# DXXXVIII…”Frau Blucher”…

Today, April 30th, is the birthday of veteran actress Cloris Leachman (1926), perhaps best known for her portrayal in Mel Brooks’ comedy classic, “Young Frankenstein”, as the character in the title above.  There is, however, an interesting sidenote that most people don’t know…the reason Mel Brooks is a comedy mastermind…the name, when translated from German, means “horse glue”…which is why the horses whinnied when her name was mentioned!

With a career that has been spanning since 1942, she has been in countless big- and small-screen ventures throughout the last 60-plus years.  Eight Primetime Emmys, one Daytime Emmy and countless television appearances later, she continues to amaze me with how versatile she is.

Also, celebrating on this final day of the month are; late actor/talk show host Gary Collins (1938-2012), “Rocky” co-star Burt Young (1940), animator Bill Plympton (1946), former “Riptide” co-stars Perry King (1948) and Thom Bray (1954) {wow, wonder if they knew…Dal} and former basketball legend Isiah Thomas was born in 1961.

Former New York (both Jets & Giants) running back Dave Meggett (1966), Sepultura bassist Paulo Jr. (1969), “The Big Bang Theory”s Johnny Galecki (1975), rapper/actor Lloyd Banks (1982), actress Kirsten Dunst (1982) and current “Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot was born in 1985.

See ya next month…I promise…

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\

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