Archive for February 17th, 2014

CHARACTER ACTRESS HAS DIED AT 89

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Sid Melton and Mary Grace Canfield from “Green Acres”

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Mary Grace Canfield, a veteran character actress
who played handywoman Ralph Monroe on the television show "Green Acres," has
died. She was 89.

Her daughter, Phoebe Alexiades, says Canfield died of lung cancer on Saturday at
a hospice in the California coastal town of Santa Barbara.

Canfield had appearances on a number of TV shows during a four-decade career, including "General Hospital" and "The Hathaways." She was Harriet Kravitz on four episodes of the 1960s series "Bewitched."

But she was best known for her role of Ralph Monroe in some 40 episodes of "Green Acres," which ran from 1965 to 1971 on CBS.

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Eddie Albert as Oliver Douglas and Canfield as Ralph Monroe

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LIFESAVING MANEUVER IS IN NEW BOOK

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Henry Judah Heimlich turned 94 February 3

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati surgeon who wrote the book on saving
choking victims through his namesake Heimlich maneuver has now penned
a new book: his memoir.

Dr. Henry Heimlich’s views on how the maneuver should be used and on
other innovations he has created or proposed have put him at odds with
some in the health field. But he hopes his recently published memoir will
preserve the technique that has cleared obstructions from windpipes of
choking victims around the world for four decades and made his name
a household word.

"I know the maneuver saves lives, and I want it to be used and remembered,"
the 94-year-old retired chest surgeon told The Associated Press this month.
"I felt I had to have it down in print so the public will have all the correct
information."

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Dr. Heimlich demonstrating his maneuver

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FROM PDX RETRO ~

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Note: In Washington’s home state of Virginia, the holiday is legally known as "George Washington Day".

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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                                       Brian Thomas

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ACTOR HAL HOLBROOK IS 89 TODAY

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                                   Harold Rowe "Hal" Holbrook, Jr.

Holbrook is most famous for his one-man show Mark Twain Tonight since 1954
and has played Abraham Lincoln in the 1976 TV series. He was nominated for
a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award for the 2007 film Into the
Wild.
Some of Holbrook’s latest films are Water for Elephants (2011), and the 
Steven Spielberg drama Lincoln (2012).

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