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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Blow Out the Candles January 27

The controversial Keith Olbermann is celebrating his 54th birthday today.
Keith has a great blog -- Baseball Nerd

Composer  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg on this date in 1756.

OK I've got to put in a clip from Amadeus.

Songwriter and screenwriter Harry Ruby was born in New York City on this date in 1895.

Harry Ruby along with his partner Bert Kalmar wrote songs for three early Marx Brothers films as well as the screenplay for two.

Here's all four Marx Brothers singing/playing, Everyone Says I Love You from Horse Feathers.

Hello I Must Be Going & Hooray for Captain Spaulding from Animal Crackers.

Actress Donna Reed was born  in Denison, Iowa on this date in 1921.
 2011 Topps American Pie #67

My memories of Donna Reed are first from The Donna Reed Show which ran on ABC from 1958 to 1966.

The other memory I have of Donna Reed is, of course, as Mary Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life.

Lastly, composer Jerome Kern was born in New York City on this date in 1885.
Kern with Oscar Hammerstein wrote the music for the musical Showboat and over 700 songs including Smoke Gets in Your EyesThe Way You Look Tonight, and Ol' Man River.

Three versions of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes


  1. Even as a little kid, I was in love with Donna Reed, watching "It's a Wonderful Life".

  2. Agree with Anthony - who could not fall in love with Donna Reed?


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