Archive for May 26th, 2012

‘’THE DUKE’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1907

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      Marion Mitchell Morrison
( Marion Robert Morrison)

                         (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)

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INVENTOR IS DEAD AT THE AGE OF 96

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Eugene Polley with his Flash-Matic (L) and a present day remote control

Eugene Polley, inventor of the TV remote control, has died at the age of 96. His
former employer, Zenith Electronics, announced that he died of natural causes
on Sunday, May 20 at a Chicago hospital.

In 1955 Polley invented the Flash-Matic, which shot a beam of light at photo cells
placed on each corner of a TV screen allowing it to change channels as well
as turning it on and off.

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THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

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JAMES ARNESS WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1923

Actor James Arness (1956)

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          James King Arness
(May 26, 1923 – June 3, 2011)

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James Arness was best remembered for his portrayal of 
Marshal Matt Dillon on the CBS television series Gunsmoke
for 20 years (1955-1975).

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Johnny Carson, left, and ‘Gunsmoke’ actor James Arness on ‘The Johnny Carson Show’ in 1955-56.

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IT WAS THE GENUINE THING!

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