Archive for June 8th, 2012

ROBERT PRESTON WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1918

ROBERT PRESTON YNG

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      Robert Preston
(June 8, 1918 – March 21, 1987)

Robert Preston was a stage and film actor best remembered
for originating the role of Harold Hill in the 1957
musical The
Music Man
and the
subsequent film adaptation in 1962.

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VEHICLE WAS PART OF PAST ROSE PARADES

Stevens_Disaster_Unit_2 1950s 

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The Jay W. Stevens Disaster Service Unit was built in 1939 for the Portland 
Fire Department. The vehicle was the first of its kind and was rededicated
as the Emergency Car in 1953.

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The fire station at 55 SW Ash Street was constructed in 1950 as Engine 21’s
quarters and became Engine 1’s house in 1984. The Jay W. Stevens Disaster
Unit can be seen at the far right of the parked apparatus.

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COMIC ACTOR JERRY STILLER IS 85 TODAY

 jerry stiller yng

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Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller

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Comedic actor Gerald Isaac "Jerry" Stiller spent many years in the comedy
team Stiller and Meara with his wife Anne Meara. They are the parents of
actor Ben Stiller.
Jerry Stiller is best known for his recurring role as Frank
Costanza
on the NBC television series Seinfeld (1989-1998) and his
supporting role as Arthur Spooner on the CBS-TV series The King
of Queens
.

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From left: Jerry Stiller, Kevin James, and Leah Remini

Ben Stiller 2012
Ben Stiller

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PRIZE WINNING PHOTO ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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The Pulitzer Prize winning photo (“Napalm Girl”) was taken by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut on June 8, 1972. It shows 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center,
running down Route 1 near Trang Bang, Vietnam after an aerial napalm
attack. After snapping the photograph, Ut took Kim Phuc and the other
injured children to Barsky Hospital in Saigon. Following a 14-month
hospital stay and 17 surgical procedures, she was able to return
home. Ut continued to visit her until he was evacuated during the
fall of Saigon.



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Kim Phuc today

NICK VUJICIC
Nick Ut

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