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  • Lauren Bacall: Born: 1924-09-16 - Died: 2014-08-12
    Lauren Bacall was an American film icon who graced many important movies in the “Golden Age” of American cinema. She’s well known for starring alongside Humphrey Bogart in the films To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. She married Bogart in 1945 and was with him until his death [...]
    Elmore Leonard: Born: 1925-10-11 - Died: 2013-08-20
    Elmore Leonard was a novelist and screenwriter with numerous well-known works, many of which that became well-known films. He wrote Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk and Rum Punch, which would be adapted for Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. His short stories were also the source for films 3:10 to Yuma and The Tall [...]
    Margaret Pellegrini: Born: 1923-09-23 - Died: 2013-08-07
    Margaret Pellegrini was an actress best known for her role in The Wizard of Oz as the “flowerpot munchkin”. She also played the “Sleepyhead” character in the film, and had a role in Johnny Got His Gun. She was uncredited in both films.
    Margaret Thatcher: Born: 1925-10-13 - Died: 2013-04-08
    Margaret Thatcher was Britain’s longest-serving Prime Minister. Thatcher, who served as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, was known for her conservative policies and her close ties to U.S. President Ronald Reagan during the waning years of the cold war.
    Hal David: Born: 1921-05-25 - Died: 2012-09-01
    Hal David was a well-known songwriter from New York, NY. David was mostly known for “Raindrops Keep Falling,” a song that he worked on with Burt Bacharach. Along with Bacharach, Hal David had the privilege of working with a large amount of famous singers, such as: Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias, Sarah Vaughan, and [...]
    Maurice Sendak: Born: 1928-06-10 - Died: 2012-05-08
    Maurice Sendak was a well-known Children’s Literature author from Brooklyn, New York. His most well-known work was the book Where the Wild Things Are, where Sendak both wrote and illustrated the 1963 children’s story. Sendak’s passion for writing came at an early age from being confined to bed due to illness, and his love for [...]
    Jan Berenstain: Born: 1923-07-26 - Died: 2012-02-24
    Jan Berenstain was the wife of Stan Berenstain, the duo were writers and illustrators, who are best known for creating the children’s book series the Berenstain Bears.
    Rue McClanahan: Born: 1934-02-21 - Died: 2010-06-03
    Rue McClanahan is a famous actress most notable for her stint on Golden Girls and performances on Broadway, and Off-Broadway. McClanahan was born in Healdton, Oklahoma; the daughter of a beautician and building contractor. She would attend the University of Tulsa, graduating with honors with a degree in German and theater arts.
    Phil Harris: Born: 1956-12-21 - Died: 2010-02-09
    Harris was the owner and captain of the crab fishing boat F/V Cornelia Marie, which was featured on the Discovery Channel’s hit reality television show Deadliest Catch.
    Jack Lohrke: Born: 1924-02-25 - Died: 2009-04-29
    Lohrke was a third basemen in Major League Baseball (MLB) spending his playing days with two separate teams, the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies. Lohrke was given the nickname “Lucky” because 1.) it resembled his last name, and 2.) he had averted two potentially fatal transit accidents. During his career his appeared in [...]