Monday, November 13, 2006



  • Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson, novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature; among other works, he wrote Treasure Island, his first major success, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kidnapped, November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894

  • John Drew, Jr., actor, noted for his roles in Shakespearean comedy, society drama, and light comedies, November 13, 1853 - July 9, 1927

  • Louis Dembitz Brandeis, litigator, U. S. Supreme Court Justice, and privacy advocate, November 13, 1856 – October 5, 1941

  • Max Dehn, mathematician, who studied the foundations of geometry with Hilbert at Göttingen in 1899, and obtained a proof of the Jordan curve theorem for polygons; in 1900, he resolved Hilbert's third problem; his interests later turned to topology and combinatorial group theory, November 13, 1878 – June 27, 1952

  • Karoline Sophie Marie Wiegmann, aka Mary Wigman, dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor, a pioneer of modern dance in Germany, November 13, 1886 - September 18, 1973

  • Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley, aka Hermione Baddeley, theatre, film, and television character actress, and voice actor, known for supporting performances in such films as Mary Poppins, The Belles of St. Trinian's, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Passport to Pimlico, The Pickwick Papers, Tom Brown's Schooldays, A Christmas Carol, and Brighton Rock; she became known to North American TV audiences for her roles in Little House on the Prairie and Maude, November 13, 1906 - August 19, 1986

  • Eva Zeisel, industrial designer known for her work with ceramics, 1906

  • Helen Mack, child actress and leading lady in films, November 13, 1913 - August 13, 1986

  • Alberto Lattuada, film director, November 13, 1914 - July 3, 2005

  • Jack Elam, film actor, who appeared mostly in westerns, November 13, 1918 — October 20, 2003

  • Oskar Josef Bschließmayer, aka Oskar Werner, actor, who appeared in such movies as Jules et Jim, Ship of Fools, and Fahrenheit 451, November 13, 1922 – October 23, 1984

  • Jack Narz, television announcer and game show host; early in his career, he did some voice work - in the first episode of the Adventures of Superman, he narrated at key points in the backstory of the title character; in 1969, he began hosting the syndicated revival of Beat the Clock until 1972; in 1973, he started hosting Concentration in syndication, emceeing the program until 1978; he also emceed Now You See It from 1974 to 1975; in 1979/80, he worked for a season as announcer and associate producer for the CBS revival of Beat the Clock, 1922

  • Blanca Rosa Welter, aka Linda Christian, Hollywood movie actress in the 1930's and 1940's; she was the first Bond girl, appearing in a 1954 TV adaptation of Casino Royale, 1924

  • Motoo Kimura, mathematical biologist, working mostly in the field of theoretical population genetics, November 13, 1924 - November 13, 1994

  • Stephen Thomas STEVE Bilko, Pacific Coast League and MLB first baseman, November 13, 1928 - March 7, 1978

  • Andrée Lachapelle, actress, Officer of the Order of Canada [1985] and Knight of the National Order of Quebec [1997], 1931

  • Adrienne Corri, actress, known for her role as the rape victim Mrs Alexander in A Clockwork Orange; her television credits include regular roles in A Family at War and You're Only Young Twice; she appeared as Mena in the Doctor Who story The Leisure Hive, 1933

  • Garry Kent Marshall, actor, voice actor, director, writer, and producer, who began his career as a joke writer for such comedians as Joey Bishop and Phil Foster, and then became a writer for the Tonight Show with Jack Paar; in 1961, he teamed up with Jerry Belson as a writer for television, working on The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Danny Thomas Show, and The Lucy Show; he created Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, and Mork & Mindy; as an actor, he has appeared on Murphy Brown, and in such movies as Lost in America, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Runaway Bride, Orange County, and A League of Their, directed by his sister Penny Marshall, 1934

  • Jean Seberg, actress, who made her film debut in 1957 in the title role of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan; she starred in 34 films in Hollywood and in France, November 13, 1938 – September 8, 1979

  • Leo Morris, aka Idris Muhammad, jazz drummer, 1939

  • Melvin Leon MEL Stottlemyre, Sr., former MLB pitcher and pitching coach, who played for the New York Yankees; he was 164 - 139 [.541] in his 11-year career; he was an All-Star in 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, and 1970; his sons Todd and Mel Jr. were both major league pitchers, 1941

  • John Paul Hammond, Jr., blues singer and guitarist, who usually plays acoustic guitars and dobros; since 1962, when he made his debut on Vanguard Records, Hammond has recorded 29 albums; he has won one Grammy Award and been nominated for four others; in the early 1990's, he narrated and produced a documentary detailing the life of bluesman Robert Johnson, he is the son of record producer John H. Hammond, 1942

  • Joseph Anthony JOE Mantegna, Jr., actor, who made his acting debut in the 1969 stage production of Hair; he won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Richard Roma in David Mamet's play Glengarry Glen Ross; he made his film debut in Medusa Challenger in 1977; on the Joan of Arcadia TV series, he played police chief Will Girardi, Joan's father, 1947

  • Mary Lou Metzger, singer and dancer, best known for being a cast member on The Lawrence Welk Show, 1950

  • Christopher CHRIS Noth, film, stage, and television actor, who played Detective Mike Logan on Law & Order, and as Mr. Big on Sex and the City, 1954

  • Caryn Elaine Johnson, aka Whoopi Goldberg, comedienne, film actress, and radio DJ, 1955

  • James Christian JIMMY Kimmel, television talk-show host and comedian, 1967

  • Patrick George PAT Hentgen, former MLB right-handed starting pitcher, who signed with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1986; he made his debut in 1991, playing a large part in their World Series championships in 1992 and 1993; his best year was 1996, when he went 20-10 with a 3.22 ERA and 177 strikeouts to win the AL Cy Young Award; he was an AL All-Star in 1993, 1994, and 1997; in 2004, he returned to the Blue Jays on a one-year free-agent deal - on July 24, 2004, he announced his retirement from baseball; he holds many Blue Jays' records, ranking in the top five in wins (107), starts (238), innings pitched (1,636), and winning percentage; he 14 seasons in the majors, going 131-112 with 34 complete games, 1,290 strikeouts, and a 4.32 ERA, 1968


  • Infante Henrique, Duke of Viseu KG, infante (prince) of the Portuguese House of Aviz, known in English as Prince Henry the Navigator or The Seafarer, March 4, 1394 – November 13, 1460

  • Gioacchino Antonio Rossini, composer, who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music; his best known works include Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), and Guillaume Tell (William Tell); listen to his music!, February 29, 1792 – November 13, 1868

  • Harriet Cohen CBE, pianist; the last six pieces in the collection Mikrokosmos - known as Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythms - by Béla Bartók are dedicated to her, December 2, 1895 – November 13, 1967

  • Augusta Wilhelmena Fredericka Appel, aka Lila Lee, screen actress of the early silent film era, July 25, 1901 - November 13, 1973

  • Vittorio de Sica, film director and actor, July 7, 1901 – November 13, 1974

  • Antal Doráti, conductor and composer, April 9, 1906 – November 13, 1988

  • Jaromír Vejvoda, fiddle and flugelhorn player, and composer, the author of the Beer Barrel Polka, March 28, 1902 – November 13, 1988

  • Motoo Kimura, mathematical biologist, working mostly in the field of theoretical population genetics, November 13, 1924 - November 13, 1994

  • William Ballard BILL Doggett, jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist, February 16, 1916 – November 13, 1996

  • André Boucourechliev, composer and piano teacher, July 28, 1925 – November 13, 1997

  • Michel Trudeau, the youngest son of Pierre Trudeau and Margaret Trudeau, who had studied at Dalhousie University to become a microbiologist; he was killed in an avalanche while skiing at British Columbia's Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, October 2, 1975 - November 13, 1998

  • Kellie Waymire, actress, best known for her recurring role during the first season of Star Trek: Enterprise as Crewman Elizabeth Cutler, July 27, 1967 – November 13, 2003


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