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Actor Morris Carnovsky    Actor Morris Carnovsky
[1897 - Morris Carnovsky, actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri]

Market Researcher Arthur C. Nielsen
[1897 - Arthur Charles Nielsen, market
researcher, born in Chicago]

Florence Eldridge    Actress Florence Eldridge
[1901 - Florence Eldridge (McKechnie), actress, born in Brooklyn]

Director, Writer Darryl Zanuck    Director, Writer Darryl F. Zanuck    Director Darryl F. Zanuck at work    Producer, Director, Darryl Zanuck
[1902 - Darryl F. (Francis) Zanuck, writer, director, producer, born in Wahoo, Nebraska]

Jounalist Arthur Koestler    Writer Arthur Koestler
[1905 - Arthur Koestler, journalist, novelist, born in Budapest, Hungary]

Musician John Cage    Composer John Cage    Writer John Cage
[1912 - John Cage, musician, writer, composer, born in Los Angeles]

Lobbyist Jack Valenti    MPAA President Jack Valenti
[1921 - Jack Valenti, lobbyist, movie executive, born in Houston, Texas]

All Pro Kicker Don Chandler    All Pro Kicker Don Chandler
[1934 - Donald Gene 'Don' Chandler, Giant and Packer All Pro kicker, born in Council Bluffs, Iowa]

Munich - PLO terrorist on balcony in the Olympic Village
[1972 - PLO terrorists kill 11 Israeli team members in Olympic Village, Munich, Germany]

Old People

Old man on a scooter

The notion that Old People are wise is a myth concocted by Old People in a partially successful attempt to justify their continued existence. If Old People possess any quality in greater abundance than others, it is patience. Even so, the patience of the old springs not from virtue; Old People simply don't move as fast as they used to.

Old man walking slow

William's Whimsical Words:

Come to think of it, to the extent that patience is a necessary (but insufficient) precondition for wisdom, the Old People may actually be a tad wiser.

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