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Celebrity Birthdays – April 8, 2011

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0563 -BC- Gautama Buddha (as celebrated in Japan-Kambutsue) 1460 Ponce de León San Tervas de Campos Spain, Spanish conqueror/explorer, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida 1726 Lewis Morris Bronx NY, US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence) 1850 William Henry Welch US, pathologist, founded John Hopkins 1893 Mary Pickford [Gladys Louise Smith] Toronto Ontario Canada, actress (Poor Little Rich Girl, Daddy Long Legs) 1893 Grace Cunard Columbus OH, silent screen actress (Resurrection) 1911 Melvin Calvin US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961) 1921 Alfie Bass London England, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served) 1921 Betty [Bloomer] Ford 1st lady (1975-76)/namesake for Betty Ford Clinic 1925 Shecky Greene Chicago IL, comedian/actor (Love Machine, Combat) 1928 Eric Porter London England, actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps) 1928 John Gavin Los Angeles CA, actor (Back Street, Psycho, Murder for Sale) 1930 John Bartholomew Tucker Pennsylvania, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island) 1946 Stuart Pankin Philadelphia PA, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs) 1947 Cindy Pickett Norman OK, actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere) 1947 Peter Banks England, guitarist (Yes) 1947 Steve Howe London England, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout) 1947 Gerald McRaney Collins MS, actor (Rick-Simon & Simon, Major Dad) 1947 Thomas D Delay (Representative-Republican-TX, 1985- ) 1948 Richard Alan Litchfield Massachusetts, bank robber (FBI most wanted) 1949 Jim Lampley Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball) 1951 Mel Schachter rocker (Grand Funk Railroad) 1954 John Schneider Mount Kisco NY, actor (Bo-Dukes of Hazzard) 1962 Izzy Stradlin [Jeff Isabelle] Lafayette IN, guitarist (Guns N’ Roses-Welcome to the Jungle) 1963 Julian Lennon Liverpool England, John’s son/singer (Too Late for Goodbyes)/subject of Beatles’ “Hey Jude” 1966 Robin [Virginia] Wright Penn Dallas TX, actress (Jenny-Forrest Gump, Kelly-Santa Barbara, Princess Bride) 1968 Patricia Arquette New York NY, actress (Ed Wood, Nightmare on Elm Street 3) 1976 Jim Farnum Honolulu HI, kayak (alternate-Olympics-96) 1984 Taran Noah Smith San Francisco CA, actor (Mark Taylor-Home Improvement)]]]]> ]]>

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