The handsome and suave Gregory Peck.
Esther Jane Williams was born 8 August 1921 and was a competitive swimmer who won 3 U.S. National championships by the age 16 and had a record-breaking time in the freestyle. She signed a contract with MGM in 1941. Esther achieved pin-up status because the number of swimsuit photos that she appeared in. She was married 4 times and had 3 children (with her 2nd husband). Esther died in her sleep on 6 June 2013 at the age of 91.
RIP Esther Williams!! Another one of the classics is gone….there will never be another million dollar mermaid.
Happy Birthday, Edward Albert Heimberger (22 April 1906-26 May 2005)!! Eddie Albert is probably best known for his role of Oliver Wendell Douglas in the television comedy Green Acres. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Roman Holiday. Eddie also had roles in television shows and movies like Oklahoma!, Switch, Falcon Crest, and The Longest Yard.
RIP Annette Joanne Funicello (22 October 1942-8 April 2013). Annette was an actress and singer, and she rose to prominence as one of the original “Mouseketeers” on the Mickey Mouse Club. She transitioned into “beach party” genre in movies along with co-star Frankie Avalon in the 1960’s. In 1992, she announced that she’d been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the 1980’s and died from complications of that illness.