Thursday, January 31, 2013

On This Date: January 31

1902 Tallulah Bankhead was born in Huntsville, Alabama. In March of 1967, the audacious actress appeared as the deadly Black Widow in the episodes “Caught in the Spider’s Den” and “Black Widow Strikes Again” of the television series Batman. She died in 1968 at the age of 66.

1941 Jessica Walter was born in Brooklyn, New York. The Emmy Award-winning actress, known for her role as Lucille Bluth on the comedy series Arrested Development and as the voice of Malory Archer on Archer, portrayed Morgan le Fay in the 1978 television movie Dr. Strange, based on the Marvel Comics character.

1952 The ape-like creature known as the Marsupilami, created by Belgian cartoonist Andr√© Franquin, debuted in the comics magazine Spirou. The spotted, yellow-furred imp was featured in the 2012 CGI/live-action family film Sur la Piste du Marsupilami.

1977 Kerry Washington was born in the Bronx, New York. She played artist (and Ben Grimm’s love interest) Alicia Masters in Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007).

(Image: Kerry Washington in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Marvel Entertainment/2oth Century Fox)

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