#461 Milan Kundera / Jane Powell – 01 April 1929

Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera (born 1 April 1929) is a writer of Czech origin who has lived in exile in France since 1975, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1981. He is best known as the author of The Unbearable Lightness of BeingThe Book of Laughter and Forgetting, and The Joke.  His books were banned by the Communist regimes of Czechoslovakia until the downfall of the regime in the Velvet Revolution in 1989.

Jane Powell

Jane Powell (born Suzanne Lorraine Burce; April 1, 1929) is an American singer, dancer and actress. Powell was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer while still in her teens. Once there, the studio utilized her vocal, dancing and acting talents, casting her in such musicals as Royal Wedding, with Fred Astaire, A Date with Judy, with friend Elizabeth Taylor, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, with Howard Keel. In the late 1950s, her film career slowed, only to be replaced with a busy theatre and television career.

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Also born on this day:
Ray Hendrick was NASCAR stock car racing driver.
Payut Ngaokrachang was a Thai cartoonist and animator .
Maurice Bossy was a politician in Ontario, Canada.
Jackie Neilson is a Scottish former football player, who played for St. Mirren.
Bo Schembechler was an American football player, coach, and athletics administrator.
Michael O’Herlihy was an Irish television producer and director.
Jonathan Haze is an American actor.

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