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Patty Andrews dies at 94; Andrews Sisters' last surviving member

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Posted 2 years ago by vlad1369
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They were the swinging, sassy voice of the homefront for U.S. service personnel overseas during World War II, singing catchy hit tunes such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Rum and Coca Cola" that delighted Americans and catapulted the Andrews Sisters to the very top of the pop charts.

One of the most successful female recording groups in pop history, the sisters — ...
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Bing Crosby's widow recovering after traffic crash

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Posted 4 years ago by crown022002
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RENO, Nev. - Bing Crosby's widow, Kathryn Crosby, is recovering after being flown to a hospital with major injuries following a deadly traffic crash last month in the Sierra Nevada.

Kathryn Crosby, 77, was hurt and her husband, Maurice William Sullivan, 85, was killed in the Nov. 4 single-vehicle wreck on U.S. 50 east of Placerville, Calif., California Highway Patrol spokesman Dan Stark ...
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Study: Audio Recordings Of US History Fading Fast

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Posted 4 years ago by crown022002
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WASHINGTON – New digital recordings of events in U.S. history and early radio shows are at risk of being lost much faster than older ones on tape and many are already gone, according to a study on sound released Wednesday.

Even recent history — such as recordings from 9/11 or the 2008 election — is at risk because digital sound files can be corrupted, and widely used CD-R ...
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Road to Stardom: When Bob Hope Defined Himself

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Posted 5 years ago by crown022002
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WITH three of its six titles new to DVD, Universal’s “Bob Hope: Thanks for the Memories Collection” offers some fresh insight into the development of one of America’s most revered and culturally resonant comedians.

Hope was a Broadway headliner with a handful of Vitaphone shorts and a promising radio show to his credit when Paramount invited him to Hollywood for ...
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Boyd, 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa' singer, dies

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Posted 6 years ago by NewsHound
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Jimmy Boyd, the child singer and actor best known for the original rendition of the Christmas novelty hit "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" in 1952, has died. He was 70.

Boyd died of cancer Saturday at a Santa Monica convalescent hospital, longtime friend Eleanor Pillsbury said Tuesday.

"I Saw Mommy" shot to the top of the Billboard charts three weeks after it ...
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Movie Star Beverly Garland Dead

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Posted 6 years ago by crown022002
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Movie star Beverly Garland has died after a lengthy battle with ill health.

The actress, who starred in 1950s cult Roger Corman hits including Swamp Women and Not Of This Earth, passed away at her Hollywood Hills home on Friday. She was 82.

Garland`s acting career spanned more than 50 years and featured roles in more than 40 films. She gained popularity playing feisty females ...
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My Three Sons actress Beverly Garland dies at 82

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Posted 6 years ago by Queenoftab
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LOS ANGELES – Beverly Garland, the B-movie actress who starred in 1950s cult hits like "Swamp Women" and "Not of This Earth" and who went on to play Fred MacMurray`s TV wife on "My Three Sons," has died. She was 82.

Garland died Friday at her Hollywood Hills home after a lengthy illness, her son-in-law Packy Smith told the Los Angeles Times.

Garland ...
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