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MILESTONES: November 19 birthdays for Larry King, Jodie Foster, Adam Driver

November 19, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include TV and radio host Larry King, who was born in Brooklyn in 1933; talk show host Dick Cavett, who was born in 1936; media mogul Ted Turner, who was born in 1938; fashion designer Calvin Klein, who was born in 1942; former NFL wide receiver Ahmad Rashad, who was born in 1949; “Star Trek: Voyager” star Robert Beltran, who was born in 1953; Space Shuttle commander Eileen Collins, who was born in 1956; “The West Wing” star Allison Janney, who was born in 1959; “Sleepless in Seattle” star Meg Ryan, who was born in 1961; two-time Oscar-winner Jodie Foster, who was born in 1962; “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” star Terry Farrell, who was born in 1963; tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover, who was born in 1973; Olympic gold medalist Kerri Strug, who was born in 1977; and “Star Wars” star Adam Driver, who was born in 1983.


AMERICAN BEAUTY: Gene Tierney was born in Brooklyn 100 years ago today. The glamorous film star turned heads with her performance in “Laura” (1944) and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for “Leave Her to Heaven” (1945). Her other well-known films include “Heaven Can Wait” (1943), “A Bell for Adano” (1945), “The Razor’s Edge” (1946) and “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” (1947). She died in 1991.

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HEART OF A CHAMPION: Roy Campanella was born on this day in 1921. The Philadelphia native was one of the first black major leaguers and a star of one of baseball’s most famous teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers’ “Boys of Summer.” A three-time National League MVP, he established three single-season records for a catcher – most putouts (807), most home runs (41) and most runs batted in (142). His career was cut short on Jan. 28, 1958, when an automobile accident left him paralyzed, but he became an inspiration for people with disabilities. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1969 and died in 1993.


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





“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.”

— TV and radio host Larry King, who was born in Brooklyn on this day in 1933

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