Archive for June 27th, 2014

HELEN KELLER’S BIRTHDAY

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             Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968)

Helen Keller is a famous deaf and blind woman who became a women’s
suffragist and political activist while publishing twelve books. Her life and 
childhood education with radical teacher, Anne Sullivan, were immortalized
in The Miracle Worker, a Broadway play (and later, Oscar-winning film)
based on Keller’s autobiography, The Story of My Life.

 

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President John F. Kennedy (left) meets with Helen Keller, seated far 
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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001)

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TV ICON BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1927

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Buffalo Bob Smith and “Clarabell the Clown” (Bob Keeshan)

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Robert James "Bob" Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004)

Bob Keeshan is considered a pioneer in the formation of children’s
television programs. He played the title character of the iconic show
Captain Kangaroo during its 30-year run (1955-1984). Keeshan also
played the original “Clarabell the Clown” on the Howdy Doody show
from its debut in 1948 on NBC until he left in 1952.

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