History Blog

August 15

Happy Birthday RIP Julia Child(McWilliams 1912–2004) Peter Nigel Terry(1945–2015) “Mike Connors”(Krekor Ohanian 1925–2017) Rose Marie Mazetta(1923–2017) ; Patricia Priest–87 Linda Ellerbee(Smith)–79 Princess Anne Windsor–73 Tessie Harper(Washam)–73 Željko Ivanek–66 Debra Messing–55 Benjamin Affleck-Boldt–51 Joseph Jonas–34 Jennifer Lawrence–33 ; 1939 – “The Wizard of Oz” premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood California which is now Mann’s Chinese Theater with the cement footprints still out front (Celebrity foot and hand prints in concrete in the front of the building.) Noted celebs: Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Gloria Swanson, Pola Negri, Janet Gaynor, Shirley Temple, Ginger Rogers, Red Skelton, Cecil B DeMille, Bob Hope, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Doris Day, Kirk Douglas, Dick Van Dyke, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Al Panico, Jodi Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Robin Williams, Cher, Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton and dozens more.