Archive for August 8th, 2011

SIGNATURE SONG RELEASED ON THIS DATE IN 1964

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“The House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals was their only US number one hit. It was reportedly recorded in just one take and the band was in the studio for less than ten minutes.

 

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CONNIE STEVENS IS 73 TODAY

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Actress and singer Connie Stevens is best known for her roles in the ABC
television series Hawaiian Eye (1959-1963) and Maverick (1957-1962) also
on ABC.  Stevens started working as a movie extra. After she’d appeared in
four B-movies, comedian Jerry Lewis saw her in Dragstrip Riot and cast her
in Rock-A-By Baby in 1958 and soon signed a contract with Warner Brothers.

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Connie Stevens with Jerry Lewis

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RESIGNATION ANNOUNCED ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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NUMBER ONE ~ 51 YEARS AGO TODAY

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DUSTIN HOFFMAN’S BIRTHDAY ~ 74 TODAY

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Dustin Lee Hoffman is a actor with a career in film, television, and theatre since
1960. Hoffman began his acting career in the Pasadena Playhouse. He got the
favorable attention of critics for the 1966 Off-Broadway play Eh? for which he
won a Theater World Award and a Drama Desk Award. Hoffman’s first film break
role was The Graduate in 1967. Other movies that followed included Midnight
Cowboy
(1969), All The Presidents Men and Marathon Man both in 1976. He 
has won two Academy Awards, one for his role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), 
and the other for his performance in Rain Man (1988). He is also received 
five Golden Globes, three BAFTAs, three Drama Desk Awards’, a Genie 
Award and an Emmy Award. Dustin Hoffman also received the AFI Life
Achievement Award in 1999.

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Dustin Hoffman with Anne Bancroft in a scene from The Graduate

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Hoffman with costar Tom Cruse

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Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie (1982)

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