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July 14, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Sunset Boulevard” star Nancy Olson, who was born in  1928; New York Giants great Rosey Grier, who was born in 1932; former Sony Music Entertainment CEO Tommy Mottola, who was born in 1949; fashion designer Bruce Oldfield, who was born in  1950; “Glee” star Jane Lynch, who was born in 1960; “The Bad News Bears” star Jackie Earle Haley, who was born in 1961; “Lost” star Matthew Fox, who was born in 1966; former Mets and Yankees third baseman Robin Ventura, who was born in 1967; four-time Major League All-Star Tim Hudson, who was born in 1975; and former Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, who was born in 1985.


HANNA-MATION: William Hanna was born on this day in 1910. He was the cocreator of such popular animated characters as Tom and Jerry, Yogi Bear, Snagglepuss and Magilla Gorilla. With partner Joe Barbera, he won seven Academy Awards for his Tom and Jerry cartoon shorts, and eight other works were nominated. The Hanna-Barbera team created the first animated TV sitcom for adults, “The Flintstones” (1960), and such favorites as “The Jetsons” and “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” He died in 2001.

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SURREAL DEAL: Ingmar Bergman was born on this day in 1918. One of the most influential filmmakers of the 20th century, Bergman directed such classics as “Fanny and Alexander,” “Wild Strawberries” and “Cries and Whispers.” He wrote or directed 62 films and more than 170 stage plays, mainly in his native Sweden, but was renowned all over the world and was nominated for nine Academy Awards. He died in 2007. 


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





“If anyone would have told me that I would go from football to needlepoint, I would have laughed in their face.”

— Rosey Grier, who was born on this day in 1932

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