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July 17: Happy Birthday Donald Sutherland and James Cagney


Donald Sutherland is celebrating his 82nd birthday today.  After earning his college degree, the Canadian-born Sutherland moved to England.  During the sixties he began working in British film and television.  He appeared in a few horror films starring Christopher Lee and on several British television programs, of which The Saint and The Avengers are likely the best known to American viewers.  His film career progressed when he had a good supporting role in The Dirty Dozen, and he emerged as a star in 1970 when he appeared in two more war films: as the hippie tanker Oddball in Kelly’s Heroes, and as a Korean war Army doctor nicknamed “Hawkeye.”

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