December 11 – Teri Garr

Happy Birthday Teri Garr!

Teri Garr (born December 11, 1947) U.S. actress, dancer – Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood (2005) Teri Garr

Read the Wikipedia article about Teri Garr here

Read a 1983 People magazine article about Garr
http://people.com/archive/teri-garr-is-no-dizzy-blonde-but-acting-like-one-in-tootsie-hasnt-hurt-vol-19-no-7/

Watch a scene from Young Frankenstein, “Put the Candle Back!”
Teri Garr in Young Frankenstein
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO3qJGKs9gw

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December 9 – Joel Chandler Harris

Happy Birthday Joel Chandler Harris!

Joel Chandler Harris

Joel Chandler Harris (born December 9, 1845, according to here) – US folklorist, compiler of Uncle Remus tales

Read the New Georgia Encyclopedia biography of Joel Chandler Harris here

More about Joel Chandler Harris here and here

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December 7 – Willa Cather

Happy Birthday Willa Cather!

Willa Cather

Willa Cather (born December 7, 1873) – US novelist

Read about Willa Cather here and here

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December 5 – Joan Didion

Happy Birthday Joan Didion!

Joan Didion

Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) US novelist, memoirist, journalist

Read the Wikipedia article about Joan Didion

Read the Vanity Fair article about Didion:

https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/02/joan-didion-writer-los-angeles

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December LitBirthdays

December

December 1

Candace Bushnell

Rex Stout

Woody Allen

Richard Pryor

December 2

Yaël Dayan (Hebrew: יעל דיין‎ )

Jüri Reinvere

Botho Strauss

Elizabeth Berg

Ann Patchett

December 3

Boris A. Novak

Jean-Luc Godard

Joseph Conrad (Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski)

Daniel Bedingfield

Alaíde Foppa de Solórzano

December 4

Wen Shaoxian
(溫紹賢)

Frances Power Cobbe

Rainer Maria Rilke

Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter)

December 5

Rose Wilder Lane

Walt Disney

Miloš Đukelić

Joan Didion

December 6

Martin Hirsch

Eve Curie Labouisse

James Elphinston

Ira Gershwin

Tomson Highway

December 7

Noam Chomsky

Willa Cather

Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi [عبدالرحمن صوفی]

Dom Joseph Pothier

December 8

Horace

Jim Morrison

Delmore Schwartz

Nicki Minaj

December 9

Imogen Heap

Joel Chandler Harris

Grace Hopper

Edoardo Sanguineti

Avraham B. Yehoshua

December 10

Marina Orlova
( Марина Владимировна Орлова )

Emily Dickinson

Maria Benitez (Maria Bibiana Benitez Constanza)

December 11

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (Алекса́ндр Иса́евич Солжени́цын )

Subramanya Bharathi

Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

December 12

Christian Metz

Robert Lepage

Gustave Flaubert

December 13

James Wright

Amy Lee

Heinrich Heine

December 14

Tove Ditlevsen

Nostradamus (Michel de Nostredame)

Lucrecia Martel


December 15

Donald Goines (pseudonym Al C Clark)

Betty Smith (Elisabeth Wehner)

Ludwik Łazarz Zamenhof


December 16

Benny Andersson

Noel Coward

Barbara Smith


December 17

Es’kia Mphahlele

John Greenleaf Whittier

William Safire



December 18

Hal Kanter

Alfred Bester

Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov

December 19

Péter Tímár

Gisèle Freund

Su Tung-p’o
[Su Shi]

December 20

Kate Atkinson

Nalo Hopkinson

Väinö Linna

December 21

Edward Hoagland

Heinrich Boll

Ivan Blatný

December 22

Eduard Uspensky

Giacomo Puccini

Kenneth Rexroth

December 23

Alison Sudol

Katie Underwood

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa


December 24

Mary Higgins Clark

Herbert Reinecker

Isador Feinstein Stone


December 25

Sheila Heti

Dido (Florian Armstrong)

Rod Serling

December 26

David Sedaris

Narendra Prasad

Alejo Carpentier


December 27

Greg Mortenson

Mirza Ghalib

Kevin Patterson

December 28

Liu Xiaobo

Shen Congwen (Shen Ts’ung-wen) 沈從文

Mortimer J. Adler

December 29

Gilbert Adair

William Gaddis

Dallas Austin

December 30

Julia Briggs

Alfredo Bracchi

Joseph Rudyard Kipling

December 31

Machi Tawara

Siné

Odetta Holmes Gordon

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LitBirthdays November 5

Happy Birthday Sam Shepard!

Photo by Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5859282a)

Sam Shepard (Samuel Shepard Rogers) (born November 5, 1943) – U.S. playwright, actor

Read the Wikipedia article here

Read the Washington Post obituary for Sam Shepard here

Mr. Shepard came of age writing poetry and plays in the 1960s as alternative experimentation transformed the theater scene. As a playwright, he created an original, influential tone fusing rock-and-roll spirit, Tennessee Williams-style brutal lyricism and a 1960s radical attack on realism.

[Nelson Pressley in the Washington Post, July 31, 2017]

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November 3 LitBirthday – Lulu

Happy Birthday Lulu!

Lulu

Lulu (Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie) (born November 3, 1948) – U.K. singer

Read the Wikipedia article about Lulu here

Lulu performs “Cry”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs5Xr2CU-NI&app=desktop

Lulu and Engelbert sing “I Need You Now”
youtube.com/watch?v=jrhFo2S4ezg&app=desktop

Lulu performs her signature “To Sir With Love” in 2017

 

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