Archive for January 2nd, 2014

PULL THE STRING AND HEAR JUNE

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Voice actress June Foray

Foray was the voice of the original "Chatty Cathy" doll. She
also voiced evil characters as well, such as the "Talking Tina"
doll in The Twilight Zone episode ("Living Doll", 1963). She was 
also
the voice of many animated characters.

 

 
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June Foray (June Lucille Forer) turned 96 in 
September

 

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VETERAN RADIO HOST HAS DIED AT 84

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Bob Grant  (Robert Ciro Gigante)

(March 14, 1929 – December 31, 2013)

(FoxNews) – Bob Grant, whose familiar voice boomed over the radio
airwaves for more than 50 years, died on Tuesday, according to multiple
reports and an obituary posted on a  Funeral Home’s website.

Grant first broke into the radio biz in the 1940s and scored gigs at major
radio stations around the country before he got his big break when he
moved to New York City in the ‘70s and began working for WMCA. He 
went on to be the afternoon host for WABC.

After WABC, Grant made his way over to WOR and eventually turned to
doing Internet broadcasts in his later years.

Grant was known for his unscripted broadcasts and his conservative
viewpoints, never shying away from sharing his thoughts on the U.S.
military and Israel.

Grant authored the book “Let’s be Heard” in 1996 and received the
"Freedom of Speech Award" of the National Association of Radio Talk
Show Hosts that same year.

He is survived by his four children, eight grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren.  

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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Camille Bohannon

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SONGER-SONGWRITER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1936

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Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992)

Miller was a popular singer, songwriter, musician and actor,
best remembered for his novelty songs. His most recognized
tunes included the chart-topping country/pop hits "King of the
Road
", "Dang Me" and "England Swings", from the mid-1960s
Nashville sound era.

Miller was a lifelong cigarette smoker and died of lung and
throat cancer at age the young age 56.


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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1941

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The Andrews Sisters

"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" was a big hit for The Andrews Sisters. It was written
by Don Raye and Hughie Prince. The  song was recorded at Decca’s Hollywood
studios, almost a year before the United States entered World War ll. It is ranked
#6 on Songs of the Century.

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