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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Blow Out the Candles February 8

Tigers star Hoot Evers was born  in St. Louis, Missouri on this date in 1921.

Hoot, named as a boy for his love of film cowboy, Hoot Gibson, was an All-Star in 1948 and 1950.
Hoot with Hank Greenberg in 1946

Three shots of Hoot in 1950

Here's Hoot sliding into home on July 4, 1952 as a member of the Boston Red Sox.

Visionary author Jules Verne was born in Nantes, France on this date in 1828.
One of the fathers of Science Fiction Verne wrote, Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leauges Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).

Actor Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts on this date in 1925.

Among his many accolades jack received eight Oscar nominations and won twice.

Of all his movies my two favorites are The Apartment and The Prisoner of Second Avenue.

Composer Joe Raposo was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on this date in 1937.
Raposo is best known for his work for Sesame Street and the Muppets.

This one is for my wife

Oddly enough, Joe wrote the music for the Three's Company theme song.

Actress Mary Steenburgen is celebrating her 59th birthday today.
Mary is married to actor Ted Danson and is a close friend of  Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.  She won an Oscar for her role in Melvin and Howard but my favorite of her roles is as Adrian opposite Woody Allen in his 1982 Bergman homage, A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy.

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