Archive for January 19th, 2011

JEAN STAPLETON IS 88 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray) is a character actress of stage, television, and film. Stapleton is best known for her portrayal of Edith Bunker , the long-suffering, yet devoted wife of Archie Bunker, played by Carroll O’Connor (above) and mother of Gloria Bunker Stivic, played by Sally Struthers, in the 1970’s sitcom All In the Family on CBS-TV. Stapleton was also seen as Edith Bunker in the All in the Family follow-up series
Archie Bunker’s Place. She left that show after one season.

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A TAYLOR MADE AD FROM 1956

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THE QUEEN OF COUNTRY MUSIC IS 65 TODAY

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Dolly Rebecca Parton , is a singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist, best-known for her work in country music. In the four-and-a-half decades
since her national chard debut, she remains one of the most-successful female artists in the history of country music with twenty-five number-one singles, and a record forty-one
top-ten country albums. She has the distinction of having performed on a top-five hit in each of the last five decades and is tied with Reba Mc Entire as the only country artists with number- one singles in four consecutive decades. In 1967, country star Porter Wagner, seen above with Dolly, invited Parton to join him on his weekly syndicated
TV program The Porter Wagner Show,and also to become a part of his road show.

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EDGAR ALLAN POE WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1809

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Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective – fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career. Poe died on October 7, 1849. The actual cause remains a mystery.

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In January 1845 Poe published his poem “THE RAVEN” to instant success.

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SHELLEY FABARES TURNED 67 TODAY

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Shelley Fabares is the niece of Nanette Fabray. She began acting at age three and at age 10 made her television debut in an episode of Letters to Loretta. After guest-starring on various television series, Fabares landed the role of "Mary Stone" in the long-running ABC-TV family sitcom The Donna Reed Show (1958 – 1966).

Her national popularity led to a recording contract and two "Top 40" hits, including “Johnny Angel”, which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, in April 1962. It sold over one-million copies and was awarded a Gold Disc.

Fabares left The Donna Reed Show in 1963 (she would return periodically until its end in 1966) to pursue a film career. She appeared in a number of motion pictures, including three Elvis movies: Girl Happy (1965), Spinnout  (1966), and Clambake (1967).

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