Archive for May 16th, 2014

ACTRESS BEVERLY LONG IS DEAD AT 81

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Beverly Long (April 18, 1933 – May 8, 2014)

Beverly Long, one of the last surviving cast members of the 1955 James
Dean classic Rebel Without a Cause, died May 8 in Los Angeles after a
short hospital stay. Long also had a lead role in the 1958 film “The Green-
Eyed Blond”, appeared in Paramount’s As Young as We Are (1958) and
was seen on Robert Young’s CBS sitcom Father Knows Best.”

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Long, second from the right, in a scene from “Rebel Without A Cause”

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FORMER NIXON AIDE HAS DIED AT 79

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      Jeb Stuart Magruder
(November 5, 1934 – May 11, 2014)

Jeb Stuart Magruder, the former Nixon aide who went to prison over his
role in the 1972 Watergate scandal, died Sunday from complications from
a stroke. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister after serving a seven
month prison term stemming from the Democratic Party headquarters break-
in. 

 

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The Watergate complex in Washington, D.C.

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SIXTIES TV ACTRESS IS 77 TODAY

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Yvonne Joyce Craig

Craig is best known for her role as Batgirl opposite Adam West in the
original Batman series on ABC television from 1966 to 1968. She also
played the Orion Marta in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode
Whom Gods Destroy” in 1968 and appeared in the 1964 film “Kissin’
Cousins” with Elvis Presley.

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Yvonne as
Orion slave girl "Marta"

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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Mike Gracia

 

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FLAMBOYANT PIANIST BORN ON THIS DAY

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LIBERACE

Liberace (Born Władziu Valentino Liberace, also known as Walter
Busterkeys and Walter Liberace)


(May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987)

Liberace was entertainment’s highest-paid performer during the 1950s,
60s, and 70s. He was known for his flamboyant, excessive showmanship.

Before fame he played at cabarets and strip clubs during the day of the
Great Depression. His highly successful syndicated television began July
1, 1952 and ran until 1969.

He adopted the popular World War II song I’ll Be Seeing You, written by
Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal, as his theme, which he sang at the end of
every television broadcast.

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