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By On This Day in NYC's History




LENA DUNHAM

On May 13, 1986: Actress and producer Lena Dunham was born in Brooklyn. In addition to playing a lead role in the New York-based HBO series Girls, she is both a writer and director for the show, and is the first woman to win a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series.




THE GOLDEN GIRL

On May 13, 1922:  Emmy and Tony Award-winner Beatrice “Bea” Arthur was born in New York City. She is best known for her role as Dorothy on the long-running sitcom, The Golden Girls. She is the second most-nominated actress for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, with a total of nine. She also appeared in Woody Allen’s Broadway play The Floating Light Bulb. Arthur passed away in 2009 at age 86.

 

“I’M WINSTON WOLFE. I SOLVE PROBLEMS.”

On May 13, 1939: Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Harvey Keitel was born in Brooklyn. The Brighton Beach-born actor is best known for his roles in Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. Keitel is also the current co-president of the Actors Studio in Hell’s Kitchen.