Archive for June 1st, 2013

FIRST SUPER-HERO COMIC ON THIS DATE IN 1938

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Action Comics #1 features the first appearance of Superman, a creation of
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The publication is considered to be both the
genesis of
 the super-hero genre as well as the most valuable comic book 
of all time, with a single original copy selling for more than $2 million in
2011.

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From left: Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
who were originally paid only $130 by DC Comics in 1938. 

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REMEMBERING JEAN STAPLETON

This is the last appearance Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton made 
together. It aired on April 24, 2000. O’Connor passed away on June 21,
2001.

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JEAN STAPLETON HAS DIED AT 90

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           Jean Stapleton
(Jeanne Murray)
     
         
(January 19, 1923 – May 31, 2013)    
       

(AP) NEW YORK –  Jean Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress
who played Archie Bunker’s far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in
TV’s groundbreaking 1970s comedy "All in the Family," has died.

Stapleton died Friday of natural causes at her New York City home
surrounded by friends and family, her children said Saturday.

Little known to the public before "All In the Family," she co-starred with
Carroll O’Connor in the top-rated CBS sitcom about an unrepentant bigot,
the wife he churlishly but fondly called "Dingbat," their daughter Gloria
(Sally Struthers) and liberal son-in-law Mike, aka Meathead (Rob Reiner).

Stapleton received eight Emmy nominations and won three times during
her eight-year tenure with "All in the Family."

 

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RON WOOD TURNED 66 TODAY

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Ronnie Wood today

Ronald David "Ronnie" Wood is a English rock guitarist and former
member of the Jeff Beck Group, Faces, and presently a member of 
the Rolling Stones since 1975.

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POPULAR PHYCHIATRIST IS DEAD AT 96

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Dr. Dean Brooks (left) and Jack Nicholson from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s
Nest”

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Dr. Dean Kent Brooks, former superintendent of the Oregon psychiatric hospital
where the Oscar-winning 1975 picture “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was 
filmed, and who had a small, well-received on-screen role as the fictional hospital’s superintendent ("Dr. John Spivey) died on Thursday at his home in Salem, Ore.,
according to his daughter Dennie Brooks. He was born in Colony, Kan. in 1916.

 

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