Archive for July 16th, 2011

SATURDAY NIGHT TV WAS ~ GUNSMOKE!

The television version of Gunsmoke ran for 20 seasons from 1955 to 1975,
and was America’s longest-running prime time, live-action drama with 635  
episodes. The show aired on the CBS television network.

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BARBARA STANWYCK

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                         (July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990)

Barbara Stanwyck was a film and television star, known during her 60-year career 
as a skillful and versatile professional with a strong screen presence. After a short
but notable career as a stage actress in the late 1920s, she made 85 films in 38
years in Hollywood, before turning to television. Her 1961 to 1962 series The
Barbara Stanwyck Show was not that big a success but earned her first Emmy
Award. The ABC-TV series The Big Valley (1965-1969) made her one of the
most popular actresses on television, winning her another Emmy. Barbara
Stanwyck is ranked as the eleventh greatest female stare of all time by the
American Film Institute.

 

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SCREEN LEGEND GINGER ROGERS

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                         (July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995)

During her long career, Ginger Rogers made a total of 73 films, and is noted for  
her role as Fred Astaire’s romantic interest and dancing partner in a series of 
ten Hollywood musical films. She also achieved great success in a variety of
other film roles and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in
Kitty Foyle (1940). She ranks #14 on the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list of
actress screen legends.

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Ginger Rogers with Fred Astaire

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Ginger Rogers, Kitty Foyle

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JACKIE’S ONLY VISIT TO THE TONIGHT SHOW ~ 1985

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APOLLO 11 MISSION BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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The crew (left to right) Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module
Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr.

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