This Day in Showbiz History… February 10


Hard to believe, but singer Roberta Flack (pictured), who gave us Killing Me Softly and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, turns 82 today (although some maintain she is actually 80…there are many conflicting online entries).

Actress Laura Dern seen in Blue Velvet, Rambling Rose, Wild At Heart and Jurassic Park, and the daughter of actor Bruce Dern, turns 52 today. Locally, award-winning actor Paul Slabolepszy turns 71 today.

On this day in 1999, reports Playbill, a revival of the Arthur Miller play, Death of a Salesman, opened on Broadway, starring Brian Dennehy. The site adds that it was exactly 50 years after the original Broadway debut of the play, starring Lee J Cobb, at the Morosco Theatre.

On this day in 2005, celebrated US playwright Arthur Miller died of cancer. He was 89. Miller’s plays include The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, After the Fall and All My Sons.

On this day in 1984, the Culture Club hit, Karma Chameleon,spent the first of its two weeks at the top of South Africa’s Springbok Radio Top 20. Just saying…