Birthdays: June 3

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Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz, the eldest of three children of Helen (Klein) and Emanuel Schwartz, Jewish immigrants from Hungary. Curtis himself admits that while he had almost no formal education, he was a student of the "school of hard knocks" and learned from a young age that the only person who ever had his back was himself...
 
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Boots Randolph
Music Department, V for Vendetta
 
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Colleen Dewhurst
Actress, Annie Hall
Tall, luminous and leonine, the legendary Colleen Dewhurst must go down as one of the theater's finest contemporary tragediennes of the late 1900s. With trademark dusky tones and a majestically careworn appearance, she possessed an inimitable down-to-earth fierceness that not only earned her the title...
 
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Curtis Mayfield
Soundtrack, Superbad
Rhythm and blues performer/songwriter credited with defining 1960's Chicago sound in hits like "It's All Right" and "Gypsy Woman." His style influenced other artists from pop to hip hop. Has been a quadriplegic ever since he was struck by lighting rig during outdoor concert in New York, 1990. Member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame whose 1968 hit "We're A Winner...
 
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Dan Hill
Soundtrack, Tropic Thunder
 
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Deniece Williams
Music Department, Footloose
 
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Eddie Acuff
Eddie Acuff is one of those wonderful supporting actors who peopled the fascinating world of Hollywood's A, B or Z movies. In a career spanning eighteen years he appeared in an amazing almost 300 movies and one TV episode! His appearances could be invisible (when deleted), hardly visible (he portrayed an endless series of cabbies...
 
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Ellen Corby
Actress, The Waltons
Ellen Hansen (aka Ellen Corby aka Grandma Walton) was born June 3, 1911 (or 1913), in Racine, WI. She grew up in Philadelphia, PA, and left for Hollywood in the early 1930s to become an actress, which she became only after working as a script assistant for twelve years. She appeared in over 25 uncredited or small character parts before taking the role of the lovelorn Aunt Trina...
 
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Imogen Poots
British actress Imogen Poots was born in Hammersmith, London, England, the daughter of English-born Fiona (Goodall), a journalist, and Trevor Poots, a Northern Ireland-born television producer. She was educated at Bute House Preparatory School for Girls, Queen's Gate School for Girls and Latymer Upper School...
 
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James Purefoy
Actor, Rome
James Brian Mark Purefoy was born and brought up in Taunton, Somerset, England, the son of Shirley (Taylor), who ran an employment agency, and Anthony Chetwynd Purefoy. After leaving school at the age of sixteen, he took a succession of different jobs, including working on a pig farm and as a porter at Yeovil District Hospital...
 
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Jimmy Rogers
Soundtrack, Horsey
 
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Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, MO, in 1906 to Carrie McDonald, a laundress, and Eddie Carson, a musician. Her early life hinted at her future career. She first danced for the public on the streets of St. Louis for nickels and dimes. Later she became a chorus girl on the St...
 
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Josh Segarra
Actor, Trainwreck
Josh Segarra is from Longwood, Florida and is of Puerto Rican descent. He recently starred as 'Billy Cepeda' in the series (Sirens) for USA. Fluent in Spanish, Segarra developed an early passion for theatre starring as the "Cowardly Lion" in the Orlando Youth Theatre's production of The Wizard of Oz...
 
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Lalaine
Lalaine Vergara-Paras, or simply Lalaine, is best known for her role as Miranda Sanchez, Lizzie's (Hilary Duff's) best friend, in the hit TV series Lizzie McGuire. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Lalaine is about to release a music album.
 
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Leo Gorcey
Leo Gorcey's parents were actor Bernard Gorcey (born 1888) who stood 4' 10", and Josephine Condon (born 1901), who stood 4' 11" and weighed 95 pounds; they worked in vaudeville in New York. In 1915, 14-year-old Josephine gave birth to Fred. In 1917, Leo was born, a large baby at 12 lb. 3 oz.; as an adult he would be 5' 6"...
 
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Maurice Evans
A grand, robust, highly theatrical British classical actor, Maurice Evans was the son of a justice of the peace who enjoyed amateur playwriting on the side. In fact, his father adapted several adaptations of Thomas Hardy's novels and Evans would often appear in them. Early interest also came in London choirs as a boy tenor...
 
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Natasha Dupeyrón
Originally from Mexico City, Natasha was born on June 3, 1991, she began his career at the age of 3 in the series "Maria la del Barrio." She has also participated in other series such as "Amiga and Rivals," "Carita de angel," " I'll always love," "I swear I love you, " among others. In 2003 she starred in the series "A Few...
 
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Paulette Goddard
Actress, Modern Times
Paulette Goddard was a child model who debuted in "The Ziegfeld Follies" at the age of 13. She gained fame with the show as the girl on the crescent moon, and was married to a wealthy man by the time she was 16. After her divorce she went to Hollywood in 1931, where she appeared in small roles in pictures for a number of studios...
 
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Robert Z'Dar
Robert Z'Dar was born Robert James Zdarsky on June 3, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. He caught the acting bug while attending Proviso West High School in Hillside. He received a BFA from Arizona State University. Prior to acting Z'Dar was a singer/keyboardist/guitar player for the Chicago-based rock band Nova Express...
 
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Suzi Quatro
Thanks, Edgeplay
Born in Detroit and grew up in the nearby suburb of Grosse Point, Michigan. Moved to England to pursue music career. Had tremendous success as a rock singer in Britain and worldwide, but only managed one hit in her native America. Was reportedly asked to audition for the part of Happy Days's "Leather...
 
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Suzie Plakson
Actress, Red Eye
Suzie Plakson (born June 3, 1958) is an American actress, singer, writer and artist. Born in Buffalo, New York, she grew up in Kingston, Pennsylvania and went to college at Northwestern University. She began her career on the stage/theater, and played four characters opposite Anthony Newley in a revival tour of "Stop the World...
 
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Yelena Isinbayeva
Yelena is an athlete who has set an incredible 27 world records - 15 outdoor and 12 indoor - and won nine straight gold medals in indoor and outdoor championships since breaking through in 2004. On July 22, 2005, she became the first woman to clear the historic 5-metre barrier in the pole vault. Yelena's current world records are 5.06m outdoors...