March 16th – Dreamers

by Milos Itic on March 16, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 16th):

  1. Bernardo Bertolucci (1940) – Italian film director and screenwriter, whose films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor and The Dreamers
  2. Nancy Lamoureux Wilson (1954) – American singer, songwriter and guitarist who, with her older sister Ann, became the core of the Seattle/Vancouver rock band Heart
  3. Jerry Lewis (1926) – American comedian, actor, film producer, screenwriter, film director and singer. He is best-known for his slapstick humor in screen, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the duo’s popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount Pictures. As an innovative filmmaker, Lewis is credited with inventing the video assist system in cinematography
  4. Carlotta Mercedes McCambridge (1916) – American actress. Orson Welles called her “the world’s greatest living radio actress
  5. Thelma CatherinePatRyan Nixon (1912) – The wife of Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States, and was First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974. She was commonly known as Patricia or Pat Nixon
  6. Henry “Henny” Youngman (1906) – British-born American comedian and violinist famous for “one-liners”, short, simple jokes usually delivered rapid-fire. His best known (and oft misattributed) one-liner was “Take my wife—please”
  7. James Madison, Jr. (1751) – American politician and political philosopher who served as the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817) and is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States
  8. Richard Matthew Stallman (1953) – American software freedom activist and computer programmer. In September 1983, he launched the GNU Project to create a free Unix-like operating system, and has been the project’s lead architect and organizer. With the launch of the GNU Project, he initiated the free software movement; in October 1985 he founded the Free Software Foundation
  9. René François Armand (Sully) Prudhomme (1839) – French poet and essayist, winner of the first Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1901
  10. Gregor “Gore” Verbinski (1964) – American film director and writer, best known for directing the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, The Ring and Rango

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