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Who was born on this day
  1. Nanni Moretti (64)
    In 1953, Nanni Moretti was born on this date in Brunico, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy More...
  2. Gene Roddenberry
    In 1921, Gene Roddenberry was born on this date in El Paso, Texas, USA. More...
  3. Kyra Sedgwick (52)
    In 1965, Kyra Sedgwick was born on this date in New York City, New York, USA More...
  4. Matthew Perry (48)
    In 1969, Matthew Perry was born on this date in Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA More...
  5. Pablo Larraín (41)
    In 1976, Pablo Larraín was born on this date in Santiago, Chile More...
  6. Gustavo Santaolalla (66)
    In 1951, Gustavo Santaolalla was born on this date in El Palomar, Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina More...
  7. Franklin Milton
    In 1907, Franklin Milton was born on this date in Carthage, Missouri, USA. More...
  8. Marcos Palmeira (54)
    In 1963, Marcos Palmeira was born on this date in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil More...
  9. Ben Wolf
    In 1921, Ben Wolf was born on this date in New Jersey, USA. More...
  10. Adam Arkin (61)
    In 1956, Adam Arkin was born on this date in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA More...
Who died on this day
  1. Raoul Ruiz
    In 2011, Raoul Ruiz died on this date in Paris, Ile-de-France, France. More...
  2. Don Hewitt
    In 2009, Don Hewitt died on this date in Bridgehampton, New York, USA. More...
  3. Danny Arnold
    In 1995, Danny Arnold died on this date in Los Angeles, California, USA. More...
  4. Tony Scott
    In 2012, Tony Scott died on this date in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA. More...
  5. Stephenie McMillan
    In 2013, Stephenie McMillan died on this date in Norfolk, England, UK. More...
  6. Krzysztof Ptak
    In 2016, Krzysztof Ptak died on this date in Poland. More...
  7. Groucho Marx
    In 1977, Groucho Marx died on this date in Los Angeles, California, USA. More...
  8. Antonio Larreta
    In 2015, Antonio Larreta died on this date in Montevideo, Uruguay. More...
  9. George Milo
    In 1984, George Milo died on this date in Los Angeles, California, USA. More...
  10. Lee Thompson Young
    In 2013, Lee Thompson Young died on this date in Los Angeles, California, USA. More...
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  1. Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon And Titan Of Telethons, Dies At 91Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:24:00 -0400
    Lewis, whose comedic duo with Dean Martin launched him to the peak of showbiz, starred and directed in dozens of films. He was perhaps just as famous for his charity work fighting muscular dystrophy. More...
  2. In 'Patti Cake$,' An Aspiring Rap Artist Reaches For The StarsSat, 19 Aug 2017 18:10:51 -0400
    NPR's Dwane Brown speaks with director Geremy Jasper and lead actress Danielle Macdonald about the film's message of finding yourself. More...
  3. Classic Movie Review: 'Dr. Strangelove'Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400
    We all have movies we somehow never got around to watching. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro had never seen Dr. Strangelove. She and NPR's Scott Simon review this old, but still relevant, film. More...
  4. A Hologram Husband Keeps Lois Smith Company In 'Marjorie Prime'Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400
    Smith has been acting for more than 60 years, and she's earned rave reviews for her performance in Marjorie Prime. How does she explain her continued success? "I'm very lucky," she says. More...
  5. High Spirited 'Patti Cake$' Dresses Its Cinderella Story In Dirty Jersey DragFri, 18 Aug 2017 15:02:01 -0400
    A hard-working aspiring rapper rises above her dead-end existence with the help of some supportive friends and her own irrepressible talent. Critic Justin Change says Patti Cake$ is irresistible. More...
  6. 'Patti Cake$' i$ $weet But $lightThu, 17 Aug 2017 17:28:00 -0400
    A Jersey girl dreams of rap stardom in this "conventional dramedy" that highlights star Danielle Macdonald's charisma but reduces other characters to types. More...
  7. 'Dave Made A Maze,' But Dave Forgot A ScriptThu, 17 Aug 2017 17:00:19 -0400
    In this gorgeously designed movie, the walls of an elaborate cardboard maze are more substantial than the characters inside it. More...
  8. 'California Typewriter': A Love-Letter To The Carriage-Return LeverThu, 17 Aug 2017 17:00:00 -0400
    Doug Nichol's documentary profiles the stubborn holdouts collectors, repairmen, and a few celebrities who treasure the tactile pleasures of the humble typewriter. More...
  9. A NASCAR Caper Comedy Fueled By Thick Southern Accents: 'Logan Lucky'Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:00:00 -0400
    Steven Soderbergh's return to filmmaking after a brief hiatus features strong chemistry between its two leads, a great cast, and the faint whiff of condescension. More...
  10. 'Cabaret Hurricane' Bridget Everett Moves To The Big Screen In 'Patti Cake$'Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:30:49 -0400
    The comic and cabaret performer says she's had audience members walk out of her raunchy live act. In her new film, she plays a washed-up local rock star whose daughter is an aspiring rap artist. More...