Singer, dancer, and actress Jane Powell(Suzanne Lorraine Burce)
Powell was born the only child to Paul E. Burce (a Wonder Bread employee) and Eileen Baker Burce (a housewife) in Portland, Oregon, At five, she was on the KGW radio children’s talent program Stars of Tomorrow. She attended Beaumont Grade School and Grant High School in Portland.
During the summer of 1943, Jane and her parents went on a vacation to Hollywood. where she appeared on Janet Gaynor‘s radio show Hollywood Showcase: Stars over Hollywood. It was a talent competition, and Powell won and soon auditioned with Louis B. Mayer at MGM as well as David O. Selznick. Without even taking a screen test, Powell was then signed to a seven-year contract with MGM.
As of 2013, Powell lives with her fifth husband, former child star Dickie Moore, in New York City and Connecticut, and is still active in television and theater.
Classic jazz singer Nancy Wilson released seventy albums and has won three Grammy Awards. At the age of 15, while a High School student in Columbus, Ohio, Nancy won a talent contest sponsored by local TV station WTVN.
The Cartwright’s from left: Dan Blocker,Michael Landon, Lorene Greene, and Pernell Roberts
Landon began to suffer from severe abdominal pain in February 1991. On April 5, 1991, pancreatic cancer was diagnosed; it had metastasized into his liver and lymph nodes. The cancer was inoperable and the doctors’ prognosis was terminal. On July 1, 1991, at age 54, Landon died in Malibu, California
Arthur Morton Godfrey(August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983)
Arthur Godfrey was a radio and television broadcaster and entertainer who hosted two CBS-TV weekly series and a daily 90-minute television mid-morning show through most of the decade, but by the early 1960s he was only hosting an occasional TV special. Godfrey was one of the early master commercial pitchmen, identified with many sponsors like Lipton Tea. Before fame, he was a radio operator in the U.S. Navy for four years.