Archive for January 16th, 2011

JAMES ARNESS ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW

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James Arness played Marshall Matt Dillon on the CBS-TV series Gunsmoke for 20 years.

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FORMER RACE CAR DRIVER A.J. FOYT IS 76

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A. J. (Anthony Joseph) Foyt is the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 four
times. In 1960 he scored his first professional victory in a U.S. Automobile
Club (USAC) midget car race in Kansas City, Mo.
 Foyt has been inducted
into numerous motorsports halls of fame. Since his retirement from
active racing, he has owned A. J. Foyt Enterprises, which has teams
in CART, IRL, and NASCAR.
  

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           A .J. Foyt behind the wheel of his winning midget race car in 1960

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HORROR-MEISTER JOHN CARPENTER IS 63 TODAY

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John Carpenter, film director, screenwriter, producer, and composer
is
most associated with horror and science fiction films such as his
1978 big hit, Halloween that helped give birth to the slasher film. The
theme from this classic is one of the most recognizable to this day. 

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THE THING (1982) is a remake ot the 1951 Howard Hawks film,
The Thing From Another World.

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JAMES EARL JONES HAS TURNED 80

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James Earl Jones, a multi-award-winning actor of stage and
screen is best known for providing his deep voice for Darth 
Vader in the Star Wars franchise. His first big role was the
part of boxer Jack Jefferson in the film version of the
Broadway play The Great White Hope, 1967.

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James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander in The Great White Hope

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Jones as B-52 bombardier Lt. Zogg in Dr. Strangelove

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BOB BOGLE ~ JANUARY 16, 1934–JUNE 14, 2009

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Bob was a founding member the legendary northwest instrumental
combo, THE VENTURES. He and Don Wilson formed the group in
1958. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
in 2008. Bogle was 75 when he died from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
in Vancouver, Washington.  

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