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By On This Day in NYC's History

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

On June 23, 1964: Writer, director, and producer Joss Whedon was born in New York City. Whedon is most known for creating the cult television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He has also written numerous hit movies, including 1995’s Toy Story and 2012’s The Avengers, which was the third-highest grossing movie of all time.

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ANTHONY VEILLER

On June 23, 1903: Screenwriter and film producer Anthony Veiller was born. Over his career, Veiller wrote 41 films, such as State of the Union and Moulin Rouge. He collaborated with several top directors, among them Frank Capra and Orson Wells. Though he never won any major awards, he was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay.

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