Arnold Stang

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Arnold Stang (1918-2009), pictured in 1951

Arnold Stang (September 28, 1918 – December 20, 2009) was an American comic actor and voice actor, whose comic persona was a small and bespectacled, yet brash and knowing big-city type.

After starting his career in radio during the 1940s, Stang moved into television in the 1950s, and films in the 1960s.

20th Century Highlights

  • The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), “Sparrow”
  • Top Cat (TV, 1961-1962), voice of “T.C.”
  • It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), “Ray”
  • Hercules in New York (1969), “Pretzie”

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August 25: Richard Greene would have been 100 today

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Richard Greene (1918-1985)

Richard Greene (1918 – 1985) was a noted English film and television actor. A matinée idol who appeared in more than 40 films, he was perhaps best known for the lead role in the long-running British TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood, which ran for 143 episodes from 1955 to 1959.

August 25: Leonard Bernstein would have been 100 today

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Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim.

Many of his works are regularly performed around the world, although none has matched the tremendous popular and critical success of West Side Story.