PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — November 29 is the day many well-known people celebrate their birthdays.
Incomparable baseball announcer Vin Scully, still calling games for the Dodgers, turns 88. Actress Diane Ladd is 80, movie director Joel Coen is 61, Kim Delaney and Tom Sizemore are 54, Don Cheadle turns 51, Lauren Faris is 39 and Lucas Black is 33.
But November 29 is the day the world lost 3 bright lights.
In 1981, actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, California. Her death at the age of 43 remains somewhat of a mystery, as the 2 other people on the boat at the time of her death were her husband, Robert Wagner, and actor Christopher Walken.
She burst into stardom at the age of 8 when she was cast as the little girl who didn’t believe in Santa Claus in “Miracle on 34th Street.” She grew up to be an accomplished actress earning awards and accolades.
When Cary Grant died in 1986, he hadn’t acted on screen in 20 years. But he remained a star. His body of work included comedies, dramas, tragedies and, of course, romances. He died at the age of 82 while visiting Davenport, Iowa.
Paul was the Cute One, John the Smart One, Ringo the Funny One. George Harrison was The Quiet Beatle. It wasn’t until after The Beatles broke up that he truly stepped into the limelight, and produced one of the first all-star fundraisers with his Concert for Bangladesh.
George Harrison was only 58 when he died of cancer in 2001.