Archive for February 4th, 2013

ROCK BANDS LEAD SINGER HAS DIED AT 71!

TROGGS ALBUM

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Reg Presley (
Reginald Maurice Ball) (June 12, 1941-February 4, 2013)

Presley had been diagnosed with lung cancer in December of 2011 and retired
from the music industry.

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RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1936

mrs. wiggs cabbage patch

Mrs. Wiggs of The Cabbage Patch was radio soap that aired
originally on CBS and ended on the NBC network in Dec. 30,
1938. It starred Betty Garde in the leading role of a woman
living in a shantytown known as Cabbage Patch. The series
was based on the novel by Alice Rice.

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Betty Garde

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COMEDIAN IS 68 TODAY!

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DavidBrenner now 
David Brenner

Prior to beginning his standup career, Brenner wrote,
produced, and directed over a hundred made-for-TV
documentaries, which
garnered him many awards. He
is also the author of five books. Brenner made his TV
debut on The Tonight Show with the most
appearances
at 158.

 

David Brenner’s debut on The Tonight Show, Jan. 8, 1971




 

 

 

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MOVIE INSPIRATION DIES AT 88!

lavonne

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Lavonne "Pepper" Paire Davis
(May 29, 1924 – February 3, 2013)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis, a star of the All
American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s has died. Her
son, William Davis told the Associated Press she died of natural causes
in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles on Saturday.

Paire-Davis was a model for the character played by Geena Davis in the
1992 hit "A League of Their Own," which also starred Rosie O’Donnell,
Madonna and Tom Hanks. as the team manager.

In 1944, Paire-Davis joined the league, created out of fear that World War
II would interrupt Major League Baseball, and played for 10 seasons. She
was a catcher and shortstop, and helped her teams win five championships.

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The team 

                   

                      a league of their own film

 

 

 

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NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY!

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Patty-Hearst-now
Patty, known now as Patricia Campbell Hearst Shaw, will
turn 59 on February 20.

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