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A GREAT ACTOR FINALLY GET’S HIS AWARD

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On April 7, 1970, the legendary actor John Wayne (above) won his first—and only—acting Academy Award, for his star turn in the
director Henry Hathaway’s Western True Grit.

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True Grit, Rooster Cogburn, jumping 4 rails, John Wayne, Well, come see a fat old man some time Fleece Blanket for Sale by Thomas Pollart
                                         (1907–1979)

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HE WAS KNOWN AS THE SINGING COWBOY


TV’s "The Gene Autry Show" premiered on CBS July 23, 1950 with
91 episodes aired. 


Pat Buttram (left) as Gene’s side kick "Pat".

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Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry

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SHOW HEARD FIRST ON THIS DAY IN 1933


Tom Mix was heard on NBC Radio for the first time. It aired until June
of 1950.

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Thomas Edwin Mix (Thomas Hezikiah Mix)
(January 6, 1880 – October 12, 1940)

Mix appeared in 291 films, all but nine of which were
silent movies. He was Hollywood’s first Western star
and helped define the genre as it emerged in the early
days of the cinema.

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TV SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1950

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"The Gene Autry Show" premiered on CBS-TV on July 23, 1959.

The western/cowboy television series starring Gene Autry aired for 91
episodes from July 23, 1950 until August 7, 1956, originally sponsored
by
Wrigley’s Doublemint chewing gum.

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Gene and Pat promoting the TV and radio
shoe in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, c. 1953.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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From left: John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced to each other on this day in 1957.

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The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago on this day in
1933. The American League beat the National League 4-2.

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The Biafran War erupted on this day in 1967. The war lasted two-
and-a-half years. About 600,000 people died.

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Late Odumegwu Ojukwu (left) leader of the breakaway Republic
of Biafra from 1967 to 1970.

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One of the casualties of the war.

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Mexican  painter Frida Kahlo de Rivera (Magdalena Carmen Frida
Kahlo y Calderón)
  (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954)

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Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title on
this day in 1957. She was the first black athlete to win the event.

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Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye)
(November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998)

Roy Rogers was one of the most popular Western stars of his
era. Known as the "King of the Cowboys", he appeared in over
100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The
Roy Rogers Show
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Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

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Rogers died of congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998. He had
been residing in
Apple Valley, CA. Roy was buried at Sunset Hills 
Memorial Park in Apple Valley, as was his wife Dale Evans three 
years later.

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