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  1. #101
    Quite a number of notable people are celebrating their birthdays today, July 30th.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger : actor, producer, director, politician,professional bodybuilder

    Hilary Swank : Academy Award winner for Best Actress, 'Boys Don't Cry'' (1999) and 'Million Dollar Baby' (2004)

    Paul Anka : singer, songwriter, actor, and lyricist of the song, 'My Way'.

    Lisa Kudrow : award winning actress, including for her performance as Phoebe Buffray in 'Friends'.

    Lawrence Fishburne : actor, playwright, director and producer. Academy Award nominated for his role as Ike Turner in 'What's Love Got To Do With It' (1993)

    Vivica A. Fox : actress, notable for 'Independence Day'(1996) and 'Soul Food' (1997)

    Kate Bush : English singer/songwriter, three times Grammy Award nominee. Appointed Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire (CBE), 2013, for services to music.

    Terry Crews : actor, notable for TV series 'Everybody Hates Chris' (2005-2009) and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (2013 to present day)

    Buddy Guy : influential blues guitarist and singer. Ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine's '100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time'.

    Frank Stallone : actor, singer/guitarist and songwriter, younger brother of Sylvester Stallone.

    and also remembering those whose birth dates were July 30th :

    Henry Ford : industrialist, and founder of the Ford Motor Company. "Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants, as long as it is black".

    Emily Bronte : English novelist, author of 'Wuthering Heights', and poet. Sister of Charlotte and Anne Bronte.

    Happy Birthday, July 30th!

  2. #102
    WGB - Looks like Halloween each of the years before might have been a busy night!

  3. #103
    That's what broom-mates are for!

  4. #104
    Terry crews was also a pro football player who once played for washington,lawrence fishburne one auditioned for the role of[j.j. Evans-goodtimes]but lost out to jimmy walker.

  5. #105
    Birthdays are being celebrated today, July 31st, by :

    J. K Rowling (Joanne/Jo) : English novelist of best selling Harry Potter fantasy series. Appointed Officer Of The Order of the British Empire (OBE), 2000, for services to children's literature.

    Wesley Snipes : actor, film producer, martial artist - best known for playing the title character in Marvel Comics 'Blade' film trilogy

    Emilia Fox : English actress, best known for playing Dr Nikki Alexander in BBC TV series 'Silent Witness', and Morgause in BBC TV series' Merlin'. Her mother is actress Joana David, her father actor Edward Fox, and her uncle is actor James Fox

    Remembering those whose birth dates were on this day :

    Fred Quimby : Academy Award winning producer of 'Tom & Jerry' cartoons

    Ted Cassidy : actor, 6'9"in height, featuring in series such as 'Star Trek' and 'I Dream Of Jeannie'. Best known for playing Lurch in TV series 'The Addams Family', 1964-1966

    Richard Griffiths : English actor, appearing in the Harry Potter films, 'Gandhi'(1982), 'Withnail And I' (1987), and 'Pirates Of The Caribbean : On Stranger Tides' (2011). Tony Award for Best Performance By A Leading Actor, in 'The History Boys' (2006). Appointed Officer Of The Order Of The British Empire (OBE), 2008, for services to drama.

    Happy Birthday to everyone on their special day, July 31st.
    Last edited by westgrandboulevard; 07-31-2015 at 12:30 PM.

  6. #106
    Wesley is also known for not paying his taxes,which led to a starring role in prison.

  7. #107
    I resisted adding that fact.....while wondering if it would be brought up... LOL

    I guess Wesley Snipes will now be well known for arresting performances.

  8. #108
    He had a captive audience.

  9. #109
    All taking pictures of him (and themselves...) on their cell phones......

  10. #110
    He had em lined up around the cell block.

  11. #111
    Happy Birthday to Joe Elliott today, August 1st. English singer-songwriter and musician, and lead singer and original member of Def Leppard.

    Remembering the following people all born on this date :

    Francis Scott Key : lawyer, author, poet, and also lyricist of the American National Anthem 'The Star Spangled Banner'.

    William Clark : explorer, soldier, Native American agent and territorial governor of Missouri - and also, planter and slaveholder.

    Jerry Garcia : musician, singer and songwriter with The Grateful Dead.

    Herman Melville : novelist, writer of short stories and poet, most notable for 'Typee' (1846) and 'Moby-Dick' (1851).

    Dom DeLuise : actor, comedian, film director, television producer, chef and author.

    Yves St Laurent : celebrated French fashion designer.

    Cheryl Walker : fashion model and actress.

    William B Travis : 19th century lawyer and soldier.

    Wishing a great day to everyone celebrating their birthday today
    Last edited by westgrandboulevard; 08-01-2015 at 05:08 PM.

  12. #112
    One of the greatest myths of american history is that francis wrote the star spangled banner aboard ship,he wrote it in a tavern.

  13. #113
    Westgrand & I will not be going anywhere near Grady' s. Too volatile!

  14. #114
    You are, of course, meaning us, Moe...and not Grady's.....

    It would be hard to remain calm and creative, and follow the example of Francis Scott Key, when you're sat there at a keyboard, in fear of your life......

  15. #115
    Absolutely westgrand............we'll pass

  16. #116
    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...HEY MOE ACTUALLY IT'S VERY PEACEFUL AT GREASY GRADY'S,NICE MUSIC REALLY...IT'S WHEN THE FOOD IS PRESENTED THAT THE DRAMA STARTS...HE'S STILL LOOKING FORWRD TO YOU AND WEST BEING HIS NEXT VICTIMS..OPPS-ERR-AHEM-HEHE..HIS NEXT GUEST...[don't show].

  17. #117
    Well, thank you for that, Arr&bee....and now, moving swiftly along..... !

    Birthdays being celebrated today, August 2nd :

    Wes Craven :
    film director, writer, producer and actor.
    Creator of the 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' franchise.

    Shimon Peres :
    Polish-born Israeli statesman. Ninth President of Israel 2007-2014, also serving twice as Prime Minister, and twice as interim Prime Minister. Honorarily appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.

    Butch Patrick : actor best known for playing child werewolf Eddie Munster in 'The Munsters' TV series (1964-1966) and 'Munster, Go Home' feature film (1966)
    - also, Mark on ABC 'Lidsville', (1971-1973)

    Remembering others born on this date :

    Joe Harnell :
    composer and arranger. Recorded 'Moving On!!' album for Motown. Prior to that, his bossa-nova arrangement of 'Fly Me To The Moon' became a big hit (as was the album which included the song), and won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance

    James Baldwin :
    novelist, essayist, playwright, poet and social critic.
    Most notable works include 'Go Tell It On The Mountain' (1953),
    and 'Giovanni's Room' (1956)

    Peter O'Toole :
    Anglo-Irish stage and film actor. The most nominated 'best actor' never to win an Academy Award : 'Lawrence Of Arabia' (1962), 'Becket' (1964), 'The Lion In Winter' (1968), 'Goodbye, Mr Chips (1969),' The Ruling Class' (1972), 'The Stunt Man' (1980), 'My Favourite Year' (1982) and 'Venus' (2006). Presented with Honorary Academy Award, 2002.

    Myrna Loy :
    film, television and stage actress. Best known for her appearances in 14 films with William Powell, including six in 'The Thin Man' series. Presented with Honorary Academy Award, 1990.

    Carroll O'Connor :
    actor, producer and director. Winner of several Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for performances as Archie Bunker ('All In The Family'/'Archie Bunker's Place', 1971-1983) and as Police Chief Bill Gillespie ( 'In The Heat Of The Night', 1988-1995)

    Happy Birthday, to everyone celebrating today
    Last edited by westgrandboulevard; 08-03-2015 at 03:14 PM.

  18. #118
    Happy Birthday today, August 3rd, to our fellow member, jbpintus!

    Also celebrating birthdays today are :

    Tony Bennett :
    singer of traditional pop standards, show tunes and jazz - also a painter, using his real name, Anthony Benedetto. Signature song "I Left My Heart In San Francisco". Winner of 18 Grammy awards, including Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as two Emmy awards for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Programme.

    Martin Sheen :
    Golden Globe nominated, and Emmy Award winning actor. Notable for roles in 'Badlands' (1973) and 'Apocalypse Now' (1979), as well as television series 'The West Wing' and 'Murphy Brown'. Director of 'Cadence', 1990.


    Terry Wogan :
    Irish radio and television broadcaster, generally for BBC. Appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 2005.

    James Hetfield :
    co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, main songwriter and lyricist of heavy metal band Metallica.

    Martha Stewart :
    businesswoman, writer and television personality


    Remembering the birthdays of others who have passed away :

    Syreeta Wright:
    Motown singer-songwriter, best known for her work with Stevie Wonder (to whom she was married 1970-1972), and Billy Preston. Her vocals featured on many Stevie Wonder recordings, most prominently 'If You Really Love Me'. Syreeta was Grammy Award nominated for her album 'Set My Love In Motion'. Notable recordings include 'I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You' (credited to Rita Wright), 'With You I'm Born Again' (with Billy Preston), 'Spinnin' and Spinnin', 'Your Kiss Is Sweet', Harmour Love', 'Let's Make A Deal' (with G. C. Cameron)

    Jules Brianchi:
    French motor racing driver for Marussia F1 in the FIA Formula One World Championship.

    Happy Birthday, to anyone else celebrating their birthday today
    Last edited by westgrandboulevard; 08-03-2015 at 04:02 PM.

  19. #119
    More good stuff west, you are the official-birthdaycologist of soulful detroit...hey ralph can we get west some sort of cape and crown and maybe a cane or scepter or tree limb of some kind...oh and he'll need a monocle too!!

  20. #120
    You forgot the parchment and a quill pen......

  21. #121
    I think westgrand should have his own assistant........he works so hard for me!!

  22. #122
    Ms Moe, Superstar, speaks the truth, but her talent speaks for itself.

    Meanwhile, I'm interviewing two ladies today named Hedda and Louella.......

  23. #123
    August 4th, and birthdays being celebrated today :

    Barack Obama :
    Community organiser, attorney, author, constitutional law professor, United States senator, and 44th and current President of the United States of America. Inaugurated on January 20th, 2009, the first African American to hold the office. Elected to a second term on November 6th, 2012.

    Billy Bob Thornton:
    actor, filmmaker, singer-songwriter, drummer. Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay ('Sling Blade', 1996 - also nominated as Best Actor), and Academy Award nominated for Best Supporting Actor for 'A Simple Plan' 1998. Two Emmy nominations and five Golden Globe nominations, including Golden Globe award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film, 'Fargo', 2015.

    Remembering those who birthdays also fall on this date :

    Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong:
    influential jazz trumpeter and singer. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (posthumously) in 1972, and Grammy Award for Male Vocal Performance, "Hello Dolly!", 1964. Eleven recordings inducted into Grammy Hall Of Fame.


    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother :
    affectionately known to the British public as 'The Queen Mum'. Widow of HM King George VI, and mother of HM Queen Elizabeth II, the present British sovereign. Formerly Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and The Dominions, and the last Empress Consort of India.

    Louis Vuitton :
    French businessman ,and founder of 'The House of Louis Vuitton' brand of leather goods. Formerly trunk-maker to Empress Eugenie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III.

    Happy Birthday to anyone celebrating today
    Last edited by westgrandboulevard; 08-04-2015 at 11:34 AM.

  24. #124
    Wow today's a big one...obama,queen mum,billy bob,maybe i should hold my hand over my heart or turn cartwheeels or something.

  25. #125
    You could raise a glass in a toast....to yourself....?

  26. #126
    Heck west,i'm toasted as we speak[hiccup]hehehehehehehe.

  27. #127
    Just like any other day, then.....

  28. #128
    As ol-wilford shookspeak once said...to you own self serve drink.

  29. #129
    Make them doubles, and put them on the tab......

  30. #130
    WHY WEST MY GOOD FELLOW,YOUR MONEY'S NO GOOD HERE....no really you have to change those pounds to dollars!!!

  31. #131
    You would raise your glass to anything, R&B.

  32. #132
    I'll drink to that!

  33. #133
    I'll have a half.

  34. #134
    Just the top half......

  35. #135
    That would only be a quarter.

  36. #136
    Sounds cheap! You could surely afford three more.....



    Among those celebrating birthdays today, August 5th, are :

    Janet McTeer:
    English actress, Academy Award nominations for Best Actress 'Tumbleweeds' (1999) and Best Supporting Actress 'Albert Nobbs' (2011). Winner of Golden Globe award for Best Actress 'Tumbleweeds,' (1999). Appointed Officer Of The Order Of The British Empire, 2008.

    Remembering those born on this date :

    Neil Armstrong :
    astronaut, aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. The first man to walk on the Moon. "That's one small step for (a) man; one giant leap for mankind". Awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom by President Richard Nixon in 1969. Awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honour by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, and Congressional Gold Medal, 2009.

    John Huston:
    film director, screenwriter and actor. Son of Walter Huston, and father of Angelica Huston. Fifteen times Academy Award nominee, winner of both Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for 'The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre', (1948). Other most notable films include 'The Maltese Falcon' (1941), 'Key Largo' (1948),'The Asphalt Jungle' (1950), 'The African Queen' (1951), 'Moulin Rouge' (1952), 'The Misfits' (1961) and 'The Man Who Would Be King', (1975).


    Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating today
    Last edited by westgrandboulevard; 08-05-2015 at 11:58 AM.

  37. #137
    When was your birthday, wgb? I made a note once but can't find it.

  38. #138
    I share my birthday with comedian Peter Kay and former model and actress, Jerry Hall - and remembering Paul Williams, founding member of The Temptations, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, and fashion designer Pierre Cardin.....

  39. #139
    ISN'T IT AMAZING THAT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS A BIRTHDAY...THIS CALLS FOR A SLICE OF COCONUT CAKE[here's lookin at ya]

  40. #140
    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    ISN'T IT AMAZING THAT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS A BIRTHDAY...THIS CALLS FOR A SLICE OF COCONUT CAKE[here's lookin at ya]
    What do you mean by "almost"?

  41. #141
    Post # 70 will give you a strong clue.....

  42. #142
    I heard that arr&bee was born under the sign of "A Kettle of Fish".

  43. #143
    .....facing in different directions, and very well soaked......

  44. #144
    Birthdays being celebrated today, August 6th, include :

    Barbara Windsor:
    English actress, best known for her roles in the 'Carry On' films, and for playing Peggy Mitchell in the BBC soap opera 'EastEnders'.

    Geri Halliwell :
    English pop singer, songwriter, clothes designer, author and actress. Member of the Spice Girls.

    Regina Carter :
    Detroit born jazz violinist, cousin of jazz saxophonist James Carter. Earlier in career, was a member of all female pop-jazz quintet 'Straight Ahead'.

    M. Night Shyamalan :
    Indian-American film director, screenwriter, producer and occasional actor. Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, 'The Sixth Sense'', (1999)


    Remembering others born on this date :

    Lucille Ball:
    actress, comedienne, model, film studio executive, television producer and singer. Star of TV series 'I Love Lucy', 'The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour', 'The Lucy Show','Here's Lucy',' Life With Lucy'. The first woman to run a major TV studio, Desilu, which produced 'Mission: Impossible' and 'Star Trek'. Thirteen times nominated for Emmy Award, won four times. Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award 1979. Lifetime Achievement Award from Kennedy Center Honours (1986), and Governors Award from Academy of Television Arts And Sciences (1989). Posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom in 1989.

    Andy Warhol:
    leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art. Known for printmaking, painting, cinema, photography. Notable work : 'Chelsea Girls' (film; 1966), 'Exploding Plastic Inevitable' (event; 1966), 'Campbell's Soup Cans' (painting; 1966)

    Robert Mitchum:

    film actor, author, composer and singer. Most notable films include ''The Story of G. I Joe' (1945), 'Crossfire' (1947), 'Out Of The Past' (1947) 'The Night of The Hunter' (1955), 'The Enemy Below' (1957), 'Cape Fear' (1962), 'El Dorado' (1966).

    Alexander Fleming:
    Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. Discovered penicillin in 1928. Shared Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945. Appointed Knight Bachelor by King George VI in 1944.

    Happy Birthday to everyone born on August 6th

  45. #145
    WEST,I HAVE IT ON GOOD KNOWLEDGE THAT WHILE YOU'RE WAITING FOR[HM]TO KNIGHT YOU OVER HERE DOWN IN DA HOOD,GREASY GRADY IS PLANNING A BIG WHATCHAMACALLIT AND ALL ARE INVITED..[COCONUT CAKE FOR EVERYONE]YOU SEE AS HE WAS READING THESE BIRTHDAYS HE REMEMBERED THAT SOME OF THOSE[COCONUTS]HAVE BIRTHDAYS TOO, SO HE'S COOKING UP A BATCH OF HIS SPECIAL[KILLER]SPARERIBS[no body knows where the ribs are from]BUT WORD HAS IT THAT HE INVITED SOME COYOTES OVER LAST WEEK AND NOBODY HAS SEEN EM SINCE,ANYHOW THE DANCING PIGSFEET WILL BE PERFORMING BETWEEN MEALS...OH HE'S STILL LOOKING FOR YOU AND MOE!!

  46. #146
    So, Arr&bee, some (only some?) of those coconuts have birthdays, too? Well, I hope Greasy Grady can arrange an introduction, so I can learn some details. Last time I met some coconuts, they walked behind me while my back was turned....and I thought it was a parade of horses passing by.....

    Happy Birthday, August 7th, to :

    George Bohanon (often spelled Bohannon) :
    Detroit born jazz trombonist and session musician. Featured on Workshop Jazz label as the George Bohanon Quartet ; abums 'Boss: Bossa Nova' (1963) and 'Bold Bohanon' (1964, unreleased) together with other artists (not all of whose recordings were released) including Hank and Carol Diamond, Earl Washington All Stars, Paula Greer, Dave Hamilton, Pepper Adams, Charles Harris Trio, Lefty Edwards, Herbie Williams, Four Tops, and the Johnny Griffith Trio.

    Charlize Theron :
    South African and American actress, fashion producer and model. Academy Award for Best Actress, 'Monster', 2004, (also Golden Globe Award, Best Actress) and nominated for Best Actress in 'North Country, 2006.


    David Duchovny :
    actor, writer, producer, director and singer-songwriter. Golden Globe awards for playing FBI agent Fox Mulder in 'The X-Files', and writer Hank Moody in 'Californication'.

    Bruce Dickinson:
    English musician, airline pilot and broadcaster. Lead vocalist of heavy metal band Iron Maiden.

    Remembering others born on this date :

    Billie Burke:
    Broadway and early silent film actress. Wife of Florenz Zigfeld, Jr. Best known in the role of Glinda, The Good Witch Of The North, in 'The Wizard Of Oz' (1939). Academy Award nominated for Best Supporting Actress as Emily Kilbourne in 'Merrily We Live' (1938), and also appeared in the 'Topper' series of films.

    Magic Slim :
    blues singer and guitarist, part of the Chicago blues scene. Magic Slim and the Teardrops won W. C. Handy Award as 'Blues Band Of The Year', six times. Magic Slim was posthumously awarded 2013 Blues Music Award of 'Traditional Blues Male Artist Of The Year'.

    Have a great day, everyone celebrating their birthday today

  47. #147
    West you da man,i forgot that miss billie burke was in those[topper]films,i also forgot who played him.

  48. #148
    In the film versions, 'Cosmo Topper' was played by Roland Young (birthday, November 11th - !). English actor born in London, 1887, and passed away in New York City, in 1953.

    Roland was nominated for Academy Award as Best Supporting actor, 1938, for playing Cosmo Topper. Played Uncle Willie, Katherine Hepburn's uncle, in 'The Philadelphia Story', 1940.

  49. #149
    That's right, didn't roland young once portray[charlie chan]? I know about[sidney toler]but didn't roland play him too?

  50. #150
    Birthdays being celebrated today, August 8th :

    Dustin Hoffman:
    actor and director. Academy Award winner for Best Actor in 'Kramer vs Kramer' (1979) and 'Rain Man', (1988). Nominated for seven Academy awards and thirteen Golden Globes. Other most notable films : 'The Graduate', 'Midnight Cowboy', 'Little Big Man', 'Straw Dogs', 'Papillon', 'Lenny', 'Marathon Man', 'All The President's Men', 'Tootsie', 'Hook' and 'Wag The Dog'.

    Roger Federer:
    Swiss professional tennis player, currently ranked world number 2, by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and within top 10 since 2002.

    Connie Stevens:
    actress, film director, screenwriter and singer. Most remembered for role as Cricket Blake in 'Hawaiian Eye' 1959-1963. Billboard # 3 hit with 'Sixteen Reasons' and # 4 hit with 'Kookie, Kookie, (Lend Me Your Comb) with Ed Byrnes.

    HRH Princess Beatrice of York :
    English princess, first child and elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke Of York. Sister of Princess Eugenie. Seventh in line of succession to the throne.


    Remembering another famous name who was born on this date :

    Esther Williams :
    competitive swimmer, actress and businesswoman. Caught the attention of MGM scouts when working with Billy Rose's Aquacade. Most notable work was a series of films in 1940s and early 1950s known as 'aquamusicals', featuring synchronised swimming and diving.

    If it's your own birthday, have a great day

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