MUSICAL FILM PREMIERED IN NEW YORK ON THIS DATE IN 1965

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Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s musical film The Sound of Music was directed by Robert Wise and starred Julie Andrews (above) and Christopher
Plummer. It won a total of five Academy Awards including Best Picture in 1965
and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced. The cast album was
nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The film ultimately
grossed over $158 million at the U.S. and Canada box office, and displaced
Gone With the Wind as the all-time champion.

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Christopher Plummer from The Sound of Music 

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CHILDREN’S TV SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1947

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Buffalo Bob Smith was the voice of Howdy, the freckled-
faced marionette. The show had a thirteen-year run on NBC.

  

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                        Howdy on the set

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Clarabell The Clown, left,  was originally played by
Bob Keeshan who later became Captain Kangaroo.

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the peanut gallery
                     The audience for show

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CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER IS 81 NOW

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Christopher Plummer as Captain Georg Von Trapp in
Sound of Music,1965.

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Christopher portrayed the Klingon General Chang in 
Star Trek VI: The undiscovered Country,1991.

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