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David Birney

David Birney was born in Washington, D.C., the first child of Jeanne (née McGee) and Edwin B. Birney, a special agent for the FBI. Birney was once the Grand Marshal of the parade for the Irish Faire held in Burbank, California.

Matt Clark

Born In Washington, D.C., Matt Clark grew up in Arlington, Va. Son of Frederick W. Clark, a boat builder and cabinet maker, and Theresa (Costello) Clark.

Alan Hale Sr.

Alan Hale Sr. was born Rufus Edward Mackahan in Washington, D.C. Aside from beingthe father of Alan Hale Jr. (AKA The Skipper on Gilligan's Island) he also invented the folding theatre-seat, the hand fire extinguisher, and greaseless potato chips.

Actor Alyson Lee Hannigan was born in DC on March 24, 1974


Helen Hayes

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is within you.  Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.  - Helen Hayes

Actor Helen Hayes was born Helen Brown  in Washington D.C. on October 10, 1900. Her mother, Catherine Estelle (née Hayes), or Essie, was an aspiring actress who worked in touring companies. Her father, Francis van Arnum Brown, worked at a number of jobs, including as a clerk at the Washington Patent Office and as a manager and salesman for a wholesale butcher. Hayes' Irish Catholic maternal grandparents emigrated from Ireland during the  Potato Famine