Archive for July 10th, 2012

PORTLAND’S B-WESTERN MOVIE STAR

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         Bob Steele
(January 23, 1907 – December 21, 1988)

Bob Steele was born Robert Adrian Bradbury in Portland, Oregon, into a 
vaudeville family. They eventually settled in Hollywood in the late 1910s
where father, Robert N. Bradbury, soon found work in the movies, first
as an actor, later as a director. By 1920, he hired Bob and his twin
brother Bill (1907–1971) as juvenile leads for a series of adventure
movies titled The Adventures of Bob and Bill.

Bob’s career began to progress in 1927, when he was hired by the
production company Film Booking Offices of America (FBO) to star in
a series of Westerns. Bob, who was re-christened Bob Steele at FBO,
soon made a name for himself, and in the late 1920s, 1930s and
1940s starred in B-Westerns for almost every minor film studio,

Steele also did a lot of television work, culminating as a regular in a 
supporting role in the ABC army comedy F Troop (1965–1967).

 

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From left: Larry Storch, Bob Steele and Forrest Tucker on the set of F Troop

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DON HERBERT WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917

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              Donald Herbert Kemske (July 10, 1917 – June 12, 2007)

Herbert was the creator and host of NBC’s Watch Mr. Wizard (1951–65, 1971–72)
and of Mr. Wizard’s World (1983–90), which were educational television programs
for children devoted to general science and technology experiments.

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NEWSCASTER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1920

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    David McClure Brinkley
(July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003)

Television Personality/Newscaster David Brinkley was a main fixture on
television for over 50 years including on NBC and ABC, beginning his
career as a broadcaster in the 1940s. Appearing as a co-anchor with
Chet Huntley on the news program, "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" from
1956 to 1970, and "This Week With David Brinkley" from 1982 until he
retired in 1997.

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(L-R) Chet Huntley and David Brinkley

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IT’S BIRTHDAY 65 FOR ARLO GUTHRIE

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Folk singer Arlo Davy Guthrie was born in New York and is the son of
folk singer and composer Woody Guthrie. is known for singing songs
of protest
against social injustice.

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