Born on this day in 1898 actress and singer Lotte Lenya.
Born on this day in 1918 actress Rita Hayworth.
Happy 96th birthday to actress and treasure Dame Angela Lansbury.
Happy 84th birthday actress Linda Lavin.
Born on this day in 1893 actress Lillian Gish.
Born on this day in 1932 actress, dancer and singer Liliane Montevecchi.
Happy 53rd birthday to actress, comedian and singer Jane Krakowski.
Born on this day composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813) and soprano Leyla Gencer (1924).
On this day in 1947 High Button Shoes opened at the Century Theatre, to run 727 performances.
Born on this day in 1880 singer and vaudevillian Nora Bayes.
On this day in 1965 mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Eboli.
Born on this day in 1906 actress Janet Gaynor.
Born on this day in 1907 novelty singer Mrs. Miller.
Happy 65th birthday actor Christoph Waltz.
Born on this day in 1858 actress Eleonora Duse.
Happy 83rd birthday to critic and occasional performer Rex Reed.
Happy 86th birthday actress and songstress Julie Andrews!
On this day in 1996 the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a revival of Andrea Chénier.
On this day in 2003 the Metropolitan Opera opened with a revival of La traviata featuring Renée Fleming as Violetta.
Happy 87th birthday to actress, singer and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot.
On this day in 2010, the Metropolitan Opera opened with a new production of Das Rheingold.
On this day in 1983 the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a revival of Les Troyens featuring the company debut of Jessye Norman.
On this day in 1989 General Manager Hugh Southern (not pictured) celebrated his only opening night (he resigned in May 1990).
On this day in 2007 the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor directed by Mary Zimmerman and starring Natalie Dessay.