Archive for April 18th, 2016

DORIS ROBERTS HAS DIED AT 90


Doris Roberts (Doris May Green) November 4, 1925 – April 17, 2016)

Roberts, known for her role as the mother from the CBS sitcom “Everybody Loves
Raymond” (1996-2005), passed away Sunday in L.A. She won five Emmy awards,
four of them for’’ ‘Raymond.’ Doris Roberts starred in many other movies, such
as “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989).

Roberts (far right) with the Everybody Loves Raymond cast.
The cast of “Everybody Loves Raymond”.

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FIRST WASHATERIA ON THIS DAY IN 1934

Washateria is an alternate name for Laundromat, especially in Texas where the
first of it’s kind opened in Fort Worth by Noah Brannen. Though steam-powered
laundry machines were invented in the 19th century, their cost put them out of
reach of many. Brennan and others began renting short-term use of their
machines. Today,most Laundromats and washaterias in the US are fully
automated, coin-operated and generally unmanned, with some operating
24 hours a day.

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1960

The record The Theme From “A Summer Place” went on to set an at-the-time
record of nine consecutive weeks at #1, a record which would not be broken
until 1977, when "You Light Up My Life" spent ten weeks at the top spot.

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ACTRESS HALEY MILLS IS 70 TODAY


Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills is the daughter of John Mills.

British actress Haley Mills played teen twins in The Parent Trap (1961) and 
received a BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance
in the 1959 film Tiger Bay.


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