Happy Birthday: Princess Diana (1961–1997)

princessdiana.jpgHappy Birthday Princess Diana (1961–1997)

Born: July 1, 1961 in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England, UK

Died: August 31, 1997 (age 36) in Paris, France

Married to:
Prince Charles (29 July 1981 – 28 August 1996) (divorced) (2 children)

QUOTES:

[interview in “Panorama” magazine, 1995] There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.

Any sane person would have left long ago. But I cannot. I have my sons.

I’d like to be a queen in people’s hearts but I don’t see myself being queen of this country.

My role is about 80% slog and 20% fantastic.

If I’m going to comfort the suffering, I have to understand what they’ve been through.

[describing her relationship with the press] Wherever I go, it waits for me, and it tracks me down. Whatever I do, whatever I say, it will always look for controversy and contradiction. It will always criticize me.

My father always taught me to treat everybody as an equal. I have always done and I am sure that [Prince William and Prince Harry Windsor] are the same.

I was always told by my family that I was the thick one. That I was stupid and my brother was the clever one. And I was always so conscious of that. I used to go to the head mistress crying saying I wish I wasn’t so stupid.

Happy Birthday: William Wyler (1902–1981)

williamwylerHappy Birthday director William Wyler (1902–1981)

Born: July 1, 1902 in Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany [now Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, France]

Died: July 27, 1981 (age 79) in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to: Margaret Tallichet (23 October 1938 – 27 July 1981) (his death) (5 children)

Margaret Sullavan (25 November 1934 – 13 March 1936) (divorced)

Known for his rich, honest exploration of people and human behavior, regardless of the scale of the film

The Good Fairy
1935
dir. Wyler
starring
Margaret Sullavan
Frank Morgan
DodsworthDodsworth
1936
dir. Wyler
starring
Walter Huston
WUTHERING HEIGHTSWuthering Heights
1939
dir. Wyler
Starring
Laurence Olivier
Merle Oberon
The Letter
1940
dir. Wyler
Starring
Bette Davis
Herbert Marshall
THE LITTLE FOXESThe Little Foxes
1941
dir. William Wyler
Starring
Bette Davis
Teresa Wright
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVESThe Best Years of our Lives
1946
dir. William Wyler
Starring
Myrna Loy
Fredric Marsh
Dana Andrews
The HeiressThe Heiress
1949
dir. Wyler
starring
Olivia de Havilland
Montgomery Clift
ROMAN HOLIDAYRoman Holiday
1953
dir. Wyler
Cast
Gregory Peck
Audrey Hepburn
HOW TO STEAL A MILLIONHow to Steal a Million
1966
dir. Wyler
Starring
Audrey Hepburn
Peter O’Toole
Funny GirlFunny Girl
1968
dir. Wyler
starring
Barbra Streisand
Omar Sharif

Happy Birthday: Brian George

briangeorge.jpgHappy Birthday actor Brian George

Born: July 1, 1952 in Jerusalem, Israel

A teacher at Gymboree in the mid-late 1980s.

Although he almost always has a Pakistani accent in his roles, his real voice is actually affected with a posh British accent.

 

 

 

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
2006
dir. Greg Coolidge
Stars:
Jessica Simpson
Dane Cook

MOVIE POSTERHOTEL TRANSYLVANIA
dir. Genndy Tartakovsky
Stars:
Adam Sandler
Kevin James
Ghost World
2001
dir. Terry Zwigoff
Starring
Steve Buscemi
Thora Birch

 

Happy Birthday: Sydney Pollack (1934–2008)

sydneypollack.jpgHappy Birthday director Sydney Pollack (1934–2008)

Born: July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Died: May 26, 2008 (age 73) in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to: Claire Griswold (22 September 1958 – 26 May 2008) (his death) (3 children)

Among the 100 best American love movies ranked by American Film Institute in June, 2002, Pollack is the only director credited with two films near the top of list. His The Way We Were (1973) is ranked #6 and Out of Africa (1985) is ranked #13.

THREE DAYS OF CONDORThree Days of Condor
1975
dir. Sydney Pollack
Cast
Robert Redford
Faye Dunaway
TOOTSIETootsie
1982
dir. Sydney Pollack
Starring
Dustin Hoffman
Lange
OUT OF AFRICAOut of Africa
1985
dir. Pollack
Starring
Meryl Streep
Robert Redford
Havana
1990
dir. Pollack
Starring
Robert Redford
Lena Olin
THE FIRM MOVIE POSTERThe Firm
1993
dir. Pollack
Starring
Tom Cruise
Gene Hackman
MOVIE POSTERTHE WAY WE WERE
1973
dir. Sydney Pollack
Stars:
Barbra Streisand
Robert Redford

Happy Birthday: Andre Braugher

andrebraugher.jpgHappy Birthday actor Andre Braugher

Born: July 1, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Married to:
Ami Brabson (28 December 1991 – present) (3 children)

For the 1996 Shakespeare in the Park Festival in New York, Braugher played the title role in Shakespeare’s “Henry V”. He performed the role from June 18th to July 14th at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park.

 

movie posterCITY OF ANGELS
1998
dir. Brad Silberling
Starring:
Nicholas Cage
Meg Ryan
movie posterSUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE
2010
dir. Lauren Montgomery
Starring:
Tim Daly
Kevin Conroy
SydneyWhiteThe Mist
2007
dir. Darabont
Starring
Thomas Jane
Marcia Gay Harden
MOVIE POSTERPOSEIDON
2006
dir. Wolfgang Petersen
Stars:
Richard Dreyfuss
Kurt Russell
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE TV SHOW PILOT
2013
Created by: Dan Goor, Michael Schur
Stars: Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher
SALT  Salt
dir. Phillip Noyce
Stars
Angelina Jolie
posterPASSENGERS
2008
dir. Rodrigo Garcia
Cast:
Anne Hathaway
Patrick Wilson
TV POSTERLAST RESORT
Review of the 2012 action drama

 

Happy Birthday: Henry Simmons

henrysimmons.jpgHappy Birthday actor Henry Simmons

Born: July 1, 1970 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Married to: Sophina Brown (May 2010 – present)

He graduated from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, NH in 1992, with a degree in business.

Has a twin sister, Heather M. Simmons, who works as a casting director.

 

MOVIE POSTERNO GOOD DEED
2013
dir. Sam Miller
Stars:
Taraji P. Henson
Idris Elba

 

Happy Birthday: Alan Ruck

alanruckHappy Birthday actor Alan Ruck

Born: July 1, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Married to: Mireille Enos (4 January 2008 – present) (2 children)
Claudia Stefany (22 June 1984 – 2005) (divorced) (2 children)

Has played Matthew Broderick’s best friend in the original Broadway production of “Biloxi Blues”, a relationship they repeated in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986).

 

movie posterYOUNG GUNS 2
1990
dir. Geoff Murphy
Starring:
Emilio Estevez
Kiefer Sutherland
Ghost TownGhost Town
2008
dir David Koepp
Starring
Greg Kinnear
Tea Leoni
MOVIEFERRIS BUELLERS DAY OFF
1985
dir. John Hughes
Starring:
Matthew Broderick
Alan Ruck
Speed MovieSpeed
1994
dir. by Jan de Bont
starring
Reeves
Dennis Hopper
Sandra Bullock
I LOVE YOU BETH COOPERI Love You Beth Cooper
2009
dir. Columbus
starring
Hayden Panettiere
Paul Rust

 

Happy Birthday: Olivia de Havilland

oliviadehavilland.jpgHappy Birthday actro Olivia de Havilland

Born: July 1, 1916 in Tokyo, Japan

Married to:
Pierre Galante (2 April 1955 – 30 April 1979) (divorced) (1 child)

Marcus Goodrich (26 August 1946 – 28 August 1953) (divorced) (1 child)

One of Olivia’s cousin was Sir Geoffrey de Havilland (1882-1965), a British aviation pioneer and the designer of aircraft such as the wartime Mosquito fighter.

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOODThe Adventures of Robin Hood
1938
dir. Michael Curtiz
William Keighley
Starring
Errol Flynn
Havilland
GONE WITH THE WIND POSTERGone with the Wind
1939
dir. Victor Fleming
starring
Vivien Leigh
Clark Gable
The HeiressThe Heiress
1949
dir. William Wyler
starring
Havilland
Montgomery Clift
AIRPORT 77Airport 1977
1977
dir. Jerry Jameson
Cast
Jack Lemmon
Brenda Vaccaro