#597 Laurence Olivier / Hergé – 22 May 1907

Laurence Olivier


Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was a British actor, director, and producer. One of the most famous and revered actors of the 20th century, he was the youngest actor to be knighted as a Knight Bachelor and the first to be elevated to the peerage. Actor Spencer Tracy stated that Olivier was “the greatest actor in the English-speaking world”.


Georges Prosper Remi (22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comic book writer and artist. His best known and most substantial work is the 23 completed comic books in The Adventures of Tintin series, which he wrote and illustrated from 1929 until his death in 1983.


Also born on this day:
Martha Angelici was a French operatic soprano of Corsican origin.
Paul Schwegler was an American football defensive tackle.
Hew Lorimer was a Scottish sculptor.
Cecil McGivern was a British broadcasting executive.
Ploutis Servas was a Cypriot former politician , reporter , and author.
Jaroslav Kozlík was a Czech educator and theorist of education.
Werner Müller was a German ethnologist and symbologist.
Lew Dietz was an American writer.
Luiz Gervazoni was a former Brazilian football player.
Russell Headlee is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Arnie Oliver was a U.S. . soccer inside forward.
Kurken Alemshah was an Armenian composer and conductor.
Robert Shaw was a United States federal judge.
Carl H. Fischer was a floriculturalist in the United States.

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2 Responses to #597 Laurence Olivier / Hergé – 22 May 1907

  1. Delphine Kayaert says:

    Photo d’Hergé: copyright Robert Kayaert, please contact Sofam to use this picture.

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