Archive for July 28th, 2015

LOCAL TV LEGEND HAS DIED AT 87

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James H. Allen
(May 15, 1928 – July 28 2015)

Allen hosted shows on KOIN, KPTV, and KATU as Rusty Nails in
Portland, Oregon from 1957 to 1972. In 1998 he wrote an
autobiographical book called "Send in the clowns." His show 
on KPTV was the second-longest running children’s program 
in Portland, second only to Ramblin’ Rod Anders.
 
A memorial service will be held at Beaverton Foursquare Church,
13565 S.W. Walker Road in Beaverton on Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. In
lieu of flowers, his family asks that donations be made to the
Oregon Diabetes Assn. or Legacy Hospice Portland.

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SINGERS TV DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Jerry Lee Lewis made his TV debut on The Steve Allen Show, July 28, 1957. He
sang “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On.”

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The Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, will be 80 years old on September 29.

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FILMS U.S. RELEASE ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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This film is regarded as one of Disney’s greatest animated classics, notably
one of the biggest cult classics in the animation medium, as well as one of
the best film adaptations of Alice.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS HEADLINES

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LOCAL GIRL IS 68 TODAY

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1965 Senior Year Book from Grant High School

                                               

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Sally Anne Struthers

Emmy Award-winning actress Sally Struthers played the role of
Gloria Stivic on the CBS television series All in the Family, for
which she won two Emmy awards. She later became a speaker
for Save the Children. Sally was born in Portland, Oregon and
attended Grant High School.

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