Remembering Barbara Stanwyck and Ginger Rogers on Their Birthday

For old movie buffs, July 16 is a very special day indeed. A pair of memorable stars were born on this day, and so special were they, we couldn’t choose one over the other in deciding which to pay tribute to. So today you get a double dip.

Happy birthday to the great Barbara Stanwyck, born 114 years ago today, and to the marvelous Ginger Rogers, just four years her junior. They don’t make ’em like these two wonderful gals anymore!

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Happy Birthday, Judy Garland!

The wonderful Judy Garland was born Frances Ethel Gumm 99 years ago today in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. From that humble beginning, she went on to an amazing career that few others have matched.

A friend once asked us, “Why is it that you’re so fond of Judy Garland, but you’re not so crazy about Barbra Streisand?” That was an easy one for us: With Ms. Streisand (with all due respect), it’s all about her pipes. With Ms. Garland, it’s all about her heart.

We’ll be featuring Garland’s music all today on Cladrite Radio. Why not tune in now?

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