Archive for May 9th, 2011

SINGER TOMMY ROE BECAME 69 TODAY

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Went to the top of the Billboard chart in 1969

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CANDICE BERGEN IS 65 TODAY

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Actress Candice Patricia Bergen is a former fashion model is best known for
starring roles in two TV series, the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown (1988-1998),
for which she won five Emmy Awards ands two Golden Globe Awards, and the
ABC comedy-drama Boston Legal (2004-2008). She starred in several major
films throughout the mid 1960s to early 1980s such as The Sand Pebbles
(1966), and Gandhi (1982) and received an Academy Award nomination
for her role in Starting Over (1979). Bergen’s later career includes a role
in the 2000 film Miss Congeniality.

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A young Candice Bergen in 1966 with her father Edgar
Bergen and his puppet Charlie McCarthy

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Candice Bergen in The Sand Pebbles

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Candice in Gandhi

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Bergen in Starting Over

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1966 ad with Candice Bergen


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THE DEBUT OF KRAFT TELEVISION THEATER

 

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The TV drama series Kraft Television Theater began on May 7, 1947
on NBC airing on Wednesday evenings until  October 1, 1958.The live
hour-long series offered plays with new  stories and new characters each
week and was sponsored by Kraft Foods. Kraft Television Theater launched
the careers of more than a few actors, directors and playwrights, including
future Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated actress Hope Lange.

ED HERLIHY

Ed Herlihy was the initial announcer of Kraft
Television Theater.

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HARPO MARX TV APPEARANCE ON THIS DATE IN 1955

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FIRST TO FLY OVER NORTH POLE ON THIS DATE IN 1926

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Floyd Bennett (left) pioneer aviator piloted the explorer Richard E. Byrd (right) on the first successful flight over the North Pole on May 9, 1926. For this feat both Bennett and Byrd received the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor. Floyd Bennett Airport in Brooklyn, N.Y., was named for him in 1931.

 

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The Fokker tri-motor airplane used by Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett


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Richard Byrd (at left) and machinist Floyd Bennett (at right), receiving the
Medal of Honor from president Calvin Coolidge (center).

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