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It Happened Today: January 24

Blair Mastbaum & Scott Coffey: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3432397.html

Blair Mastbaum (born January 24, 1979) is an American writer and a former model who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Mastbaum acted in and produced the 2005 Sundance Film Festival official competition film, Ellie Parker, directed by his partner since 1995 Scott Coffey. Mastbaum's first novel, 2004's Clay's Way, won a Lambda Literary Award: Set against the dazzling backdrop of Hawaii’s Oahu and Kauai islands, Clay’s Way seethes with energy and hormonally charged nihilism.

Adam Grammis (1948 - January 24, 1985): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4151383.html

Adam A. Grammes, known professionally as Adam Grammis, a well-known actor and dancer, died on January 24, 1985, after a lengthy illness. He considered his role as assistant choreographer Larry in "Chorus Line," his greatest triumph because he had been rejected for that part several times before. Also, in past feature articles appearing in the Call, Grammis said that role had particular significance for him because the story line about the acting struggle mirrored his own acting struggles.

David Gerrold (born January 24, 1944): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/377498.html

David Gerrold is an American science fiction screenwriter and novelist known for his script for the popular original Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles", and for his novelette The Martian Child, which won both Hugo and Nebula awards, and was adapted into a 2007 film starring John Cusack: a semi-autobiographical novel, expanded from a novelette of the same name, based on the author's own experiences as a single adoptive father, with most of the key moments drawn from actual events.

George Cukor (July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3432549.html

George Dewey Cukor (1899 – 1983) was an American film director. He mainly concentrated on comedies and literary adaptations. In the late 1950s, Cukor became involved with a considerably younger man named George Towers. He financed his education at the Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences and the University of Southern California, from which Towers graduated with a law degree in 1967. That fall Towers married but for the remainder of Cukor's life the two remained very close.

Lawrence Lott (1951 - January 24, 1991): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4151661.html

Lawrence Lott was an actor and adjunct professor of acting at the University of Southern California. He performed in such films as "Torch Song Trilogy" and "Real Men" and in such popular television series as "All My Children" and "Cheers." His stage credits included "The Film Society", "Richard III" and "Watch On the Rhine". The original New York production of The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer opened on April 21, 1985: Lawrence Lott was cast as David, Hiram Keebler, Examining Doctor and Orderly.

Yves Navarre (September 24, 1940 - January 24, 1994): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3060927.html

Yves Navarre (September 24, 1940 – January 24, 1994) was a French writer. A gay man, most of his work concerned homosexuality and associated issues, such as AIDS. In his romantic works, Navarre was noted for his tendency to emphasize sensuality and "the mystical qualities of love" rather than sexuality or sensationalism. He was awarded the 1980 Prix Goncourt for his novel Le Jardin d'acclimation. Navarre's last two novels were La Vie dans l'ame (1992) and Poudre d'or (1993).

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