Never let somebody’s death stand in the way of celebrating his or her birthday, I say. After all, they’re no longer around to complain of getting older or to make a fuss about eating too much frosted cake.
Today marks 80 years since American actor David Janssen took his opening breath. The future star of Richard Diamond, Private Detective, The Fugitive, and Harry O was born in Nebraska on this date back in 1931. Since I wrote a rather long post about him four years ago, I won’t bother repeating myself. Suffice to say that, although he died in 1980, at age 48, Janssen has certainly not been forgotten. In fact, I might just pull out my hard-to-find Harry O DVDs this evening and re-watch a couple of episodes. That show beats most others on the tube nowadays.