Archive for September 15th, 2011

‘’CHIPS’’ PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1977

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CHiPs
is a television drama series produced by MGM Studios that
originally aired on NBC-TV from September 15, 1977, to July 17,
1983 (139 episodes ). Although the show finished production in
1983, many regions did not complete their runs of the series until
the later 1980s, in some cases almost ten years after the show
had first appeared. The show starred Erik Estrada as Officer
Frank “Ponch” Poncherello and Larry Wilcox as his partner,
Officer Jon Baker. 

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Erik Estrada                                              Larry Wilcox

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PRIME TIME SOAP DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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Peyton Place is a prime time soap opera, based upon the 1956 novel of the
same name by Grace Metalious, which aired on ABC-TV in half-hour episodes
from September 15, 1964 to June 2, 1969. The show was produced by 20th
Century Fox Television and was the only prime time series ever to run episodes continuously without reruns. Many guest stars appeared in the series for extended
times, such as Dan Duryea, Susan Oliver, Leslie Nielsen, Gena Rowland’s and Lee
Grant, who won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama. The series helped launch the careers of such actors
as Mia Farrow (above), Ryan O’Neal, Chris Connelly, and Mariette Hartley.

 

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WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT

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           (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930)

William Taft was the 27th President of the United States, in office from
1909 to 1913 and was later the tenth Chief Justice of the U.S. from 1921
to 1930. He is the only person to have served in both offices.

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‘’GREEN ACRES’’ DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Green Acres starred Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor (above). The series
was broadcast on CBS from September 15, 1965, to April 27, 1971.  

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TOMMY LEE JONES IS 65 TODAY

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Actor Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas and moved to New
York to become an actor, making his Broadway debut in 1969’s A Patriot
for Me
. In 1970, he landed his first film role playing a college student in
Love Story.
His best known films include The Fugitive (1993) and it’s
sequel U.S. Marshals (1998), the Men in Black films (1997 & 2002),
The Hunted
( filmed in Portland -2003), and No Country for Old Men
(2007). A second sequel to Men in Black, Men in Black lll, is scheduled
for release in 2012. Tommy Lee Jones has received three Academy
nominations, winning one as Best Supporting Actor for The Fugitive.

 

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Tommy Lee Jones in
The Fugitive

 

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Jones with costar Will Smith in Men in Black

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Sheriff Bell (TOMMY LEE JONES)

Director: Joel & Ethan COEN

Tommy Lee Jones in a scene from No Country For Old men

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