The Artist Birthday Series

Mistinguett

Today’s Artist Birthday: Mistinguett Mistinguett (5 April 1875 – 5 January 1956) was a French actress and singer, whose birth name was Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois. She was at one time the highest-paid female entertainer in the world. The daughter of Antoine Bourgeois, a 30-year-old day-laborer, and Jeannette DebrΓ©e, a 21-year-old seamstress, Jeanne Bourgeois was born… Read More Mistinguett

The Artist Birthday Series

Jan Berry

Today’s Artist Birthday: Jan Berry Jan Berry (3 April, 1941 – 26 March, 2004) was born William Jan Berry in Los Angeles in 1941, the son of an aerospace engineer. He was educated at at Emerson Junior High School, where he met his future pop-star cohort, Dean Torrence, with whom he would forever change the… Read More Jan Berry