Archive for April 14th, 2011

HOME ONCE OWNED BY JANET LEIGH IS FOR SALE

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Actress Janet Leigh (above) is  most noted for her film role as Marion Crane
in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller “Psycho”. She died in 2004 at the age of
77 and now her former home in Beverly Hills (below) is on the real estate
market with a $4.5 million price tag.

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Front of the Leigh home

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Swimming pool in the rear

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JACKIE BEFORE JOHN

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Jackie Kennedy (above), prior to meeting John F. Kennedy in 1961 and
eventually becoming the country’s First Lady, was Jacqueline Bouvier,
a roving press photographer for the Washington Times-Harold.


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John and Jackie Kennedy

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THE FIRST LADY OF COUNTRY MUSIC IS 79 TODAY

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Country music singer and songwriter Loretta Lynn has written over 160 songs 
songs and released 70 albums. She has had ten Number 1 albums and sixteen
Number 1 singles on the country charts. Lynn has won dozens of awards from
many different institutions, including four Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, eight BMI awards, and ten Academy of Country Music awards. In 1972,
Lynn was the first woman named "Entertainer of the Year" by the Country Music Association, and is one of six women to have received CMA’s highest award. She
was named "Artist of the Decade" for the 1970s by the Academy of Country
Music. Lynn was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 and the
Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999. Lynn is ranked 65th on VH1’s
100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. Loretta Lynn continues to be one of the
most successful vocalists of all time. 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PACKY, 49 TODAY

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Packy, born April 14, 1962

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Packy is an Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, famous for being the 
first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in almost 45 years. Currently, he is  
the tallest and oldest, male Asian elephant in the United States, and perhaps one  
of the tallest worldwide. Packy’s mother, Belle, came  from Thailand and died on   
April 22, 1997 and his father, Thonglaw, was born in Cambodia and died on  
November 25, 1974. He sired 14 calves besides Packy. 

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Elongated Packy penny

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TV SPECIAL AIRED ON THIS DATE IN 1969

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"33⅓ Revolutions Per Monkee"
is the name of a rarely-seen TV special starring
The Monkees that aired on NBC. Produced by Jack Good, creator of the television 
series Shindig!, musical guests on the show included Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, 
and Little Richard in musical performances. Although they were billed as musical
guests, Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger, alongside their then-backing band The Trinity, found themselves playing a prominent role; in fact, it can be argued that the special focused more on the guest stars (specifically, Auger and Driscoll) than The Monkees themselves. This special is notable as The Monkees’ final performance as a quartet  
until 1986, as Peter Tork left the group at the end of the special’s production.

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