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On this Day in Movie History, April 28, 1874: Sidney Toler Born

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Born on this day April 28, 1874 Sidney Hooper Toler, an American actor, playwright, and theatre director. Of primarily Scottish ancestry, he was the second non-Asian actor to play the role of Charlie Chan.

Also Born On this Day
1878 – Lionel Barrymore (Blythe) (Academy Award-winning actor: A Free Soul [1930-31]; Camille, Captains Courageous, Duel in the Sun, It’s a Wonderful Life, Key Largo, The Little Colonel; died Nov 15, 1954)

1929 – Carolyn Jones (actress: The Tender Trap, The Seven Year Itch, Marjorie Morningstar, King Creole, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, House of Wax, How the West was Won, The Addams Family; died Aug 3, 1983)

1941 – Ann-Margret (Olsson) (actress: Carnal Knowledge, Tommy, Viva Las Vegas, Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men, Bye, Bye, Birdie, Scarlett; singer: I Just Don’t Understand)

1948 – Marcia Strassman (actress: Welcome Back Kotter, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Honey I Blew Up the Kids, Another Stakeout; singer)

1949 – Bruno Kirby (actor: The Basketball Diaries, Fallen Angels 2, City Slickers, When Harry Met Sally, Good Morning, Vietnam, This is Spinal Tap, Birdy, The Godfather, Part 2, The Harrad Experiment, The Super; died Aug 14, 2006)

1952 – Mary McDonnell (Actress: Scream 4, Margin Call, Crazy Like a Fox, Nola, Donnie Darko, Mumford, You Can Thank Me Later, Spanish Fly, Independence Day, Mariette in Ecstasy, Blue Chips)

1971 – Chris Young (actor: Falcon Crest, Max Headroom, Married People, Live-In, P.C.U., Deep Down, The Runestone, December, Book of Love, The Great Outdoors)