|Happy Birthday. Clive Davis|
I’m not into one hit wonders. Clive Davis
Happy MONDAY April 4th, 2016!April 4 is the 95th day of this year. There are 271 days remaining until the end of the year.
On the Roman calendar, this was known as the day before the nones of April (Latin: Prid. Non. Apr.).
Here in New York, it is COLD! We have had some beautiful spring like weather, but this is a sick April Fool's joke from mother nature. Here, however, it is warm in my office and I am looking forward to ALL that the day holds in store for me.
Today, is the birthday of Clive Davis. If any of my readers have a connection with him. He is on my bucket list of interviews. He is one of the biggest movers and shakers in the music industry. I would love to discuss the changes he has seen first hand and what he has embraced and what has been difficult for him.
There are other musical gems associated with this date. In 1964, The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
In history, in 1968 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 6.
|Happy Birthday, Bea Benaderet!|
Notable Birthdays Today
Today marks the birthday of two television icons. Bea Benaderet, American television, radio, and voice actress (d. 1968) and David White (April 4, 1916 – November 27, 1990) best known for playing Larry Tate, the boss of Darrin Stephens on the 1964–72 situational comedy Bewitched. David White (birth name Daniel David White) was born to John Patrick White and Alice (Deasy) White in Denver, Colorado on April 6th, 1916. According to the 1920 United States Federal Census, the family resided in Durango City, Colorado and David had an older brother named William and an older sister named Margaret. The family moved to Blue Springs, Missouri shortly thereafter, where David attended elementary school with well-known theater producer Jennifer Reeder, and later to California, where David studied drama at Los Angeles City College during the late 1930's. Following the completion of his studies, David began acting professionally in regional theater, most notably at The Pasadena Playhouse.
After completing a four year stint in the Marines during World War II, David resumed his acting
Rosemary Lane and Frances Langford were both born on this date in 1913.
Elizabeth Wilson (April 4, 1921 – May 9, 2015) was a Tony Award-winning American actress whose career spanned nearly 70 years, including memorable roles in film and television. Wilson was inducted into to the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2006. It is also the birthday of Arthur Murray, born in 1895.
April 4 is the birthday of Kenneth Mars, He appeared with Madeline Kahn in What's Up, Doc? and Young Frankenstein.
|Happy Birthday, David White|
1922 – Elmer Bernstein, American composer and conductor (d. 2004).
Maya Angelou: April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014. (Today would've been her 88th birthday.)
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Estelle Harris, American actress.
Born Today 1932 Anthony Perkins: A boy's best friend is his
|Happy Birthday, Anthony Perkins!|
Happy birthday to writer and biographer Kitty Kelley (April 4, 1942), author of "Jackie Oh!" (1978) and other works.
In memory, everything seems to happen to music. Tennessee Williams
Happy Birthday to Craig T. Nelson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter.
|Happy Birthday, Graham Norton!|
Happy Birthday, Christine Lahti, American actress and director
On this date in 1930, the Communist Party of Panama is founded.
Happy Birthday, Graham Norton, Irish actor and talk show host.
|In 1979, Edgar Buchanan passed on on this date in Palm Desert, California, USA.|
|Billy Wilder, Gloria Swanson (who passed on this date in 1983) and Cecil B. DeMille during the shooting of ‘Sunset Boulevard’|
|Gloria Swanson with Elizabeth Taylor|
Happy Birthday, Robert Downey Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter.
Happy Birthday, Nancy McKeon, American actress.
Happy Birthday, David Blaine, American magician and producer.
Actor/singer Walter Charles
Notable Transitions on this date
I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge that this is the date that Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. We can only speculate about what would have lied ahead. You gave your life so that all Americans can be free, Dr. King. Rest
|2013 – Roger Ebert, American journalist, critic, and screenwriter passes on|
1983 – Gloria Swanson, American actress (b. 1899). I was lucky enough to have met her two years before her passing.
|Priscilla Lane passed on on this date (she was the youngest of the Lane Sisters)|
|The Education of H*Y*M*A*N*K*A*P*L*A*N opened on Broadway (1968)|
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan
Time is a precious thing. Never waste it. Gene Wilder
1999 – Lucille Lortel, American actress, artistic director and producer (b. 1900).
2013 – Roger Ebert, American journalist, critic, and screenwriter (b. 1942).
The New Moon opened in London (1929).
Rodgers and Hart's Higher and Higher opened on Broadway (1940)
Sondheim had three shows open on April 4th!
Anyone Can Whistle opened on Broadway (1964).
Follies opened on Broadway (1971)
Assassins opened on Broadway (2004)
Who would like to join our party tomorrow night? I'm looking forward to seeing William V Madison, Joanna Gleason, Barbara Barrie, Austin Pendleton, Maddie Corman celebrating Madeline Kahn and William's biography. It is all moderated by Valerie Smaldone. Check out my interview with Valerie in yesterday's blog. Don't you know the meaning of propriety?
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The 31st annual Bistro Awards, March 8: It was
ASCAP/Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award), Annie Ross (Outstanding Contributions to the World of Jazz), Janis Siegel (Sustained Excellence in Jazz Performing and Recording),Yolande Bavan (formerly of Lambert, Hendricks and Bavan), and Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, who introduced and presented Mr. Hendricks with his Bistro Award. (from Sherry Eaker)
|Happy Birthday, George Sanders!|
Today is his birthday. Here is our MINI interview!
What does this birthday mean to you?
Getting closer to Social Security!
What is your Morning Motivation?
What is this thing called “morning”?
How do you approach social media marketing?
What is this thing called “social media marketing”?
It’s Twitter’s 10th birthday. So how do you feel about it now – love it or hate it?
What is this thing called “Twitter”?
What is your dream gender reversal role?
When I was in my twenties, I wanted to play Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Ernest. Now I would like to play Lady Bracknell.
|You haven't changed a bit, George!|
Not much. A pool home in Palm Springs? A pool boy?
What are you doing to make the world a better place?
Recycling. Never buying things in plastic bottles that are available in boxes, glass, or cans. (i.e. Laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, Windex, soda, etc.)
WHAT TALENT DO YOU WISH YOU HAD?
I believe all “talents” can be learned if you work hard enough at it. How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
Practice, practice, practice.
What makes you look so young at your age? (from Pat Cooper!)
How do you stay focused on what matters most?
What matters most STEALS FOCUS. It upstages everything else.
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Thank you, to all of the artists mentioned in this blog for the gifts you have given to the world and continue to give!
With grateful XOXOXs ,
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