Monday, 27 April 2015

27th April

Today would have been the birthday of legendary US dee-jay and actor Casey Kasem.

Born in 1932, Kemal Amin Kasem (better known to the world as Casey) was best known for creating the music radio program ‘American Top 40’ and also was the voice of Shaggy on the TV cartoon "Scooby-Doo".

A native of Detroit, Casem was a vegan and quit the role of Shaggy in 1995 when asked to provide the character's voice for a Burger King commercial. He subsequently returned to the role 7 years later, after negotiating to have Shaggy become vegetarian.

Casem died as recently as last June, at the age of 82.

Other famous birthdays today include:

Darcey in 2012
Dr Who and former Emmerdale actress Jenna Coleman (29)

Strictly Come Dancing judge and prima ballerina Darcey Bussell (46).

Scottish recording artist and actress Sheena Easton (55).

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