Archive for January 2nd, 2015

GRAND OLE OPRY MEMBER DEAD AT 94

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Little Jimmy Dickens (James Cecil Dickens)
(December 19, 1920 – January 2, 2015)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. AP) –  Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter who
was the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died.

Dickens died Friday at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a
stroke on Christmas Day, Opry spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said.

Dickens, who stood 4-foot-11, had performed on the Opry almost continuously
since 1948. His last performance was Dec. 20 as part of his birthday celebration.

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STAMPS INTRODUCED ON THIS DAY IN 1893

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The 2¢ Landing of Columbus is the most common stamp of the Columbian
Issue.

Often cited as the world’s first commemoratives are the sixteen stamps of the
United States Columbian Issue, produced to help celebrate the World Columbian
Exposition
in Chicago honoring the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s
arrival in the New World in 1492. The stamps are today highly prized by collectors.

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The $1 stamp is included in the US issue of commemoratives introduced
in 1893.

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TELEVISION STAR HAS DIED AT 81

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Donna Douglas (born Doris Smith) (September 26, 1933 – January 1, 2015)

(FOX) – According to multiple media reports, Donna Douglas, the actress who
won over TV viewers as Elly May Clampett on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” has died, 

The star’s granddaughter told TMZ, Douglas died in her Louisiana home
surrounded by friends and family.

Douglas appeared “The Beverly Hillbillies” for all nine seasons of the show
and reprised her role in a TV movie reboot of the series in 1981.

Throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s the 1957 Miss New Orleans winner appeared
in series like “The Twilight Zone” and “Mr. Ed.” In 1966, she transitioned to
film with a role opposite Elvis Presley in the movie “Frankie and Johnny.”

After her “Hillbillies” fame faded, Douglas recorded several gospel music
albums.

Douglas’ agents did not immediately return FOX News request for comment.

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IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Camille Bohannon

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HE WAS KNOWN AS ‘’MOONDOG’’

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Billboard magazine, January 1955

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Albert James "Alan" Freed (December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965)

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