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TALENTED SINGER IS 71 TODAY

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Barry Manilo (Barry Alan Pincus)

Singer-songwriter and producer Manilo recorded "I Write the Songs" and
"Mandy" and is also known for his charity shows.

Before fame, Barry Manilo went to the Julliard School and worked at CBS
simultaneously. During this time, he began to work as a commercial jingle
writer producing jingles like that of the State Farm Insurance company…
"Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there…", and Band-Aid …”I am 
stuck on Band-Aid, ’cause Band-Aid’s stuck on me!", for which he 
adopted a childlike voice. His singing-only credits include Kentucky 
Fried Chicken, Pepsi, Dr Pepper and the famed McDonald’s…”You 
Deserve a Break Today" campaign.

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PROMOTING HIS FIRST BIG MOVIE ROLE

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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Camille Bohannon

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RADIO SERIES FIRST HEARD ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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Lurene Tuttle (left) and Rosalind Russell during the episode “The
Sisters” on Suspense in 1948

Suspense is a radio drama series broadcast on CBS Radio from 1942
through 1962.focused on thrillertype scripts, usually featuring leading
Hollywood actors of the era. Approximately 945 episodes of the show
were broadcast during its long run, and more than 900 are extant.

 

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Agnes Moorehead during the Suspense broadcast

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MAGAZINE PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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Debut issue cover

Yank, the Army Weekly was a magazine published by the United States 
military
during World War II. The idea for the magazine came from Egbert 
White, who had worked on Stars and Stripes during World War I.

The term "G.I. Joe" was first used in a comic strip by Dave Breger that
was a regular feature in the magazine. A popular “morale booster” was
the inclusion of a stage or screen star pin-up girl.

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         read-yank

                                     yank correspon

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