Happy 110th Birthday Rosalind Russell

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Today is the 110th birthday of Rosalind Russell.  Suggesting any one of her films to watch is in no way discounting any of the others. I adore The Women, His Girl Friday, Gypsy, and Mrs. Pollifax –…

Happy 89th Birthday Rosemary Clooney

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Today is the 89th birthday of the actress and singer Rosemary Clooney. She had a big bold voice, a quick wit, a longevity envied by many, and a legacy that endures. The world is a better place because she was in it and still feels the loss that she has left.

NAME: Rosemary Clooney
OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Singer
BIRTH DATE: May 23, 1928
PLACE OF BIRTH: Maysville, Kentucky
DEATH DATE: June 29, 2002
PLACE OF DEATH: Beverly Hills, California
REMAINS: Buried, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Maysville, KY
HEIGHT: 5′ 6″
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME 6325-1/2 Hollywood Blvd (recordings)

BEST KNOWN FOR: Rosemary Clooney was a popular singer beginning in the 1950s and had a No. 1 hit with ‘Come On-a My House.’ She was aunt to actor George Clooney.

Singer Rosemary Clooney was born on May 23, 1928, in Maysville, Kentucky. Rosemary…

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Happy 98th Birthday Liberace

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Today is the 98th birthday of the showman with the most showmanship there ever was:  Liberace. He got people listening to classical piano music, perhaps initially dazzled and intrigued by what he was wearing, they still listened. He once said, “Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself.” Those are words to live by, words I live by. The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the lost that he has left.liberaceNAME: Liberace
OCCUPATION: Pianist
BIRTH DATE: May 16, 1919
DEATH DATE: February 4, 1987
PLACE OF BIRTH: West Allis, Wisconsin
PLACE OF DEATH: Palm Springs, California
ORIGINALLY: Wladziu Valentino Liberace
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME: 6739 Hollywood Blvd. (1960)

BEST KNOWN FOR: Liberace was a flamboyant pianist who twice had his own TV show and frequently performed in Las Vegas.

With his…

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Happy 113th Birthday Salvador Dalí

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Today is the 113th birthday of the artist Salvador Dali. My very favorite description of one of his pieces is that of the 1940 Painting “Daddy Longlegs of the Evening — Hope!” The painting depicts an elongated,…

Happy 88th Birthday Audrey Hepburn

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Today is the 88th birthday of Audrey Hepburn.  Have you seen Charade, How to Steal a Million and Funny Face lately? Then watch Wait Until Dark and your mind will be blown. The woman is more than an actor, she makes…

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Happy 84th Birthday Rod McKuen

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Today is the 84th birthday of the poet Rod McKuen. Anna Cottage requested we celebrate his life and I am more than happy to oblige. He was prolific. His words are part of the American cultural collective. The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left.

NAME: Rod McKuen
DATE OF BIRTH: April 29, 1933
PLACE OF BIRTH: Oakland, CA
DATE OF DEATH: January 29, 2015
PLACE OF DEATH: Beverley Hills, CA

BEST KNOWN FOR: Rodney Marvin “Rod” McKuen was an American singer-songwriter, musician and poet. He was one of the best-selling poets in the United States during the late 1960s.

Rodney Marvin McKuen was born at the Salvation Army hostel in Oakland, California, and raised by his alcoholic mother and a stepfather. He ran away at 11 and traveled the West Coast…

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Peace From Panic!

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I was just watching the news and saw something really exciting, I had to share.

A video has been released of Prince William and Lady Gaga FaceTiming — he in the United Kingdom and she across the ocean, at home in her kitchen. The issue they discussed?

Mental health.

How great is that? These two high-profile people are addressing the need to have conversations about mental health. You can see their FaceTime call here.

Prince William and Lady Gaga are trying to encourage more people to be open about mental illness. Their talk is part of the #oktosay Heads Together film series.

Lady Gaga recently admitted she has post traumatic stress disorder. She’s been speaking out about her challenges and the importance of not being ashamed of having a mental illness.

The royal family — the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry — is committed to improving…

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