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BOB FARRELL HAS DIED AT 87

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Robert E. "Bob" Farrell
(1927 – 2015 )

Robert "Bob" Farrell, founder of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour,
died Friday the 14th. He was born in Brooklyn in 1927 and
raised in an orphanage. He served in the Air Force in 1945.

Farrell worked multiple jobs in the food service industry, where
he moved up the ladder as a salesman for Libby Foods, the
once-competitor of Heinz Foods. He opened the first store in
Portland, Ore. in 1963.

Farrell lived in Vancouver, Washington and is survived by his 
wife, Mona, his three daughters and eight grandchildren.

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Recalling the joy he found in Brooklyn ice cream parlours and with the help of his friend Ken McCarthy, he opened the first store in Portland, Ore. in 1963, soon after appearing in the Guinness Book of World Records for building the largest ice cream sundae.

He opened six stores within the next five years and by 1973, the chain had 55 stores, which Farrell sold to the Marriott Corporation.

Farrell remained the spokesperson for the corporation until 2001, when two Orange County entrepreneurs, Michael Fleming and Paul Kramer, decided to give the Farrell’s concept another spin. Fleming oversees eight Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours locations, two in Orange County.

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NEWS SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1948

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Douglas Edwards (July 14, 1917 – October 13, 1990)

The "CBS Television News" began as a Saturday night broadcast, expanding to 
two nights in 1947 and becoming "Douglas Edwards and the News" on a nightly 
basis on August 15, 1948.

By 1962, Edwards was replaced by Walter Cronkite, and the name of the program
was eventually changed to “CBS Evening News.

 

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Producer Don Hewitt (left) goes over production details on the
set with anchor Douglas Edwards in 1950.

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NEWS HEADLINES FROM THE PAST

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BUDDY’S WEDDING ON THIS DAY IN 1958

BUDDY HOLLY AUCTION
Buddy and Maria Holly

Maria Elena Santiago and Charles Hardin Holley, better known as Buddy
Holly, were married in the home of his parents, Ella and Lawrence Holley. 

Holly met Maria while visiting New York City on business. On February 3,
1959, Holly died in the crash of a private place near Clear Lake, Iowa. He
was only 22.
Maria, who was pregnant, watched the first reports of Holly’s
death on television. The following day she miscarried.

 

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Maria Elena Holly will be 83 in December.

This song along with "It Doesn’t Matter Anymore" and "Raining in My
Heart", was recorded during what would be Buddy’s last recording
session before his death.

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ROSE MARIE IS 92 TODAY

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(Baby) Rose Marie

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Rose Marie Mazetta was born in New York City, New York.

Marie is best known for playing writer Sally Rogers on the CBS 
television series The Dick Van Dyke Show from 1961 to 1966,
she also played Myrna Gibbons on The Doris Day Show from
1969 to 1971 on CBS. She began her career in entertainment
as a child singer, performing under the name Baby Rose Marie.

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