GENE HACKMAN TURNED 81 TODAY

 

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Eugene Allen “Gene” Hackman is a retired actor and a novelist.Nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two, Hackman has also won three Golden Globes and
two British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in a career that spanned
four decades. He first came to fame in 1967 with his performance as Buck Barrow
in Bonnie and Clyde. His major subsequent films include his role as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle in The French Connection (1970) Hooseriers (1986), Unforgiven (1992) and
his final film role before retirement was in Welcome to Mooseport (2004). 

 

 

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           Gene Hackman, left, and Warren Beatty from Bonnie and Clyde

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           Unforgiven  
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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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THE TRIP THROUGH MAYBELAND

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For many young Girl’s and Boy’s in the 1950’s the Christmas season
had officially arrived with the airing of “The Cinnamon Bear”. The
fifteen minute syndicated radio series was heard locally on KEX
between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. It chronicled the 
the adventures of Judy and Jimmy and their quest to find 
the missing Silver Star that belonged on the top of their
Christmas tree. They were aided in the search by Paddy 
O’Cinnamon who helped Judy and Jimmy get the star
back from the wicked Crazyquilt Dragon. The initial
broadcast of this program debuted in 1937. 
 

 

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SOME ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HISTORY

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Music legend Jimmy Dean’s “Big Bad John” became the
100th number one single of the Rock era on this date in
1961. Jimmy wrote the song in an hour and a half while
flying to Nashville for a recording session. It was his
only chart topper.

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