Archive for July 25th, 2011

PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ 1911

PORTLAND POSTCARD VIEW OF PORTLAND OCT 1911

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ANOTHER HIT FROM STEVE LAWRENCE


“Footsteps” went to #7 on the Billboard chart in 1960

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steve lawrence cover

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ESTELLE GETTY

 
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                   (July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008)

Estelle Scher-Gettleman, better known by her Stage name Estelle Getty,
appeared in film, theater and television. She is best known for playing
Sophia Petrillo on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls from 1985 to
1992. Estelle  won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role on
the popular show.

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OCEAN LINER SANK ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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The SS Andrea Doria, seen at home in port, was the last major transatlantic
passenger vessel to sink before the airplane became the preferred mode of
travel.

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REMEMBERING WALTER BRENNAN

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                (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974)

Walter Brennan won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor three
times and is tied with Jack Nicholson for the most Academy Award wins for
a male actor. Film historians and critics have long regarded Brennan as
one of the finest character actors in motion picture history. Brennan is
best remembered From 1957-1963, when he starred in the ABC-TV
series The Real McCoys, which costarred Richard Crenna and Kathleen
Nolan. The series ran on ABC from 1957 to 1962 before switching to CBS
for a final season as The McCoys.

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old rivers

Released in March 1962, "Old Rivers",featuring The Johnny Mann Singers 
as the backing choir over Brennan’s recitation of the refrain, became a top
5 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot C&W Sides charts by the end
of May. 

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