Tuesday, February 7, 2012

On This Date: February 7
Clarence Linden “Buster” Crabbe was born in Oakland, Calif. A medal-winning swimmer at both the 1928 and 1932 Olympic Games, Crabbe would go on to portray several pulp and comic strip characters including Tarzan, Flash Gordon, and Buck Rogers.

Pete Postlethwaite was born on Warrington, Lancashire, England. Nominated for an Academy Award for his role in In the Name of the Father (1993), Postlewaite portrayed the Keeper in Æon Flux (2005).

Eddie Izzard was born in what is now Aden, Yemen. He portrayed Casanova Frankenstein's seceond-in-command, Tony P. in Mystery Men (1999).

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