Archive for February 19th, 2011

‘’THE KING OF MOTOWN’’ IS 71 TODAY

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William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is a R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record
producer, and former record executive. Robinson is one of the primary figures
associated with Motown, second only to the company’s founder,Berry Gordy. As
an original member of Motown Record’s first vocal group The Miracles and as a
solo artist, Robinson made thirty-seven Top 40 hits for Motown between 1960
and 1987.

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CLASSIC MOVIE ON IWO JIMA MADE IN 1949

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1949 movie poster 

SANDS MOVIE 
On DVD ( 2000)

Iwo Jima Movie
The three survivors of six men who raised that historic flag on Mt. Suribachi, on the
island of Iwo Jima, are back in Marine uniforms as they make a Hollywood version
of the bloody invasion at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 27, 1949. Here with sound
trucks in the background they watch the filming of a scene. The survivors are: left
to right, Ira H. Hayes of Babchule, Ariz.; John Bradley of Antigo, Wisc. and Rene
Gagnon of Manchester, N.H.. All three have small parts in the film, including a
recreation of the famous flag raising. The movie is “Sands of Iwo Jima”.  

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LEE MARVIN ~ FEB. 19, 1924 – AUG. 29, 1987

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Lee Marvin at first did supporting roles, mostly villains and soldiers ,but after winning
an Academy Award for Best Actor for his dual roles in Cat Ballou (1965), he landed
more heroic, leading roles. Marvin left school to join the U.S. Marine Corps, serving
as a Scout Sniper. He was wounded in action during the WW ll battle of Saipan and
was awarded the Purple Heart.

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1967

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SHOW WENT NATIONAL ON THIS DATE IN 1968

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The first national broadcast of Misterogers’ Neighborhood was on most National Education Television stations. When NET ceased broadcasting in 1970, PBS
assumed the network and its programming. It was also around this time that the
show had a title change, to the more-familiar Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The
series was in production till February 20, 1976, and again from August 27, 1979
to August 31, 2001. The show was hosted by Fred Rogers.

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NUMBER ONE ON THIS DATE IN 1972

 HI RECORD

AL GREEN

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