Archive for November 20th, 2013

DICK SMOTHERS IS 74 TODAY

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The Smothers Brothers from left: Tom Smothers and younger brother Dick

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Richard Remick "Dick" Smothers

Smothers is a actor, comedian, composer and musician. He is
best known for being half of the musical comedy team the
Smothers Brothers, with his older brother Tom.

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TIME OF DEATH WATCH TO BE AUCTIONED

DEATH WATCH

NEW YORK (AP) –  A wristwatch that is believed to have been used to declare 
the time of President John F. Kennedy’s death is going on the auction block in 
New York City.

The 18-carat Patek Philippe timepiece is estimated to bring up to $150,000
at Christie’s on Dec. 17. The stopwatch (above) was made in 1948 and was 
purchased for Dr. Kemp Clark by his mother in Switzerland a year later for
$750.

Clark was one of several attending physicians at Parkland Memorial Hospital
in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, when president Kennedy entered the ER. He was
pronounced dead at 1 p.m. by referring to the watch, according to his family,
and signed the death certificate.

"There is endless debate among historians on the actual time of death and
there was most likely also a clock in the ER," said John Reardon, Christie’s
international co-head of watches. "However, the family and historians agree
to these facts: the watch was on his wrist that day and he called the time of
death and signed the death certificate."

A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Red Cross.

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           Dr. William Kemp Clark (1925-2007)

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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      Tim Maguire

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POPULAR POSTER GAL IS 57 TODAY

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Bo Derek (Mary Cathleen Collins)

Derek is a film and television actress, movie producer, and model perhaps
best known for her role in the 1979 film 10. The movie also launched a
bestselling poster for Derek in a swimsuit, and subsequently she became
one of the most popular sex symbols in the 1980s. Bo Derek is national
honorary chairperson for Veterans Affairs National Rehabilitation Special
Events.

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SHOW FIRST AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1929

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The cast of “The Goldbergs” during rehearsal of the popular radio show

The program debuted on the NBC Blue Network as “The Rise of the Goldbergs”,
later known as “The Goldbergs” when it moved to CBS in 1936. It was devised by
writer-actress Gertrude Berg as a domestic comedy featuring the home life of a
Jewish tenement family, supposedly located in the Bronx. In addition to writing 
the scripts and directing each episode, Berg starred as the Jewish matriarch
Molly Goldberg.
 

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Gertrude Berg

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