April 2: Celebrities

HAPPY EASTER to all Nostalgists!


Buddy_Ebsen“Jed Clampett” in The Beverly Hillbillies, Buddy Ebsen would have been 110 today (died 2003)

American actor and dancer, Buddy Ebsen, had a career spanned seven decades, including the role of Jed Clampett in the television sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971) and the title character in the television detective drama Barnaby Jones (1973–1980).

  • British actor, Alec Guinness (1914, died 2000)
  • “What’s Going On” singer, Marvin Gaye (1939, died 1984, one day short of his 45th birthday)
  • American actress, Joanna Cassidy (1945)
  • “Adrian Mole” creator, Sue Townsend (1946, died 2014)
  • Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, and England forward, Teddy Sheringham (1966)


  • Valley of the Dolls author Jacqueline Susann married Irving Mansfield (1939, until her death in 1974)
  • Georgy Girl actress Lynn Redgrave married John Clark (1967, until 2000)
  • Kate & Allie actress Jane Curtin married television producer Patrick Lynch (1975)


Prof Nostalgia does not know of any celebrities who died this day in the 20th Century. If you know better, why not let him know?

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