Archive for April 1st, 2014

TRAIL BLAZER IS 26 TODAY

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Robin Lopez (right) while at Stanford

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Lopez joining Phoenix in 2008

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From left: Blazer Terrel Harris and Robin Lopez when he was with 
the New Orleans Hornets 

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Robin Byron Lopez

NBA power forward/center Robin Lopez spent the first four years of his
NBA career with the Phoenix Suns, then played a season for the New
Orleans Hornets before a July 10, 2013 trade to the Portland Trail
Blazers. He played 2 years of college ball at Stanford.

 

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DEBBIE REYNOLDS IS 82 TODAY

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Debbie Reynolds (Mary Francis Reynolds)

Reynolds regularly appeared in movie musicals during the 1950s and
had several hit records including “Tammy” from her film Tammy and the
Bachelor (1957). Her most popular film role was in Singin’ in the Rain
(1952). She also appeared with her then-husband. Eddie Fisher. in the
film Bundle of Joy (1956). Debbie continues to perform successfully on
stage, television and film to the present day.

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From left: Actress Carrie Fisher and mother Debbie Reynolds

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INFORMAL HOLIDAY TODAY ~

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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Mike Gracia

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CELEBRATING 85 YEARS TODAY

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Singer, dancer, and actress Jane Powell (Suzanne Lorraine Burce)


Powell was born the only child to Paul E. Burce (a
Wonder Bread employee)
and Eileen Baker Burce (a housewife) in Portland, Oregon, At five, she was
on the KGW radio children’s talent program Stars of Tomorrow. She attended
Beaumont Grade School and Grant High School in Portland.

During the summer of 1943, Jane and her parents went on a vacation to
Hollywood. where she appeared on Janet Gaynor‘s radio show Hollywood
Showcase: Stars over Hollywood
. It was a talent competition, and Powell
won and soon auditioned with Louis B. Mayer at MGM as well as David O.
Selznick
. Without even taking a screen test, Powell was then signed to a
seven-year contract with MGM.

As of 2013, Powell lives with her fifth husband, former child star Dickie
Moore
, in New York City and Connecticut, and is still active in television
and theater.

 

 

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