Archive for August 6th, 2016

FAMOUS CLARINETIST HAS DIED AT 86


Pete Fountain (Pierre Dewey LaFontaine, Jr.)
(July 3, 1930 – August 6, 2016)

(FOXNEWS) – Clarinetist Pete Fountain, whose Dixieland jazz virtuosity and
irrepressible wit endeared him to his native New Orleans and earned him
decades of national television fame, died Saturday of heart failure.

Benny Harrell, Fountain’s son-in-law and manager, said Fountain was in
hospice care in New Orleans when he died early Saturday.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1911


Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989)

Actress and comedienne Lucille Ball became immortalized on
TV’s I Love Lucy, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of
Freedom and the Living Legacy Award posthumously. 

Lucille Ball briefly worked under the stage name of Diane
Belmont, but was unable to keep a job as a chorus girl on
Broadway. She appeared in over 80 films from 1933 to 1989,
including Panama Lady, Too Many Girls, and Dubarry Was a
Lady. She was married to co-star Desi Arnaz from 1940-1960.

 

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