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December 11 – Teri Garr

Happy Birthday Teri Garr! Teri Garr (born December 11, 1947) U.S. actress, dancer – Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood (2005) 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 … Continue reading

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December 9 – Joel Chandler Harris

Happy Birthday 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 … Continue reading

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December 7 – Willa Cather

Happy Birthday 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 (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) … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays November 5

Happy Birthday Sam Shepard! 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 … Continue reading

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November 3 LitBirthday – Lulu

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” 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 … Continue reading

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