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MILESTONES: May 1, birthdays for Emilia Clarke, Wes Anderson, Tim McGraw

May 1, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle
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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include director and screenwriter Wes Anderson, who was born in 1969; former jockey Steve Cauthen, who was born in 1960; actress Emilia Clarke, who was born in 1986; singer Judy Collins, who was born in 1939; singer Rita Coolidge, who was born in 1945; actor Jamie Dornan, who was born in 1982; former football player Curtis Martin, who was born in 1973; writer Bobbie Ann Mason, who was born in 1940; country singer Tim McGraw, who was born in 1967; tennis player Shahar Peer, who was born in 1987; actor Charlie Schlatter, who was born in 1966; Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, who was born in 1988; and motorcycle designer and TV personality Paul Teutul Sr., who was born in 1949.

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MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH. It was created more than 65 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of mental wellness and promoting good mental health for all. One in four American adults lives with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition.

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“CITIZEN KANE” PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1941. Orson Welles’ directorial masterpiece premiered at New York City’s RKO Palace. The premiere had been delayed almost three months due to studio jitters about what media magnate William Randolph Hearst’s reaction would be, since the film was a thinly disguised version of his life. The film’s multiple points of view, deep-focus photography and witty script made it a favorite with critics at the time. Nominated for nine Academy Awards, “Citizen Kane” won for Best Original Screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Welles. The film did not perform well commercially but is now regarded as one of the greatest American films.

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GLENN FORD WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1916. The Hollywood actor appeared in more than 100 films. His important roles were in “Gilda” with Rita Hayworth, “Blackboard Jungle” with Sidney Poitier, “3:10 to Yuma” and “The Rounders.” He won a Golden Globe Award in 1962 for his leading role in Frank Capra’s “Pocketful of Miracles.” Ford died in California in 2006.

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

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“Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.” — essayist Joseph Addison, who was born on this day in 1672


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