I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t.
Happy Birthday Marilyn!
Norma Jeane Baker aka Marilyn Monroe| June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARILYN MONROE! | June 1, 1926 - August 5, 1962
“I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anyone or anything else.”
Happy birthday, Bob Hope! (May 29, 1903 - July 27, 2003)
I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.
Bob Hope was one of the most iconic figures of the entertainment industry, with a career that spanned sixty years. Born Leslie Townes Hope in London, England, Hope moved to the United States with his family in 1908, and in the 1920s began a successful career in vaudeville with his singing and dancing comedy act. Hope’s film and radio career was launched in the 1930s, thanks to his quick wit and unique comedy style. In regards to his film career, Hope is best remembered for his partnership with best friend Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour in the Road To… film series, which spanned seven films. However, it is his involvement with the USO that made him “America’s most honored citizen and favorite clown.” Bob Hope performed for American troops for half a century, from World War II (1941 - 1945) to the Persian Gulf War (1990 - 1991), bringing laughter to the brave men and women in the military at whatever cost. For his contributions to film, radio, television, and live theatre, Bob Hope was awarded four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Thanks for the memories, Bob!
Happy Birthday Vincent Leonard Price Jr. (May 27, 1911 - October 25, 1993)
“I think to want to be an actor is an extraordinary privilege in a way. But it also requires a tremendous amount of discipline. It requires the kind of discipline that all the arts require - the discipline to survive and to last in it. I never wanted to just do Victoria Regina and then disappear. And it’s my whole life. I can’t think of any other way of life”.
Happy Birthday, Jeanne Elizabeth Crain (May 25, 1925 – December 14, 2003)
Happy 106th Birthday, Katharine Hepburn
(May 12, 1907 - June 29, 2003)
“Time with her was more than time well spent. A little bit with her was worth days and weeks and months with somebody else.”
- Lauren Bacall
“She’s the most completely honest woman I’ve ever met.”
- Cary Grant
“She used to say to me, ‘Be fascinating, Christopher,’ and I’d say, ‘Well, that’s easy for you. The rest of us have to work at it.’”
- Christopher Reeve
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUDREY HEPBURN
May 4, 1929
“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.”