Archive for January 16th, 2013

THE DREAM-CAR FOR 1957!

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INFLUENTIAL FILM DIRECTOR IS 65 TODAY!

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John Howard Carpenter is a versatile member of the motion picture industry as a director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer. He has worked in numerous
film genres, but is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction films
from the 1970s and 1980s such as Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), Halloween
(1978), Starman (1984), and The Thing (1982).

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SITCOM ACTOR HAS DIED AT 89!

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Conrad Stafford Bain
(February 4, 1923 – January 14, 2013)

Bain’s television credits include the role of Phillip Drummond in the
sitcom
Diff’rent Strokes (NBC/ABC 1978 – 1986) and as Dr. Arthur
Harmon on Maude (CBS 1972 – 1978).

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TODAY IN HISTORY!

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BURGER CHAIN FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917

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Carl Karcher, left, with daughter Anne Marie, and one of his
company’s first employees at “The Blimp,” his first hot dog
stand in Los Angeles.

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Carl’s Drive-In

Carl N. Karcher and his wife, Margaret, made a leap of faith in 1941 when they
borrowed $311 on their Plymouth automobile, added $15 in savings and bought 
a hot dog stand. In less than five years, Carl’s Drive-In Barbecue (above) opened
with hamburgers on the menu. Later, smaller versions of this restaurant called
”Carl’s Jr.” opened. Prior to the restaurant business, Karcher had worked as a
delivery boy for a bakery based in Anaheim.

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Carl Nicholas Karcher
(January 16, 1917 – January 11, 2008)

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Carl Karcher behind a hot dog cart in front of his headquarters in Anaheim, California, 1981.

 

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