Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Animation Fun Facts for Aug 21, 2012 Tues.
Birthdays: Christopher Robin Milne-1920, Wilt (Wilt the Stilt) Chamberlain, Friz Freleng, Matthew Broderick- the voice of Simba in The Lion King, Disney story artist Vance Gerry, Peter Weir is 68, Kim Catrall is 56, Carrie Anne Moss is 45 1887- Mighty (Dan) Casey struck out at his last at bat with the NY Giants. The poem was written many years later. 1929-Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo marry. 1930- Pardon Us, the first feature length film starring Laurel & Hardy. In 1926, Hal Roach director Leo McCarey noticed the Briton Stan Laurel and Georgia born singer Oliver Hardy looked funny together, and put them in a series of shorts. Laurel & Hardy became one of the greatest comedy teams in film history. 1944- Moviestar James Cagney, star of Yankee Doodle Dandy, cleared of charges of Communism. The accusations probably had less to do with Cagney's politics and more to do with his Actor’s union activism and his fighting in court the restrictive personal contracts studios put their stars under.