Archive for June 12th, 2012

VIC DAMONE TURNED 84 TODAY

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Vic Damone was born Vito Rocco Farinola in Brooklyn, New York. He entered the
talent search on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts and won in April 1947. This led to
his becoming a regular on Godfrey’s show. He met Milton Berle at the studio and
Berle got him work at two night clubs. By mid 1947, Damone had signed a contract
with Mercury Records. His first release, "I Have But One Heart", reached #7 on the Billboard chart.

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ANNE FRANK WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1929

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"Anne" Marie Frank (12 June 1929 – early March 1945)

Anne Frank was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the
Holocaust. Her diary, which was given to her on her 13th birthday,
chronicles her life from 12 June 1942 until her last entry 1 August
1944. It has been the basis for several plays and films.

Anne Frank and her sister, Margot, both died of typhus in Bergen-
Belsen concentration camp
in March of 1945.
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The diary on display at the Westerbork Remembrance Centre in Hooghalen, northeast Netherlands.

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FILM ACTRESS IS DEAD AT 94

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Ann Rutherford as Scarlett’s sister Carreen in “Gone
With the Wind”

 

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       Ann Rutherford
(November 2, 1917 – June 11, 2012)

(AP)-Ann Rutherford, the demure brunette actress who played the
sweetheart in the long-running Andy Hardy series and Scarlett O’Hara’s
youngest sister in "Gone With the Wind” (1939), has died. She was 94.

A close friend, actress Anne Jeffreys, tells the Los Angeles Times that
Rutherford died Monday night at her home in Beverly Hills. She had
heart problems and was in declining health.

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OLDEST SURVIVING PRESIDENT IS 88 TODAY

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Baby Bush at about 1925

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George Bush as a Naval Aviation Cadet, Chapel
Hill, North Carolina.

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Official portrait of George Herbert Walker Bush, President of the
United States.

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George H .W. Bush served as the 41st President of the United States
(1989–93). He had previously served as the
43rd Vice President of the
United States
(1981–89), a congressman, an ambassador, and Director
of Central Intelligence
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George Bush, Sr.
(right) proudly displays the officer’s bar of 2nd Lt. George
W. Bush From the Texas Air National Guard during a special swearing in
ceremony
around 1968.

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JIM NABORS IS 80 TODAY!

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James Thurston "Jim" Nabors was born in Sylacauga, Alabama,
where he sang for his high school and church. He attended the
University of Alabama, where he began acting in skits. After
graduating, he moved to New York, where he worked as a
typist for the United Nations; after a year, he moved to
Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he got his first job in
the television industry as a film cutter.

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The TV show aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969.

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