Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
Actress Raquel Welch was born today. I’ve met her many times and she’s as gorgeous in person as you’d expect and she’s very nice. If you’ve never seen the best of the Dick Cavett Show box set, I highly recommend them. There’s an episode where Raquel Welch and Janis Joplin not only appear on the same stage (when Raquel’s career was just starting), but they also mention hanging out together! It’s a juicy piece of Hollywood history.
Also born today: actress Rose McGowan, actor Michael Keaton, rock god Freddie Mercury, actor Bob Newhart and outlaw Jesse James.