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Happy Birthday Barry Gibb!

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Barry Gibb born September 1, 1946.

 

“Grease”

 

“How Deep Is Your Love”

 

“Stayin’ Alive”

 

“To Love Somebody”

 

“Tragedy”

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Happy Birthday Lily Tomlin!

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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!

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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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Happy Birthday Ron Kovic!

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“I am the living death
the memorial day on wheels
I am your Yankee Doodle Dandy
your John Wayne come home
your fourth of July firecracker
exploding in the grave.”

Ron Kovic, Democratic National Convention, New York City; July 15, 1976.

 

Ron Kovic, born July 4, 1946; author of “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Around the World in Eight Days,” and “A Dangerous Country.”

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Happy Birthday Judy Collins!

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“It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life. These are things none of us avoids. Suffering is the price of being alive.”

Judy Collins

“Amazing Grace”

 

“Both Sides Now”

 

“Send in the Clowns”

 

“Turn, Turn, Turn”

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Happy Birthday Harper Lee!

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“Many receive advice; only the wise profit from it.”

Harper Lee

Born on this day in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama, she is known for only two things: authoring “To Kill a Mockingbird” and being friends with fellow writer Truman Capote. Still, for (essentially) a one-hit wonder, she’s left an indelible mark on American literature.

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Happy Birthday Carol Burnett!

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Carol Creighton Burnett was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 26, 1933. She’s had a long and prosperous career, mostly as a comic and parody specialist. But, she’s also proven herself to be a good dramatic actress. Last year she finally received the coveted Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

From “The Garry Moore Show”

 

From “The Carol Burnett Show”

 

With Julie Andrews at Carnegie Hall (1962)

 

With Beverly Sills at the Met (1976)

 

“I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together”

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