June 6 – Happy Birthday Randy Becker

love valour compassiona
That’s former Amsterdam resident Randy Becker third from the right.

OK, I’m hoping one of this Blog’s readers can help me out on this one. The only reason I know today’s Amsterdam Birthday Blog celebrant lived in Amsterdam was because I came across a 1995 New York Times article that praised his acting ability in the off Broadway play, “Love! Valour! Compassion!” The article went on to state that he spent part of his childhood living in this city. His name is Randy Becker. He was the son of a metallurgical engineer who ended up moving the family to Detroit before Becker graduated from high school.

I found a second reference, a directory of Broadway actors in which Randy listed his hometown as Amsterdam, NY…

You can read the rest of my story about this Broadway actor and one-time Amsterdamian in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s