ACTRESS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1898

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Irene Dunne, at about two years old.

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Irene Marie Dunn, born in Louisville, Kentucky 
    (December 20, 1898 – September 4, 1990)

Irene Dunne was a film actress and singer of the 1930s, 1940s and early
1950s. She was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best
Actress
, for her performances in Cimarron (1931), Theodora Goes Wild
(1936), The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939) and I Remember
Mama
(1948). Dunne was named to the International Best Dressed
List
Hall of Fame in 1958. The actress played piano at an early age
and hoped to become an opera singer. 



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IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Sandy Kozel

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BIG CONTRACT SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Comedian Jackie Gleason sits behind the wheel of his new Buick as
assembly plant manager H.T. Anderson stands along side.

The Buick Motor Company signed Jackie Gleason (above) to one of the largest
contracts ever entered into with an entertainer. Gleason agreed to produce 78
half-hour shows over a two-year period for $6,142,500.

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Original run on CBS: October 1, 1955 – September 22, 1956.

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Art Carney (left) and Jackie Gleason on the Honeymooners set.

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BARBARA STANWYCK FOR RC COLA IN 1948

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The beverage R C Cola was developed in 1905 by Claud A. Hatcher, a
pharmacist in Columbus, Georgia.

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B.F.’s Daughter is a 1948 drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard. It is
adapted from
John P. Marquand‘s 1946 novel of the same name. In the
United Kingdom the film’s title was changed to Polly Fulton, since "B.F."
is a euphemism in England for "bloody fool."

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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1960

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"Calendar Girl" was written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield. Greenfield
got the inspiration for the song title from an old movie listing in TV Guide. The
song required 26 takes over a three-hour period to record. It reached #4 on
the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Neil Sedaka turned 75 on March 13.

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