Archive for May 30th, 2012

NEW TO DVD THIS WEEK!

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The DVD contains 7 Discs with the first season from 1957 – 1958

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THE NUMBER-THREE SONG OF 1959

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“Venus” spent five weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts

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Frankie Avalon is 72 (Sep. 18, 1939)

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VOICE ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1908

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     Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc
(May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989)

Voice actor and comedian Mel Blanc was born in San Francisco and grew
up in Portland, Oregon where he attended Lincoln High School. He began
his nearly six-decade-long career in 1927 performing on the KGW radio
program The Hoot Owls.

Blanc earned the nickname “The Man of a Thousand Voices” when he
worked for Warner Bros. is best remembered for his work with Warner
Bros.
during the "Golden Age of American animation" as the voice of
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird and many more,

He later worked for Hanna- Barbera‘s television cartoons, most notably
as the voice of Barney Rubble in The Flintstones and Mr. Spacely
in
The Jetsons. Mel Blanc was one of the most influential people
in the voice-acting industry.

 

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Mel Blanc (far right) was a cast member of the first Jack Benny radio show 
along with Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Don Wilson, Dennis Day and
Rochester.

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Mel on The David Letterman Show

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IT WAS OREGON’S SECOND LARGEST CITY

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The public housing project Vanport was destroyed at 4:05 P.M. on Sunday
May 30,1948, when a 200-foot section of a dike holding back the Columbia
River collapsed during a flood, killing 15 people. Today West Delta Park,
the Portland International Raceway, Heron Lakes Golf Course and a light
rail station
occupy the site. The station has artwork commemorating the
flood.

Video taken by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

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