Archive for February 11th, 2012

COMEDIAN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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Leslie William Nielsen (February 11, 1926-November 28, 2010)
 

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Nielsen, with co-star Anne Francis in his second film, Forbidden Planet (1956)
 

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WHITNEY HOUSTON IS DEAD AT 48

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LOS ANGELES –Fox News confirmed that singer Whitney Houston, who
reigned as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image
were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage
to singer Bobby Brown, was found dead today.

The Beverly Hills Police Department responded to an emergency call from 
the Beverly Hills Hotel. Officials did not see any obvious signs of criminal
intent, and are currently investigating to determine the cause of death.

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NUMBER-ONE ALBUM ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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“Come Fly with Me” reached #1 on the Billboard album chart in its second week, and stayed there for five weeks. At the inaugural Grammy Awards the song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

The title track from the album

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CHARACTER ACTOR DEAD AT 82

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Joseph Peter Breck
(March 13, 1929 – February 6, 2012)

Actor Peter Breck, best known for his role as Nick Barkley
in the ABC television series The Big Valley (1965-1969),
died Monday, Feb. 6th, in Vancouver, B.C. Breck, who
had been suffering from dementia, was hospitalized on
Jan. 10th of this year.  

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JACK PAAR WALKED ON THIS DAY IN 1960

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“Tonight Show” host Jack Paar walked off the set while live on the air with four
minutes left in the show. He did this in response to censors cutting out a joke
from the show the previous night.

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