BRUCE WILLIS IS 56 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Actor, producer, and musician. the career of  Bruce Willis began in television
in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including
comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John
McClane in the Die Hard series of four action films beginning with Die Hard
in 1988. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office hits 
like Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The Fifth Element (1997),
Armageddon (1998), and The Sixth Sense in 1999. Willis is the ninth
highest-grossing actor in a leading role and twelfth highest including
supporting roles. He is a two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe
winner.

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Bruce in Armageddon

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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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JOHN SEBASTIAN TURNED 67 TODAY

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John  Sebastian was the founder of The Lovin’ Spoonful, a band that had 
its roots in the folk music scene based in the Greenwich Village section
of lower Manhattan during the early 1960s. The group was inducted into 
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Sebastian has stated that he no 
he no longer wishes to perform with the remaining members of the group
because of personal differences. Boone, Butler and Yester, with Butler who     
now handles the lead-singing chores, are still touring under the group name,
with the addition of the two new members. 

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The original band

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THE FIRST CBS-TV MORNING SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1954

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 The Morning Show on the CBS television network aired from 1954 until 1956 and was originally hosted by Walter Cronkite (above). It was very similar to NBC’s The Today Show and was on the air for two hours from 7-9 a.m. ET until being reduced to one
hour to accommodate the premiere of Captain Kangaroo in 1955. Additional hosts
over the years included Jack Paar, John Henry Faulk, and Dick Van Dyke.

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Walter Cronkite with the weather

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Jack Paar hosting The Morning Show

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FILM NOIR ACTRESS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1910

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Claire Trevor (March 8, 1910 – April 8, 2000) was an actress, nicknamed the "Queen of Film Noir" because of her many appearances in ”bad girl” roles in film noir and other black-and-white thrillers. She appeared in over 60 films. Trevor’s acting career spanned more than seven decades and included successes in stage, radio, television and film. She costarred with John Wayne, gaining her final Oscar nomination for The High and the Mighty in 1954 (picture from the film above).

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Claire Trevor won her Supporting Oscar Award for playing the drunken mistress of
the cruel gangster (Edward G. Robinson, seen above) in the 1948 film Key Largo

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