Archive for February 6th, 2014

BASEBALL GREAT HAS DIED AT 91

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      Ralph McPherran Kiner (October 27, 1922 – February 6, 2014)


(FoxNews/AP) – The baseball Hall of Fame says slugger Ralph Kiner
has died at 91. The Hall says Kiner died Thursday at his home in
Rancho Mirage.

Kiner hit 369 home runs during his 10-year career, mostly with the
Pittsburgh Pirates. He won or tied for the National League lead in
homers in each of his first seven seasons.

After finishing up as a player, Kiner became a popular broadcaster
with the New York Mets for more than a half-century. He worked a
handful of games last year.

"Ralph Kiner was one of the most beloved people in Mets history —
an original Met and extraordinary gentleman," Mets chairman and
CEO Fred Wilpon said in a statement. "After a Hall of Fame playing
career, Ralph became a treasured broadcasting icon for more than
half a century. His knowledge of the game, wit, and charm entertained
generations of Mets fans.  Like his stories, he was one of a kind.  We
send our deepest condolences to Ralph’s five children and twelve 
grandchildren.  Our sport and society today lost one of the all-time
greats."

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DICK CLARK’S MOVIE CAREER

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Dick Clark starred in three movies. His first film role came in the 1960 youth
drama “Because They’re Young,” directed by Paul Wendkos, about a young
high school teacher who tries to help the troubled students at the school. In
1961, he starred as one of the titular "Young Doctors," alongside Fredric
March and Ben Gazzara, in a story about romance and lifesaving decisions
at a hospital. Perhaps his most unusual role came in the low-budget 1968
crime drama "Killers Three," in which Clark played a backwoods psycho
killer. He also served as a producer and writer on the film.

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Victoria Shaw and Dick Clark from “Because They’re Young”

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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                                          Mike Gracia

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Ronald Wilson Reagan  (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004)

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FORMER TEEN IDOL IS 71 TODAY

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Fabian (Fabiano Anthony Forte)

Forte was discovered in 1957 by Bob Marcucci and Peter DeAngelis,
owners of Chancellor Records. He was given an allowance from the
record company of $30 a week. He also kept working part time at a
pharmacy as well as studying at South Philadelphia High School,
while practicing his singing.

Dick Clark Saturday night Beech-Nut Show, March 7, 1959

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