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By On This Day in NYC's History


On September 20, 1987: The musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn closed at the Eugene O’Neill Theater after over one thousand performances. The musical was one of the most successful Broadway productions of the 1980s and, alongside the novel and film, Huckleberry Finn holds a place in American history.


On September 20, 1929: Anne Meara was born in Brooklyn. A successful comedian who performed alongside her husband, Jerry Stiller, Meara was a regular on The Ed Sullivan Show, and appeared on television shows such as Sex and the City and The King of Queens. 


On September 20, 1964: Actor Robert LaSardo was born in Brooklyn, New York. LaSardo is known for his roles in Léon: The Professional, Death Race, and Waterworld. LaSardo also spent four years in the U.S. Navy, a fact our readers may not know.

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