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Interesting People in Gemini



DANNY ELFMAN
May 29, 1953
Amarillo, Texas

Best known for his work in collaboration with director Tim Burton, composer Danny Elfman created one of the most distinctive bodies of work in contemporary film music, bringing his talents to a dark fantasy world populated by superheroes, monsters and freaks. He was the son of novelist Blossom Elfman.

PRISCILLA LANE (Priscilla Mullican)
June 12, 1915 Indianola Iowa
April 4, 1995 Andover Massachusetts
5' 2½"

Priscilla Lane attended the Eagin School of Dramatic Arts in New York before she began touring with her sisters. She was a popular singer with her sisters and, after 5 years, she was signed to a Hollywood contract with Warner Brothers in 1937. Her first film was Varsity Show (1937) where she had the hard task of portraying a singer with the Fred Waring Band. Priscilla was to play the nice girl against the temperamental star played by her sister Rosemary Lane. She would team with her two sisters, Rosemary Lane and Lola Lane, to make a series of drama's beginning with the film Four Daughters (1938). In most of her films, all Priscilla had to do was to look attractive and give a good supporting performance. In Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), which was release 3 years after it was filmed, she would play the fiancee of Cary Grant. When Alfred Hitchcock was unable to get Barbara Stanwyck, he cast Priscilla in Saboteur (1942) where she was on the run with the hero. By that time, her movie career was almost finished and she would appear in just a couple of films over the next five years before retiring in 1948.
Col. Joseph A. Howard, USAF May 22 1942 her husband was also a Gemini

BASIL RATHBONE
June 13, 1852. Sherlock Holmes

SAUL BELLOW
June 10, 1915
He was an acclaimed Canadian-born American writer.

MOONDOG
was the pseudonym of Louis Thomas Hardin
May 26, 1916–September 8, 1999
a blind American composer, musician, cosmologist, poet, and inventor of several musical instruments. Although these achievements would have been considered extraordinary for any blind person, Moondog further removed himself from society through his decision to make his home on the streets of New York for approximately twenty of the thirty years he spent in the city. The public began to appreciate the extent of Moondog's talents only in the final decades of Moondog's life, primarily because of his stubborn refusal to wear anything other than his own home-made clothes,[citation needed] all based on his own interpretation of the Norse god Thor. Indeed, he was known for much of his life as 'The Viking of 6th Avenue"