup", TV Comedy; debut on ABC. It bombs.
In 1991, John Travolta & Kelly Preston, Marriage, The wedding on Sep 5 in Paris was illegal.
In 1992, "Addams Family Cartoon", TV Cartoon Show, debut on ABC.
In 1992, "Eek! The Cat", TV Cartoon Show, debut on Fox.
In 1992, "Goof Troop" TV Cartoon debut on ABC.
In 1992, "Raw Toonage" began airing on CBS
In 1992, "Super Dave Cartoon", TV Cartoon Show, debut on Fox.
In 1992, "The Addams Family" began airing on ABC
In 1992, "The Golden Girls", TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.
In 1993, "2 Stupid Dogs", TV Cartoon Show, debut on TBS.
In 1993, "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman", TV Adventure starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher, debut on ABC.
In 1993, "Townsend Television" began airing on Fox
In 1994, "Star Trek The Next Generation", TV Scifi Adventure, last aired in syndication in the first run weekly mode after seven years; the show continued as a five-day rerun strip.
In 1994, How does Paramount fill the "urban" gap left by the passing of "The Arsenio Hall show?" Wouldja believe an incredibly hip Jewish standup comic? "The Jon Stewart Show" debuts in syndication. Yes, Jon, my Mom still loves porn star Ron Jeremy.
In 1996, the publisher of the classic '60s song "Soul Man" asked the Bob Dole campaign to stop using the tune. The GOP had been changing the lyrics to "Dole man."
In 1997, Michael Jackson told "20/20's" Barbara Walters that he's not "wacko" and that the name-calling by the tabloids hurts his feelings.
In 1998, "The Mr. Potato Head Show" began airing on Fox
In 2000, In his late-night talk show debut, Green Party candidate Ralph Nader used a rubber chicken to protest his exclusion from presidential debates, then ended up debating a fellow guest. Nader pulled the chicken from behind a couch on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to make his point that Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore are ducking debates with him. "The only explanation I can give you as to why Bush and Gore are afraid to have me debate," he said, clutching the chicken around the neck. The gag drew tepid laughter. "This comedy is not easy, is it Ralph?"
In 2003, Country music icon Johnny Cash dies at 1 a.m. ET of heart failure at Nashville's Baptist Hospital, stemming from complications from diabetes. He is 71, and had been in poor health for several years. His wife, vocalist June Carter Cash, died May 15 following heart surgery.
In 2003, Johnny Cash dies at Nashville's Baptist Hospital of complications from diabetes, four months after the death of his wife, June Carter. The Man In Black was a member of both the Country Music and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame
In 2004, "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" began airing on Nickelodeon