To balance the "RIP" thread, I thought it would be good to have a "happy birthday" one.

So, let me say Happy Birthday to Larry Bird. I had the good fortune of being at Indiana State when he was playing. Amazing. One of the greatest ever.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
Kirk Douglas is 100 today.

If he was in the movie, I watched it. One of the greatest of the non-steroid tough guys.
Yep. From back when they still made real movies instead of just blue screen slo mo special effects all spliced together.

I don't think he was ever in a movie where he ran out of a building in slow motion just before the whole building blew up behind him. Whew!

And while some of his stuff was kind of corny (Lust for Life), and some was over the top hilarious (Spartacus), he still did a fine job more often than not and even made some great films (Paths of Glory).

If he was in it I'd still watch it. He's really the last of a breed.
One of my favorites is Lonely are the Brave.

If there was a movie with Kirk and Burt Lancaster in it, my religion required me to watch it.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
One of my favorites is Lonely are the Brave.

If there was a movie with Kirk and Burt Lancaster in it, my religion required me to watch it.


Was it shown at church?
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Originally posted by Board-O:
One of my favorites is Lonely are the Brave.

If there was a movie with Kirk and Burt Lancaster in it, my religion required me to watch it.


There are:
I Walk Alone 1948
Gunfight at the OK Corral 1957
The Devil's Disciple 1958
Seven Days in May 1964
Victory at Entebbe 1976
Tough Guys 1986
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Originally posted by aphilla:
Kirk Douglas is 100 today.


Out of the Past
Ace in the Hole
Paths of Glory
Seven Days in May
Two Weeks in Another Town
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Originally posted by haggis:
Kenneth Branagh b-day today


We saw him in Chicago before he was famous in King Lear. He played Edmund and Emma Thompson was the fool. Great stuff. I loved him in Henry V and as Wallander.
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
This is an excellent thread haggis!


Thank you, DD.

Christopher Plummer - many happy returns
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
Pope Francis


Good one. Having been involved, at a bit of a distance, with the Pontifical Academy of Science I really appreciate his ability to reconcile science and religion.
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Originally posted by haggis:
Many happy returns of the day to:

Steven Spielberg
Brad Pitt (not sure how "happy" it is!)
Keith Richards

And Ross Morrison of the TWC.
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Originally posted by haggis:
Brad Pitt (not sure how "happy" it is!)

I'd be happy to be away from that unattractive weirdo he was married to. Never got the appeal many had for her looks.
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Originally posted by haggis:
Brad Pitt (not sure how "happy" it is!)

I'd be happy to be away from that unattractive weirdo he was married to. Never got the appeal many had for her looks.

Agree with you - don't see it.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
Al Kaline

What a great player! Never played in the minors. I was at a game at Yankee Stadium that the Tigers won. On the last play of the game, Kaline ran in, dove, and got the ball flipping over and breaking his collarbone. He layt on the field until they brought out a stretcher to carry him off. All the fans (This was in Yankee Stadium) stayed and stood until they carried him off and applauded.
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
Happy 60th Birthday to my favorite guitarist, Dave Murray!!

You beat me to it!
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Originally posted by haggis:
Many happy returns of the day to Denzel Washington

I've enjoyed many of his movies.

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