Archive for February 10th, 2011

THE ‘’SCHNOZZOLA’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1893

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James Francis "Jimmy" Durante, star of radio, TV and films was one
of  most familiar and popular comedians of the 1920s through the
1970s. He died on January 29, 1980 at the age of 86.

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ROBERTA FLACK TURNED 74 TODAY

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Roberta Flack  is a singer, songwriter, and musician who is notable for her jazz,
soul, and folk music. Flack is best known for her Hot 100 #1 , Grammy Award
winning singles The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (1972) and Killing Me
Softly With His Song (1973). Roberta and U2 are the only artists to win the 
award in back-to-back years.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DON WILSON ~ 78 TODAY

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Don Wilson (left) is the rhythm guitarist and a founding member of the legendary
instrumental  group The Ventures. He and Bob Bogle (right) formed the group in
1958 while both were doing masonry work in Tacoma, Washington. Bogle, who
was the lead guitarist and later bassist of The Ventures, died on June 14, 2009 in
Vancouver, Washington at the age of 75. On March 10, 2008, The Ventures were
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Ventures are still the most popular American rock group in Japan.

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The Ventures hit record released in 1960

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Don Wilson and The Ventures today

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LAURA DERN IS 44 TODAY

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Laura Elizabeth Dern is an actress,film director and producer. She has acted in 
such films as Smooth Talk (1985), Blue Velvet (1986), Fat Man and Little Boy
(1988), and Jurassic Park (1993). She was nominated for an Academy Award for
Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the 1991 film Rambling
Rose.
Laura is the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.

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                    Laura Dern with Sam Neil in Jurassic Park

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WESTERN SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1956

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My Friend Flicka is a 39-episode western television series set at the fictitious
Goose Bar Ranch in Wyoming at the turn of the 20th century. The program
was filmed in color but initially aired on Fridays in black and white on CBS
until February 1, 1957. It was a mid-season replacement for Gene Autry’s
The Adventures of Champion. Both shows failed in the ratings against
ABC’s The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.

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