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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
Michael Caine was born here
Michael Caine was born here, not a lot of people know that.
Location: St Olaves Hospital, Bermondsey, South London
Description: Actor Michael Caine was born in the charity wing at 10am on 14 March 1933 at St Olave's Hospital. Southwark Council even have erected a Blue Plaque at St Olave's to commemorate his birth. His real name is Maurice Joseph Micklewhite.
He shot to international fame when he was cast in his first major feature film, Zulu. He has since gone on to be nominated for six Oscars winning two Best Supporting actor awards for his performances in Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules.
Tagged in this Tour: Sir Michael Caine's London