Archive for May 11th, 2012

ANOTHER IRVING BERLIN SONG

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”Blue Skies” was written by Irving Berlin in 1926. Willie Nelson‘s
version of the song was a #1
country music hit in 1978.

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COMPOSER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1888

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           Irving Berlin
(May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989)

Irving Berlin was a composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the
greatest
songwriters in American history. He published his first song,
"Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907 and had his first major international
hit with "Alexander’s Ragtime Band" in 1911.

"God Bless America" is a patriotic song written by Irving Berlin in
1918. He revised it in 1938 and it was then recorded by Kate Smith,
becoming her signature song.

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REMEMBER THOSE WISE TV MOMS?

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Barbara Billingsley (Dec. 22, 1915 – Oct. 16, 2010) was June Cleaver


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On CBS-TV from 1957 – 1958, ABC-TV from 1958 – 1963

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ERIC BURDON TURNED 71 TODAY

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The Animals lead singer Eric Burdon was ranked in 57th place on Rolling
Stone’s
list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.


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ORGANIZATION FORMED ON THIS DAY IN 1927

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Hollywood film industry leaders gathered in a hotel ballroom to organize the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional
honorary organization composed of over 6,000 motion picture professionals
dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of
motion pictures. It
is known around the world for its annual
Academy Awards, informally known
as the "Oscars".

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OSCARS

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