Archive for July 6th, 2011

JANET LEIGH (JULY 6, 1927–OCT. 3, 2004)

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Actress Janet Leigh was born Jeanette Helen Morrison. She was the wife of actor
Tony Curtis from June 1951 to September 1962 and the mother of Kelly Curtis
and Jamie Lee Curtis. Discovered by actress Norma Shearer, Leigh secured a
contract with MGM and began her film career in the late 1940s. She appeared
in several popular films over the following decade, including Alfred Hitchcock’s
1960 film Psycho.

 

Psycho_(1960)

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BUDDY HOLLY AT HOME

“Learning the Game” was Recorded at home by Buddy Holly, January 
1959. This is the original un-dubbed version. 

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BILL HALEY (JULY 6, 1925–FEB. 9, 1981)

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Singer Bill Haley was one of the first American rock and roll musicians. He is
credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s
with his group Bill Haley & His Comets and their legendary hit song “Rock
Around the Clock”.

 

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SLY STALLONE IS 65 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Sylvester_Stallone today

 Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is a actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, film director
and occasional painter. Stallone is known for his macho action roles. Two of
the notable characters he has portrayed include boxer Rocky Balboa in the
Rocky series (1976,1979,1982,1985,1990 and 2006) and the title role as
soldier John Rambo in the Rambo franchise films (1982,1985,1988,2008).

The film Rocky was inducted into the National Film Registry as well as having
its film props placed in the Smithsonian Museum.  Philadelphia has a statue of
his Rocky character placed permanently near the museum, on the right side
before the steps. It was announced on December 7, 2010 that Stallone was
voted into boxing’s Hall of Fame.

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Stallone as Rocky Balboa

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Sylvester Stallone in character as Rambo

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Rocky Balboa statue

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ON THIS DATE IN 1974 ~ THIS WAS AT #1

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rock the boat 45

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