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Subject: FUN FACT: Actress Angelica Huston was born in Los Angeles, as father director John Huston was filming AFRICAN QUEEN on location in at Murchison Falls, a waterfall on the Nile, deep in the heart of the Belgian Congo. ...

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Date Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 04:51:27am
In reply to: Colt 's message, "July 8th~Happy Birthday! Singer Steve Lawrence (85) Actor Jeffrey Tambor (76) Actress Kim Darby (73) Actress Anjelica Huston (69)" on Tuesday, July 07, 09:19:55pm

In a 2013 interview on the NPR program "Fresh Air," Anjelica Huston told interviewer Terry Gross about how her father,
director John Huston, found out about her birth while he was at the remote jungle location for this film: "I was born
at 6:29 p.m. on July 8, 1951, at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles. At 8 pounds, 13 ounces, I was a big, healthy baby. ...

...The news of my arrival was cabled promptly to the post office in the township of Butaleja in Western Uganda. Two days later a barefoot runner bearing a telegram finally arrived at Murchison Falls, a waterfall on the Nile, deep in the heart of the Belgian Congo, where 'The African Queen' was being filmed. My father, John Marcellus Huston, was a director renowned for his adventurous style and audacious nature. Even though it was considered foolhardy, he'd persuaded not only Katharine Hepburn, an actress in her prime, but also Humphrey Bogart, who brought along his famously beautiful wife, the movie star Lauren Bacall, to share the hazardous journey. My mother, heavily pregnant, had stayed behind in Los Angeles with my one-year-old brother, Tony Huston. When the messenger handed the telegram to my father, he glanced at it, then put it in his pocket. Katie Hepburn exclaimed, 'for God sakes, John, what does it say,' and dad replied: '...It's a girl. Her name is Anjelica.'" ...

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Sadly, Angelica Huston's mother ballerina/model Enrica Soma was killed in auto accident in 1969, at age 39.Karma? Since Angelica's father John Huston killed a woman, while DUI behind the wheel in 1933.Wednesday, July 08, 06:00:08am

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