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Born as Albert Gumm in Indianapolis, Tilzer wrote the famous American tune, “Take me out to the ball… [More] game.” Von Tilzer was a top Tin Pan Alley tune writer, producing numerous popular music compositions from 1900 continuing through the early fifties. He collaborated with many lyricists, including Jack Norworth, Lew Brown, and Harry MacPherson. A number of his tunes were performed and recorded by jazz bands and still continue to be played. [Less]
1913: Phil Foster
Foster, born in Brooklyn as Fivel Feldman, was a Jewish-American actor and performer. Foster made his debut… [More] as a night club comic in Chicago in the late 1930s when he was pushed out on the floor suddenly to fill in for a stand-up comic. He is best known for playing Frank De Fazio on the television sitcom Laverne & Shirley. [Less]
1959: Perry Farrell
Born Peretz Bernstein in Queens, New York Farrell is the front man for the popular grunge-rock group… [More] Jane’s Addiction. Farrell has led the alternative rock groups Porno For Pyros and Satellite Party. He is also a DJ. His mother committed suicide when he was three, which music critics claim deeply affected him and his music. [Less]