Our Mr. French from Family Affair, Sebastian Cabot was born on this day in 1918. Even when I was a kid, I thought those children were annoying. But Mr. French was cool. The great game show creator Merv Griffin was born in 1925. He also had his talk show too. Whenever I see a modern talk show, I think back fondly to those earlier versions. They had less fake sincerity. Rocker Bill Haley was also born in 1925. And comedic genius Pat Paulsen was born in 1927.
Nancy Reagan is 92 today. She is the woman who brought astrology into the White House. TV’s Robin, Burt Ward is 68. George Bush Jr is 67. He was the man who brought honor back to the White House. (I kill myself!) Sylvester Stallone is also 67—a lot of Republicans born that day, I guess. One of my favorite actors, Geoffrey Rush is 62. And rapper 50 Cent is 38. I only know of him because of this Zero Dark Thirty parody:
The day, however, belongs to country singer Nanci Griffith who is 60 today. I don’t have much to say about her other than that I really like her music. Especially this:
Happy birthday Nanci Griffith!