Archive for March 13th, 2011

OLD PIC OF PORTLAND ~ SOMBRERO TAVERN

SOMBRERO TAVERN
SW FIRST AND MORRISON

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“UNCLE SAM” DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1852

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“Uncle Sam” first appeared as a cartoon figure (above) in the New York Lantern weekly newspaper. It was drawn by Frank Henry Bellew (pictured below).
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Cartoonist Frank H. Bellew

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WILLIAM H. MACY IS 61 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Actor William Hall Macy, Jr. was nominated for an Academy Award for his role 
as Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo (1996). In 2003, he won two Emmy Awards, one
for starring in the lead role and one as co-writer of the made-for-TNT film Door
to Door,
a drama based on the true story of Bill Porter, a door-to-door salesman
for Watkins here in Portland, Oregon who born with cerebral palsy.

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Macy in Fargo

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William H. Macy with costar Kyra Sedgwick

stealing sinatra
Showtime, 2002

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2005

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NEIL SEDAKA TURNED 72 TODAY

 

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Neil Sedaka, is a pop singer, pianist, and songwriter whose career has spanned
over 50 years, during which time he has written many songs for himself and others,
often working with lyricists Howard Greenfied and Phil Cody. His best known songs include "Stairway To Heaven" (#9, 1960); "Calendar Girl" (#4, 1961); "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" (#6, 1961); and his signature song, "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" that became the #1` hit in 1962.

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neil-sedaka tip fo the hat

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