PORTLAND’S MATT GROENING IS 57 TODAY

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Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening, cartoonist, screenwriter and producer was
born in Portland, Oregon, the middle of five children. He attended Ainsworth
Elementary School and Lincoln High School. From 1972 to 1977, Groening
attended Evergreen State College Olympia, Washington. Groening is the
creator of the comic strip Life in Hell as well as two successful television
series, The Simpsons and Futurama. Groening has won 11 Primetime
Emmy Awards, ten for The Simpsons and one for Futurama.

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NICOLAS CAGE HAS TURNED 47

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A Beverly Hills High School photo of Nicolas Cage

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Actor, producer and director Nicolas Cage has appeared
in over 60 films including Raising Arizona (1987), Face/Off
in 1995, and National Treasure (2004). At the age of 32,Cage 
became the fifth youngest actor to win the Academy Award 
for Best Actor for his performance in Leaving Las Vegas (1995). 

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Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue from the film Leaving Los Vegas

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THOSE WERE THE DAY’S!

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Another Portland celebrity that should be mentioned  is Sally
Struthers. She was born on July 28,1948 and attended Grant
High School. Sally’s best known as Gloria Bunker Stivic on the
1970’s sitcom,ALL IN THE FAMILY. The original show was aired
on CBS from January,1971 to April,1979. In September of 1979 it
was given a new look and name, ARCHIE BUNKER’S PLACE.This
version of the show ran till 1983. 
Note: The autographed pic of Sally is from my personnel collection.

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