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On this Day in Movie History, June 13, 1943: Malcolm McDowell Born

Born this day, June 13, 1943, Malcolm McDowell, an English actor, known for his boisterous and sometimes villainous roles, whose career spans more than four decades.

Known for the controversial films If…., O Lucky Man!, A Clockwork Orange, and Caligul

Since then, his versatility as an actor has led to varied roles in films and television series of different genres, including Tank Girl, Star Trek Generations, the TV serial Our Friends in the North, Entourage, Heroes, Metalocalypse, the animated movie Bolt, the 2007 remake of Halloween and its sequel, and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

He is also well known for his narration of the seminal 1982 documentary The Compleat Beatles.

1892 – (Philip St. John) Basil Rathbone (actor: The Mark of Zorro, Captain Blood, The Last Hurrah, The Hound of the Baskervilles, House of Fear, David Copperfield, Last Days of Pompeii, Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes, A Christmas Carol, The Comedy of Terrors; died July 21, 1967)

1910 – Mary (Isabelle) Wickes (Wickenhauser) (actress: Little Women, Sister Act, Postcards from the Edge, How to Murder Your Wife; died Oct 22, 1995)

1918 – Ben Johnson (actor: Angels in the Outfield, The Getaway, The Last Picture Show, One-Eyed Jacks, Red Dawn, Shane; died Apr 8, 1996)

1926 – Paul Lynde (comedian, actor: The Paul Lynde Show, Hollywood Squares, Love American Style, Temperatures Rising, Bewitched, The Red Buttons Show; cartoon voice: Claude Pertwee; died Jan 10, 1982)

1953 – Tim Allen (Timothy Allen Dick) (comedian, actor: Home Improvement, Showtime Comedy Club All-Stars II, The Santa Clause, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Galaxy Quest)

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