Archive for March 1st, 2011

ROBERT CONRAD ~ 76 TODAY

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Actor Robert Conrad is best known for his role in the CBS-TV series The
Wild Wild West
(1965 – 1969) , in which he played the sophisticated Secret
Service agent James T. West, and his portrayal of World War II flying ace Pappy Boyington in the NBC-TV series Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976 – 1978). He was
a recording artist of pop/rock songs in the early 1960s as Bob Conrad before
he started acting. He currently hosts a weekly 2 hour national radio show
called “The PM Show with Robert Conrad” heard on CRN Digital Talk Radio.  
 

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Robert Conrad with co-star Ross Martin (left) 

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Robert Conrad in Baa Baa Black Sheep

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PREMIERE OF DEATH VALLEY DAYS ON THIS DATE IN 1952

Death Valley Days aired from March 1, 1952 to August 1, 1975 and was 
the most successful syndicated television Western ever in the half-hour 
format. The stories used in the series were based on actual events.

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The longest-running host was "The Old Ranger"
from 1952 to 1965, played by Stanley Andrews.

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PEACE CORPS ESTABLISHED ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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The Peace Corps is a  volunteer agency run by the U.S. Government. The mission of 
the Peace Corps includes three goals: providing technical assistance, helping people outside the United States to understand U.S. culture, and Americans to understand
the cultures of other countries. Generally, the work is related to social and economic development. On March 1, 1961,President John F. Kennedy (on the right above)
signed the Executive Order that officially started the Peace Corps. Kennedy then 
appointed his brother-in-law Sargent Shriver (above left) to be the program’s first 
director.

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President Kennedy greets the first Peace Corps volunteers in August,1962.

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RON HOWARD TURNED 57 TODAY

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Ron Howard, actor, director, and producer came to prominence as a child actor,
playing Opie Taylor in the CBS-TV sitcom The Andy Griffith Show from 1960 to
1969 and later as the teenaged Richie Cunningham on the sitcom Happy Days
on ABC from 1974 – 1984. Ron made film appearances in American Grafiti in
1973 and in The Shootist in 1976 with John Wayne. He made his directorial
debut with the 1977 comedy film Grand Theft Auto.

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Ron Howard as Opie in The Andy Griffith Show

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Ron In Happy Days

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Actor Ron Howard behind the wheel in a scene from American Graffiti

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Director Ron behind the camera

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THE ‘’KING OF CALYPSO’’ IS 84 TODAY

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Harry Belafonte is best known for singing the “Banana Boat Song”, with
its signature lyric…’Day-O.” Throughout his career, he has been an
advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes.

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Belafonte cover

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