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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1896

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Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977)
Born in Chester, Pennsylvania

When she was seventeen, Waters attended a costume party at a nightclub
where some of the guests convinced her to sing, helping her to land her
first gig. She often toured with evangelist Billy Graham on his crusades.

Waters was the second African American, after Hattie McDaniel, to be
nominated for an Academy Award. She is also the first African-American
woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award, in 1962.

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A PDX RETRO REMINDER

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FROM PDX RETRO ~

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Original television run on CBS: September 24, to May 12, 1966

 

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NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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LAST FILM TO BE RELEASED

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Actor and movie director Orson Welles during a press conference in Paris
on February 22, 1982.  

(AP) – Orson Welles’s last film may finally be nearing release after decades
as one of cinema’s most storied unfinished creations.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that a Los Angeles production
company, Royal Road Entertainment, has agreed to buy the rights to Welles’
largely unseen "The Other Side of the Wind." Producers are planning to unveil
the film in time for the centennial anniversary of Welles’ birth on May 6.

The semi-autobiographical film is about a movie director, played by John Huston,
feuding with Hollywood over an ambitious film. Welles shot the movie in 1971 and
spent the rest of his life editing it, before dying in 1985.

Director Peter Bogdanovich, who appears in the film, will help edit the footage,
which includes a roughly 45-minute edited print.

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