Archive for January 3rd, 2011

FAMED ACTOR DIES AT 64

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Pete Postlethwaite died Sunday following a long
battle with cancer. He was a veteren of the Royal
Shakespeare Company along with other acting 
companies. Steven Spielberg once called Pete
”the best actor in the world” after working
with him on The Lost World: Jurassic Park 
(1997). Postlethwaite was nominated for an 
Oscar for his role in In The Name of the
Father
(1993).

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Pete Postlethwaite in The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

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Postletheaite with Daniel Day Lewis in a scene from
In the Name of the Father.

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ACTRESS ANNE FRANCIS, DEAD AT 80

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        Anne Francis died Sunday of natural cause at a nursing home in  
        Santa Barbara, California. She was most remembered for her
        role in the science fiction classic Forbidden Planet (1956). Her
        career began at the early age of eleven on Broadway.  
 
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        Anne Francis with “Robby” the robot in Forbidden Planet 

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       Anne as a mannequin in the 1960 Twilight Zone episode 
       The After Hours.

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ENGLISH NOVELIST BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1892

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J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel)Tolkien is the author of The Lord
of the Rings trilogy. He was born in Bloemfontein, South
Africa. He died on September 2, 1973. Forbes magazine
ranked Tolkien as the 5th top-earning dead celebrity
in 2009.  
 

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RECORDED ON THIS DATE IN 1957

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ALASKA BECAME THE 49th STATE ON THIS DATE IN 1959

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President Eisenhower signing the Alaska Statehood Act. To 
the left, seated, is Richard Nixon.

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