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MILESTONES: February 25, birthdays for Sean Astin, Ric Flair, Rashida Jones

February 25, 2019 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor Sean Astin, who was born in 1971; actress Diane Baker, who was born in 1938; actor Tom Courtenay, who was born in 1937; former professional wrestler Ric Flair, who was born in 1949; actress Karen Grassle, who was born in 1944; TV personality Chelsea Handler, who was born in 1975; actress Rashida Jones, who was born in 1976; director Neil Jordan, who was born in 1950; actress Tea Leoni, who was born in 1966; basketball player Joakim Noah, who was born in 1985; TV personality Nancy O’Dell, who was born in 1966; talk show host Sally Jessy Raphael, who was born in 1943; and TV journalist Bob Schieffer, who was born in 1937.

ON THIS DAY IN 1950, YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS PREMIERED ON TV. The 90-minute variety show starred Imogene Coca and Sid Caesar, and was a showcase for the talents of the likes of Carl Reiner. Writers for the show included Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Neil Simon.

ON THIS DAY IN 1917, BRITISH AUTHOR ANTHONY BURGESS WAS BORN. Burgess, perhaps best known for the novella “A Clockwork Orange,” which was made into a movie in 1971 by director Stanley Kubrick. Burgess died in 1993 in London, England.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1943, BEATLES LEAD GUITARIST GEORGE HARRISON WAS BORN. Harrison, along with fellow Liverpool natives Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr, changed rock music forever as a member of what is widely believed to be the most influential rock-and-roll group of all time. Harrison died in Los Angeles, Cal., in 2001.

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