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MILESTONES: March 19, birthdays for Glenn Close, Bruce Willis, Garrett Clayton

March 19, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress Ursula Andress, who was born in 1936; international soccer star Hector Bellerin, who was born in 1995; actor Michael Bergin, who was born in 1969; actor Garrett Clayton, who was born in 1991; Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close, who was born in 1947; baseball player Clayton Kershaw, who was born in 1988; business executive and consultant Brent Scowcroft, who was born in 1925; actress Renee Taylor, who was born in 1933; basketball player Hedo Turkoglu,who was born in 1979; and actor Bruce Willis, who was born in 1955.

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JOHN JOSEPH SIRICA WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1904. During two years of trials and hearings, “The Watergate Judge relentlessly pushed for the names of those responsible for the 1972 Watergate scandal. Sirica’s unwavering search for the truth ultimately resulted in the toppling of the Nixon administration. He
died in 1992 in Washington, D.C.

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THIS WEEK IS WORLD FOLK TALES AND FABLES WEEK. It is a week to encourage children and adults to explore the cultural background and lessons learned from folk tales, fables, myths and legends from around the world.

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ALBERT PINKHAM RYDER WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1847. The American painter Albert Pinkham Ryder was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he gained a great love for the sea, the subject of many of his works. Ryder was a misanthrope and recluse. He dedicated himself to his painting, working slowly and piling layer after layer of paint on his canvases until he achieved the look he was after. In his lifetime, Ryder created only 150 paintings.

Three of his best-known works are “The Race Track,” “Toilers of the Sea” and “Siegfried and the Rhine Maidens.” Ryder died in New York in 1917. Because of his method of painting, many of his
works have deteriorated since their creation.

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Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.

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“The artist needs but a roof, a crust of bread, and his easel, and all the rest God gives him in abundance. He must live to paint and not paint to live.”
— painter Albert Pinkham Ryder, who was born on this day in 1847

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