Archive for July 25th, 2016

LOCAL TV ICON DIED TODAY AT 86


Tom Peterson and his wife Gloria. Tom was born in Saint Paul, MN.

Tom Peterson was a retailer, pitchman and television personality in Portland,
Oregon
. He opened his first store in 1964, which grew to a regional consumer electronics, home appliance and furniture chain in the 1970s. His memorable
television commercials and unusual promotions made him a widely recognized personality in the Portland area by the 1980s. He had suffered from Parkinson’s
disease
and sometimes used a walker or a wheelchair.

 

                 

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SINGING VOICE DOUBLE HAS DIED AT 86


Marni Nixon (Margaret Nixon McEathron)
(February 22, 1930 – July 24, 2016)

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood voice double Marni Nixon, whose singing
was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals
as "West Side Story,” ”The King and I" and "My Fair Lady," has died.

Michael Kirsten, senior vice president of Nixon’s talent agency, Harden-
Curtis Associates, said she died Sunday of cancer in New York. He said 
"She passed away peacefully with her family at her side. 

Nixon, who was initially unaccredited for her work, early on resented the
dubbing work but later came to terms with it. "I realized now that this was
something that would outlive me. Something that would last," she wrote
in her 2006 memoir, "I Could Have Sung All Night."

 

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REVIEWING PAST NEWS HEADLINES

Today-In-History2

sandy kozel 3
SANDY KOZEL

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1966

The song "You Can’t Hurry Love" by The Supremes was written and
produced by Motown production team Holland–Dozier–Holland. It
topped the Billboard pop singles chart

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