Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
Happy birthday to actress Rhea Perlman who celebrates her day of birth today. You’d think because she played the sharp tongued and sometimes mean spirited waitress Carla on “Cheers” that she’d be the same way in real life. I’m here to tell you, she’s anything but mean. Rhea Perlman is very nice and actually pretty soft spoken in person. That’s always one of the things I enjoy about seeing a person on the screen versus real life. Also born on this day: actor Ewan McGregor, Gabe Kaplan, Christopher Walken, Richard Chamberlain, actress Shirley Jones, hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, labor leader Cesar Chavez, composer Joseph Haydn, and Rene Descartes. Obviously, today is a great day to be born!