Archive for January 27th, 2011

COMPOSER BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1756

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  was a influential Austrian composer of the Classical era.
He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as the finest of symphonic, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most popular of classical composers.
Mozart showed extraordinary ability from early childhood by being competent on the piano and violin. He composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At the age of 17, Mozart was hired as a court musician. Mozart died in 1791 at the age of 35. Many believe the cause was acute rheumatic fever.  

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FIRST TARZAN MOVIE RELEASED ON THIS DATE IN 1918

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Tarzan of the Apes  is a silent, black and white action adventure film directed by Scott Sidney and stars Elmo Lincoln as Tarzan and Enid markey as Jane (both shown in the above poster).The movie was the first Tarzan movie ever made, and is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original novel of the same name. The movie was filmed in Morgan City, Louisiana utilizing Louisiana swamps as stand ins for African jungles. The movie is considered to be the most faithful to the novel of all the film adaptations. The film premiered at the Broadway Theater in New York.

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                                   Newspaper ad promoting the film

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SING ALONG SHOW PREMIERED ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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In the 1960s, Mitch Miller became a household name with his 1961–1966 NBC television show Sing Along with Mitch, a community-sing program featuring him and a male chorale (an extension of his highly successful series of Columbia record albums of the same name). During the second season of Sing Along with Mitch, Miller himself coined the catchphrase "all smiles." Sing Along with Mitch  was canceled in 1964 and repeats
aired briefly on NBC during the spring of 1966.

           MITCH MILLER SILLO

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IT WAS NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DATE IN 1962

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JAMES CROMWELL IS 71 TODAY

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James Oliver Cromwell  is a  film and television actor. Some of his more notable roles are in Babe (1995), for which he earned Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, L.A. Confidential (1997), The Green Mils (1999), and in the television series Six Feet Under (2003-2005). He has been nominated for an Oscar, three Emmy Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards during his career.

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                                                Cromwell in Babe

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      James Cromwell as George H.W. Bush in the Oliver Stone film W. (2008)

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