A laugh a minute – Tim Conway


Comedian Tim Conway was born Toma Daniel Conway to Sophia Murgoi, a Romanian immigrant, and Daniel Conway, an Irish immigrant and a groomer for polo ponies in Willoughby, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, on December 13, 1933. He grew up in nearby Chagrin Falls. His birth name Toma was the Romanian version of Thomas, but later it was anglicized to Thomas in his childhood — … Continue reading A laugh a minute – Tim Conway

Thanks for the laughs: Penny Marshall


The time, date and place comes from Penny’s own autobiography. It’s incredible southern (outward) based bowl with only the Moon in the seventh house opposite her Martial ascendant at 19 Scorpio of a “newly formed continent.” This symbol suggests the raw substance of existence and suggests that it shapes the ground around her into a self-awareness of the opportunities at large. The keyword is Originality. … Continue reading Thanks for the laughs: Penny Marshall

#220 Jackie Coogan aka The Kid is Uncle Fester


John Leslie Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984) was an American actor and comedian who began his movie career as a child actor in Charlie Chaplin’s film classic The Kid (1921).  This made him one of the first child stars in film history.         Later on he sued his mother and stepfather over his squandered film earnings and provoked California … Continue reading #220 Jackie Coogan aka The Kid is Uncle Fester

Mashing it up with Alan Alda


Alan Alda is Irish-Italian and the son of actor Robert Alda and Josephine Browne, who was the New York state beauty-pageant winner.  He was their only child born  Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo on January 28, 1936 in Brooklyn.   Robert and Josephine (Joan) were married 31 December 1932 and divorced in 1948 because of her unstable health.  His father was dubbed Alda as a portmanteau of … Continue reading Mashing it up with Alan Alda