FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 11/21 STAN MUSIAL AND MAX CIAMPOLI

The famous “Stan, the Man” Musial, St. Louis Cardinals (1941–1963 with exception of 1945 when he served in U.S. Navy), celebrates his birthday today as does my husband, Max Ciampoli. I honor both for their lifetime achievements, Stan in baseball and Max in World War II as evidenced in our book, “Churchill’s Secret Agent” (Berkley/Penguin).

Max was reminiscing about life in Hampton Village where both men lived before Max bought his horse property in Chesterfield, MO. Max was Executive Chef at the Chase and Park Plaza in St. Louis as well as owner of the French Room, an exclusive beauty salon where one of Max’s clients was Lillian Musial along with the famous Sylvia Sorkin, international singer Suzy Solidor and Mrs. Red Shanding. He had a lovely clientele.