Archive for August 8th, 2013

CONNIE STEVENS IS 75 TODAY

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    Connie Stevens (Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia)

Stevens is known for her role as Cricket Blake on the ABC -TV
series Hawaiian Eye (1959-1963).

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CANCER TAKES ACTRESS KAREN BLACK

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                Karen Black (July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013)

Black is remembered for her portals in such films as Easy Rider (1969),
Five Easy Pieces (1970), The Great Gatsby (1974), and Alfred Hitchcock‘s
final film, Family Plot (1976). During her career, she won two Golden Globe
Awards
(out of three nominations), and an  Academy Award nomination in
1970 for Best Supporting Actress, She lost her fight with bladder cancer
at the age of 74.

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Jack Nicholson and Karen Black

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MUSIC WORLD LEGEND HAS DIED AT 82

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Jack Henderson Clement (April 5, 1931 – August 8, 2013)

(AP) – "Cowboy" Jack Clement, a producer, engineer, songwriter and 
beloved figure who helped birth rock ‘n’ roll and push country music
into modern times, has died. He was 82.

Close friend Dub Cornett says Clement’s hospice nurse confirmed
that Clement died Thursday morning. He passed away just months
after learning he would be joining the Country Music Hall of Fame,
a fitting tip of the cowboy hat to the man whose personal story is
entwined with the roots of rock ‘n’ roll like few others. He was to
be inducted at a ceremony later this fall.

Clement’s career included stops in Memphis at Sun Records,
where he discovered Jerry Lee Lewis, and Nashville, where he
was a close collaborator of Johnny Cash, Charley Pride and
fellow 2013 inductee Bobby Bare.

     

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“Cowboy” Jack Clement with Jerry Lee Lewis in 2010

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‘WIZARD OF OZ’ MUNCHKIN DIES AT 89

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  Margaret Pellegrini
(September 23, 1923 – August 7, 2013)

(AP) – Margaret Pellegrini, one of the original Munchkins from the 1939
classic movie "The Wizard of Oz," has died.

Pellegrini suffered a stroke Monday at her Glendale home and died
Wednesday at a Phoenix-area hospital, said Ted Bulthaup, a Woodbridge,
Ill., resident who owns a Chicago theater where Pellegrini and other
Munchkins have made special appearances. Bulthaup said he learned
of Pellegrini’s death from her relatives.

With her death, only two of the original 124 Munchkins in the movie are
still alive.

Pellegrini has said she was 16 when "The Wizard of Oz" was filmed. She
played one of the "sleepy head" kids and wore a flowerpot on her head in
the movie.

Later, Pellegrini was a guest speaker at grade schools across the Phoenix
metropolitan area for many years.

She usually appeared in costume and told stories about her time as a Munchkin,
The Arizona Republic reported. She also told children that the "Wizard of Oz"
movie was a moral lesson.

"There are two roads in life that you can take — the wrong road and the right
road," she said. "And remember, there really is no place like home."

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Dustin Lee Hoffman is 76 years old today

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