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LULU IS 68 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Lulu Kennedy-Cairns (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie)

Scottish singer Lulu is best known to music fans for songs like "The Man with
the Golden Gun" from the James Bond film of the same name. In 1969, she
won the Eurovision Song Contest representing the U.K. with the song "Boom
Bang-a-Bang." She got her start singing with the band Bellrocks as a teenager.

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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The legal drama series Perry Mason originally broadcast on CBS
television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. The title
character
, a criminal defense lawyer portrayed by Raymond Burr.

Many episodes are based on stories written by Erle Stanley
Gardner. Hollywood’s first weekly one-hour series filmed for
television, Perry Mason is one of TV’s longest-running and
most successful legal series.

In 1960, the series received the first Silver Gavel Award for
a television drama by the American Bar Association
.

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Raymond William Stacy Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993)

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SERIES DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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The Phil Silvers Show, originally titled You’ll Never Get Rich, is a sitcom
which ran on CBS-TV from 1955 to 1959. A total of 143 episodes were
broadcast – all half-an-hour long except for a 1959 one-hour live special.

The series starred Phil Silvers as Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko of the
United States Army.

  
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Phil Silvers (Philip Silver) (May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985)

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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The Waltons
is a CBS television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based
on his book Spencer’s Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The
series originally aired for a total of nine seasons. After the series was
canceled by CBS in 1981, NBC aired three television movie sequels in
1982, with three more in the 1990s on CBS. 

 

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AL PACINO IS 76 TODAY

 


Alfredo James "Al" Pacino was born in Manhattan, New York.

Pacino had his breakthrough as Michael Corleone in the Godfather trilogy
(1972-1974-1990). He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role
as Frank Slade in the 1992 film Scent of a Woman. He is also known for
his starring roles in Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Scarface (1983), and
Serpico (1972). He developed a love for acting at an early age when
he participated in the majority of his school’s productions.


1992

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