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October 11 in Sci-Fi History: Joan Cusack

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Oct 11, 2017, 12:13 PM EDT (Updated)

Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln, today is the birthday of one of your favorite actresses! Yes! Joan Cusack was born in Evanston, Illinois, on this day in sci-fi history. She had some incredible roles, science-fiction-wise.

Starting with Debbie Jalinski in Addams Family Values (1993):


There was the very weird and much-too-sad Toys (1992), as well.


Lately, she's best known to your children as the voice of Jessie from the Toy Story trilogy.


Also born today in 1913, the co-creator of Captain America, Joe Simon.


Born in Rochester, New York, Simon started out like a lot of great comic creators of his day: in editorial cartoons. In Simon's case, his first gig was at the Syracuse Herald. He developed a friendship and working partnership with Jack Kirby, and the two created Captain America, parted ways, and teamed up again in the '60s. Simon died in 2011.

Tomorrow: Peeta and Wolverine.

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