Archive for October 17th, 2015

MOVIE PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1939


Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
is a political comedy-drama film, starring
James Stewart and Jean Arthur, about one man’s effect on American
politics. It was directed by Frank Capra.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1918


Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino in Manhattan, New
York)  (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987)


Rita Hayworth was featured in over 60 films throughout her 37-year
career. She performed publicly as a dancer at the age of six.

Hayworth is most known for her performance in the 1946 film noir,
Gilda
, opposite Glenn Ford in her first major dramatic role.

In 1980 Hayworth was diagnosed with
Alzheimer’s disease, which
contributed to her death at age 68.



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ALBUM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1977

 

"Street Survivors" was the fifth studio album released by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Three
days later vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines
(Steve’s sister) and road manager Dean Kilpatrick were killed when their plane
crashed in Gillsburg, MS. The other four members of the band were seriously
injured in the crash, but survived. The album was an instant success, achieving
gold certification just ten days after its release. It would later go double platinum.

                    

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REVIEWING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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ACTRESS MARGOT KIDDER IS 67 TODAY


Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve in Superman.


Margaret Ruth "Margot" Kidder was born in Canada.

Kidder played Lois Lane alongside Christopher Reeve in
Superman (1978). Her other credits include The Amityville
Horror
(1979) and Black Christmas (1974). She participated
in various plays while attending boarding school.

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