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BANDLEADER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1916


Joseph Raymond "Ray" Conniff (November 6, 1916 – October 12, 2002)

Conniff was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, and learned to play the trombone
from his father. He studied music arranging from a course book.

After serving in the U.S. Army in World War II he joined the Artie Shaw big band
and wrote many arrangements for him. After his stint with Shaw, he was then
hired by Mitch Miller, then head of A&R at Columbia Records, as their home
arranger, working with several artists including Rosemary Clooney, Marty
Robbins
, Frankie Laine, Johnny Mathis, Guy Mitchell and Johnnie Ray.

Between 1957 and 1968, Conniff had 28 albums in the American Top 40, the
most famous one being Somewhere My Love (1966).

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ACTRESS SALLY FIELD IS 69 TODAY

Sally Margaret Field is known for her film roles in Smokey and the
Bandit
(1977), Norma Rae (1979), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Forrest Gump 
(1994), and Lincoln (2012). She was a High School cheerleader in
Van Nuys, California before starring as Gidget on ABC-TV from
1965 to 1966. She also portrayed Sister Bertrille in The Flying Nun
on ABC from 1967 to 1970.  

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