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Happy Birthday Annie Lennox!


“I think music is the most phenomenal platform for intellectual thought.”

Annie Lennox

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Happy Birthday Sissy Spacek!


“I’ve always been a people-watcher, and as an actor, later, I just mined all those little details.”

Sissy Spacek

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Happy Birthday Tom Petty!


“Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things.”

Tom Petty


“Don’t Come Around Here No More”

“Free Fallin’”

“I Won’t Back Down”

“Learning to Fly”

“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with Stevie Nicks

“The Waiting”

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Happy Birthday Jimmy Carter!


“What are the things that you can’t see that are important? I would say justice, truth, humility, service, compassion, love. You can’t see any of those, but they’re the guiding lights of a life.”

President Jimmy Carter


Habitat for Humanity International.

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Happy Birthday Bob Newhart!


“The only way to survive is to have a sense of humor.”

Bob Newhart


From “The Jack Paar Show,” 1965


“Air Traffic Controller” from “The Smothers Brothers”


“Bus Driver Training”


“Interview Nightmare” from “The Bob Newhart Show”


“The World’s Smallest Horse” from “Newhart.”

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In Memoriam – Joan Rivers, 1933 – 2014


“I wish I had a twin, so I could know what I’d look like without plastic surgery.”

“I hate housework. You make the beds, you do the dishes, and six months later, you have to start all over again.”

“I don’t exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.”

“I’ve had so much plastic surgery, when I die, they will donate my body to Tupperware.”

“I am definitely going to watch the Emmys this year! My makeup team is nominated for Best Special Effects.”

“A study says owning a dog makes you 10 years younger. My first thought was to rescue two more, but I don’t want to go through menopause again.”

“You know why I feel older? I went to buy sexy underwear and they automatically gift wrapped it.”

“Half of all marriages end in divorce – and then there are the really unhappy ones.”

“My breasts are so low, now I can have a mammogram and a pedicure at the same time.”

“Don’t tell your kids you had an easy birth or they won’t respect you. For years I used to wake up my daughter and say, ‘Melissa, you ripped me to shreds. Now go back to sleep.’”

“I was dating a transvestite, and my mother said, ‘Marry him, you’ll double your wardrobe.’”

“My sex life is so bad, my G-spot has been declared a historical landmark.”

“The fashion magazines are suggesting that women wear clothes that are ‘age appropriate.’ For me that would be a shroud.”

“Grandchildren can be so fucking annoying. How many times can you go, ‘And the cow goes moo and the pig goes oink’? It’s like talking to a supermodel.”

“Never be afraid to laugh at yourself. After all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.”

“The only way I can get a man to touch me at this age is plastic surgery.”

“At my funeral, I want Meryl Streep crying in five different accents.”

“I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.”

Joan Rivers


“The Ed Sullivan Show,” 1967


“The Carol Burnett Show,” 1974


“The Tonight Show,” 1982


“The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, 1986


“The View,” 2012


“The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon, 2014

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Happy Birthday Gloria Estefan!


Gloria Estefan born September 1, 1957.


“Anything for You”


“Con Los Anos Que Me Quedan (Over the Years that I Remain)”


“Oye Mi Canto (It Hears Me Singing)”


“Rhythm Is Gonna Get You”


“Turn the Beat Around”


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Happy Birthday Barry Gibb!


Barry Gibb born September 1, 1946.




“How Deep Is Your Love”


“Stayin’ Alive”


“To Love Somebody”




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Happy Birthday Lily Tomlin!


Born Mary Jean Tomlin on September 1, 1939.


As “Ernestine”, the telephone operator


As “Edith Ann” Q & A with the Audience


Lucille the Rubber Freak


“The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe”

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Happy Birthday Bill Clinton!


President Bill Clinton was born on this day in 1946. Here are some of my favorite quotes from him:


“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.”

“If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But, if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.”

“Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.”

“It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.”

“Let us all take more responsibility, not only for ourselves and our families but for our communities and our country.”

“Character is a journey, not a destination.”

“Work is about more than making a living, as vital as that is. It’s fundamental to human dignity, to our sense of self-worth as useful, independent, free people.”

“When times are tough, constant conflict may be good politics but in the real world, cooperation works better. After all, nobody’s right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day.”

“Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.”

“When I think about the world I would like to leave to my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have, it is a world that moves away from unequal, unstable, unsustainable interdependence to integrated communities – locally, nationally and globally – that share the characteristics of all successful communities.”

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