Archive for January 5th, 2011

IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1914

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         Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, astonished 
         the business world when he introduced a $5 per day minimum  
         wage to qualified workers. It was more than double the rate of 
         most of Ford’s employees. The move proved to be extremely 
         Profitable and raised productivity.  

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KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN AD FROM 1966

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MISTER ED DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1961

The sitcom was in syndication until July 2, 1961. It then aired on CBS-TV
from October 1, 1961 until February 6, 1966. The show starred Alan
Young as Wilbur Post and Connie Hines as his wife Carol Post. The
horse (Mister Ed) was a Palomino and was voiced by former western 
film star Allan Lane.

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     Shown here are stars Alan Young, Mister Ed, and Connie Hines

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            Allan “Rocky” Lane, the voice of Mister Ed

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PAMELA SUE MARTIN IS 58 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Pamela Sue Martin is best known for playing Nancy Drew
on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries series on ABC
TV from 1977 to 1979. She appeared in The Poseidon
Adventure,
a 1972 film starring Gene Hackman. Martin
also played Fallon Carrington Colby on the ABC-TV
primetime soap Dynasty (1981 – 1989).

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Pictured with Pamela Sue Martin are Shaun Cassidy
on the left and Parker Stevenson, right.

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ROBERT DUVALL TURNED 80 TODAY

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Robert Duvall received a Best Actor Academy Award for his role
in Tender Mercies (1983).  He was also awarded two Emmy Awards,
and four Golden Globe Awards during his busy film career.

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      Robert Duvall as Arthur “Boo” Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird

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                 Robert in a scene from The Godfather (1972)

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   Robert Duvall as Lt. Col. Kilgore in Apocalypse Now (1979)

               “I love the smell of napalm in the morning”!

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Duvall played Mac Sledge, a recovering alcoholic country
singer in Tender Mercies.

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