Happy birthday to a few favorite celebrities
By: Legacy Staff
8 months ago
We remember famous people born this day, November 1, in history, including "The Simpsons" Mrs. Krabappel, actress Marcia Wallace.
MARY HANSEN, Australian guitarist and singer who was a member of UK group Stereolab, is born in Maryborough, Queensland.
DAN PEEK, U.S. musician known best as a founding member of the band America, who co-wrote and sang lead vocals on the hit song "Lonely People," is born in Panama City, Florida. It might not be the most iconic America song (that honor probably goes to "A Horse With No Name"), but "Sister Golden Hair" was a No. 1 hit in 1975. "Growing up in the '70s as a blond girl with a blond sister, I couldn't escape this song – and I didn't want to. It's pretty, it's touching, and it still sounds fresh today." Read more
RIC GRECH, English bassist who was in the groups Blind Faith and Traffic, is born in Bordeaux, France.
MARCIA WALLACE, U.S. actress known best for her roles as Carol on "The Bob Newhart Show" and Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," is born in Creston, Iowa. On "The Simpsons," Wallace provided the voice for world-weary teacher Mrs. Krabappel, who smoked cigarettes, made sarcastic comments, and finally found love in the arms of Simpson's neighbor Ned Flanders after fans voted online at the end of season 22 to keep the unlikely couple together, according to Wallace’s 2013 obituary by The Associated Press. Read more
BARRY SADLER, U.S. singer and composer of "The Ballad of the Green Berets," is born in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
EDWARD SAID, Palestinian-American literature professor who was a founder of the academic field of post-colonial studies, is born in Jerusalem, Palestine.
AL ARBOUR, Canadian NHL coach who won four Stanley Cup championships while the head coach of the New York Islanders, is born in Greater Sudbury, Ontario.
A.R. GURNEY, U.S. playwright known for his Pulitzer-nominated play "Love Letters," is born in Buffalo, New York.
EMMALINE HENRY, U.S. actress remembered best for her role as Amanda Bellows on the sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie," is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
BETSY PALMER, U.S. actress known best for playing Pamela Voorhees in "Friday the 13th" and for being a regular panelist on "I've Got a Secret," is born in East Chicago, Indiana. Palmer had appeared in films, on Broadway and on TV shows for decades before she took the role of Mrs. Voorhees in the campy 1980 movie in which young camp counselors suddenly begin meeting their bloody demise. The back story was that she was the mother of Jason Voorhees, who had died at the camp years before. He would come to life in several sequels that Palmer passed on. She would say in later years that she only took the role in that first film because she wanted the money to buy a new car. Read more
GEORGE S. IRVING, U.S. actor best known for his character roles on Broadway and voiced the heat miser in "The Year Without a Santa Claus," is born in Springfield, Massachusetts.
JAMES J. KILPATRICK, U.S. journalist and conservative political pundit, is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Kilpatrick rose from cub reporter to one of the nation's most recognized conservative voices. His in-your-face, conservative bickering with liberal commentator Shana Alexander was famously parodied – and then copied for years to come on broadcast and cable channels. Read more
MARGARET TAYLOR-BURROUGHS, African-American artist and writer who co-founded Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African-American History, is born in St. Rose, Louisiana. Burroughs founded the museum with her husband and others on Chicago's South Side in 1961. The museum has pieces of art, exhibits on civil rights, and a display on Chicago's first black mayor, Harold Washington, according to Burroughs’ 2010 obituary by The Associated Press. It was named after Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, widely regarded as Chicago's first permanent resident. Read more
"SLAPSIE" MAXIE ROSENBLOOM, U.S. boxer and actor who was the light heavyweight boxing champion from 1932 to 1934 and who appeared in the movie "Each Dawn I Die," is born in Leonard's Bridge, Connecticut.
LAURA LA PLANTE, U.S. actress of the silent film era, is born in St. Louis, Missouri.
HANNAH HOCH, German artist who was one of the originators of photomontage, is born in Gotha, Germany.
EDWARD VAN SLOAN, U.S. character actor who had roles in the movies "Dracula" and "Frankenstein," is born in Chaska, Minnesota.
GRANTLAND RICE, U.S. sportswriter popular in the first half of the 20th century, is born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
STEPHEN CRANE, U.S. writer known for his Civil War novel "The Red Badge of Courage," is born in Newark, New Jersey.