Wednesday, December 13, 2006
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN DAVIDSON & DICK VAN DYKE
Today is John Davidson's 65Th birthday. Now if that doesn't make me feel old, I don't know what does. I used to watch John when he was very young (and I was younger too) on the Kraft Summer Music Hall on NBC television. He would find older couples celebrating their anniversaries and sing songs that had become famous in those kind and wonderful years. John also starred in a couple of some wonderful Disney musicals of the 1960's. One was "The Happiest Millionaire" and the other was "The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band" Both had Lesley Ann Warren as his co-star! It is also the 81st birthday of the one and only Dick Van Dyke. Dick made his first fame with the Broadway musical "Bring Back Birdie" and then on to playing Bert in Walt Disney's classic movie "Mary Poppins" and Carracticus Potts in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" He was a huge fan of Stan Laurel and even delivered the dear man's obituary in 1962. Of course, I am a giant fan of Laurel & Hardy myself! I read where the great Mr. Van Dyke can be currently seen in the current Ben Stiller comedy "A Night in the Museum". Busy days at work all this week! Well until next time!