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MILESTONES: January 27 birthdays for Rosamund Pike, James Cromwell, John Roberts

January 27, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle History
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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Babe” star James Cromwell, who was born in 1940; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), who was born in 1944; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Nedra Talley (The Ronettes), who was born in 1946; dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov, who was born in 1948; former “Saturday Night Live” bandleader G.E. Smith, who was born in 1952; Chief Justice of the U.S. John Roberts, who was born in 1955; “The Rapture” star Mimi Rogers, who was born in 1956; Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers, who was born in 1957; comic book writer and film director Frank Miller, who was born in 1957; sportscaster Cris Collinsworth, who was born in 1959; “Single White Female” star Bridget Fonda, who was born in 1964; “Cabaret” star Alan Cumming, who was born in 1965; Faith No More singer Mike Patton, who was born in 1968; former NFL running back Fred Taylor, who was born in 1976; and “Gone Girl” star Rosamund Pike, who was born in 1979. 

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A WONDERFUL LIFE: Donna Reed was born 100 years ago today. The Iowa native won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for 1953’s “From Here to Eternity,” but is best known for her role as Mary Bailey in the 1946 Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” On TV, she starred in the sitcom “The Donna Reed Show” (1958-66) and briefly replaced Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie Ewing on “Dallas” during the 1984-85 season. She died in 1986.

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COMING HOME: The Paris Peace Accords were signed on this day in 1973, ending America’s combat role in the Vietnam War. It was the longest war in U.S. history and cost the lives of more than 58,000 military personnel. Weeks after the U.S. pulled out, the fighting between North and South Vietnam began again, and the South fell to the Communist forces in April 1975.

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

 

Quotable:

 

“When you handle yourself, use your head; when you handle others, use your heart.”

— Oscar-winning actress Donna Reed, who was born on this day in 1921


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