March 24th

by Milos Itic on March 24, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 24th):

  1. Terrence StevenSteveMcQueen (1930) – Popular American movie actor
  2. Harry Houdini (1874) – Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer noted for his sensational escape acts. He was also a skeptic who set out to expose frauds purporting to be supernatural phenomena
  3. Curtis Lee Hanson (1945) – American filmmaker
  4. Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919) – American poet, painter, liberal activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration, he is best known for A Coney Island of the Mind (New York: New Directions, 1958), a collection of poems that has been translated into nine languages, with sales of over 1 million copies
  5. Clyde Barrow (1909) – Well-known outlaw, robbers and criminals who traveled the Central United States with their gang during the Great Depression
  6. Sharon Helga Corr (1970) – Musician and member of the Irish pop-rock band The Corrs. She plays the violin, piano, and guitar, and sings backing vocals
  7. Holger Czukay (1938) – German musician, probably best known as a co-founder of the krautrock group Can. Described by critic Jason Ankeny- as “successfully bridg[ing] the gap between pop and the avant-garde,” Czukay is also notable for creating early important examples of ambient music, for exploring “world music” well before the term was coined, and for being a pioneer of sampling
  8. Ub Iwerks (1901) – Two-time Academy Award winning American animator, cartoonist, inventor and special effects technician, who was famous for his work for Walt Disney. He was born Ubbe Ert Iwwerks in Kansas City, Missouri
  9. Joseph Roland “Joe” Barbera (1911) – Influential American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist, whose movie and television cartoon characters entertained millions of fans worldwide for much of the twentieth century. Through his young adult years, Barbera lived, attended college, and began his career in New York City
  10. Alyson Lee Hannigan (1974) – American actress. She is known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg on the cult classic television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Michelle Flaherty in three American Pie films and Lily Aldrin on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother

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