#115 Marlon Brando / Peter Hawkins – 03 April 1924

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor who performed for over half a century. He was perhaps best known for his roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), his Academy Award-nominated performance as Emiliano Zapatain Viva Zapata (1952), and his Academy Award-winning performance as Terry Malloy in On The Waterfront (1954), all three directed by Elia Kazan, and his role as Mark Antony in the MGM film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar (1953) for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. During the 1970s, he was most famous for his Academy Award-winning performance as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (1972), and he also played Colonel Walter Kurtz in Apocalypse Now (1979), also directed by Coppola. He delivered an Academy Award-nominated performance as Paul in Last Tango in Paris (1972).

Peter Hawkins

Peter John Hawkins (3 April 1924 – 8 July 2006) was an English actor and voice artist. He voiced Bill and Ben, the Flower Pot Men, in 1952. In 1955–1956, he voiced Big Ears & Mr. Plod on The Adventures Of Noddy. He also provided all the voices for the animated series Captain PugwashThe Adventures of Tintin, and Bleep and Booster, the latter of which was a regular feature of the long-running children’s magazine series Blue Peter in the 1960s and early 70s. He voiced several characters on Doctor Who in the show’s early years, most notably the Daleks and the Cybermen. He was also the original voice of Zippy on Rainbow during the first year of its run (1972).


Also born on this day :
Roza Yegorovna Shanina was a Soviet sniper during World War II
Charlie Sutton is a former Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League
Murray Dickie was a Scottish tenor opera singer
António Jesus Correia was a Portuguese footballer
Igor Pretnar was a Slovenian film director.
Jack Grainger was an English professional footballer
Thorstein Kråkenes was a Norwegian competition rower and Olympic medalist.
Joseph Wilfred Kerman is an American critic and musicologist .
Dorothy Germain Porter is an American amateur golfer.
Yuri Nagibin was a Soviet writer, screenwriter and novelist.
Joseph J. Scanlon was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate
The Reverend Monsignor John Joseph Sweeny was the pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish in Santa Clara, California.

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