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“PRETTY, PRETTY GOOD”

On July 2, 1947: Actor Larry David was born in Brooklyn. After growing up in Sheepshead Bay, David worked as a standup comedian, eventually becoming a writer for ABC’s Fridays and Saturday Night Live. In 1988, David teamed up with Jerry Seinfeld to create Seinfeld, which enjoyed great success. He is also known for being a creator, writer, and actor on HBO’s sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm. 

 

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF  CLOSED

On July 2nd, 1972: The Broadway play Fiddler on the Roof closed at the Imperial Theater. Having opened eight years prior, the play became the first Broadway show in history to surpass 3,000 performances, a record it held for ten years. Over the course of its original run, the play won nine of the ten Tonys for which it was nominated, as well as a special Tony in 1972 for becoming the longest-running musical in Broadway history.

 

LINDSAY LOHAN

On July 2, 1986: Actress Lindsay Lohan was born. Lohan got her big break playing the two main characters in the 1998 film, The Parent Trap. She has appeared in numerous films since, and recently appeared in The Canyons, a film written by acclaimed author Brett Easton Ellis. She also had a brief career in the music industry, releasing two albums in 2004 and 2005.

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