June 19: Significant 20th Century Celebrity Birthdays

Barry Took would have been 90, while Neighbours actor, Ian Smith is 80, and the Cosby Show’s Phylicia Rashād is 70

1928-Barry_Took Barry Took (June 19, 1928 – March 31, 2002) was an English writer, television presenter and comedian. His decade and a half writing partnership with Marty Feldman led to the television series Bootsie and Snudge, the radio comedy Round the Horne and other projects.

He is also remembered in the UK for presenting Points of View, a BBC Television programme featuring viewers’ letters on the BBC’s output, and the BBC Radio 4 programme The News Quiz.

1938-Ian_Smith Ian Smith (born June 19, 1938) is an Australian soap opera character actor, television producer and screenwriter. He played Harold Bishop in the soap opera Neighbours from 1987 until 1991. He returned to the role in 1996 and continued as a series regular until 2009.
1948-Phylicia_Rashad Phylicia Rashād (born June 19, 1948) is an American actress, singer and stage director. She is known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984–92), which earned her Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986.

Her 20th century Broadway credits include Into the Woods (1988), and Jelly’s Last Jam (1993).

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