Archive for May, 2009

Millvina Dean Obituary

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

OBITUARY

Millvina Dean dies at 97; last Titanic survivor

 

Millvina Dean


She was about 2-months-old when she sailed on the ocean liner in 1912. She, her mother and brother were saved. Her father was among those who went down with the ship.

 

By Mary Rourke
Los Angeles Times
May 31, 2009

 

Millvina Dean, the last survivor of the legendary ocean liner Titanic, which sank on its maiden voyage in April 1912 after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic, died Sunday. She was 97.

 

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Benny Goodman’s 100th Birthday

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

100th BIRTHDAY

Benny Goodman

 

Benny Goodman

 

AMERICAN BANDLEADER

 

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Jane Randolph Obituary

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

OBITUARY

Jane Randolph dies at 93; movie actress was best known for 1942’s ‘Cat People’

 

Jane Randolph

RKO Radio Pictures
Jane Randolph portrayed Alice Moore in “The Cat People.” The scene of Randolph terrorized during a nocturnal swim was “one of cinema’s indelibly suspenseful scenes,” a film historian says.

 

She made 20 films between 1941 and 1948, then married Jaime del Amo, who would help develop Del Amo Shopping Center. She died May 4 in Switzerland.

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By Valerie J. Nelson
Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2009

 

Jane Randolph, a B-movie actress in the 1940s who was best known for her role in the film noir “Cat People,” died May 4 in Gstaad, Switzerland, after surgery on a broken hip, her daughter announced. She was 93.

 

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Dolores Hope’s 100th Birthday

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

100th BIRTHDAY

Dolores Hope

 

Dolores Hope

 

AMERICAN SINGER

née Dolores Reade

 

BORN: May 27, 1909, New York, New York

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Dolores Hope’s Canadian Cheese Soup

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

CELEBRITY RECIPES

Dolores Hope

 

Dolores and Bob Hope

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Dolores Hope

Canadian Cheese Soup

 

 

4 tablespoons butter

4 tablespoons flour

1 tablespoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 cups milk

1 cans condensed consommé

2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Dash Tabasco

¼ cup minced pimientos

 

Melt butter or margarine; blend in flour, paprika and pepper. Add milk; cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Add consommé, just as it comes from the can. Add cheese; stir until melted. Add remaining ingredients, salting to taste. Serve at once. Yield: 8 to 10 servings.

 

— Dolores Hope

 

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Richard Maibaum’s 100th Birthday

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

100th BIRTHDAY

Richard Maibaum

 

Richard Maibaum

 

AMERICAN SCREENWRITER

 

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Margaret Sullavan’s 100th Birthday…

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

100th BIRTHDAY

Margaret Sullavan

 

Margaret Sullavan

 

AMERICAN ACTRESS

née Margaret Brooke Sullavan Hancock

 

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James Mason’s 100th Birthday…

Friday, May 15th, 2009

100th BIRTHDAY

James Mason

 

James Mason

 

BRITISH-BORN ACTOR

 

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Frank Aletter Obituary

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

OBITUARY

Frank Aletter dies at 83; character actor known for roles in situation comedies

 

 Lee Meriwether and Frank Aletter

 It’s family night on CBS’ “Bringing Up Buddy” as Frank Aletter is joined by his wife, Lee, and his daughter Kyle on Sept. 3, 1961.

 

After starting his acting career on Broadway, he starred in the 1960s TV series ‘Bringing Up Buddy’ and ‘It’s About Time.’

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By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
May 14, 2009

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Frank Aletter, a veteran character actor who starred in the 1960s situation comedies “Bringing Up Buddy” and “It’s About Time,” has died. He was 83.

 

Aletter, who was once married to actress and former Miss America Lee Meriwether, died of cancer Wednesday at his home in Tarzana, said his daughter Kyle Oldham.

 

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Maybelle Carter’s 100th Birthday

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

100th BIRTHDAY

Mother Maybelle Carter

 

Maybelle Carter

 

AMERICAN SINGER

née Maybelle Addington

 

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