Dan Soda (Windy City Operaman) is a Chicago native whose first visit to opera was at age 17 and Massenet’s Werther with Troyanos and Kraus. Nothing was ever the same. Opera and concert performances, recordings and video are an obsession. He prepares Parterre Box’s daily birthday and anniversary tributes. He also enjoys concerts, live theater and movies.
Born on this day in 1927 director-choreographer Bob Fosse.
Born on this day in 1906 filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist Billy Wilder.
Born on this day in 1921 Oscar and Tony winning actress Judy Holliday.