Happy Birthday Sam Shepard!
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|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]
Happy Birthday Lulu!
|Lulu (Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie) (born November 3, 1948) – U.K. singer
Read the Wikipedia article about Lulu here
Lulu performs “Cry”
Lulu and Engelbert sing “I Need You Now”
Lulu performs her signature “To Sir With Love” in 2017
Happy Birthday Zadie Smith!
|Zadie Smith (born October 25, 1975) – UK novelist – Swing Time
Read about Zadie Smith here and here
Read a 2012 Telegraph interview of Zadie Smith here
Happy Birthday Dick Gregory!
|Richard Gregory (born October 12, 1932) – U.S. comedian, civil rights activist
Read about Dick Gregory here and here
Read the Guardian obituary for Dick Gregory here
“I walked into this restaurant and this waitress said ‘we don’t serve coloured people here’ and I said ‘that’s all right, I don’t eat coloured people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.’” The joke encapsulates the three careers pursued by Gregory, who has died aged 84 – comedian, political activist and diet expert.”
Dick Gregory performs standup and speaks to David Letterman about his life (1984)