Archive for February 14th, 2011

FROM PORTLAND’S PAST ~ 1949

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TEST DRIVE THE 1950 FORD

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JAZZ GREAT GEORGE SHEARING DIED TODAY

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George Shearing was a jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group which recorded for MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles had 
multiple albums on the Billboard charts from the 1950s to the 1990s. He died of heart failure in New York City at the age of 91. 

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George Shearing seen here recently with his wife Ellie

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ACTOR KENNETH MARS ~ DEAD AT 74

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Kenneth "Ken" Mars was born April 14, 1936. He was a television, movie and voice actor, best-remembered for his roles in several Mel Brooks films: the insane Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind in 1968’s The Producers, and the relentless police 
Inspector Hans Wilhelm Fredrich Kemp in 1974’s Young Frankenstein. He died 
Saturday, February 12th of cancer at the age of 74.

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UNION ORGANIZER BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1913

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James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa disappeared July 30, 1975, and was declared legally
dead on July 30, 1982. Hoffa was involved with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, as an organizer from 1932 to 1975. He served as the union’s
General President from 1958 to 1971. On May 17, 2006, acting on a tip, the FBI
searched a farm in Milford Township, Michigan for Hoff’s remains and found nothing.

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             teamsters union logo

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