Swackett salutes Octavia Lenora Spencer; an American actress best known for her role as Minny, the outspoken maid in the 2011 film The Help, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, among other accolades. (born May 25th)
Swackett remembers the late James Maitland Stewart; an American film and stage actor known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona — shown here in the film It’s A Wonderful Life. (born May 20th).
Swackett remembers Audrey Hepburn, a British actress and humanitarian. Born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston in Ixelles, Brussels, she rose to stardom in the romantic comedy Roman Holiday (1953), alongside Gregory Peck. She was the first actress to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award for a single performance.
Recognized as a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood. (born May 4th)
Johnny Galecki and Kunal Nayyar are Swackett’s Peeps of the Day!
Swackett wishes a very happy birthday to John Mark “Johnny” Galecki and Kunal Nayyar; actors best known for their roles as Leonard Hofstadter and Rajesh Koothrappali on The Big Bang Theory. (both born April 30th)
Swackett remembers Robert Norman Ross, a beloved American painter, art instructor and television host. (born October 29)
Bob Ross was the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the United States and in Canada, Latin America and Europe. The Joy of Painting taught its viewers techniques for landscape oil painting. It’s last episode was recorded on May 17, 1994.