Archive for January 30th, 2011

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT ~ JANUARY 30. 1882–APRIL 12, 1945

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                The 32nd President of the United States (1933 – 1945)

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     President Roosevelt giving his famous ‘Infamy Speech” to Congress    

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A POSTCARD FROM PORTLAND ~ 1910

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                                               The “New” Multnomah Hotel

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GENE HACKMAN TURNED 81 TODAY

 

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Eugene Allen “Gene” Hackman is a retired actor and a novelist.Nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two, Hackman has also won three Golden Globes and
two British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in a career that spanned
four decades. He first came to fame in 1967 with his performance as Buck Barrow
in Bonnie and Clyde. His major subsequent films include his role as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle in The French Connection (1970) Hooseriers (1986), Unforgiven (1992) and
his final film role before retirement was in Welcome to Mooseport (2004). 

 

 

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           Gene Hackman, left, and Warren Beatty from Bonnie and Clyde

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DOROTHY MALONE ~ 86 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Malone’s film career began in the mid 1940s, and in her early years she played small roles, mainly in B-movies. After a decade in films, she became more popular as a
glamor image, particularly after her performance in Written on the Wind (1956),
which won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her film career
peaked by the beginning of the 1960s, and she achieved later success with her
television role as Constance MacKenzie on Peyton Place on ABC-TV from 1964
to 1968. Less active in her later years, Malone returned to film in 1992 as Hazel 
Dobkins ( above) the friend of Sharon Stone’s character in Basic Instinct.

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FIRST LONE RANGER RADIO SHOW ON THIS DATE IN 1933

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The first of 2,956 radio episodes of The Lone Ranger premiered on WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan.The first actor to play the Long Ranger was George Seaton, seen in picture below. In 1941, the show’s announcer for several years, deep-voiced performer Brace Beemer took over the role and played the part until the end. The above photo shows Brace Beemer, center, with the rest of the radio shows cast in the studios of WXYZ.

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                          Radio actor George Seaton

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