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By On This Day in NYC's History


On May 13, 1986: Actress and producer, Lena Dunham was born in Brooklyn. In addition to playing a lead roles 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.


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. Arthur is the second most nominated actress for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, with a total of nine. Perhaps surprising to many, she also appeared in Woody Allen’s Broadway play The Floating Light Bulb. Arthur passed away in 2009 at age 86.



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 president of the Actors Studio in Hell’s Kitchen.

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