Happy Birthday: 50 Cent

50cent.jpgHappy Birthday actor 50 Cent

Born: July 6, 1975 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Released a series of street mixtapes in 2002. They became so popular that Eminem heard them and signed him to his record label. Even after his success, 50 still releases street mixtapes on a regular basis.

 

 

ESCAPE PLAN
2013
dir. Mikael Hafstrom
Stars:
Sylvester Stallone
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Righteous KillRighteous Kill
2008
dir. Jon Avnet
Starring
Robert DeNiro
Pacino
HOME OF THE BRAVE
2006
dir. Irwin Winkler
Stars:
Samuel L Jackson
50 Cent

 

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Died Today (July 5th): Actor Carole Landis (1919–1948)

carolelandis.jpgHappy Birthday actor Carole Landis (1919–1948)

Born: January 1, 1919 in Fairchild, Wisconsin, USA

Died: July 5, 1948 (age 29) in Pacific Palisades, California, USA

Her final two films, Brass Monkey (1948) and Noose (1948) were released in 1948. On July 5, 1948, Carole committed suicide by taking an overdose of Seconal in her Brentwood Heights, California, home. She was only 29 and had made 49 pictures, most of which were, unfortunately, forgettable. If Hollywood moguls had given Carole a chance, she could have been one of the brightest stars in its history.

IT HAPPENED IN FLATBUSH
1942
dir. Ray McCarey
Stars:
Lloyd Nolan
Carole Landis

 

Died Today (July 5th): Director Leo McCarey

leomccareyBorn: October 3, 1896 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Died: July 5, 1969 (age 72) in Santa Monica, California, USA

Leo McCarey: Born in Los Angeles in 1896, McCarey began his career as an assistant director and helming shorts. At this time, he was responsible for the first on-screen pairing of Laurel and Hardy.

Excelling in the comedy genre, he worked with stars from the Marx Brothers to W.C. Fields; Leo later focused on more socially-conscious material.

Nominated for eight Oscars, he won three – two for 1945’s Going My Way (Directing and Writing), and Best Director for 1938’s The Awful Truth. Leo McCarey died in 1969.

An Affair to Remember
1957
dir. McCarey
starring
Grant
Deborah Kerr
Duck SoupDuck Soup
1933
dir. McCarey
starring
The Marx Bros
The Awful TruthThe Awful Truth
1937
dir. McCarey
starring
Irene Dunne
Grant

 

Happy Birthday: Huey Lewis

hueylewis.jpgHappy Birthday musician Huey Lewis

Born: July 5, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA

Married to: Sidney Conroy (1983 – present) (2 children)

“The Power of Love” from Back to the Future (1985) earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

On Elvis: A lot has been written and said about why he was so great, but I think the best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records. Time has a way of being very unkind to old records, but Elvis’ keep getting better and better.

Happy Birthday: Mike Cahill

mikecahillHappy Birthday director Mike Cahill

Born: July 5, 1979 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

[on the concept of Another Earth (2011)] I think we were wrestling with the idea of the loneliness of life. You may have great close friends, a great lover or a great family, but there are certain things that you have got to deal with yourself. There’s this inner monologue inside your head.. What if it were externalized?

 

 

PERSECUTED
2014
dir. MIKE CAHILL
Stars:
James Remar
Dean Stockwell

movie posterANOTHER EARTH
2011
dir. Mike Cahill
Stars
Brit Marling
William Mapother

 

Happy Birthday: Shirley Knight

shirleyknight.jpgHappy Birthday actor Shirley Knight

Born: July 5, 1936 in Goessel, Kansas, USA

Married to: John Hopkins (1969 – 23 July 1998) (his death) (1 child)
Eugene Persson (14 March 1959 – 1969) (divorced) (1 child)

[on David Janssen, with whom she worked on 3 episodes of The Fugitive (1963)]: I loved him. He was so sweet. I felt sorry for him toward the end. Now they have several people as leads in a show, they have these huge casts, but David was that show. He had those long, long, long hours, and a role where he was always doing physical things.

OUR IDIOT BROTHER
dir. Jesse Peretz
Stars:
Paul Rudd
Elizabeth Banks
ANGEL EYESAngel Eyes
2001
dir. Luis Manoki
Starring
Lopez
Jeremy Sisto
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
2009
dir. Steve Carr
Starring
Kevin James
Jayma Mays
AS GOOD AS IT GETSAs Good as it Gets
1997
dir. James L Brooks
starring
Nicholson
Helen Hunt
Greg Kinnear

 

Happy Birthday: Warren Oates (1928–1982)

warrenoatesHappy Birthday actor Warren Oates (1928–1982)

Born: July 5, 1928 in Depoy, Kentucky, USA

Died: April 3, 1982 (age 53) in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to:
Judy A. Jones (24 August 1977 – 3 April 1982) (his death)
Vickery Turner (21 June 1969 – 16 November 1974) (divorced)
Teddy Louise Farmer (22 August 1959 – 7 November 1966) (divorced) (3 children)
Roberta (Bobbie) Ellis (27 July 1957 – 24 July 1959) (divorced)

 

THE WILD BUNCH
1969
dir. Sam Peckinpah
Starring:
William Holden
Ernest Borgnine
BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIABring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
1974
dir. by Sam Peckinpah
starring
Warren Oates
COCKFIGHTER
1974
dir. Monte Hellman
Starring
Warren Oates
Richard B. Shull
MOVIE POSTER1941
1979
dir. Steven Spielberg
Stars:
James Belushi
Dan Aykroyd
CaddyshackStripes
1981
dir. Ivan Reitman
starring
Bill Murray
Harold Ramis