Today is the 77th birthday of the political satirist, writer and activist Molly Ivins. She took the confusion out of politics, ‘normalized’ the politicians, and
Today is the 84th birthday of Carol Doda. She is the subject of a cherished family story. She plays a very important role in the story
Today is the 131st birthday of the photographer Man Ray. You recognize his images, they are iconic. I think what I most love about them
Today is the 51st birthday of the actor and activist River Phoenix. We are the same age and I even saw him once in Seattle.
Today is the 126th birthday of Dorothy Parker. Her poem “Telephone” is something everyone has felt, if they want to admit it or not. She
Today is the 99th birthday of Gracie Hansen: exactly what Seattle needed. She famously said “The only difference between a rut and a grave are
Today is the 101st birthday of the Hollywood legend Maureen O’Hara. Her career spans sixty full years, very few people can claim that, let alone
Today is the 128th birthday of the actress, author and provocateur Mae West. Part of her legacy is having some of the most memorable quotes
Today is the 136th birthday of the writer Edna Ferber. If you see one film of hers, see Giant. Everyone is beautiful and the film
Today is the 109th birthday of chef, author, OSS international operative and television personality Julia Child. I loved to watch her show on PBS when
Today is the 95th birthday of Alice Ghostley. Who wouldn’t want a babysitter like Esmerelda or a friend with no social filter like Bernice Clifton?
Today is the 122nd birthday of Alfred Hitchcock. My mother first introduced my sister and me to Alfred Hitchcock via the movies Psycho and Rear