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This Day in Pop Culture for October 28

Elsa Lanchester

1902: Elsa Lanchester is Born

While you may not know the actress Elsa Lanchester by name, you definitely have seen her in one of her acting character rolls. Lanchester, who was born on this day in 1902, is best known for her portray as the “Monster’s mate” in the classic 1935 flick, The Bride of Frankenstein, which despite its association with Halloween, it was released in May. She also had bit rolls in many Disney movies including Disney’s Blackbeard’s Ghost, That Darn Cat! and she played Katie Nanna in Mary Poppins. (Image: Universal Pictures)

Birthdays

  • 1897: Edith Head (costume designer)
  • 1936: Charlie Daniels (singer)
  • 1948: Telma Hopkins (actress)
  • 1952: Annie Potts (actress)
  • 1955: Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft)
  • 1963: Lauren Holly (actress)
  • 1963: Sheryl Underwood (comedian)

  • 1965: Jami Gertz (actress)
  • 1966: Andy Richter (comedian)
  • 1967: Julie Roberts (actress)
  • 1972: Brad Paisley (singer)
  • 1974: Joaquin Phoenix (actor)
  • 1998: Nolan Gould (actor)

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Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about pop culture, arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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