Margaretha Geertruida Zelle "The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word."

Mata Hari
(08/07/1876 – 10/15/1917)
Dutch spy
Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke "Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese."

Billie Burke
(08/07/1884 – 05/14/1970)
US actor ("The Wizard of Oz")
Ralph Johnson Bunche "There are no warlike peoples—just warlike leaders."

Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche
(08/07/1904 – 12/09/1971)
US diplomat, Nobelist ("A World View of Race")
Randall James Hamilton Zwinge "People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave."

(The Amazing) James Randi
(08/07/1928 – 10/20/2020)
Canadian-US magician, skeptic ("Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions")
"In the creative process there is the father, the author of the play; the mother, the actor pregnant with the part; and the child, the role to be born."

Konstantin Stanislavski
(01/17/1863 – 08/07/1938)
Russian actor, director, method ("My Life in Art")
Rabindranath Tagore "Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it."

Rabindranath Tagore
(05/07/1861 – 08/07/1941)
Bengali writer ("Gitanjali")
Gary Edward Keillor "They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."

Garrison Keillor
(08/07/1942 – )
US radio show host and writer ("Lake Wobegon Days")
Matthew Parris "A big cat detained briefly in a poodle parlour, sharpening her claws on the velvet."

Matthew Parris
(08/07/1949 – )
Africa-born English writer ("Scorn: The Wittiest and Wickedest Insults in Human History") , on Margaret Thatcher in the House of Lords
Norvell Hardy "I don't know much, but I know a little about a lot of things."

Oliver Hardy
(01/18/1892 – 08/07/1957)
US actor ("Back to the Farm")
(also see Stan Laurel)
David Duchovny "Sometimes when I'm swimming, I think that maybe someday I'll put my red Speedo up for auction. Or maybe I'll donate it to the Smithsonian. They can stuff it with two plums and a gherkin and put it on display."

David Duchovny
(08/07/1960 – )
US actor ("Californication")
(was married to Téa Leoni)
Charlize Theron "In court, she was kind of like a blow fish. She blew herself up in order to survive."

Charlize Theron
(08/07/1975 – )
S. African actor ("Monster") , on Aileen Wuornos, whom she portrayed in "Monster"
Brigid Brophy "Whenever people say 'we mustn't be sentimental,' you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, 'we must be realistic,' they mean they are going to make money out of it."

Brigid Brophy
(06/12/1929 – 08/07/1995)
English writer ("The Snow Ball")
"On the whole, I am against mass murder. I rarely commit it myself, and often find myself quite out of sympathy with those who make a habit of it."

Bernard Levin
(08/19/1928 – 08/07/2004)
English writer ("That Was the Week That Was")
Peter Jennings "Some people continue to pretend that anchor people are reporters."

Peter Jennings
(07/29/1938 – 08/07/2005)
US telejournalist
"More bomb than bombshell."

Judith Crist
(05/22/1922 – 08/07/2012)
US critic ("The Private Eye, The Cowboy and the Very Naked Girl") , on Carroll Baker