ANSON WEEKS + IRVING GORDON + ELLIOT LAWRENCE + PHYLLIS MCGUIRE + FLORENCE HENDERSON
1896 Anson Weeks (1896–1969) was leader of a popular West Coast dance band in the late 1920s through the 1960s, primarily in San Francisco.
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1915 Irving Gordon (February 14, 1915 – December 1, 1996) was an American songwriter. Composed "Unforgettable" a major hit for Nat King Cole. Late in his life he won a Grammy for Song of the Year when Natalie Cole re-recorded her father's (Nat "king" Cole) earlier hit of "Unforgettable". He is noted for his contribution in music and lyrics of the Americana genre. He died in Los Angeles, California.
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1925 Elliot Lawrence (born Elliott Lawrence Broza, February 14, 1925) is an American jazz pianist and bandleader. Son of the broadcaster Stan Lee Broza, Lawrence led his first dance band at age 20, but he played swing at the time its heyday was coming to a close. He recorded copiously as a bandleader for Columbia, Decca, King, Fantasy, Vik, and Sesac between 1946 and 1960. He was a host of the DuMont Television Network program Melody Street (1953-1954). After 1960, Lawrence gave up jazz and began composing and arranging for television, film, and stage. He won two Tony Awards in 1961 and 1962.
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1934 Florence Agnes Henderson (born February 14, 1934) is an American actress and singer, best known for playing the role of Carol Brady in the television program The Brady Bunch, which ran from 1969 to 1974. As of 2010, she hosts the American TV talk show The Florence Henderson Show.
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Music of America for another American holiday scheduled on our playlist - Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries in the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's a...