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ICONIC SINGER IS 97 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Doris Day (Doris Mary Ann Kappelhof)


Popular singer and retired romantic comedy film actress Doris Day received
an Academy Award for her performance in the 1959 movie “Pillow Talk” with
Rock Hudson. She fibbed about her age so she could sing professionally
with big bands. In 1989 Doris Day was given the
Cecil B. DeMille Award for
lifetime achievement in motion pictures. In 2004, she was awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush for her work
on behalf of animal welfare.
Since her retirement from films, Doris Day has
lived in
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California where she has many pets and adopts
stray animals.

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SESSION MUSICIAN HAS DIED AT 90

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Hal Blaine (Harold Simon Belsky) (February 5, 1929 – March 11, 2019) 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drummer Hal Blaine, who played on many of the
biggest hits in music history, has died.

Blaine’s son-in-law Andy Johnson tells The Associated Press that Blaine
died of natural causes Monday at his home in Palm Desert, California.

The session drummer was a virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and
’70s who played on songs featuring Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys and
thousands of others. He laid down one of the most memorable opening
riffs of all time on the Ronettes’ "Be My Baby."

Few outside the music industry knew his name, but just about anyone
with a turntable, radio or TV heard his drumming.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and won a
Grammy Lifetime Achievement award last year.

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MUSIC MAN ANDRE PREVIN IS DEAD AT 89

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André George Previn (Andreas Ludwig Priwin)
(April 6, 1929 – February 28, 2019)

(AP) – Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach
took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, has died.

His manager Linda Petrikova says Previn passed away Thursday in his
Manhattan
home.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1836, Connecticut-born gun manufacturer Samuel
Colt (1814-62) received a U.S. patent for a revolver mechanism
that enabled a gun to be fired multiple times without reloading.

Colt founded a company to manufacture his revolving-cylinder
pistol; however, sales were slow and the business floundered. In
1846, with the Mexican War (1846-48) under way, the United
States government ordered 1,000 Colt revolvers. In 1855, Colt
opened what was the world’s largest private armament factory.

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In Hartford, Connecticut, Samuel Colt built the world’s largest private armament factory. The factory was not only the largest, it was the
world’s most advanced manufacturing facility.

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Neil Leifer Color Photograph - World Heavyweight Title: Muhammad Ali v. Liston

On February 25, 1964, underdog Cassius Clay, age 22, defeated champion Sonny Liston in a technical knockout to win the world heavyweight boxing crown. The highly anticipated match took
place in Miami Beach,
Florida. Clay, who later became known to
the world as
Muhammad Ali, went on to become the first fighter
to capture the heavyweight title three times.

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THE FIRST AWARDS CEREMONY WAS IN 1929

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The winners from the 1st Academy Awards.


The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 1927 and
1928 and took place on May 16, 1929 during a private dinner held at the
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California. AMPAS president
Douglas Fairbanks hosted the show.

First ever Oscars ceremony held in 1929
Only 270 guests attended the ceremony that took just 15 minutes.

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Douglas Fairbanks presents Janet Gaynor with the
first Academy Award for Best Actress, for her work
in Seventh Heaven

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Emil Jannings with the first ever Academy Award “Oscar”.

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William C. Demille, President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts
And Sciences hands an Oscar to Mary Pickford (with Warner Baxter
and Hans Kraly looking on) at the first ceremony in 1929.

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