Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wiki Apocalypse

William Friedkin's birthday: The French Connection (1971), The Exorcist (1973), Bug (2006). Where art thou, Bug?

Dinah Washington's birthday. Trying to diet, she died of an overdose of sleeping pills at 39. But before that, boy could she sing. New book and CD out -- Queen: The Music of Dinah Washington.

Napoleonic painter Ingres. This one, Odalisque With Slave, from 1840.

Rebecca De Mornay or Sharon Stone? It's the former's 48th birthday.

Today's Rune: Flow.

Birthdays: John Locke, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Ingrid Bergman, Charlie Parker, Richard Attenborough, Dinah Washington (b. Ruth Lee Jones), Thom Gunn, William Friedkin, Elliott Gould, Joel Schumacher, Michael Jackson, Rebecca De Mornay (Pearch), Meshell Ndegeocello (Michelle Lynn Johnson), Carla Gugino.


Charles Gramlich said...

I liked Rebecca De mornay in Risky Business. Thought she was hot.

Pythia3 said...

I laughed when a character, (a larger black woman who played a social worker) on a Seinfeld episode was named Rebecca De Mornay. I'm sure it was intentionally scripted.
I was just playing some old Jackson 5 on my record player yesterday - going through my old albums. Fun:) And here, today, is Michael's birthday.
The Exorcist was so scary. I actually went to an "underground" church in Athens that still does exorcisms. That was scary too.

JR's Thumbprints said...

What's with the sunken face of Rebecca De mornay? Not a good pic at all. Or is it Sharon Stone? Might as well be--fits the image.