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Today's Birthdays – May 26, 2011

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1788 ? Clark England, baby of Mary Clark born without a brain 1876 Jack Root boxing’s 1st light heavyweight champion 1907 Carleton Young New York NY, actor (Reefer Madness, Pride of the Bowery) 1907 John “Duke” Wayne [Marion Michael Morrison] Winterset IA, actor (True Grit) 1911 Ben Alexander Goldfield NV, actor (Dragnet, Outer Gate, Mr Doodles Kicks Off) 1913 Peter Cushing Kenley Surrey England, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles, Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who) 1919 Jay Silverheels actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger) 1920 Peggy Lee [Norma Egstrom] Jamestown ND, singer (Fever, Why Don’t You Do Right) 1923 James Arness Minneapolis MN, actor (Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing) 1925 Alec McCowen Turnbridge Wells Kent England, actor (Never Say Never Again, Frenzy, Hanover Street, Stevie) 1926 Miles Davis Alton IL, jazz trumpeter/pioneered cool jazz (Porgy & Bess) 1927 Jacques Bergerac Biarritz Pyrénées-Atlantiques France, actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in the Sun) 1945 Garry Peterson rocker (Guess Who) 1948 Stevie [Stephanie Lynn] Nicks Phoenix AZ, rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Bella Donna) 1949 Dan Pastorini NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders) 1949 Hank Williams Jr Shreveport LA, country singer (All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin’ Over Tonight, There’s A Tear In My Beer) 1949 Pam Grier Winston-Salem NC, actress (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough) 1949 Philip Michael Thomas Columbus OH, actor (Miami Vice) 1950 ? 1st whooping crane hatched in captivity 1951 Sally Kristen Ride Los Angeles CA, 1st US woman astronaut (STS-7, STS 41G) 1956 Barbara Stock Downers Grove IL, actress (Susan-Spenser For Hire) 1956 Joe Penny actor (Jake & the Fatman) 1957 Margaret Colin actress (Now and Again, Independence Day, Three Men & a Baby) 1962 Bob[cat] Goldthwait Syracuse NY, comedian (Police Academy, Scrooged) 1964 Lenny Kravitz singer/guitar (911 is a Joke, Are You Gonna Go My Way?) 1966 Helena Bonham Carter actress, Terminator Salvation 1976 Benji Gregory Encino CA, actor (Brian Tanner-Alf) 1996 Austin Michael Luciano actor (Dante Carlino-Another World)]]]]> ]]>

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