March 19

Actor Patrick McGoohan was born in New York City in 1928, but raised in Ireland and Britain. His most notable roles were as Secret Agent (Danger Man) and as The Prisoner. McGoohan won two Emmys for his role as a killer in Columbo. In films, he had roles in Scanners and Braveheart. McGoohan died in 2009.

Philip Milton Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1933. He first came to fame after publishing Good-bye, Columbus in 1959. Roth again became a topic of conversation with the publishing of Portnoy’s Complaint in 1969. Among his many awards are the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award and a Pulitzer Prize for his 1997 novel, American Pastoral.

Swedish-American actress and 1960s sex symbol, Ursula Andress was born in 1936. She is known for her film roles in the James Bond film, Dr. No (1962) and in Casino Royale, (1967). She basically became the first “Bond girl” as she won a Golden Globe Award for her role in Dr. No. Andress dated James Dean, married John Derek, had a long affair with Jean-Paul Belmondo, and had a son with Harry Hamlin. She also appeared in The Blue Max (1966) and Clash of the Titans (1981).

Actress of television, stage, and film, Glenn Close was born in 1947. Her first film role was in The World According to Garp (1982). Close then appeared as major characters in The Big Chill (1983) and The Natural (1984). Those three films earned her Oscar nominations. She also received Oscar nominations for Fatal Attraction (1987), Dangerous Liaisons(1988), and Albert Nobbs (2011). In her television life, Close has received much acclaim for her roles in The Shield and in Damages.

Actor, producer, and singer, Bruce Willis was born West Germany in 1955 when his father was stationed there. His career blossomed in the television series Moonlighting in the late 1980s. He is well known for his Die Hard film series. Willis has appeared in over 60 films including Pulp Fiction (1994), The Fifth Element (1997), and The Sixth Sense (1999). He has won two Emmys and a Golden Globe Award. At one time he was married to Demi Moore. Willis is the ninth highest grossing actor due to the popularity of his films.

Larry Moskal began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1971. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in history and education. Larry taught Social Studies for the Ken-Ton School system, a suburban school system north of Buffalo, New York until 2005, and then taught and was the Dean of Students at San Miguel High School in Tucson. At Ken-Ton, he pioneered several online courses for high school students. In the 1980s, he spent three years teaching in Colombia, South America and spent four years at Lewiston-Porter High School. He currently is the PowerSchool Administrator for San Miguel accomplishing his work over the Internet.