Clark, a character actor who appeared in Ride the Pink Horse* (1947) and The Funny Pink Nightgown** (1957), died on the day I was born, December 5, 1968. The Casiguran earthquake also took place that day. And other stuff, I suppose.

When I stumbled across the site that provided me with this vital information, I was very taken with it. But now I just like the Bergmanesque depiction of death.

* A searing portrait of heroin use at a private kindergarten for pampered girls. Actually, here’s the far more hilarious plot summary from IMDB:

In the bordertown of San Pablo, preparing for an annual ‘Mexican Fiesta,’ arrives Gagin: tough, mysterious and laconic. His mission: to find the equally mysterious Frank Hugo, evidently for revenge; or is it blackmail? FBI agent Retz is also after the elusive Hugo. Everyone in town is enigmatic, especially Pila, a mystical teenager who follows Gagin around and has premonitions of his death. Also involved are a classic femme fatale and an antique carousel with a pink horse…

Is this some kind of joke? You have a Netflix account. You be the judge.

** The Sizzling Hot Story of a Kidnapped Movie Goddess who Fell for the Guy who Snatched Her!