Archive for February 11th, 2011

A VALENTINE’S REMINDER FROM 1947

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SERGIO MENDES TURNED 70 TODAY

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Sérgio Santos Mendes is a Brazilian musician who has released over thirty-five
albums, and plays bossa nova heavily crossed with jazz and funk.

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BURT REYNOLDS IS 75 TODAY

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Actor Burt Reynolds is most noted for his roles as Bo ‘Bandit’ Darville in Smokey and the
Bandit (1977)
, Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972), and as Paul Crew in The Longest Yard (1974. He is one of America’s most recognizable film and television personalities with more than 90 feature film and 300 television episode credits.

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Burt Reynolds in Deliverance

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Burt Reynolds in Breaking In, a 1989 picture filmed in Portland

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INVENTOR BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1847

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Thomas Alva Edison was a scientist, inventor, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, electric light bulb. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and  is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

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TINA LOUISE ~ 77 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Tina Louise played the "movie star" Ginger Grant (above) on the CBS-TV sitcom
Gilligan’s Island (September 26, 1964 – September 4, 1867). Louise made her 
film debut in 1958 in God’s Little Acre. She became an in-demand leading lady
for major stars like Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, and Robert Ryan. 

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Tina Louise in God’s Little Acre

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