Archive for May 31st, 2011

LEA THOMPSON IS 50 TODAY

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Back To the Future

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Actress and director Lea Thompson is best known for her portrayal of
Lorraine Baines McFlay, the mother of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) in
the Back to the Future trilogy, the first released in 1985. Other major
film roles included Red Dawn (1984), Howard the Duck (1986), and
All the Right
Moves (1983).

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Lea in Howard the Duck

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DON AMECHE (MAY 31, 1908 – DEC. 6, 1993)

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Don Ameche was an Academy Award winning American actor and a major
radio star, achieving memorable success during the late 1940s playing
opposite Frances Langford in The Bickersons (below), a radio comedy
series about a combative married couple. It began on NBC in 1946 and 
moved to CBS the following year where it continued until 1951. Don 
Ameche also enjoyed a substantial Broadway career.

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Don Ameche and Francis Langford during a Bickersons
radio show

 

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Don Ameche won a Best Supporting Oscar for his role (above)
in the Ron Howard film Cocoon, 1985. 

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Ameche in Harry and The Hendersons, 1987

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FRED ALLEN (MAY 31, 1894 – MARCH 17, 1956)

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Fred-Allen,

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               fred allen radio ad

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COMPUTER AT WORK IN OREGON CITY ~ 1960

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SHARON GLESS TURNED 68 TODAY

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(L-R) Actresses Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless from Cagney and Lacey.

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Sharon Gless is a chracter actress of stage, film and television, who is best known 
for her roles as Maggie Philbin on the CBS-TV series Switch,1975 to 1978 and as
Sgt. Christine Cagney in the CBS police drama series Cagney & Lacey, 1982 to
1988.  At the beginning of her career, Gless appeared in many TV shows including NBC’s Emergency and Marcus Welby, M.D. on ABC.

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