Archive for July 25th, 2012

HEY, MIKEY LIKES IT!

life cereal ad
1976

First airing in 1972, the popular commercial was a regular for more
than twelve years, ending up as one of the longest continuously
running commercial campaigns ever aired. 

John g. in 2000
Gilchrist in a 2000 promotion photo

Little Mikey was played by John Gilchrist (above) and his brothers
in the commercial are Gilchrist’s actual brothers, named Michael
(the one on the left in the spot) and Tommy.

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CHAD EVERETT, DEAD AT 75

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chad everett 

                    Chad Everett (June 11, 1936 – July 24, 2012)

(AP) – Chad Everett star of the 1970s TV series "Medical Center" who went on
to appear in such films and shows as "Mulholland Drive" and "Melrose Place"
has died.

Everett’s daughter says he died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles after a year-
and-a-half-long battle with lung cancer.

His acting career spanned more than 40 years and included guest starring roles
on such TV series as "The Love Boat," "Murder, She Wrote" and "Without A Trace."

He most recently appeared in the TV series "Castle." His films credits include
"The Jigsaw Murders," "The Firechasers" and director Gus Van Sant’s "Psycho."

Everett is survived by his two daughters and six grandchildren. He was married
to actress Shelby Grant for 45 years until her death last year.

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OCEAN LINER SANK ON THIS DAY IN 1956

A Doria B Globe

andrea doria life

 

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