Archive for October 22nd, 2013

JOAN FONTAINE IS 96 TODAY

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Joan Fontaine (Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland)

Joan was born in Japan to British parents. She moved to California with
her older sister Olivia de Havilland in 1919. Fontaine began a career on
the stage in 1935 and signed a contract with RKO Pictures that same
year. In 1941, she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best
Actress
for her role in Rebecca, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The
following year, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for
Hitchcock’s
Suspicion (1941) making Fontaine the only actress to
ever win an Academy Award in a film directed by Hitchcock.

After a career spanning over 50 years, Fontaine made her last on-
screen appearance in 1994. She currently lives in Carmel-by-the-Sea,
California
where she owns a home, Villa Fontana.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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SPLASH DOWN ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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The Apollo 7 crew aboard the U.S.S. Essex, the prime recovery
ship for the mission. From left to right: Walter M. Schirra Jr.,
commander; Donn F. Eisele, command module pilot; Walter
Cunningham, lunar module pilot The crew is pausing in the
doorway of the recovery helicopter.

Apollo 7, launched on October 11th, was the first mission in the United
State’s Apollo program to carry a crew into space. It was also the first
American space flight to carry astronauts into low-Earth orbit after a
cabin fire killed the Apollo 1 crew in 1967. This was the final manned
launch from Cape Kennedy Air Force Station.

Despite tension between the crew and ground controllers, the mission
was a complete technical success, It landed in the North Atlantic Ocean
after its 11-day flight.

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CHRISTOPHER LLOYD IS 75 TODAY

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Christopher Allen Lloyd is known for his roles as Emmett
"Doc" Brown
in the Back to the Future trilogy (1985-1990),
Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (1991), and its sequel
Addams Family Values (1993), and
Judge Doom in Who
Framed Roger Rabbit
(1988). He rose to prominence as
Jim Ignatowski in the television series Taxi on ABC/NBC
from 1978-1983.

Lloyd began his acting career at age fourteen, joining an
apprenticeship in summer stock.

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