#465 Arlene Phillips / Betty Williams – 22 May 1943

Arlene Phillips

Arlene Phillips OBE (born 22 May 1943) is an English choreographer, theatre director, talent scout and former dancer, who has worked in many fields of entertainment. For many years she was most noted as the choreographer of numerous West End and Broadway musicals, films and television shows, but she has since achieved mainstream fame as a judge on television talent shows including Strictly Come Dancing and So You Think You Can Dance.

Betty Williams

Betty Williams (born 22 May 1943) is a co-recipient with Mairead Corrigan of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her work as a cofounder of Community of Peace People, an organisation dedicated to promoting a peaceful resolution to The Troubles in Northern Ireland. She heads the Global Children’s Foundation and is the President of the World Centre of Compassion for Children International.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlene_Phillips
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Williams_(Nobel_laureate)

Also born on this day :
Aaron Marcus  is an American user-interface and information-visualization designer, as well as computer graphics artist.
Gesine Schwan is a German political science professor and member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany .
David Bernstein is a British business executive who was the former chairman of French Connection.
Jackie Fullerton MBE is a Northern Irish television presenter and journalist.
Marie-Françoise Audollent was a French actress. She was known for her role in The Da Vinci Code .
Kurt Bendlin is a West German athlete who mainly competed in the decathlon.
Edgar Marín is a retired Costa Rican footballer.
Tommy John is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball
Walt Hriniak is a former catcher in American Major League Baseball.
Ronald Canestrari is an American politician and a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly.
Dennis M. Nagy was acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the only civilian ever placed in that position.

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