1953 – Tom Hulce Born

On this date film and stage actor Thomas Edward Hulce was born in Whitewater. His family later relocated to Plymouth, Michigan. He studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, as well as Booth Bay Harbor, Maine, Sarasota, Florida and England before moving to New York. Hulce is best known for his role in the 1984 award-winning , for which he received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Hulce lost his Academy Award bid to his co-star, F. Murray Abraham. Movie fans also fondly remember Hulce’s portrayal of Larry “Pinto” Kroger, a freshman fraternity plege, in (1978). [Source: by Jerome Pohlen]