Archive for January 18th, 2014

LEADING MAN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1904

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               Cary Grant (Archibald Alexander Leach)
        
               (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986)

Grant was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time
(after Humphrey Bogart) by the American Film Institute. He was
known for both comedic and dramatic roles; his best-known films 
include The Awful Truth (1937), Bringing Up Baby (1938), The 
Bishop’s Wife (1947), To Catch a Thief (1955), An Affair to 
Remember
(1957), North by Northwest (1959), and Charade
(1963).

Nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor Penny
Serenade
(1941) and None But the Lonely Heart (1944) and
five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

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ICONIC SALESMAN HAS DIED AT 82

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Ron Tonkin auto dealership located “Out 122nd way”

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                             Ronald Barry Tonkin  

                    May 4, 1931 – January 17, 2014

In 1960, Ron Tonkin, a native of Portland, became the youngest Chevrolet
dealer in the nation. He had had an early start in the auto industry when, as 
a boy, he began doing odd jobs at his father’s used car lot. After World War 
II, Edward Tonkin opened one of the first Kaiser-Frazer dealerships in the 
United States, and that is where Ron, who did not yet have his driver’s
license, learned the car sales business. 

In 1954, Ron Tonkin, then a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and graduate
of the University of Washington with a B.A. in business administration, officially
joined the family business, following in the footsteps of his brother, Marv. Ron
died Friday of end-stage renal failure.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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POPULAR ACTOR IS 59 TODAY

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Actor Kevin Michael Costner is also a singer, musician, producer, and 
director. He has won two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, 
and one Emmy Award. Costner’s notable roles include Eliot Ness in The
Untouchables (1987), Crash Davis in Bull Durham (1988), Ray Kinsella
in Field of Dreams (1989), along with Lt. John J. Dunbar in the epic film 
Dances with Wolves (1990, Jim Garrison in JFK (1991), and Robin
Hood
in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).

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