This Day in Showbiz History… June 3


The late Tony Curtis (pictured), father of actress Jamie Lee Curtis and who starred alongside Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot, was born on this day, in 1925.

Singer Deniece Williams (remember Let’s Hear About the Boy?) turns 72 today, while actress Michelle Keegan, of UK TV’s Coronation Street, turns 35.

Stars who died on this day include actor Anthony Quinn (in 2001), actor David Carradine (in 2009) and actress Rue McClanahan, who played Blanche in TV’s The Golden Girls (in 2010).

It was reportedly on this day in 1970 that Ray Davies, lead singer of The Kinks, travelled a round trip from New York to London to change a single word in the song Lola (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola), because of a BBC advertising reference ban.

Rising to the top of the South African singles chart on this day in 1983 was Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler. It spent seven weeks at No 1. Just saying…