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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982)

Henry Fonda had a career that spanned five decades on
Broadway and in Hollywood. Fonda cultivated a strong,
appealing screen image in several films now considered
to be classics.

Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor and made
his Hollywood film debut in 1935. He rose to film stardom
with performances in such films as; Jezebel (1938), Jesse
James
(1939), and Young Mr. Lincoln (1939). His career
further progressed with his portrayal of
Tom Joad in The
Grapes of Wrath
(1940), receiving a nomination for the
Academy Award for Best Actor.

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REMEMBERING AMANDA ‘’KITTY’ BLAKE

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Amanda Blake (Beverly Louise Neill)  
(February 20, 1929 – August 16, 1989)

Actress Amanda Blake is best known for the role of the
red-haired saloon proprietress "Miss Kitty Russell" on
the
western
CBS-TV series Gunsmoke (1955 – 1975)

Along with her fourth husband, Frank Gilbert, she ran
one of the first programs for breeding
cheetahs
in
captivity.
         

In 1968, Blake was inducted into the Hall of Great
Western
Performers
at the National Cowboy and
Western Heritage
Museum
in Oklahoma City. She
was the third performer inducted, after
Tom Mix
and
Gary Cooper, selected in 1958 and 1966,
respectively.

Blake died of liver failure brought on by viral hepatitis
at
Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, California


  

      

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COUNTRY MUSIC HAS LOST A VOICE AT 75

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Naomi Judd (Diana Ellen Judd)
(January 11, 1946 – April 30, 2022)[


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer
of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna
and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76.

The daughters announced her death on Saturday in a statement
provided to The Associated Press.

“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful
mother to the disease of mental illness," the statement said. "We
are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as
we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown
territory." The statement did not elaborate further.

In 2021, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as
a member of The Judds alongside her daughter Wynonna
.

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FIRST HISPANIC OSCAR WIN ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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On April 9, 1962, Puerto Rican actress
Rita Moreno become the first Hispanic woman to win an Oscar, for her role of Anita in West Side
Story
(1961).

Moreno, who was born in Puerto Rico in 1931 and grew up in Long Island, New York, began acting at a young age, landing her first Broadway role at the age of 13. She will turn 91 in December.

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COUNTRY MUSIC STAR IS 67 YEARS YOUNG

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Reba Nell McEntire is a country music singer and actress. She is
often referred to as
"
the Queen of Country and has sold more
than 75 million records worldwide. Since the 1970s, McEntire has
placed over 100 singles on the Billboard
Hot Country Songs chart,
25 of which reached number one.

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