On this Day in Movie History, August 7 1926: Stan Freberg Born

On this day, August 7, 1926 American author, recording artist, animation voice actor, comedian, radio personality, puppeteer and advertising creative director, Stan Freberg was born.

1884 – Billie (Mary William Ethelbert Appleton) Burke (comedienne, actress: The Wizard of Oz, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Father of the Bride, Topper, The Young Philadelphians; died May 14, 1970)

1903 – Rudolf Ising (Academy Award-winning cartoonist: Milky Way [1948]; w/Hugh Harmon: Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, 1st talkie cartoon synchronizing soundtrack dialogue with on-screen action; died July 18, 1992)

1944 – John Glover (actor: Julia, Melvin and Howard, Great God Brown, In the Mouth of Madness, Night of the Running Man, Dead on the Money, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Scrooged, A Killing Affair, An Early Frost, The Evil that Men Do, Last Embrace, Annie Hall, Batman-The Animated Series [voice of The Riddler])

1944 – David Rasche (actor: Out There, Dead Weekend, The Masters of Menace, An Innocent Man, Native Son, Manhattan, Sledge Hammer!, Nurses)

1952 – Caroline Aaron (actress: Crimes and Misdemeanors, Edward Scissorhands, Husbands and Wives, Sleepless in Seattle, Weapons of Mass Distraction, Primary Colors, Running Mates)

1952 – Alexei Sayle (actor: Stuff, Alexei Sayle’s Stuff, Gorky Park, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Carry On Columbus)

1955 – Wayne Knight (actor: Seinfeld, Dead Again, JFK, Jurassic Park, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Space Jam, For Richer or Poorer, Toy Story 2)

1960 – David Duchovny (actor: The X-Files, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Beethoven, Red Shoe Diaries series, Playing God)

1961 – DeLane Matthews (actress: Dave’s World, FM, Eisenhower & Lutz)

1971 – Sydney Penny (actress: The Thorn Birds, Santa Barbara, All My Children, Pale Rider, Running Away, Bernadette, St. Elsewhere)

1975 – Charlize Theron (actress: That Thing You Do!, Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering, The Devil’s Advocate, Hollywood Confidential, Mighty Joe Young, The Cider House Rules, Reindeer Games)


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