Archive for August 2nd, 2012

PETER O’TOOLE IS 80 TODAY

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Peter Seamus Lorcan O’Toole is a retired Irish actor of stage and screen 
who achieved stardom in 1962 playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of 
Arabia, and then went on to become a highly acclaimed film and stage 
actor. O’toole has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, and holds
the record for most competitive Academy Award acting nominations without 
a win. He has won four Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and an Emmy and was 
the recipient of an Honorary Academy Award in in 2003 for his work. 

 
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1964

 


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PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ 1910

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Portland Hotel, SW 6th Ave

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A WAR HERO ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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PT-109 was a Patrol Torpedo boat commanded by Lieutenant, junior grade John F. 
Kennedy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Kennedy’s actions to save his  
crew during the sinking of their boat after being rammed by a Japanese destroyer
off Ghizo Island. made him a war hero and proved helpful in his political career.  

After Kennedy became president, the incident inspired a song,many books, movies,
and various television series, The wreck of PT-109 was discovered in May of 2002
by Robert Ballard, a former U.S.Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at
the University of Rhode Island.

 

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Dr. Robert Ballard
 


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Scale model of PT-109

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1962

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“QUEEN OF HOLLYWOOD” BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1905

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Myrna Loy at age 15

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             Myrna Loy (August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993)

Loy was an American actress. Trained as a dancer, she devoted herself
fully to an acting career following a few minor roles in silent films. She was
originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a vamp or a woman of Asian
descent, but her career prospects improved following her portrayal of
Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934). Her successful pairing with
William Powell resulted in 14 films together, including five subsequent
Thin Man films. In 1937.

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William Powell and Myrna Loy

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