#189 Marilyn Monroe / Andy Griffith – 01 June 1926

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized Norma Jeane Baker, was an American actress, singer and model. Her “dumb blonde” persona was used to comedic effect in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and Seven Year Itch (1955). Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute and has often been cited as a pop and cultural icon.

Andy Griffith

Andy Samuel Griffith (born June 1, 1926) is an American actor, director, producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer.He gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan’s epic film A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead characters in the 1960s situation comedy, The Andy Griffith Show, and in the 1980s–1990s legal drama, Matlock.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Monroe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Griffith

Also born on this day :
Egon Drews is a West German flatwater canoer.
Aubrey Morris is a British actor.
Johnny Berry was an English football player.
George Robb is a former footballer.
Tony Butcher is a former Engish rower.
Aqila Zia Chughtai was Deputy Directoress of Education from Multan , Punjab , Pakistan.
Phillip Burton was a United States Representative from California.
Richard Schweiker is a former U.S. Congressman and Senator representing the state of Pennsylvania.
Henry From was a Danish football player.
Darel Dieringer was a NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series driver.
Ray Moore was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball.
Dean M. Kelley was a legal scholar, religious freedom advocate and author.
Aleksandr Anufriyev was a Soviet athlete who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics.

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