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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NORTHWEST HIJACKING ON THIS DATE IN 1971

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Hijacker D.B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines
727 over Washington State with $200,000 in ransom. His
whereabouts remains a mystery. The bulk of the money
has never been recovered. The F.B.I. believes Cooper
did not survive the Jump.

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The Northwest 727 jet sits at the airport in Seattle during
the hijacking.

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DOWNTOWN PORTLAND IN 1915

Northwest 3rd and Glisan, looking west - 1915 
         This was taken at Northwest 3rd and Glisan looking west.

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A VIEW OF PORTLAND IN 1946

NW 6th and Washington - 1946
                               Northwest 6th and Washington.

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PORTLAND’S EARLY YEAR’S…

Portland - 1933
Mt. Hood as viewed from the city in 1933.

Overlooking Guild's Lake from the Northwest Hills - 1900
Overlooking Guild’s Lake from the Northwest Hills in 1900.

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