IT’S KURT RUSSELL’S BIRTHDAY ~ 60 TODAY

 
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Kurt Russell’s first acting roles were as a child in television such as the lead role in  
the western series The Travels of Jamie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the 1970s he signed a ten-year contract with the Walt Disney company, where he became the
studio’s top star of the ’70s. In 1979, Russell was nominated for an Emmy Award for
the made-for-television film Elvis. In 1983, he was nominated for a Golden Globe
Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for  
his performance in the 1984 film, Silkwood. During the 1980s, Russell was cast in  
several films by director John Carpenterin the futuristic action film Escape From New York, the horror film The Thing (1982), and the dark comedy/action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986). In 1994, he had a starring role in the military/science fiction film Stargate.

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Kurt Russell with his father Bing Russell (left)  who was a character
actor best-known for playing Deputy Clem Foster on Bonanza. Bing
was also the owner of the Portland Mavericks Baseball Club, a minor
league team that began play in the Class A Northwest League in 
1973 after the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast league moved 
to Spokane, Washington.

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Kurt Russell as Elvis Presley

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Kurt Russell with co-stars ,left to right, Meryl Streep and Cher

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Kurt as U.S. Marshall Wyatt Earp in TOMBSTONE (1993)

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ELVIS DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY ON THIS DATE IN 1960

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Elvis Presley is pictured here meeting with reporters at Fort Dix Army Base in
New Jersey after being honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. The
train that carried him from the Army base in New Jersy to Tennessee was
mobbed all the way, and Presley was called upon to appear at scheduled
stops to please his fans. Elvis was drafted into the Army for active duty on
March 24,1958. 

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Elvis Presley receiving his last Army pay

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FIRST NATIONAL TV APPEARANCE ON THIS DATE IN 1956

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Elvis Presley made his first national television appearance on CBS’s Stage Show. The program, produced in New York, was hosted on alternate weeks by big band leaders
and brothers Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. Elvis was booked for six appearances on the show over a two month period.

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MORE ABOUT “THE KING”

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                            Elvis Presley’s 1970 application for a gun license 

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                                Some pistols in Elvis Presley’s collection

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MORE ELVIS PRESLEY HISTORY

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                     The birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupelo, Miss.

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