Archive for December 15th, 2013

JOAN FONTAINE HAS DIED

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                Joan Fontaine (Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland) 
                        (22 October 1917 − 15 December 2013)

CARMEL, Calif.(AP) –  Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine has died
at the age of 96.

Longtime friend Noel Beutel says she died in her sleep in her Carmel
home Sunday morning.

Fontaine won an Academy Award as a naive wife in Alfred Hitchcock’s
thriller "Suspicion" and also starred in Hitchcock’s "Rebecca," which won
the Oscar for best picture. Her other films included "The Women," `’Jane
Eyre" and "Born to be Bad."

Fontaine was the sister of fellow actress Olivia de Havilland.

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NEW FOR TELEVISION IN 1956

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PETER O’ TOOLE, DEAD AT 81

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Peter Seamus Lorcan O’Toole (2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013)

LONDON (AP) –  Peter O’Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant
stardom as Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and was nominated eight times for an
Academy Award, has died.

O’Toole died Saturday after a long illness, according to his agent Steve Kenis
in a brief statement Sunday. 

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BEFORE “I LOVE LUCY” ~

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Lucille Ball and Richard Denning

“My Favorite Husband”, starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning, was the initial
basis for what would become the most beloved groundbreaking TV sitcom of all
time, I Love Lucy. The CBS program aired 124 episodes from July 23, 1948,
through March 31, 1951. The series was based on the novels Mr. and Mrs.
Cugat, the Record of a Happy Marriage
(1940) and Outside Eden (1945)
written by Isabel Scott Rorick. The main sponsor was General FoodsJell-O.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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Sandy Kozel

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Alton Glenn Miller

(March 1, 1904 – missing in action – December 15, 1944)

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