Archive for October 8th, 2015

BOBBY DARIN ON THIS DAY IN 1959 ~


Bobby Darin (above) became the youngest performer at 21 to headline
the Sands Hotel’s Copa Room in Las Vegas,
NV. Johnny Mathis held the
previous record (he had been 23).

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PAUL HOGAN IS 76 TODAY

Australian actor Paul Hogan became known for starring as the title character
in the Crocodile Dundee films. The first Crocodile Dundee movie, released in
1986, earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture
Musical or Comedy. He also played Porter in the 1996 film, Flipper, and
portrayed Shane in the 1998 film, Floating Away.

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ACTOR KEVIN CORCORAN HAS DIED AT 66


Kevin Anthony "Moochie" Corcoran
(June 10, 1949 – October 6, 2015)

(Fox News) – Kevin Corcoran, best known as the youngest
brother in the classic Disney kids film "Old Yeller," died
Tuesday. He enjoyed a career as a child actor before
transitioning as an adult to a career behind the camera,
working in various capacities on numerous films and
television shows, including "Pete’s Dragon," and most
recently as a producer on "Sons of Anarchy."

Born in Santa Monica, California, Corcoran got his start in
a small role in "The Glen Miller Story" in 1954, establishing
himself as a child actor playing several different, yet similar
characters all called “Moochie” in various Disney productions.

He would play different versions of “Moochie” throughout the
1950s, and among his roles during this period were parts in
three Mickey Mouse Club serials, episodes of the series of
television shorts "Spin and Marty," and "The Shaggy Dog."

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SIGOURNEY WEAVER IS 66 TODAY

 


Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver in New York)

She played the resourceful action hero Ellen Ripley in Alien (1979),
Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997). She
also played Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters (1994) and Ghostbusters
II
(1987) and Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar (2009).

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