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Number of Records Matching Query: 46
Evelyn Dall
Date Born: Tuesday 8 January 1918
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Born in The Bronx, New York City Dall began her career in short films and in supporting roles on Broadway.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Date Born: Saturday 12 January 1918
Description: In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Maharishi achieved fame as the guru to The Beatles
Summary: He began to be known as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi around the year 1955. His devotees referred to him as His Holiness, and because he often laughed in TV interviews he was sometimes referred to as the "giggling guru".

Lester Sill
Date Born: Sunday 13 January 1918
Description: Management, Producer, USA
Summary: He worked with Leiber and Stoller co founder of Phillies Records.

Juan Garcia Esquivel
Date Born: Sunday 20 January 1918
Description: Pianist, and composer, Mexican
Summary: His concerts also featured elaborate light shows years before effects like that became popular in live music. He performed in Las Vegas on several occasions, often as the opening act for Frank Sinatra.

Elmore James
Date Born: Sunday 27 January 1918
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: He was the illegitimate son of 15-year-old Leola Brooks, a field hand. His father was probably Joe Willie "Frost" James, who moved in with Leola, and so Elmore took this as his name.

Skitch Henderson
Date Born: Sunday 27 January 1918
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: Aunt Hattie, who raised him. She taught him piano, starting at the age of four

John Forsythe
Date Born: Tuesday 29 January 1918
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Forsythe, the oldest of three children, was born in New Jersey to a factory worker, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York where his father worked as a Wall Street businessman during the Great Depression of 1929.P/E

Joey Bishop
Date Born: Sunday 3 February 1918
Description: Comedian, Actor, USA
Summary: Bishop was the last living member of The Rat Pack and was also the longest-lived member.

Ida Lupino
Date Born: Monday 4 February 1918
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: The daughter of actress Connie O'Shea and music hall entertainer, Stanley Lupino, one of the Lupino family.

Wesley Rose
Date Born: Monday 11 February 1918
Description: American music industry executive and record producer.
Summary: Wesley Rose was a very important part of the development of the country music industry.

Hank Locklin
Date Born: Friday 15 February 1918
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
Summary: Locklin 1918, in McLellan, Florida is an American country music singer songwriter. NPA

Mickey Spillane
Date Born: Saturday 9 March 1918
Description: Author, USA
Summary: Born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Spillane was the only child of his Irish-American bartender father, John Joseph Spillane, and his Scottish mother, Catherine Anne. Spillane attended Erasmus Hall High School.

John Mccallum
Date Born: Thursday 14 March 1918
Description: Actor, Australia
Summary: McCallum became a leading man in Australian films of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1948 he married the British actress Googie Withers, with whom he appeared in a large number of films.

Howard Cosell
Date Born: Monday 25 March 1918
Description: Television Sportscaster. USA
Summary: He gained wide fame and acclaim during his tenure as a football commentator on ABC's "Monday Night Football".

Andy Hamilton
Date Born: Tuesday 26 March 1918
Description: Saxophonist, Jamaica
Summary: He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.

Pearl Bailey
Date Born: Friday 29 March 1918
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: She was born in Southampton County, Virginia, to Rev. Joseph and Ella Mae Bailey.

Spike Milligan
Date Born: Tuesday 16 April 1918
Description: Vocalist, Trumpeter, UK
Summary: The headstone of Spike Milligan's grave, formerly in the grounds of St Thomas's Winchelsea, East Sussex. his grave here remains unmarked. The epitaph reads Duirt mé leat go raibh mé breoite, Irish for "I told you I was ill."[edit] DeathEven late in life, Milligan's black humour had not deserted him. After the death of Harry Secombe from cancer, he said, "I'm glad he died before me, because I didn't want him to sing at my funeral." A recording of Secombe singing was played at Milligan's memorial service. He also wrote his own obituary, in which he stated repeatedly that he "wrote the Goon show and died".[citation needed] Milligan died from liver disease, at the age of 83, on 27 February 2002, at his home in Rye, East Sussex. On the day of his funeral, 8 March 2002, his coffin was carried to St Thomas's Church in Winchelsea, East Sussex and was draped in the flag of the Republic of Ireland. He had once quipped that he wanted his headstone to bear the words "I told you I was ill." He was buried at St Thomas's cemetery but the Chichester diocese refused to allow this epitaph.

Tony Mattola
Date Born: Thursday 18 April 1918
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Mottola was one of the most sought after and respected studio musicians in the recording and music industry. He worked extensively with Frank Sinatra and Perry Como.

Jack Paar
Date Born: Wednesday 1 May 1918
Description: Comedian, actor, director, producer, musician and writer.
Summary: Paar showed film clips of the Beatles performing, one month before their famous live appearance on the The Ed Sullivan Show.

June Duprez
Date Born: Tuesday 14 May 1918
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Duprez retired. Her final credited film performance was in One Plus One (1961).

Eddy Arnold
Date Born: Wednesday 15 May 1918
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Born in Henderson, Tennessee, he made his first radio appearance in 1936. Nick named The Tennesse Plough Boy.

Billy Wright
Date Born: Thursday 23 May 1918
Description: Vocalist,USA
Summary: He charted with songs such as ’Hey Little Girl’ etc in the early fifties.

Claude Akins
Date Born: Saturday 25 May 1918
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: One of many actors one knew on the screen but could not put a name to it. Akins was popular in many films as supprt and later TV roles came his way.

Frank Cordell
Date Born: Saturday 1 June 1918
Description: Composer, Arranger and Conductor
Summary: He was nominated for the Academy Award and Golden Globe for his feature film score of Cromwell, 1970.

Robert Preston
Date Born: Saturday 8 June 1918
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Preston was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the son of a garment worker. He attending Abraham Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, California.

John Simmons
Date Born: Friday 14 June 1918
Description: Bassist, US
Summary: John Simmons was a valuable bassist on many sessions in the 1940s and '50s. He grew up in Tulsa and in California.

Sebastian Cabot
Date Born: Saturday 6 July 1918
Description: Actor - U.S.A.
Summary: Even though he played the villain in so many films Sebastian Cabot is mainly remembered for the TV series ’Family Affair’ with Brian Keith in the sixties.

Cindy Walker
Date Born: Saturday 20 July 1918
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
Summary: Walker wrote songs for Bing Crosby and the 1962 rock song "Dream Baby" for Roy Orbison. She also authored "Distant Drums" for Jim Reeves.

Ruggiero Ricci
Date Born: Wednesday 24 July 1918
Description: Violinist, USA
Summary: His father first taught him to play the violin. At age seven, Ricci studied with Louis Persinger and Elizabeth Lackey. Persinger would become his piano accompanist for many recitals and recordings.

Hank Jones
Date Born: Wednesday 31 July 1918
Description: Pianist, Band leader, Composer, USA
Summary: Born in Mississippi, where his father, a Baptist deacon and lumber inspector, bought a three story brick home. One of seven children, Jones was raised in a musical family. His mother sang, his two older sisters studied piano, and his two younger brothers Thad, a trumpeter, and Elvin, a drummer—also became world famous jazz musicians.

Norman Granz
Date Born: Tuesday 6 August 1918
Description: Record producer, USA
Summary: Granz also was among the first to pay white and black artists the same salary and to give them equal treatment even in minor details, like dressing rooms.

Roy C. Bennett
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1918
Description: Composer of music, USA
Summary: Partnered with Sid Tepper, between 1945 and 1970 Bennett had close to three hundred musical compositions published.

Sid Bernstein
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1918
Description: Rock promoter, music producer
Summary: Bernstein helped start the British Invasion by bringing The Beatles over to the United States from Britain.

Leonard Bernstein
Date Born: Sunday 25 August 1918
Description: Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Arranger, USA
Summary: Bernstein was born to a Polish, Jewish family from the Ukraine. He had his name changed to Leonard officially when he was fifteen. His father, Sam Bernstein, was a businessman, and initially opposed young Leonard's interest in music.

Alan Jay Lerner
Date Born: Saturday 31 August 1918
Description: Composer, Lyricist, USA
Summary: At the time of his death he was married to actress Liz Robertson, who was thirty-six years his junior.

Jimmy Blanton
Date Born: Saturday 5 October 1918
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Jimmy Blanton played in the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Stoney Cooper
Date Born: Wednesday 16 October 1918
Description: Fidler, Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: An American country musician from Harman, West Virginia. He played the fiddle and guitar.

Rita Hayworth
Date Born: Thursday 17 October 1918
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
Summary: At Columbia Rita Cansino was renamed Rita Hayworth, adding a Y to her mother's maiden name of Haworth.

Jerry Adler
Date Born: Wednesday 30 October 1918
Description: Harminica player, USA
Summary: He taught actors how to pretend to play the instrument convincingly where their on screen performances required.

Art Carney
Date Born: Monday 4 November 1918
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Carney's work on stage included the portrayal on Broadway in 1965-67 of Felix Unger in "The Odd Couple" opposite Walter Matthau as Oscar.

Jack Elam
Date Born: Wednesday 13 November 1918
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: American film actor best known for his numerous roles as villains in Western films.

Joe Williams
Date Born: Thursday 12 December 1918
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Joe Williams joined the Count Basie replacing Jimmy Rushing.Sang with big bands such as Andy Kirk, Coleman Hawkins etc.

Professor Longhair
Date Born: Thursday 19 December 1918
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
Summary: Professor Longhair is noteworthy for having been active in two distinct periods, both in the heyday of early rhythm and blues, and in the resurgence of interest in traditional jazz'

David "panama" Francis
Date Born: Saturday 21 December 1918
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: As rhythm and blues and rock and roll went mainstream Francis became even more sought after. He drummed on the Elvis Presley demos, and he is featured on hits by the Four Seasons "Big Girls Don't Cry" ets.

George Treadwell
Date Born: Saturday 21 December 1918
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: Treadwell played in the house band at Monroe's in Harlem in 1941-42, then worked with Benny Carter later in 1942 in Florida.

Jimmy Jones - Pianist
Date Born: Monday 30 December 1918
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: Jones recorded throughout the 1950s with many noted singers.

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