January 16 – Happy Birthday Ralph Cooper

(January 16, 1908 – August 4, 1992) Best known for starting and emceeing Amateur Night at the historic Apollo Theater in 1934.  Mr. Cooper was also an actor who played supporting roles in Hollywood features such as Blonde Venus (1932), Lloyd’s of London (1936) and White Hunter (1936).  In addition he produced, directed and starred…

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January 4 – Happy Birthday Denise Matthews a/k/a Vanity

(January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016) Best known for: The Last Dragon (1985); 52 Pick-up (1986); Action Jackson (1988) Photo Source: IMDB by Lorimar Film Entertainment/Action Jackson (1988)

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