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Michael Caine
February 4, 2009 – 10:22 pm | No Comment
Michael Caine

Born Maurice Mickelwhite – not a lot of people know that – actually everyone knows that – in St Olaves Hospital in South London in 1933.  In 1986, the same building became Bob Hoskins’ production …

Gabriel Byrne
February 4, 2009 – 10:20 pm | No Comment
Gabriel Byrne

Born in Dublin in May, 1950, Gabriel Byrne set out to become a priest but was somewhat put off by being molested by his Latin teacher while at an English seminary preparing for the cloth. …

Lee Marvin
February 4, 2009 – 10:12 pm | No Comment
Lee Marvin

Born February 19, 1924, in New York City, Lee Marvin quit high school to enter the Marine Corps and while serving in the South Pacific was wounded in the Battle of Saipan.  That sounds pretty …

Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle
February 4, 2009 – 10:09 pm | No Comment
Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle

A comic genius from the golden age of the silent cinema, the Prince of Whales was the first comedian ever to be hit by an on-screen custard pie.  He was working as an overweight plumber …

Allan Williams
February 4, 2009 – 10:07 pm | No Comment
Allan Williams

The first manager of a Liverpool combo known as The Beatles.  This plumber and owner of the Jacaranda club was the man who took them to Hamburg in 1960 and set them on the road …

Smith Wigglesworth
February 4, 2009 – 10:07 pm | One Comment
Smith Wigglesworth

A world-famous Christian evangelist and one of the few men named Smith with the power to raise people from the dead.  Born in Yorkshire in 1859, Wigglesworth was picking crops for a living at the …

Joe Cocker
February 4, 2009 – 10:06 pm | No Comment
Joe Cocker

One of rock and roll’s enduring performers, Cocker has survived the sixties, a low period in the seventies, made a comeback in the eighties, and continues to be a solid and consistent performer in the …

G Gordon Liddy
February 4, 2009 – 10:05 pm | No Comment
G Gordon Liddy

The former FBI agent who helped plan the Watergate break-in has capitalized on his burglary legend and taken his political views to the airwaves.  George Gordon Liddy’s ultra-conservative radio talk show based in Fairfax, Virginia …

Simone DeCavalcante
February 4, 2009 – 10:04 pm | No Comment
Simone DeCavalcante

AKA Sam DeCavalcante.  AKA Sam the Plumber.  He was the boss of the Mafia’s New Jersey based DeCavalcante Family from the 1960s until the mid 1970s.  In 1961, the FBI planted a listening device in …

Zinzan Brooke
February 4, 2009 – 10:02 pm | No Comment
Zinzan Brooke

Former New Zealand rugby captain Zinzan Brooke was a plumber before he turned to playing his sport full-time.  The number 8, reckoned by many experts to be one of the all-time greats, played 82 times …