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Celebrity Birthdays, October 13

October 13th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Ashanti
Happy Birthday to Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe (1982), singer Ashanti (1980), actor Sacha Baron Cohen a.k.a. Ali G (1971), legendary football receiver Jerry Rice (1962), Sky High actress Kelly Preston (1962), singer/actress Marie Osmond (1959), 'Red Rocker' Sammy Hagar (1947), singer/songwriter Paul Simon (1941), baseball legend Eddie Mathews (1931; d. 2001), British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (1925), legendary comedian Lenny Bruce (1925; d. 1966), The Wiz actor Nipsey Russell (1924; d. 2005), jazz pianist Art Tatum (1909; d. 1956), and deadball era baseball player Rube Wadde...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 13

October 13th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Ashanti
Happy Birthday to Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe (1982), singer Ashanti (1980), actor Sacha Baron Cohen a.k.a. Ali G (1971), legendary football receiver Jerry Rice (1962), Sky High actress Kelly Preston (1962), singer/actress Marie Osmond (1959), 'Red Rocker' Sammy Hagar (1947), singer/songwriter Paul Simon (1941), baseball legend Eddie Mathews (1931; d. 2001), British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (1925), legendary comedian Lenny Bruce (1925; d. 1966), The Wiz actor Nipsey Russell (1924; d. 2005), jazz pianist Art Tatum (1909; d. 1956), and deadball era baseball player Rube Wadde...
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Peter Falk Recalls Embarrassing Incident Involving His Glass Eye

August 3rd, 2006 1:47pm EDT
Peter Falk
TV legend Peter Falk was left humiliated when he saw Art Tatum perform because his pals hid his false eye in the jazz legend's drink. The actor, famous for his role as TV detective Colombo, lost his right eye to cancer when he was just three years old, and he told friends he would be unable to attend the Tatum concert because he had misplaced his glass replacement.

But his friends persuaded him that people would not notice he was lacking an eye in a dark jazz club, so he went along - and walked right into their practical joke.

He says, "When it got too late and the place emptied...
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