Friday, October 08, 2004

Happy Birthday, Chevy Chase

Cornelius Crane Chase, later known as Chevy Chase, was born in New York City on this date in 1943. Chase began writing material for comedians in Los Angeles in the early 1970s. After meeting Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels while standing in line for a movie, Chase landed a job writing and acting for the program. After a year, he left the show to launch a movie career. His films include Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), and Fletch (1985).

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