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SUPERMAN STAR DIED ON THIS DAY IN 2004

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Christopher D’Olier Reeve  (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004)

On October 10, 2004, the actor Christopher Reeve, who became
famous for his starring role in four Superman films, died from
heart failure at the age of 52 at a hospital near his home in
Westchester County,
New York. Reeve, who was paralyzed in
a 1995 horse-riding accident, was a leading advocate for spinal
cord research.

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    FIRST EPISODE AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1960

    George Maharis and Martin Milner in Route 66 (1960)
    George Maharis (left) (turned 92 last month) Martin Milner
    (December 28, 1931 – September 6, 2015)

     

    On October 7, 1960, the first episode of the one-hour television
    drama “Route 66” airs on CBS. The program had a simple premise:
    It followed two young men, Buz Murdock (George Maharis) and
    Tod Stiles (Martin Milner), as they drove across the country in
    an inherited Corvette (Chevrolet was one of the show’s sponsors),

    doing odd jobs and looking for adventure. According to the show’s
    creator and writer, Stirling Silliphant (best known for his acclaimed
    “Naked City,” an earlier TV series), Buz and Tod were really on a

    journey in search of themselves.

    “Route 66″was different from every other show on television. For
    one thing, it was shot on location all over the U.S. instead of in a
    studio. By the time its run was up in 1964, the show’s cast and
    crew had traveled from
    Maine to Florida and from Los Angeles
    to Toronto: In all, they taped 116 episodes in 25 states.

     

     

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    HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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    James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)

     

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    FAMOUS SINGING COWBOY BORN ON THIS DAY

    Gene Autry, "The Singing Cowboy" of the 1940s-50s. | Old western movies, Movie stars, Western movie

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    Orvon Grover “Gene” Autry
    (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998)

     

    Actor and singer Gene Autry was known as The Singing
    Cowboy for his appearances in ninety-three movies and
    ninety-one TV productions. His roles as honest American
    hero’s earned him a reputation as one of country music’s
    most prominent figures.

    He did work on his father’s ranch and worked as a railroad
    telegrapher. He performed as a singer and a guitarist at
    local dances. He owned the Anaheim Angels baseball team
    for over thirty years.

     

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    MONEY FOR SOME SCENES PAID BY STAR

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    (FOXNEWS) – Forrest Gump (1994) is one of the most iconic persons
    in movie history, but according to actor Tom Hanks, the film hit a
    lot of
    roadblocks. So much so, that Hanks and “Forest Gump”
    director Robert Zemeckis had to dig into their own pockets
    to pay for some scenes to be shot. 

    On the podcast In Depth With Graham Bensinger, the 64-year
    -old actor revealed Paramount wouldn’t approve some of the
    budgets, including the scenes where Forrest famously runs
    across the United States (below).

    Zemeckis and Hanks knew the scene was integral to the movie
    and came up with their own plan.

     

     

     

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    Tom Hanks became 64 July 9th.

    Robert Zemeckis - Wikipedia
    Robert Lee Zemeckis turned 68 May 14th.


     

     

     

     

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