Subject: From Shore to Shining Shore
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Sun May 23, 1999 at 3:39PM

From Shore to Shining Shore

Topping the birthdays today is Artie Shaw
One of the last great bandleaders who saw
The music change from decade to decade
And who - today ... celebrates a new age

As does Rosemary Clooney - a hit in the fifties
Who even had her own tv show - quite nifty ...
And Joan Collins ... a transplanted Brit ...
Whose films and tv roles were also hits ...

Then there's Betty Garrett and Barbara Barrie
Both ladies, veterans, and the latter was married ...
To Barney Miller in that quite venerable sitcom ...
Which thrust so many upon us in years to come

Then there's Alicia de Larrocha and Lauren Chapin
A pianist and another actress, and a gal who can sing
... Jewel is also upon this short birthday honors list ...
As well as Marvin Hagler, a boxer who's been missed

And then there's actor Charles Kimbrough ...
Shelley West ... a singer at Country shows
And Phil Selway - musician with Radiohead
All having cake today, and birthday cards read!

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
3:07pm Sunday, May 23rd, 1999


Artie Shaw's 89th
Betty Garrett's 80th
Alicia de Larrocha's 76th
Rosemary Clooney's 71st
Barbara Barrie's 68th
Joan Collins' 66th
Charles Kimbrough's 63rd
Lauren Chapin's 54th
Marvin Hagler's 47th
Shelley West's 41st
Phil Selway's 32nd

General Johnson's 56th
Lorenzo's 27th
Maxwell's 26th

Jewel's 25th