Archive for February 8th, 2011

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA FORMED ON THIS DATE IN 1910

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In 1909, Chicago publisher William D. Boyce (above) lost his way
in a dense London fog. A boy came to his aid and, after guiding
the man, refused a tip, explaining that as a Scout he would not
take a tip for doing a Good Turn. This gesture by an unknown
Scout inspired a meeting with Robert Baden-Powell, the British
founder of the Boy Scouts. As a result, Boyce incorporated the  
Boy Scouts of America. He also created the Lone Scouts, which
merged with the Boy Scouts of America in 1924.

SCOUT PAINTING

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JAMES DEAN WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1931

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James Byron Dean is a cultural icon, best thought of as being like the
title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which
he starred as a troubled  teenager, Jim Stark. The other two roles that
made him a star were as Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955), and the farmer, 
Jett Rink, in Giant (1956). Dean’s continued popularity rests on his work
in only these three films, all leading roles. His premature death in car 
crash in 1955 helped establish his legendary status. He was only 24.

James Dean was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award for 
Best Actor and remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting
nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Dean the 18th best
male movie star on their AFI 100 Years…100 Stars list.

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James Dean behind the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder, the car
he died in

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CHART TOPPERS ON THIS DATE

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i want to hold your hand   
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touch me record    
                  1969
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                  cash box top 100 logo

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MARY STEENBURGEN TURNED 58 TODAY

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Mary Nell Steenburgen has starred in over fifty films spanning thirty years
of movie production. Her big break came when she was discovered by Jack
Nicholson who cast her as the lead in his second directorial production, the
1978 western Goin’ South. Mary’s third film in 1980 was Melvin and Howard
which earned her and Academy Award and a Golden Globe both for Best
Supporting Actress. She had a leading role in the 1979 film Time After Time
and made other appearances in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape in 1993 and she
was Doc Brown’s (Christopher Lloyd) love interest in Back to the Future Part lll.

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Christopher Lloyd and Mary Steenburgen in Back to the Future Part lll

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          Mary in a scene from Melvin and Howard

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ACTRESS BROOKE ADAMS IS 62 TODAY

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After playing small roles in television and low-budget movies, Adams’ performances in
Days of Heaven (1978) and the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (also 1978)
brought her positive reviews. She has also starred in the films Cuba (1979), The Dead Zone (1983), Key Exchange (1985), and Gas Food Lodging (1992). In 1995 Adams retired temporarily from film-making due to family responsibilities and a scarcity of good roles. She resumed her career around 2002 and recently starred in several shows on Broadway.

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                     Brooke Adams in Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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