#431 Brenda Lee / Teri Garr – 11 December 1944

Brenda Lee

Photo by Billy Hathorn

Brenda Mae Tarpley (born December 11, 1944), better known as Brenda Lee, is an American performer who sang rockabilly, pop and country music, and had 37 US chart hits during the 1960s, a number surpassed only by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Ray Charles and Connie Francis. She is best known for her 1960 hit “I’m Sorry”, and 1958’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, a US holiday standard for more than 50 years.

Teri Garr

Photo by Alan Light

Terry Ann “Teri” Garr (born December 11, 1944) is an American film and television actress. Her career breakthrough came in Mel Brooks comedy Young Frankenstein (1974). She went on to appear in a string of highly successful films. Her most popular films include Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Oh, God! (1977), The Black Stallion (1979), One From The Heart (1982), Mr. Mom (1983) and After Hours (1985). In 1982, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting role as Dustin Hoffman’s actress friend in Tootsie.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brenda_Lee
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teri_Garr

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