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LOCAL MOVIE STAR HAS DIED AT AGE 92

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Jane Powell  (Suzanne Lorraine Burce)  
(April 1, 1929 – September 16, 2021)

(Fox News) – Jane Powell, an actress known for appearing in a
number of
movie musicals
, has died.

Powell died of natural causes on Thursday in her Wilton, Conn.,
home, according to longtime friend Susan Grander.

Powell was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where she
achieved local fame as a child singer.

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SWINGING WITH WESTINGHOUSE IN 1948


The Westinghouse Electric Corporation was a manufacturing
company founded in 1886 by
George Westinghouse. it was
originally named Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing
Company, and renamed Westinghouse Electric Corporation
in 1945. The company acquired the CBS television network
in 1995, and was renamed into the first incarnation of CBS
Corporation before being acquired by Viacom in 1999, and
completed in April 26, 2000.

Westinghouse Design Mark

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Victory on Okinawa On this day in 1945, Marines seized hill 89 and ...

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SHOW WENT NATIONAL ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Richard (Dick) Wagstaff Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)

Television, rock and roll and teenagers. In the late 1950s, when television and
rock and roll were new and when the biggest generation in American history
was just about to enter its teens, it took a bit of originality to see the potential power in this now-obvious combination. The man who saw that potential more clearly than any other was a 26-year-old native of upstate
New York named
Dick Clark, who transformed himself and a local Philadelphia television
program into two of the most culturally significant forces of the early rock-
and-roll era. His iconic show, American Bandstand, began broadcasting
nationally on this day in 1957, beaming images of clean-cut, average
teenagers dancing to the not-so-clean-cut Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta
Shakin’ Goin’ On” to 67 ABC affiliates across the nation.

The show that evolved into American Bandstand began on Philadephia’s
WFIL-TV in 1952, a few years before the popular ascension of rock and
roll. Hosted by local radio personality Bob Horn (below).

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Donald Loyd "Bob" Horn
(February 20, 1916 – July 31, 1966)

 

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If you look closely, you might see Len Lear dancing with a girl in a Catholic school dress on “American Bandstand” at 46th and Market Streets in 1957, when Lear did manage to make the most acerbic comments in the history of American Bandstand’s “Record Review” feature. Good training for a future editor.

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