Ed, Dale Evans and Michael Landon were born on Oct. 31. I'm proud to be in such good company!
Barbara Bel Geddes (1922-2005) is known to all as Ewing family matriarch Miss Ellie on Dallas for all but two seasons (she was replaced by Donna Reed for the '84-'85 season after having a quadruple bypass, and she retired from acting in 1990, so it was written that Miss Ellie and her 2nd husband, Clayton Farlow, went of to the Orient in the last season). She was the only member of the cast of Dallas to win an Emmy for that show. Before Dallas, she was a star of stage and screen, appearing in I Remember Mama, Blood on the Moon, Vertigo, and The Five Pennies, and on TV in episodes of Riverboat, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Dr. Kildare, and Daniel Boone. She died of cancer at the age of 82.