🎭Bobby Collins -- is 66 in the year 2017 and 67 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1951
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
🎭Dave Coulier -- is 58 in the year 2017 and 59 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1959
TV Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Newhart, Family Ties, Full House (as Joey Gladstone also in Fuller House), America's Funniest People (host), Scooby Doo (voice), Mork & Mindy (cartoon version, voice), Muppet Babies (voice), Real Ghost Busters (voice), Jetsons (1980s version, voice), Robot Chicken (occasional guest voice)
🎭LaVan Davis -- is 51 in the year 2017 and 52 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1966 N.S.
TV Shows: House of Payne
Movie Titles: Puff Puff Pass, Why Did I Get Married?, Madea Goes to Jail
✍🎭Ann Elder -- is 75 in the year 2017 and 76 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1942
Screenwriter, Comedy Writer, Comedienne, Producer
TV Shows: Smothers Brothers, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Mama's Family (screenwriter)
🎭Scott Evans -- is 34 in the year 2017 and 35 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1983
Movie Titles: Confessions of a Shopaholic, Playing It Cool, Behaving Badly
✍🎭Fannie Flagg -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1941
Writer, TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne, Panelist
Names/Places: RN:Patricia Neal
Book Titles: Fried Green Tomatoes
TV Shows: New Dick Van Dyke Show, Match Game, Liar's Club, Harper Valley PTA (as Cassie)
Movie Titles: Grease, Five Easy Pieces
🎭Johnny Hardwick -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1963
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: King of the Hill (as Dale Gribble, voice)
Movie Titles: Natural Selection, The Collegians are Go!!, Safety First
🎭Cheryl Hines -- is 52 in the year 2017 and 53 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1965
TV Shows: Father of the Pride (as Kate), Curb Your Enthusiasm (as Cheryl David), Suburgatory (as Dallas Royce)
Movie Titles: The Ugly Truth, RV, Waitress
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🎭🎵Ricki Lake -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1968
TV/Movie Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: China Beach (as Holly Pelegrino), Gravedale High, Ricki Lake show, The King of Queens (as Stephanie Heffernan)
Movie Titles: Hairspray, Serial Mom
🎭John Mengatti -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1953
TV Shows: The White Shadow (as Nick Vitaglia), For Love & Honor
Movie Titles: Meatbals Part II, Knights of the City
🎭Rob Morrow -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1962
TV Shows: Northern Exposure (as Dr. Joel Fleischman), Quiz Show, Numb3rs (as Don Eppes), Billions (as Adam DeGiulio)
Movie Titles: Quiz Show, The Bucket List
✍🎭🏆🏌Bill Murray -- is 67 in the year 2017 and 68 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1950
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Movie Director, Golfer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Evanston, IL
Misc: Second City comedy troupe member
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as The Weekend Update anchor, lounge lizard, Nerd, others 1977-80)
Movie Titles: Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Scrooged, What About Bob?, Groundhog Day, Ed Wood, Kingpin, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rushmore, Charlie's Angels (movie), The Royal Tenenbaums, Lost in Translation, Garfield: the Movie (voice), The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, Broken Flowers, Garfield (voice of), City of Ember
🎵🎷🎸Don Preston -- is 85 in the year 2017 and 86 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1932
Jazz Musician, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Mothers of Invention
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🎭Alfonso Ribeiro -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1971
Actor, TV Host, Director, Dancer
Misc: formerly The Tap Dance Kid, appeared in a Pepsi commercial with Michael Jackson
TV Shows: Silver Spoons (as Alfonso Spears), The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (as Carlton Banks/Cousin), In the House (as Dr. Maxwell Stanton), Unwrapped 2.0 (host)
🎭Nicole Richie -- is 36 in the year 2017 and 37 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1981
Reality TV Starlet
Names/Places: Lionel's daughter
TV Shows: The Simple Life, Great News (as Portia Scott-Griffith)
🎭🎮Yumi Takada -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1961
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Japanese
Misc: voicist since 1982
🎭Nancy Travis -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1961
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: The Bill Engball Show (as Susan Pearson), Duckman (as Bernice, voice), Almost Perfect (as Kim Cooper), Last Man Standing (as Vanessa Baxter)
Movie Titles: So I Married an Axe Murderer, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Three Men And A Baby, Three Men And A Little Lady, Greedy
🎵Trugoy the Dove -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1968
Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN:David Jude Jolicoeur
Group Names: De La Soul
🎭Luke Wilson -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.9/21/1971
Movie Titles: Legally Blonde, Idiocracy, My Dog Skip, The Royal Tenenbaums, Old School, Alex and Emma, The Family Stone, Hoot, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Battle for Terra
💰🎵Al Bennett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/21/1926 d.3/20/1989 (62)
Executive, Music Figure
Misc: d. Mar 15?; Liberty Records founder and of the hitmaking verminous trio; Alvin the Chipmunk was named after him.
🎭John Bunny -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/21/1863 d.4/26/1915 (51)
Movie Actor, Comedian
Misc: first comic film star
David Caracciolo Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/21/1936 d.5/2/2017 N.S. (80)
✍🎭Henry Gibson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/21/1935 d.9/14/2009 (73)
Author, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (as Poet-in-Residence/regular), F Troop (as Wrongo Starr)
Movie Titles: Nashville
🎭Larry Hagman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/21/1931 d.11/23/2012 (81)
Actor, TV Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Fort Worth, TX; Mary Martin's son, Maj Avelson's hubby
TV Shows: The Edge of Night, I Dream of Jeannie (as Capt. Tony Nelson), The Good Life, Here We Go Again, Dallas (as John Ross "J.R." Ewing Jr.)
🎭Keith Harris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/21/1947 d.4/28/2015 N.S. (67)
TV Host, Ventriloquist, English
Misc: operated puppets named "Orville The Duck" and "Cuddles The Monkey"
TV Shows: The Keith Harris Show (1982-90)
🎨🎭Chuck Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/21/1912 d.2/22/2002 (89)
Names/Places: b. in Spokane, WA
Misc: Warner Brothers cartoon director
✍🎭John Morgan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/21/1930 d.11/15/2004 (74)
Comedy Writer, Comedian, Welsh (Wales)
Group Names: The Royal Canadian Air Farce
🎭Sigrid Valdis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/21/1935 d.10/14/2007 (72)
Names/Places: RN:Patricia Annette Olson; Bob Crane's widow
TV Shows: Hogan's Heroes (as Hilda)
🎨🎭Jay Ward -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/21/1920 d.10/12/1989 (69)
Misc: animator Tom Sito of California is certain Jay was born Sep 21, though Sep 20 is from some other sources.
TV Shows: The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle, Dudley Do-Right, Hoppity Hooper, Mr. Peabody, Fractured Fairy Tales, World of Commander McBragg (and many other cartoons)
✍📰⚖H. G. Wells -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/21/1866 d.8/13/1946 (79)
Novelist, Historian, Congressperson, English
Names/Places: b. in Kent; RFMN:Herbert George; d. in London
Book Titles: The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds
🎨Frank Willard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/21/1893 d.1/11/1958 (64)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Moon Mullins
🎵Armentier "Bo Carter" Chatmon -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1893 d.9/21/1964 (71)
Hall of Famer, Multi-instrumentalist, Country-Blues Performer
Misc: notable for being sexually suggestive in songs.
Group Names: The Mississippi Shieks, soloist
🎭Alice Ghostley -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1926 d.9/21/2007 (81)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: b. in Eve, MO
TV Shows: Jackie Gleason Show (as Agnes), Jonathan Winters Show, Bewitched (as Esmerelda), Mayberry RFD (as Alice), Temperatures Rising (as Edwina), Designing Women (as Bernice Clifton), Passions (as Matilda)
🎭Christine Norden -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1924 d.9/21/1988 (63)
Movie Titles: Little Shop of Horrors
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In 1912, animator Chuck Jones was born in Spokane, Washington. Jones grew up in Hollywood, where he observed Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton while working as a child extra in silent comedies. In 1932 he got his first job washing transparent sheets of celluloid (cels) in the fledgling animation industry. At Warner Bros., he was assigned to the team that made "Looney Tunes" and "Merrie Melodies" cartoons and went on to create some of Warner Bros.' most famous cartoon characters, including the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, and Pepe Le Pew. During his 60-year career he made more than 300 animated films and won three Oscars. He died at age 89 on February 22, 2002.
In 1937, "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien, was first published by George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. of London.
In 1938, Elbie Fletcher of the Boston Bees popped up. When the wind blew the ball into the right field stands, the umpires decided to call the game because of . . . the hurricane.
In 1945, The Goofy film, "Hockey Homicide" is released.
In 1948, "The Milton Berle Show/Texaco Star Theater", TV Variety, debut on NBC as Milton Berle became the permanent host and changed the title of the show. "Uncle Milty" (Milton Berle) the became "Mr. Television". Think Seinfeld gets big numbers? Berle captured as much as 92 percent of the viewing audience early on and still had 81 percent of viewers tuned in after two seasons.
In 1951, The Pluto film, "Cold Turkey" is released.
In 1961, "Bachelor Father", TV Comedy; last aired on NBC, moved to ABC.
In 1961, "You Bet Your Life", TV Game Show, last aired on NBC.
In 1962, "The Jack Paar Program," a weekly, prime-time show that followed Paar's stint on "The Tonight Show," began a three-year run.
In 1968, on the cover of TV Guide: "Dan Rowan and Dick Martin". Other Articles: Art Carney, Anthony Quinn
In 1968, R.C., "Harper Valley P.T.A." by Jeannie C. Riley peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.
In 1971, "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" single by Paul McCartney & Linda was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1972, the movie "What's Up, Doc?" was released in the movie theaters in Germany.
In 1973, in a Brady Bunch episode called "Mail Order Hero", Joe Namath guest stars as himself, a supposed friend of Bobby's, and Bobby lies to his friends, telling them that Joe Namath drops by for dinner with the Bradys when he's in town. Bobby's friends are looking forward to meeting the New York quarterback because he is playing an exhibition game in town the next week.
In 1974, Bachman-Turner Overdrive released "You Ai-You Ai-You Ain't Seen N-N-N-N-N-N-N-Nothing Yet." (You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet)
In 1974, R.C., "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas peaked at #1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.
In 1978, Chicago tied a National League record by using 27 players in a game. The Cubs lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2, in 14 innings. 27? What a funny number!
In 1979, the "New York Post" reported that The Beatles would reunite for a concert to benefit boat people. It never happened. Talk about vapor-reunions...
In 1979, TV'S MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Appearing: CHARLIE DANIELS BAND ("THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA")
In 1981, on "General Hospital", Luke Spencer attempts to stop the Cassadines from freezing the world with their "Ice Princess" weather machine. Now what does this remind me of, by gum? Ah yes, it's reminiscent of Batman and Robin foiling the evil Mr. Freeze in those old 60's ABC shows.
In 1984, Carl Reiner's "All Of Me" starring Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, and Victoria Tennant opened in theaters in the U.S.A.
In 1984, Cyndi Lauper performed "She Bop" on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson", proving no one listens to lyrics. (The song is about female self gratification.)
In 1984, James Brown married Modell Rodriguez in South Carolina. He felt good the morning after.
In 1985, R.C., "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart; "Weird Al" parodied it into "Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies*".
In 1986, the National Enquirer ran a photo of Michael Jackson lying in an oxygen chamber with the headline, "Michael Jackson's Bizarre Plan to Live to 150." Jackson later said he was simply lying in a chamber he had purchased for burn victims.
In 1990, "Evening Shade", TV Comedy, starring Burt Reynolds, debut on CBS.
In 1990, "Going Places" began airing on ABC. It went nowhere in the ratings.
In 1991, "The Torkelsons", TV Comedy; debut on NBC.
In 1992, "Chipmunks In Low Places" album by Chipmunks was released
In 1992, "Love And War", TV Comedy, debut on CBS.
In 1995, "Caroline in the City" began airing on NBC
In 1995, "Games Rednecks Play" album by Jeff Foxworthy was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA
In 1995, "The Single Guy," with Jonathan Silverman as a bachelor bedeviled by matchmaking friends, debut on NBC.
In 1995, Lea Thompson stars in "Caroline in the City," about a single, successful young cartoonist, debut on NBC.
In 1996, the world's most eligible bachelor retired as superhunk John F. Kennedy Jr. married his longtime girlfriend Carolyn Bessette in New York. David Tanny moved up a notch on the eligible list to #1,942,353,214.
In 1998, "Match Game" TV game show premiered in syndication.
In 1998, "The King of Queens" TV Sitcom premiered on CBS
In 1998, "Will and Grace" TV Sitcom premiered on NBC.
In 1999, "Stan and Judy's Kid", album by Adam Sander was released; The new album features 11 skits with all new characters and six songs including "Chanukah Song Part 2."
In 1999, Comedian Adam Sandler has set a new record for the highest first week of sales of a comedy recording with his new CD "Stan and Judy's Kid" released on this day as it sold 80,889 units and debuted on the current Billboard Top 200 chart at Number 16. Remarkably, the sales numbers were achieved without the promotional push of a radio single or video.
In 2003, Detroit was not proud of the American League record they tied. The Tigers lost to the Minnesota Twins, 6-4, for their 117th loss of the season. The record had been set by the Athletics . . . in 1915.
In 2004, "Rodney" starring Rodney Carrington premiered on ABC.
In 2009, "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? (syndicated version)" began airing on CMT
In 2010, "Raising Hope" began airing on Fox
In 2013, Comedian/actor Andy Samberg went from inhabiting Lonely Island to being happily married! The SNL alum, 35, wed Joanna Newsom, 31, at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California.
In 2015, "Wabbit" began airing on Cartoon Network and Boomerang