Archive for October 14th, 2012

“THE FIRST LADY OF AMERICAN CINEMA’’

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       Lillian Diana Gish
(October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993)

Lillian Gish was a stage, screen and television actress whose film acting
career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. The American Film Institute
(AFI)
named Gish 17th among the greatest female stars of all time. She was
awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1971, and received an AFI Life
Achievement Award in 1984.

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This 1911 silent film was the first movie to be made starring the 
actresses Lillian Gish and her sister Dorothy Gish. The one-
reel film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey where the first
studios of Americas motion picture industry were based at
the beginning of the 20th century. 

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FORMER U.S. SENATOR IS DEAD AT 82

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        Arlen Specter
(February 12, 1930 – October 14, 2012)

HARRISBURG, Pa.(AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, the outspoken
Pennsylvania centrist whose switch from Republican to Democrat ended
a 30-year career in which he played a pivotal role in several Supreme
Court nominations, died Sunday.

Specter, who announced in late August that he was battling cancer, died
at his home in Philadelphia from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma,
said his son Shanin. Over the years, Arlen Specter had fought two previous
bouts with Hodgkin’s disease, overcome a brain tumor and survived cardiac
arrest following bypass surgery.

Specter rose to prominence in the 1960s as an aggressive Philadelphia
prosecutor and as an assistant counsel to the Warren Commission.His
career in the United States Senate ended on January 3, 2011. He was
succeeded by Pat Toomey.

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Sen. Specter in 1969

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THE PDX RETRO BLOG IS TWO TODAY!

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Thanks for visiting, it’s been fun! Looking forward to the 3rd!

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CONFRONTATION, FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY

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A Soviet R-12 intermediate-range nuclear ballistic missile in Red Square

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Kennedy in the Oval Office

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TODAY, ROGER MOORE IS 85

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Sir Roger George Moore is the longest-serving James Bond actor, with twelve 
years in the role beginning in Live and Let Die (1973), followed by The Man
with the Golden Gun
((1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker
(1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), and prior to his
retirement from the role in 1985 with A View to Kill. In 2004, Moore was voted
‘Best Bond’ in an Academy Awards poll and won with 62% of the votes in late
2008.

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