Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's My Birthday!

Today is my birthday. I turn 28 years old at exactly 12:25pm on the dot (I was a very punctual newborn). I'm sure my soul is probably a couple of centuries old. I did some research and found some birth dates, marriage dates and death dates that happened on my birthday. See below.

Also, I'm taking a short hiatus to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family. I'll be back next week. Hope you have a safe and happy holiday! And if you start your Christmas shopping after Thanksgiving, please buy books as presents. Support the book industry and literacy!

This Day in Film History

11-25-1914 ~ Joe DiMaggio, one-time spouse of actress Marilyn Monroe, was born on this date.
11-25-1920 ~ Actor Ricardo Montalban was born on this date.

11-25-1934 ~ Sucky Actress Margaret Sullavan marries the director William Wyler (who totally should have known better). I'm wondering if she noticed that he wasn't Jimmy Stewart! What an idiot. Can you tell I don't like her?
11-25-1946 ~ Actor Louis Calhern marries actress Marianne Stewart.
11-25-1965 ~ Jazz Musician Chet Baker marries Carol Baker. I know he's not a classic film actor, but I like him okay!

11-25-???? ~ No names that I recognized. Let's keep it that way.


  1. Happy Birthday. Oh, to be 28 again. Savour it. Have a nice thanksgiving.

    I was intrigued by who you shared your birthday with so I did my own.

    I share it with John Lee Hooker, Ray Bradbury, Dorothy Parker. Illustrious company.

  2. Happy Birthday!

    It looks like Laurence Harvey passed away on Nov 25th. Sorry!

  3. Happy birthday, and here's wishing you and your family a great Thanksgiving!

  4. " I know he's not a classic film actor, but I like him okay!"

    Since Chet had so much drama in his life, I think we can make an exception!

    Happy Birthday!

  5. Don't appologise for Chet not being a filmstar. Bruce Weber did a fantastic documentary about him back in 88. In that he's a star all the way through.

    Another Chet that also shares your birthday is Commandante whatever Augusto PinoChet who definitley not is a moviestar of any kind.

    Happy 28 and Thanksgiving!

  6. Happy Birthday! Treat yourself to a good movie and enjoy yourself :) Have a great Thanksgiving!

  7. Wow. Thank you all for your birthday wishes! I'm overwhelmed by the response.

    Hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving holiday.

  8. Happy Birthday, Raquelle, and use the time off to listen to some classic Chet, and any other West Coast cool jazz of the fifties - doesn't get much better than that. Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy BIRTHday dear
    Happy Birthday to YOOOO.

  10. Happy Birthday! I've been enjoying your blog.

    Best wishes,

  11. Happy belated birthday/early Thanksgiving!

    And on behalf of Writing majors everywhere, I wholeheartedly second your plea on behalf of the book industry.

  12. Ha! (Laughing about Margaret Sullavan...)

    Happy Birthday again, a day late. I hope you got everything you wished for. :)


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