🎭Anna Camp -- is 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; b.9/27/1982
TV Shows: True Blood (as Sarah Newlin), The Mindy Project (as Gwen Grandy), Good Girls Revolt (as Jane Hollander)
Movie Titles: The Help, Pitch Perfect (series), Café Society
🎭🎮Debi Derryberry -- is 50 in the year 2017 and 51 in the year 2018; b.9/27/1967 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
Movie Titles: F is for Family, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Free Willy, Peter Pan and the Pirates, A Bug's Life
Video Games: Lightning Returns (series), Five Nights at Freddy's World, Guild Wars (series)
🎭Amanda Detmer -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.9/27/1971
Movie Titles: Final Desination, "You, Me and Dupree", Big Fat Liar, Saving Silverman
🎭Shang Forbes -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.9/27/1962
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn
TV Shows: BET's Comic View
Movie Titles: Trunk'd, Hustlas, Bye Bye Love
🎵Avril Lavigne -- is 33 in the year 2017 and 34 in the year 2018; b.9/27/1984
Songwriter, Pop Singer, Canadian
Song Titles: Complicated, Sk8er Boi, My Happy Ending, Girlfriend
Album Titles: Let Go, Under My Skin, The Best Damn Thing, Goodbye Lullaby, Avril Lavigne
🎭Sam Lerner -- is 25 in the year 2017 and 26 in the year 2018; b.9/27/1992 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Goldbergs (as Geoff Schwartz)
✍🎭Marc Maron -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.9/27/1963
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Marc Maron: Thinky Pain, Almost Famous
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🎭🎵🎸Meat Loaf -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.9/27/1947
Movie Actor, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: RN:Marvin Lee Aday
Misc: AP says b. 1951; He's NOT Mr. Meat Loaf
Song Titles: I'd Do Anything For Love, Bat Out of Hell, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
Album Titles: Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose
Movie Titles: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (as Eddie the half-brained greaser)
🎭Jenna Ortega -- is 15 in the year 2017 and 16 in the year 2018; b.9/27/2002 N.S.
TV Shows: Richie Rich, Jane the Virgin
🎭Peter Sellars -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.9/27/1958
Misc: Not to be confused with Peter Sellers of Pink Panther movies
🎭Liz Torres -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.9/27/1947
TV Shows: Phyllis (as Julie Erskine), All in the Family (as Teresa Betancourt), New Odd Couple, John Larroquette Show (as Mahalia Sanchez), Gilmore Girls (as Miss Patty)
Movie Titles: Just Cause, Joe Dirt
🎭Carl Ballantine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/27/1917 d.11/3/2009 (92)
TV Actor, Comedian, Magician/Illusionist
TV Shows: McHale's Navy (as Lester Gruber)
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🎭Leonard Barr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/27/1903 d.11/22/1980 (77)
TV Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Szysznyk
Movie Titles: Diamonds Are Forever
🎭Harry Blackstone Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/27/1885 d.11/16/1965 (80)
🎭Roger C. Carmel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/27/1932 d.11/11/1986 (54)
Actor, Commercial Actor
Misc: Smokey the Bear in ads
TV Shows: The Mothers in Law (as Roger Buell), Batman (as Colonel Gumm), Star Trek (as Harry Mudd)
🎭William Conrad -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/27/1920 d.2/11/1994 (73)
TV/Movie/Radio Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, TV Producer/Director, Narrator
Names/Places: b. in Louisville, KY
TV Shows: Gunsmoke's Marshall Matt Dillon (radio); WWII pilot; Bullwinkle (narrator), The Fugitive, Wild Wild World of Animals, Tales of the Unexpected, How The West Was Won (narrator) Buck Rogers (narrator), Cannon (as Frank Cannon), Nero Wolfe (star), Jake & the Fatman (as D.A. Jason J.L. "Fatman" McCabe), Lone Ranger (cartoon voice)
✍🎭Cy Howard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/27/1915 d.4/29/1993 (77)
Comedy Writer, Movie Producer/Director
🎭Jayne Meadows -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/27/1919 d.4/26/2015 (95)
TV Actress, Panelist, Chinese
Names/Places: b. in Wu Chang; RLN:Cotter; Steve Allen's wife; Audrey's sister
Misc: some say b. 1920 or 1924 or 1926
TV Shows: I've Got a Secret (panelist), Steve Allen Show (regular), Medical Center (as Nurse Chambers), It's Not Easy, Meeting of the Minds
🎭🎵Dame Gracie Fields -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1898 d.9/27/1979 (81)
TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne, Vaudevillaness, Singer, English
🎭Hiromi Hayakawa -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1982 N.S. d.9/27/2017 N.S. (34)
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Japanese
TV Shows: El Chema (as Lucy Li)
Movie Titles: My Little Pony: Equestria Girls-Rainbow Rocks, Monster High (series)
🎭Herbert Lom -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1917 d.9/27/2012 (95)
Movie Actor, Czech
Names/Places: RMLN:C. Angelo Kuchacevich
Movie Titles: The Pink Panthers (as Chief Inspector Dreyfuss)
🎭🎵Donald O'Connor -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/28/1925 d.9/27/2003 (78)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Tap Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
TV Shows: The Colgate Comedy Hour (host)
Movie Titles: Singing in the Rain, Francis the Talking Mule (movie series)
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In 1921, "I have made a discovery that will ensure the superiority of German music for the next 100 years." That's what Arnold Schoenberg said when he developed his 12-tone method of composition. Schoenberg started his first 12-tone work, the Wind Serenade on this day. So what tone work does "Weird Al" Yankovic use when he writes song parodies? A 27-tone method?
In 1937, the first Santa Claus training school opened in Albion, N.Y.
In 1943, Bing Crosby recorded "Pistol Packin' Mama," and "Jingle Bells"
In 1947, The animated feature film, "Fun and Fancy Free" is released. It includes the animated films, "Bongo", and "Mickey and the Beanstalk" (with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy).
In 1954, NBC's "The Tonight Show" made its television debut with host Steve Allen. The late-night show has gone through numerous changes since then, and yet remains a top-rated show that sets the standards for all variety/talk shows. Allen served as host until 1957. He was replaced by Jack Parr, who served until 1962; Johnny Carson reigned as the king of comedy until 1992. Jay Leno is the current host.
In 1954, the "Tonight Show with Steve Allen" (originally as "Tonight!"), TV Comedy Talk show, made its debut on NBC television at a length of 105 minutes a night. It previously aired for 15 months on WNBT-TV in New York from June 1953. "Tonight" became a launching pad for Steve and hundreds of guests, including Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. Skitch Henderson and His Orchestra provided the music. Ernie Kovacs was the host from 1956-1957.
In 1955, "The Milton Berle Show", TV Variety, debut on NBC.
In 1961, the animated TV series "Top Cat," about a gang of mischievous Broadway alley cats, premiered on ABC. If "THE FLINTSTONES" was animation's equivalent of "THE HONEYMOONERS", think of this as a feline take-off on SARGENT BILKO. Starring ARNOLD STANG in the lead role (of a conniving NY alleycat outwitting the cops) it also featured "SGT. BILKO" MAURICE GOSFIELD as the voice of BENNY.. And while the series, debuting this night, lasted just a year in prime time, it's been rerun endlessly for kids ever since.
In 1967, The Beatles recorded "I Am The Walrus," and "The Fool On The Hill"
In 1972, "FM and AM" album by George Carlin was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1975, R.C., "I Got Stoned And I Missed It" by Jim Stafford peaked at #37 on the pop singles chart.
In 1975, R.C., "Main Title (Theme From Jaws)" by John Williams peaked at #32 on the pop singles chart.
In 1977, USA Network was launched on the MSG Network.
In 1982, "Square Pegs", TV Comedy which co-starred Sarah Jessica Parker, debut on CBS.
In 1983, "Oh Madeline", TV Comedy; debut on ABC.
In 1986, "Amen", TV Comedy starring Sherman Hensley, debut on NBC.
In 1986, "What a Country!" began airing in syndication
In 1986, R.C., "Twist And Shout" by The Beatles reentered the chart and peaked at #23 on the pop singles chart. It was a reissue made popular from the movies "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Back To School".
In 1986, R.C., "Walk This Way" by Run-D.M.C. peaked at #4 on the pop singles chart.
In 1992, "Woops!", TV Comedy, debut on Fox. Let's see, when it comes to funny, there's dysfunctional couples, dysfunctional families, dysfunctional friends and, of course, nuclear devastation. Fox tries that last tack with Woops!, a short-lived sitcom about the six survivors of a nuclear apocalypse. It's gone by December.
In 1992, the underrated "Ben Stiller Show", TV Variety, premiered on Fox.
In 1994, Weird Al Yankovic released his box set "The Permanent Record: Al In A Box". (On the 27th day of the month, of course!)
In 1996, the sci-fi sitcom "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" debut on ABC. Sabrina episode #1: In "Pilot", Sabrina can't believe her bad luck: not only is she starting out in a new school the day after her 16th birthday, but her aunts inform her that she is now a full-fledged witch with newly awakened magical powers that she must learn to control. At first she thinks they are just trying to take her mind off starting school, but after she reanimates the frog she is supposed to dissect, Sabrina begins to have second thoughts - especially when her aunts present her with a book which contains an animated picture of her father, and reveal that her cat, Salem, can talk. Her first hesitant attempts at magic backfire when she is taunted into losing her temper with a snotty schoolmate named Libby Chessler and turns her into a pineapple, she must then appeal to the Council of Witches for permission to turn time back and run the disastrous day over again. She is refused, but Aunt Hilda - who used to date Drell, the head of the Council - marches off to intervene, and Sabrina finds herself re-living the day, this time acing a history test, making a friendly date with shy hunk Harvey Kinkle, and harmlessly deflecting Libby's malice. Being a teenage witch might not be so bad after all.
In 1998, Phil Hartman's voice was featured for the last time on "The Simpsons" as Troy McClure. Hartman was killed by his wife in a murder-suicide the previous May.
In 2004, NBC announced that "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno would be succeeded by "Late Night" host Conan O'Brien in 2009 (however, O'Brien's stint on "The Tonight Show" lasted just over seven months).
In 2009, "The Cleveland Show" began airing on Fox