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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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DON McNEIll’s FAVORITE BREAKFAST!



Don McNeill’s Breakfast Club
was a long-run morning
variety show
on
NBC Blue Network/ABC radio (and briefly on television) originating
in
Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by Don McNeill, the radio program ran
from June 23, 1933, through December 27, 1968. McNeill’s 351/2
year run as host remains the longest tenure for an emcee a
network entertainment program, surpassing
Johnny
Carson
(29½ years) on The Tonight Show.

 

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Don McNeill's Breakfast Club Art Linkletter Black & White Photo 1950's-60's
Don McNeill’s Breakfast Club with guest Art Linkletter.

 

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THE MAYFLOWER DEPARTED ON THIS DAY IN 1620

Find out about when the Mayflower set sail 400 years ago | Daily Echo

The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England, bound for the
Americas with 102 passengers. The ship was headed for
Virginia,
where the colonists, half religious dissenters and half entrepreneurs. had
had been authorized to settle by the British crown. However, stormy
weather and navigational errors forced the Mayflower off course,
and on November 21 the “Pilgrims”
reached Massachusetts, where
they founded the
first permanent European settlement in New
England in late December.

 

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HER SKIRT WAS BLOWN UP ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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The famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is
blown up by the blast from a subway vent, was shot during the
filming of The Seven Year Itch. The scene infuriated her husband,
Joe DiMaggio, who felt it was exhibitionist, and the couple
divorced shortly afterward.

According to Marilyn Monroe: The Private life of a Public
Icon
, the Hollywood bombshell loved filming the scene.

 

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Tom Ewell and Marilyn Monroe in a scene from the movie
The Seven Year Itch.

 

Marilyn and Joe at the premiere for The Seven Year Itch, 1954. # marilynmonroe #vintage #oldhollywood #oldhollywoodstars … | Actrice, Marilyn monroe, Marylin monroe
Marilyn and Joe at the premiere for The Seven Year Itch.

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CHAMPIONSHIP WON ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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Muhammad Ali (right) wins his third heavyweight crown by defeating Leon Spinks.

 

On September 15, 1978, boxer Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks
at the
Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first
fighter ever to do so. Following his victory, Ali retired from boxing,
only to make a brief comeback two years later. Ali, who once
claimed he could “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” left the s
port permanently in 1981.

 

Super 70s Sports på Twitter: "Today in 1978, Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks in their rematch to become the first three-time heavyweight champion.… https://t.co/5fE8MxjNzJ"

 

SI Vault: Ali a champ again after beating confused Spinks - Sports Illustrated

 


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