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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DEAN JONES IS 80 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Actor Dean Carroll Jones is best known for his light-hearted leading roles in several Walt Disney movies between 1965 and 1977. At the  beginning of his career, Jones appeared in minor film and television roles. He made his Broadway debut, along with Jane Fonda, in the 1960 play There was a little Girl. Later that same year Jones played Dave Manning in the Broadway comedy Under the Yum-Yum Tree, a role he repeated in the 1963 film version starring Jack Lemmon.

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WALT DISNEY

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             December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966

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WALT DISNEY WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1901

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WALT DISNEY
      December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966

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MICKEY’S FIRST SOUND MOVIE

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It was on this date in 1928 that Walt Disney released the first
cartoon to feature Synchronized Sound. Mickey Mouse made 
his third screen appearance in “STEAMBOAT WILLIE”.

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