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MILESTONES: November 15, birthdays for Sam Waterston, Shailene Woodley, Yaphet Kotto

November 15, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include actor Yaphet Kotto, who was born in 1937; actress and producer Shailene Woodley, who was born in 1991; actor Ed Asner, who was born in 1929; basketball player Karl-Anthony Towns, who was born in 1995; musician Kevin Eubanks, who was born in 1957; actress, journalist and novelist Joanna Barnes, who was born in 1934; actress Beverly D’Angelo, who was born in 1951; singer, actress and composer Petula Clark, who was born in 1932; actor Jonny Lee Miller, who was born in 1972; musician and conductor Daniel Barenboim, who was born in 1942; and actor Sam Waterston, who was born in 1940. 

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GREAT FORT GREENE POET Marianne Moore was born on this day in 1887. Moore, a resident of the neighborhood for 36 years, was a poet, critic, translator and editor who won the Bollingen Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Medal for Literature. Near the end of her life, while living in Greenwich Village, she often wore a tricorn hat and black cape. Moore died on Feb. 5, 1972 in New York City. 

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LEGENDARY PAINTER Georgia O’Keeffe was born on this day in 1887. One of the greatest artists of the 20th century, O’Keeffe is known for her close-up paintings of flowers as well as her depictions of New York City and New Mexico landscapes. Some of her most famous paintings include “Red Canna” (1924), “Black Iris III” (1926), and “Cow’s Skull: Red, White, and Blue” (1931). O’Keefe died on Mar. 6, 1986 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

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NATIONAL DONOR SABBATH is this weekend. The observance raises awareness that organ donation is largely compatible with religion and encourages participants to consider the dire worldwide need for organ and tissue transplants. National Donor Sabbath runs through Sunday. 

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

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“Nobody sees a flower — really — it is so small it takes time — we haven’t time — and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.” — Georgia O’Keeffe, who was born on this day in 1887


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