#97 Richard Williams / Philip Roth – 19 March 1933

Richard Williams

Richard Williams (born on March 19, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian animator. He is best known for serving as animation director on Disney/Amblin’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit and for his unfinished feature film The Thief and the Cobbler. He was also a film title sequence designer and animator; his most famous works in this field included the title sequences to What’s New Pussycat? (1965), title and linking sequences in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968). He also animated the eponymous cartoon feline for two of the later Pink Panther films.

Philip Roth

Philip Milton Roth (born March 19, 1933) is an American novelist. He gained fame with the 1959 novella Goodbye, Columbus, an irreverent and humorous portrait of Jewish-American life that earned him a National Book Award. In 1969 he became a major celebrity with the publication of the controversial Portnoy’s Complaint.


Also born on this day:
Michel Sabbah was the Archbishop and Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.
Vice Admiral Sir Norman Ross Dutton King KBE is a former Royal Navy officer.
Vladas Douksas Klimite was an Uruguay an footballer.
Phyllis Newman is an American actress and singer.
Renée Taylor (born Renée Wechsler) is an American actress.
John Sopinka QC was a Canadian lawyer and puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada.
Leonard A. Lauder is Chairman Emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Dr Roger Morris was a pioneer in railway engineering.

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