Archive for February 16th, 2011

ACTOR LEN LESSER DEAD AT 88

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Len Lesser, the veteran character actor best known
for his role as Uncle Leo on "Seinfeld," has died. He was 88. Lesser’s family
said in a statement that the actor died Wednesday in Burbank, California
from cancer-related pneumonia.

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MAYOR TERRY SHRUNK MEETS WITH REPORTERS IN 1957

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Portland Mayor Terry Schrunk , left, is shown here with KGW-TVs Tom Dargan, center, and reporter Ivan Smith, far right. Schrunk held the news conference to deny bribery allegations following a gambling raid in 1955 when he was still sheriff of multnomah County.

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PORTLAND’S TINY DUMONT FROM 1950

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PATTY ANDREWS IS 93 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Patty Andrews (pictured recently above on the right with actress Joan Leslie) was
the lead singer of The Andrews Sisters, an extremely popular and successful close
harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The group consisted
of three actual sisters…Patty, Laverne, and Maxene Andrews (shown below). They
were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998. Their biggest  hit was
“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”. 

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The Andrews Sisters from left to right, LaVerne, Patty, and Maxene

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SONNY BONO ~ FEB. 16, 1935–JAN. 5, 1998

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Sonny & Cher

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Sonny Bono’s grave marker

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