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EYE LOST IN ACCIDENT ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Sammy Davis Jr nearly lost his life in an automobile accident in San Bernardino,
California
. The impact of the crash had driven Sammy’s face into the steering
wheel, and his left eye was forced out of its socket by the bullet-shaped horn
button at the center of the wheel of his 1954 Cadillac. After wearing an eye
patch for years, he was fitted with a glass eye.

 

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Debut studio album, released in January of 1955.

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Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr.
(December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990)

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CHUBBY CHECKER ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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Chubby Checker appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show where he sang "The Twist"/
"Let’sTwist Again" medley (with the "Do-Re-Mi" dancers) and "The Fly."
 
The show and was one of the highest rated and most heavily watched episodes in
the entire series run!

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1918

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Rita Hayworth (Margarita Carmen Cansino)
(October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987)

Glamorous actress Rita Hayworth was featured in over 60 films throughout her
37-year career. She performed publicly as a dancer at the age of six.

When the Depression wiped out her family’s savings, she and her father went
to Tijuana, Mexico to perform in clubs because she was too young to perform
in Hollywood. Hayworth was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II.

Rita Hayworth was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1980, which is said
to have contributed to her death at age 68.

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1946

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PENNY MARSHALL IS 73 TODAY

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Carole Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall starred as Laverne DeFazio in the ABC sitcom Laverne &
Shirley (1976-1983), then went on to become a director of such films as
Awakenings (1990), A League of Their Own (1992) and Big (1998), both
starring Tom Hanks. With Big, she became the first female director to have
a film gross over $100 million. She started tap dancing at the age of three
and began her acting career with guest-starring appearances on The Odd
Couple
, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Happy Days.
 

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917

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June Allyson
(born Eleanor Geisman in The Bronx, New York)
(October 7, 1917 – July 8, 2006)



June Allyson was a stage, film, and television actress, dancer,
and singer. She began her career as a dancer on Broadway
in 1938 and signed with MGM in 1943. She rose to fame the
following year in Two Girls and a Sailor
.

 

 

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