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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Blow Out the Candles February 11

"The Wizard of Menlo Park",  Thomas Edison was born on this date in 1847.
 2004 UD History of the United States #113
Edison's electric lamp was patented on January 27, 1880.

Actress Eva Gabor was born on in Budapest, Hungary this date in 1919.
I wouldn't have recognized her from this early photo.

Eva is best known for her role as Lisa Douglas on the 1960's sit-com Green Acres.

Songwriter Gerry Goffin is celebrating his 73rd birthday today.

Gerry was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (with Carole King) in 1990.
Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Carole King, Paul Simon and Gerry Goffin

Singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow is 50 today. Really?  I've got to stop doing these posts.
Sheryl has been nominated for 32 Grammy awards and has taken home 9.

Actress Jennifer Aniston is turning 43 today.

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