Wednesday, March 21, 2012

On This Date: March 21

1946: Timothy Dalton was born in Colwyn Bay, Wales. Prior to joining Her Majesty’s Secret Service for three outings as James Bond, he portrayed Prince Barin in the 1980 version of Flash Gordon, produced by Dino De Laurentiis. He also took on the role of the suave Basil St. John in 1989 adaptation of Dale Messick’s Brenda Starr and that of Nazi spy Neville Sinclair in the 1991 pulp adventure of The Rocketeer.

1958: Gary Oldham was born in New Cross, London, England. His resume includes two BAFTA Awards,  Academy- and Emmy-Award nominations, and three turns as Gotham City’s most honest cop James Gordon in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises.

1962: Matthew Broderick was born in New York City. Long after his days as Ferris Bueller, he played security guard John Brown who winds as a high tech policeman in the 1999 comedy Inspector Gadget.

1962: Rosie O’Donnell was born in Bayside, Queens, New York. The actress-turned-talk show host brought Betty Rubble to life in The Flinstones (1994).

(Image: Timothy Dalton as Prince Barin and Ornella Muti as Princess Aura in Flash Gordon, Universal Studios)

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