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Happy 67th birthday author and blogress Arianna Huffington

Born on this day in 1905 lyricist Dorothy Fields.

Born on this day in 1921 composer Jack Beeson.

Happy 84th birthday guitarist/lutenist Julian Bream.

Happy 83rd birthday composer Harrison Birtwistle.

  • WindyCityOperaman

    Lest we forget that Arianna was among the first to pen a bio about La Divina . . .

    • BrooklynPunk 1954

      …if memory serves…the book was pretty ghastly…..as is the phony-baloney Mrs. “Huffington ” always been…..

      • Nice to see you back, BrooklynPunk. :)

      • Liz.S

        BP!!! I’ve been wondering about you -- soooo good to see you again! :-)

    • Bill Kenny

      She stole a lot of it verbatim from John Ardoin and Gerry Fitzgerald’s “Calla: The Art And The Life.”

  • I came across her just once, when I was an undergraduate, i.e. about 40 years ago. In a debate at the Cambridge Union she was opposing a motion in favour of gay rights. I haven’t had any time for her since, though of course in 40 years she may have improved.