Archive for October 22nd, 2011

‘’THE DIVINE SARAH’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1844

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Sarah Bernhardt  (October 22, 1844 — March 26, 1923)
 

Bernhardt was one of the pioneer dramatic silent film actress. She has been referred
to as “the most famous actress the world has ever known”. Her career began on the
stages of France in the 1870s, and was soon in demand in Europe and America.
 

 

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JOAN FONTAINE IS 94 TODAY

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Actress Joan Fontaine and her older sister Olivia de Havilland are two
of the last surviving leading ladies from Hollywood of the 1930s. Joan
is the only actor to have won an Academy Award for a performance in
a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Suspension (1941).

 

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Joan Fontaine with Alfred Hitchcock

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1940

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PETER AND GORDON TAKE US BACK TO 1965

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ONE OF THE STOOGES BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1903

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Curly Howard
Jerome Lester "Jerry" Horwitz (Curley Howard) 
(October 22, 1903 – January 18, 1952)

Curley was a member of the famous slapstick comedy team the
Three Stooges, along with his older brothers Moe Howard and
Shemp Howard, and Actor Larry Fine. Curley is considered to
be the most popular and recognizable of the Stooges.

 

 

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A TELEVISION FIRST ON THIS DAY IN 1939

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Davey O’Brien of the Eagles

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NBC play-by-play announcer Allen “Skip” Walz

An NFL game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Eagles on
October 22, 1939 was the first televised pro football game. The fortunate New
Yorkers who owned television sets viewed the game over NBC’s experimental
station W2XBS. A crowd of 13,050 were on hand at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field
when the Eagles fell to the Dodgers 23-14. According to Allen Walz (above),
the play-by-play announcer, that first  telecast was done with just eight people
and only two iconoscope cameras. One was located in the box seats on the
4-yard line and the other was in the stadiums mezzanine section. There were
no commercial interruptions during the game. 

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