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Monthly Archives: July 2016

This is a really tough one. I think Garry Marshall was one of the most talented comedy minds of the last 50 years. In addition to his talents as a writer, producer and actor, everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, I’ve ever read about him points to the fact that he was an even better human […]

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I just finished watching the MLB Presents . . . special one hour documentary on the life of Mark “The Bird” Fidrych, the right handed pitcher who took the baseball world by storm in the summer of 1976. That was quite a year: America was celebrating her Bicentennial, Apple Computers was formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, […]

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Here’s a John Wayne picture that I haven’t seen is a very long time . . . . . . that was until Saturday when TCM ran it. I watched. It was a diverting entertainment but not much more than that. The Train Robbers was number seven in a line of eight westerns in a […]

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Today is the 100th birthday of actress Olivia de Havilland. It’s impressive because it’s actually her birthday, not just the anniversary of her birth. She’s still here, among the living, and as far as I can tell from an article I recently read on “Vanity Fair,” she’s doing quite well. Hattie Mc The secret to her […]

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