CLARK GABLE ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1901

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William Clark Gable, a film actor who was nicknamed "The King of Hollywood"
in his heyday. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Gable seventh among
the greatest male stars of all time. Gable‚Äôs most famous role was Rhett Butler in 
in the 1939 Civil War epic film Gone with the Wind. His performance earned him
his third nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He  won a Best Actor
Award in 1934 for It Happened One Night. His final screen appearance was in
The Misfits in 1961, with co-star Marilyn Monroe, also her last film.

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                          Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind

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                              Gable and Monroe in The Misfits

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THE KING FAMILY SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1965

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The King Family Show was a  musical variety  which featured The King Sisters and their extended musical family. The series  aired on ABC-TV until January 1966. The series was revived for a second time airing from March to September 1969.
After an appearance on The Hollywood Palace in August 1964 drew a reported 53,000 letters, ABC decided to give the Kings their own hour-long weekly series replacing The Outer Limits. The show starred the four King Sisters, Donna, Yvonne, Luise and Alyce. It also featured Alyce’s husband, actor Robert Clarke, and her sons. In all, some thirty-seven members of the King family, ranging in age from seven months to 79 years, were seen on the show.

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                                      The big band era four King Sisters

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SAM COOKE ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1931–DIED DECEMBER 11, 1964

 
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Sam Cooke, was a gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer/ songwriter. He is considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of soul music. Sam is commonly known as The King of Soul for his unmatched vocal abilities, impact and influence on the modern world of music. Cooke had 29 top-40 hits between 1957 and 1964. Hits like You Send Me, Chain Gang, and Wonderful World are some of his most popular songs.

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