Archive for February 25th, 2011

JIM BACKUS WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1913

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Jim Backus was a radio, television, film, and voice actor. Among his most
remembered roles… the voice of Mr. Magoo,  Joan Davis’s husband on  
TV’s I married Joan, and Thurston Howell, lll on the CBS-TV hit sitcom 
Gilligan’s Island (1964 – 1967). Jim died on July 3, 1989. He was 76. 

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Jim Backus with Joan Davis

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Jim Backus as Thurston Howell, lll in Gilligan’s Island

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BIG HIT ON THIS DATE IN 1967

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DISCOVER HOW TO ‘’THROW’’ YOUR VOICE…

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This record album came with a Howdy Doody doll like the one being held by Buffalo Bob
Smith, pictured on the above album cover.

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NEW BOXING CHAMP ON THIS DATE IN 1964

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When Cassius Clay, now known as Muhammad Ali, defeated Sonny Liston
(above left), he was the youngest boxer ever at age 22 to take the title
from a reigning heavyweight champion.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEA LEONI ~ 45 TODAY

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Tea Leoni has starred in a wide range of films including Jurassic Park lll
(2001), Deep Impact (1998), and co-starred with Jim Carrey in the 2006
comedy film Fun with Dick and Jane.

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Tea as a TV news anchor in Deep Impact

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Tea Leoni with Jim Carrey in Fun with Dick and Jane

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