Archive for May 25th, 2011

LESLIE UGGAMS IS 68 NOW

leslie young

leslie-uggams later

leslie now

Leslie Uggams  is a actress and singer, perhaps best known for her 1967
work in Hallelujah! She first started in show business as a child in 1950,
playing the niece of Ethel Waters on the TV series Beulah (CBS/ABC). Leslie
was a regular on Sing Along with Mitch on NBC-TV in the early 1960s. Her list
of credits also includes a lead role (Kizzy) in the ABC-TV miniseries Roots
(Jan. 23-30, 1977). Uggams auditioned for the lead part in the 1963 film
Cleopatra, but lost to Elizabeth Taylor.

 

1972

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FIRST STAR WARS RELEASED ON THIS DATE IN 1977

star_wars_episode_4_original poster
An original 1977 release poster

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, originally released as Star Wars, written
and directed by George Lucas was the first of six films released in the Star
Wars
sage. It earned $460 million in the United States and $337 million 
overseas, surpassing  Jaws (1975) as the highest-grossing film of all time
at that time. The film gained ten Academy Award nominations, winning six;
the nominations included Best Supporting Actor for Alec Guinness and
Best Picture.

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REAGAN ON THE RADIO ~ 1934

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Future California Governor and U.S. President
Ronald Reagan worked at WHO 
radio in Des Moines, Iowa as a sportscaster from 1932 to 1937. 

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‘’THE STORY TELLER” IS 75 TODAY

tomthall then

tom t. hall now

Thomas "Tom T." Hall  is a country balladeer, songwriter and author. He has
written 11 #1 hit songs, with 26 more that reached the Top 10, including the pop 
crossover hit “I Love”, which went to #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His early
career included being a radio announcer at WRON in Ronceverte, West Virginia
and WVRC radio in Spencer, WV in the 1960s. Hall’s big songwriting break came
in 1963, when country singer Jimmy C. Newman recorded his song, “DJ For a Day”.

 

1973

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MAN ON THE MOON ANNOUNCED ON THIS DATE IN 1961

race to the moon book

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