Monday, February 16, 2009

So why take a chance . . .

Today is the birthday of Edgar Bergen (February 16, 1903 - September 30, 1978), actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist (puppet Charlie McCarthy).

"Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?" - Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy

Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy
from the film
Stage Door Canteen (1943)

A birthday shout out to James Ingram (born February 16, 1956), an American musician.  My memories of James involves volley ball/basketball in the park (California days) with the gang from Wood Shed Studio (Robertson Blvd. LA/CA), before his Grammy award for One Hundred Ways . . . 

Happy Birthday James!

Send a birthday greeting to James:

James Ingram website

Bergen photo source (1)

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