For many years, Candace Cameron was better known as Kirk Cameron’s younger sister, but today the actress and celebrity has made a name for herself. It was on this day in 1976 that Candance was born. Following in her brother’s footsteps, Candace got her start in acting by appearing in many TV commercials followed by guest starring roles on various TV series before landing her big break, Full House in 1987. She played the role of D.J. Tanner for eight years. The following year, Candace married Russian NHL hockey player Valeri Bure. Ironically, the two were first introduced by former hockey player and then fellow Full House actor, Dave Coulier. The couple have three children born in 1998, 2000 and 2002. Candace went back to acting in 2009 with the ABC Family TV series, Make It or Break It, which ran through 2012. In 2014, Candace competed on Dancing with the Stars and made it to the semifinals. In 2015 she joined the cast of the daytime talk show The View where she didn’t shy from her Christian beliefs and added some tension to the show. In 2016, she reprised her role as D.J. Tanner in the spin-off series, Fuller House for Netflix which has aired two seasons to date.
The Tony Awards are Presented for the First Time
Bet you didn’t know that a Broadway “Tony” is short for “The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre.” (Perry was the co-founder of the American Theatre Wing) The very first ceremony was held on this day in 1947. Eleven awards were given out for that first ceremony with the prizes consisting of a scroll, cigarette lighter and articles of jewelry. The first Tony medallion wasn’t given out until 1949. Today, there are over 25 categories of awards. Most of them are given for Broadway productions, but one is given for regional theatre as well.