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Number of Records Matching Query: 30
 
RAY MILLAND
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 January 1905
 
Description: Actor, Welsh
 
Summary: An actor and director who worked primarily in the United States. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985.

STERLING HOLLOWAY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 January 1905
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1991 Holloway, along with singer and actress Julie Andrews and others, was honored as a Disney legend for his contributions to the studio's creations.

TEX RITTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 January 1905
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He is the father of Thomas Ritter and the late American actor of films and television star John Ritter who starred in "Three's Company".

CHICK WEBB
 
Date Born: Friday 10 February 1905
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: The small drummers life was much too short but he had the power to perform as any other drummer would even though he was crippled.

HAROLD ARLEN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 February 1905
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Buffalo, New York, the child of a Jewish cantor.

CHARLIE SPIVAK
 
Date Born: Friday 17 February 1905
 
Description: Trumpeter and bandleader, USA
 
Summary: He played with Paul Specht's band for most of 1924 to 1930, then spent time with Ben Pollack (19311934), the Dorsey brothers (19341935), and Ray Noble (1935 1936). He played on "Solo Hop" in 1935 by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.

FRANCHOT TONE
 
Date Born: Monday 27 February 1905
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In the early 1960s Tone appeared in character roles on TV dramas like Bonanza, Wagon Train, The Twilight Zone, and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

ERIC PEARCE
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 March 1905
 
Description: Radio, Australia
 
Summary: Pearce started his career in England and worked for the BBC before moving to Australia. Youtube: GTV-9 News: Eric Pearce (1969)

BOB WILLS
 
Date Born: Monday 6 March 1905
 
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: He was born near Kosse, Texas to Emma Lee Foley and John Tompkins Wills. His father was a fiddle player who along with his grandfather, taught the young Wills to play the fiddle and the mandolin.

BIG MACEO MERRIWEATHER
 
Date Born: Monday 13 March 1905
 
Description: Pianist, US
 
Summary: Big Maceo Merriweather was a rising star whose time was dramatically taken from him much too early. His legacy continues though and may be heard in the playing of most Blues pianists today. "Worried Life Blues" also keeps his flame alive; artists such as Eric Clapton.

ROBERT DONAT
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 March 1905
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He had a successful screen image as an English gentleman who was neither haughty nor common. That made him something of a novelty in British films at the time, and he was likened by critics to Hollywood's Clark Gable and Gary Cooper.

JOAN CRAWFORD
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 March 1905
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Crawford was born the third child of Tennessee born Thomas E. LeSueur and Anna Bell Johnson. Her older siblings were Daisy LeSueur, and Hal LeSueur.

AL DEXTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 May 1905
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: He was the first country singer to perform on Broadway.

RED NICHOLS
 
Date Born: Monday 8 May 1905
 
Description: Trumpeter, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: Nichols became one of the busiest phonograph session musicians of his era, making hundreds of recording sessions of jazz and hot dance band music. He also played in several Broadway shows.

JOSEPH COTTEN
 
Date Born: Monday 15 May 1905
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Cotten worked as an advertising agent after graduating from the Washington, D.C., Hickman School, where he studied acting.

HENRY FONDA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 May 1905
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In the late 1920s, Fonda journeyed East to join the Provinceton Players and then the University Players Guild. There, he met fellow actor Jimmy Stewart, with whom he became lifelong friends.

DOC CHEATHAM
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 June 1905
 
Description: Vocalist, Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: In 1996 the two trumpeters and pianist Butch Thompson recorded a CD for Verve Records, Doc Cheatham and Nicholas Payton, which won them a Grammy Award.

KAY KYSER
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 June 1905
 
Description: Bandleader, Radio Celebrity, Conductor, USA
 
Summary: He was the son of pharmacists Paul Bynum Kyser and Emily Royster Howell Kyser.

MYRNA LOY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 August 1905
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Loy was born the daughter of Adelle Mae and rancher David Franklin Williams. She was of Welsh and Scottish ancestry. Her father was also a banker and real estate developer and the youngest man ever elected to the Montana state legislature. Her mother studied music at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago.

JACK TEAGARDEN
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 August 1905
 
Description: Trombonist, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: A white American of Indian decent was called the Greatest White Blues trombonist'. Born in Texas in 1905.

ARTHUR CRUDUP
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 August 1905
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He is best known outside blues circles for writing songs such as "That's All Right" (1946), "My Baby Left Me" and "So Glad You're Mine", later covered by Elvis Presley and dozens of other artists.

GRETA GARBO
 
Date Born: Monday 18 September 1905
 
Description: Actress, Sweden. USA
 
Summary: For her contributions to cinema, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard.

ANDY DEVINE
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 October 1905
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He appeared in more than 400 films and shared with Walter Brennan. A larger than life character in mainly western films.

JEAN ARTHUR
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 October 1905
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Arthur was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1944 for her performance in The More the Merrier (1943).

MANTOVANI
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 November 1905
 
Description: Conductor, Italy
 
Summary: He recorded over 50 albums on that label, many of which were top-40 hits. He recorded for Decca until the mid-1950s, and then London Records.

EDDIE CONDON
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 November 1905
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born, Indiana. Attended Austin High School in Chicago.

TOMMY DORSEY
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 November 1905
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: Tommy worked with many bands including Rudy Valley, Paul Whiteman and then 'The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra' in the mid thirties. P/E

HARRY BARRIS
 
Date Born: Friday 24 November 1905
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Songwriter ("Highways Are Happy Ways"), composer and author, educated at the Jewish Training School. He wrote special material for Joe E. Lewis, Sophie Tucker, Ted Lewis and Jimmy Durante.

HOWARD HUGHES
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 December 1905
 
Description: Industrialist; Aviator; Engineer. Chairman, Hughes Aircraft;
 
Summary: Hughes sold the RKO theaters in 1953 as settlement of the United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. antitrust case.

JULE STYNE
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 December 1905
 
Description: Composer of songs, USA
 
Summary: At the age of eight he moved with his family to Chicago, where at an early age he began taking piano lessons. He proved to be a prodigy and performed with the Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit Symphonies before he was ten years old.

 
 
 
 

 
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