#547 Judy Garland / Bill Kerr – 10 June 1922

Judy Garland

Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress, singer and vaudevillian. Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years and for her renowned contralto voice, she attained international stardom as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award, as well as Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award. She was nominated for theAcademy Award for Best Actress for her role in the remake of A Star is Born and for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1961 film, Judgment at Nuremberg. At 39 years of age, she remains the youngest recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry.

Bill Kerr

William ‘Bill’ Kerr (born 10 June 1922) is an Australian film and television actor. During the 1940s he was regularly featured in the BBC radio series Variety Bandbox. His trademark was his catch phrase “I’m only here for 4 minutes…”. In the 1950s, he had a recurring role as an Australian lodger in the BBC radio comedy series Hancock’s Half Hour.


Also born on this day:
Angela Giussani Angela and Luciana Giussani were two Italian sisters, very famous for their comic book anti-hero series, Diabolik.
Keris Mas born Kamaluddin Muhamad, was a prominent Malaysian literary figure.
Edvard Hagerup Bull is a notable Norwegian composer.
Luís Romano de Madeira Melo was a bilingual poet, novelist, and folklorist.
Mohamad Sadli was a leading Indonesia n policy-maker and economist.
Boris Brunov was a Soviet actor and entertainer.
Erling Danielsen was a Norwegian politician.
Alvise Zorzi is an Italian journalist and writer from Venice.
Margaret Baxtresser was an internationally renowned American concert pianist.
Rose Mofford is a retired American civil servant and politician.
Robert Alan Aurthur was an American screenwriter , director and TV producer.
Leonard Gershe was an American playwright , screenwriter , and lyricist.
Joseph Aubin Doiron was the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island.
Ann-Britt Leyman is a Swedish athlete.

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