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MILESTONES: April 3, birthdays for Alec Baldwin, Amanda Bynes, Eddie Murphy

April 3, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle
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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor Alec Baldwin, who was born in 1958; actor Jamie Bamber, who was born in 1973; actress Amanda Bynes, who was born in 1986; singer and actress Doris Day, who was born in 1922; journalist Max Frankel, who was born in 1930; actress Jennie Garth, who was born in 1972; anthropologist Jane Goodall, who was born in 1934; singer Leona Lewis, who was born in 1985; writer, actor and director Jonathan Lynn, who was born in 1943; actress Marsha Mason, who was born in 1942; comedian and actor Eddie Murphy, who was born in Brooklyn in 1961; singer Wayne Newton, who was born in 1942; singer Tony Orlando, who was born in 1944; Hall of Fame hockey player Bernie Parent, who was born in 1945; Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce, who was born in 1959; actor Adam Scott, who was born in 1973; actress Cobie Smulders, who was born in 1982; and Olympic skier Picabo Street, who was born in 1971.

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MARLON BRANDO WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1924. Perhaps the most influential film actor of his generation, his powerful performances in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Viva Zapata!” established his presence as a star, and “On the Waterfront” earned him an Academy Award. Later films included “Last Tango in Paris” and “Apocalypse Now,” but he is perhaps best remembered for his role as Vito Corleone in “The Godfather,” for which he won his second Oscar. Brando died in 2004 in California.

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LESLIE HOWARD WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1893. The romantic actor of Hollywood’s Golden Age became a casualty of World War II when, during the return trip from a British government–sponsored tour of Spain, a plane transporting his was shot down by German raiders. Howard’s most-remembered film role is that of Ashley Wilkes in “Gone with the Wind” He died at sea in 1943.

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HENRY LUCE WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1898. The American editor and publisher was born to missionary parents in Penglai, China. He built his publishing empire with Time, Fortune, Life and Sports Illustrated. Luce was also involved in broadcasting. He died in Arizona in 1967.

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WASHINGTON IRVING WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1783. The American author, attorney and onetime U.S. minister to Spain was the creator of “Rip van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” He was also the author of many historical and biographical works, including “A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus” and the “Life of Washington.” Irving died in New York in 1859.

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

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“The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone’s advice.” — Eddie Murphy, who was born in Brooklyn on this day in 1961


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