Archive for April 17th, 2014

BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1918

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William Holden (William Franklin Beedle, Jr.)

(April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981)

Holden was considered one of the finest actors of his time, and
starred in Sunset Boulevard (1950), The Bridge on the River
Kwai (1957), and The Wild Bunch (1969).

He won an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 for his role in
Stalag 17 and earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding 
Lead Actor for the 1973 film, The Blue Knight.  

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PRAYER REQUESTED FOR SINGER

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According to recent reports,Glen Campbell is not doing well
and was moved into a care facility last week, three years
after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. A family
friend said that more on his condition should be known
next week. Campbell will be 78 on April 22.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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‘’ HOT ROD’’ IS 60 TODAY

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Celebrities Arriving At The WWE's SummerSlam Kickoff Party In Hollywood

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper (Roderick "Roddy" George Toombs)

Piper made his pro debut in Winnipeg at the age of 14. When he made 
his way to the ring playing the bagpipes (his gimmick) the ring-announcer
introduced him as "Roddy the Piper", the fans heard it as “Roddy Piper”
and the name stuck.

Roddy came to the Pacific Northwest from California in late 1978-early
1979 where he signed with promoter Don Owen of Pacific Northwest
Wrestling, a part of Don Owen Sports which operated out of Portland,
Oregon. He won several championships before moving on to other pro-
wrestling organizations. Piper was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame
in 2005.

Roddy Piper, along with Don Coss, created Portland Wrestling Uncut, a
revival of the original Portland Wrestling in 2012.

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Roddy Piper, the actor, starred in the 1988 John Carpenter film,
They Live. He also starred in the 1987 film Hell Comes to Frogtown
and guest-starred in an episode in the second season of the TV
series
Highlander (syndication).    

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