Happy Birthday Donald Jay ”Don“ Rickles (born May 8, 1926)
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After about three or four months on the “Howard Stern Show,” I started getting letters from people who identified themselves as straight, married, male, some Republicans, some Democrats, and they said I made sense and they would be supportive of LGBT equality. I was very touched by that and I owe that in large part to Howard. So, if it’s comparing Bill Shatner and Howard Stern, most definitely Howard Stern has been more outrageous, but he gave me the kind of opportunity that I never dreamed of. Bill has never given me that, only grief. [Laughs]
On comparing Howard Stern to William Shatner…
We owe so much to Gene, he was such a visionary. So much of what he envisioned has become reality today. We are literally living in a science fiction world today. What Gene used to say, and reminded us constantly, was that the Starship Enterprise was a metaphor for Starship Earth, and the strength of these starships lay in its diversity coming together and working in concert to face a common challenge. Technology has bound us together where we are literally now a global society, a global culture, a global economy and a global politics.
Sulu turns 75 today!
After the second season, Paramount announced the cancellation of “Star Trek,” but the fans began a tidal wave of letter writing to have “Star Trek” renewed for another season, and my father’s letter was amongst them.
He was very honest; at the very start of the letter he said: “I am George Takei’s father, so I am biased,” but he went on to talk about what the show means for America today and its importance, and if they could see their way to giving “Star Trek” another season, he would “earnestly request that.”
Happy 75th Birthday George!
Wilford Brimley turned 77-years old on Tuesday, which led to a lot of people around Moviefone HQ asking, “Wait, Wilford Brimley is only 77-years old?” He is. And what’s actually quite interesting about Brimley’s age is that Tom Cruise — who will once again play super agent Ethan Hunt in December’s ‘Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol’ — is the same age that Brimley was when the Quaker Oats pitchman filmed ‘Cocoon.’ Let me repeat for effect: Tom Cruise — starring in ‘Mission Impossible 4’ — is the same age that Wilford Brimley was in ‘Cocoon.’