March 19th – Born hard

by Milos Itic on March 19, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 19th):

  1. Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (1848) – American gambler, investor, and law enforcement officer who served in several Western frontier towns. He was also at different times a farmer, teamster, bouncer, saloon-keeper, miner and boxing referee. He is best known for his role in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral along with Doc Holliday and two of his brothers, Virgil Earp and Morgan Earp. During the 30-second gunfight they shot and killed three outlaw cowboys that they had been feuding with for several months. He and his brother Warren were also noted for the vendetta against those they believed were responsible for maiming Virgil and killing Morgan. Although his brother Virgil had far more experience as a sheriff, constable, and marshal, because Wyatt outlived Virgil and due to a creative biography written by Stuart Lake that made Wyatt famous, he has been the subject of and model for a large number of movies, TV shows, biographies and works of fiction. Wyatt’s modern-day reputation is that of Old West’s “toughest and deadliest gunmen of his day
  2. Walter Bruce Willis (1955) – Better known as Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and musician. His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office successes like Pulp Fiction, Sin City, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense
  3. Glenn Close (1947) – American actress and singer of theatre and film, known for her roles as a femme fatale (the scheming marchioness of Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons (1988), and deranged stalker Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction (1987). She is also known for playing Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians (1996), and its sequel 102 Dalmatians (2000). She has been more recently known for her Emmy winning role as Patty Hewes in the FX TV series Damages. She has been nominated five times for an Oscar, and once for a BAFTA Film Award, and has won three Tonys, an Obie, three Emmys, two Golden Globes, and a Screen Actors Guild Award
  4. JosĂ© Mario Molina-Pasquel HenrĂ­quez (1943) – Mexican chemist and one of the most prominent precursors to the discovering of the Antarctic ozone hole
  5. Ursula Andress (1936) – Swiss actress and a sex symbol of the 1960s
  6. David Livingstone (1813) – Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and explorer in Africa. His meeting with H. M. Stanley gave rise to the popular quotation, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?
  7. Louis Charles Hayward (1909) – British actor born in South Africa
  8. Giuseppe Rotunno (1923) – Italian cinematographer. Sometimes credited as Peppino Rotunno, he was director of photography on eight films by Federico Fellini
  9. Eric Cuthbert Christmas (1916) – British stage and screen actor, with over 40 films and several more television roles to his credit
  10. Irving Wallace (1916) – Jewish-American bestselling author and screenwriter

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