Today is the 120th birthday of the film director Howard Hawks. He directed one of my very favorite films Bringing Up Baby as well as
NAME: Lorraine Hansberry OCCUPATION: Playwright BIRTH DATE: May 19, 1930 DEATH DATE: January 12, 1965 EDUCATION: University of Wisconsin, Art Institute of Chicago, Roosevelt University
Today is the 104th birthday of writer and broadcaster Louis “Studs” Terkel, born in the Bronx, New York . His family moved to Chicago when Terkel was 10
Today is the 121st birthday of silent film star Rudolph Valentino. His rise to stardom and untimely death is as incredible as it is tragic and compelling.
Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was
Jean-Michel Basquiat was a Neo-Expressionist painter in the 1980s. He is best known for his primitive style and his collaboration with pop artist Andy Warhol.
Today is the 109th birthday of the prolific writer of historical novels, James Michener. Every once in a while, I wonder if anyone is reading
Today is the 116th birthday of the actor Humphrey Bogart. The Maltese Falcon remains one of my all-time favorite films and To Have and To
I thought about what to write all day and came up with nothing. Sometimes, weeks are just weeks… This week on Waldina, I celebrated the
Today is the 91st birthday of the actress Lauren Bacall. If you have a chance, watch The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, Key Largo,
Today is the 108th birthday of Barbara Stanwyck. Born Ruby Stevens, reinvented herself into an internationally-known actress, and stayed in the public eye for 60
Today is the 120th birthday of silent film star Rudolph Valentino. His rise to stardom and untimely death is incredible and tragic and compelling. He