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The Unforgettable: Mr. Peter Falk

Originally Posted: June 25, 2011

Would you consider a story about a three year old with eye cancer during the 1930's interesting? What if the removal of the eye added a small and yet unique look to the child? For Peter Falk that's exactly what happened. Peter Falk was born September 16, 1927 in New York City, New York to Michael and Madeline Falk. At the very young age of three, Peter was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma and the doctors removed his right eye. (read more)

The Unforgettable Farrah Fawcett

Originally Posted: February 2010

Blond, beautiful and full of life, that is how we will always remember Farrah Leni Fawcett. Farrah emerged into our hearts and homes like a diamond in the rough. Born on February 2, 1947 in Corpus Christie Texas, daughter to James William Fawcett, an oil field contractor and Pauline Alice a homemaker. Neither of Farrah's parents had any ties with the movie industry but like all gems, it was only a matter of time before she would be discovered. (read more)

The Unforgettable: Ms. Julia Child

Originally Posted: January 24, 2010 @ 4:10 am

She was a giant on television, she had it all. Julia Child was a witty, humorous woman that wasn?t afraid to have fun with food. Her kitchen etiquette may not have been as prudent or disciplined as her colleagues, but that?s what made her so remarkable. (read more)

The Unforgettable: Mr. Tony Curtis

Originally Posted: October 28, 2007 @ 12:01 am

On June 3, 1925, a Hungarian couple Emanuel and Helen Schwartz, celebrated the birth of their son, Bernard Schwartz. Although the date is also shared with the launching of the Goodyear airship ?Pilgrim,? an aura surrounding the events of that day, seems to also play a role in the personality of Bernard, now known as Tony Curtis. (read more)

Honoring: Mr. Donald Southerland

Originally Posted: October 19, 2007 @ 1:52 am

July of 1935 was memorable to many. With the return of power back to the liberal government in Canada and the epidemic of infantile paralysis (polio), who would have thought that someone as captivating as Donald McNichol Sutherland would have been born. (read more)

Honoring: Mr. Kirk Douglas

Originally Posted: September 9, 2007 @ 11:29 pm

Emerging into this world under the sign of Sagittarius, this star has proven that to be a force in life and full of energy. His powerful performances and his long life, facing death and making a come back from a stroke is just a small list of his things that make this man a marvel to his viewers. (read more)

Honoring: Mr. Morgan Freeman

Originally Posted: August 15, 2007 @ 3:29

Born during the time of the second worst stock market crash, Morgan Freeman entered this world on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee. Although times were hard for so many, Morgan managed to grow up without any ill feelings of his childhood. (read more)

The Unforgettable: Mr. Steve McQueen

Originally Posted: August 10, 2007 @ 11:40 pm

Terence Steven McQueen made his entry into this world on March 24,1930. Terence was born during the time of the great depression in Beech, Indiana. His father abandoned both Terence and his mother shortly after his birth. His mother was not able to provide a stable life for her infant son and she sent him to live with his uncle Claude in Slater Missouri. Although his uncle was not his natural birth parent, Terence Steven had a very happy life and his uncle had treated him like a son. (read more)

Honoring: Mr. Sean Connery

Originally Posted: July 25, 2007 @ 12:06 am

Born August 25, 1930, Thomas Sean Connery grew up in Edinburg Scotland. His parents, Joe and Euphemia, both of laboring class, had provided Thomas with a good, supporting and loving home. In spite of being raised in poverty, fate not only made him a sexy famous actor but he received awards in France, (Legion D?Honeur and the Commandeur des Arts and des Lettres) as well as given knighthood by the British Government, in July 2002. (read more)

The Unforgettable: Mr. Paul Newman

Originally Posted: July 9, 2007 @ 10:24 pm

On January 26, 1925, in Shaker Heights Ohio, a Hollywood sex symbol was born. Paul Leonard Newman, son of Arthur and Theresa Newman, grew up in Shaker Heights, graduated from high school, was a short term student of Ohio University at Athens and served in the navy during World War II. After returning from war, he received an athletic scholarship to Kenyon College In Gambier Ohio. Although he started out as an athlete, he ended up majoring in drama and graduated with a English BA in 1949. (read more)

Honoring: Mr James Earl Jones

Originally Posted: May 23, 2007 @ 8:25 pm

James Earl Jones was born in Arkabutla Township, Mississippi on January 17,1931. Robert Earl Jones, natural father to James, abandoned his family responsibilities prior to the birth of his son, and for the first five years his mother, Ruth Williams raised him on her own. Around the age of five, James was sent to live grandparent?s farm in Jackson Michigan. Eventually, his grandparents adopted him and he was raised as one of their own. (read more)

Honoring: Ms. Phyllis Diller

Originally Posted: May 10, 2007 @ 6:22 pm

Phyllis Ada Diver was born on July 17, 1917 in Lima, Ohio. Although it was not evident during her early years, this remarkable woman would play an important role to so many people.

In 1939, while attending school at Chicago?s Sherwood Music Conservatory, Phyllis Ada Diver married her first husband Sherwood Diller. Although this put a temporary hold on her music career, it was an important part for her development as a female stand up comedy entertainer. (read more)

The Unforgettable: Ms.Elizabeth Taylor

Originally Posted: April 23, 2007 @ 10:18 am

Born February 27, 1932, in Hampstead, London, England, this beautiful woman grew up to entrance the many fans that watched her perform on the big screen.

Just ten years old, Elizabeth portrayed Gloria Twine in the movie, ?One Born Every Minutes? released in 1942 by universal Studios. In 1943, under the production of MGM, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor starred in ?Lassie Come Home?. By 1944, Elizabeth Taylor and Micky Rooney starred together in ?Black Velvet?, which acted as a springboard for Elizabeth?s career. (read more)

Honoring: Mr. Bob Barker

Originally Posted: April 15, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

This very popular and respected game show host, was born on December 12, 1923. Although he was born in Darrington, Washington, he grew up on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota where his mother taught the community children.

Bob Barker has been in the television industry for many years now. He was discovered by Ralph Edwards who had heard his voice on a Los Angeles radio show. Mr. Edwards recruited Bob Barker and it was the popular game show, Truth Or Consequences, that was the setting point for Bob Barker?s career. (read more)

Honoring: Mr. Jack Nicholson

Originally Posted: April 12, 2007 @ 8:41 pm

On April 22, 1937, John Joseph Nicholson was born at St. Vincent?s Hospital, New York City. His real mother was only 17 when she fell in love and became pregnant by her already married lover. Although they tried to marry and make their son legitimate, their efforts were in vain and June ( Jack?s real mother) was sent to her cousin?s until after the baby was born. Returning to Neptune, New Jersey, Jack was then raised by his grandmother, whom assumed the role as his natural mother. None of this was revealed to him until 1974, when a journalist had been researching Jack, to do a feature story on him.
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Honoring: Ms. Julie Andrews

Originally Posted: April 1, 2007 @ 9:02 pm

This weeks tribute is to a deserving and talented woman. Surrey England, on October 1, 1935, Julia Elizabeth Wells was born. This child grew to be the very beautiful and talented actress known to us all as Julie Andrews.

Although her parents had divorced, it was her step father, Ted Andrews that had the greatest effect on Julie?s career. Ted Andrews hired Madame Lilian Stiles-Allen to give Julie voice lessons and encouraged her to practice her singing. Julie?s voice was incredible, a four-octave range and the singing lessons only enhanced it. (read more)

Honoring Mr. Betty White

Originally Posted: April 1, 2007 @ 9:02 pm

This tribute is about a lovely, kind, warm and beautiful woman that has the ability to put a smile on my face, even as I type this. I would like to show honor to the very beautiful Betty White.

Betty White was one of the first pioneers of television and has spent a major part of her life entertaining. She has always remained in the view of her fans and even to date, she is now a member of the Bold and Beautiful cast. (read more)

Honoring: Mr Sydney Poitier

Originally Posted: March 23, 2007@ 3:14 pm

I think that there was something very important about Sidney Poitier and very few have focused on. Sidney is truly an actor and entertainer but in many ways he is also a subtle activist.

He was born in Miami Florida, on February 20, 1927. Miami was not to be his hometown as Sidney parents relocated and raised in the Bahamas. With his parents being poor and tomato farmers, Sidney... (read more)

The Unforgettable: Mr. Charles Bronson

Originally Posted: March 13, 2007 @ 7:50 pm

Charles Bronson was an amazing actor and he was naturally talented. Charles David Buchinski was born November 3, 1921. Being a child of a poor immigrant father, and a mother whom was a Lithuanian-American, Charles learned how to survive hardship. In a family of fifteen siblings, Charles was the seventh son and ninth born. His father and brothers worked in the coal mines and (read more)

Honoring: Mr. Bill Cosby

Originally Posted: March 8, 2007 @ 12:45 am

Philadelphia Pennsylvania can lay claim to many performers, and on July 12, 1937 Philadelphia was fortunate to gain the incredibly talented William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr.

Bill Cosby was born to a respectable family, neither parent had any ties to the film industry. Bill's mother Anna Pearl was a maid, and his father William Cosby Sr. was a sailor in the U.S. Navy. Bill and four other brother were raised in Philadelphia by mainly his mother. (read more)

Honoring: Ms. Shirley Temple

Originally Posted: February 18, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

Shirley Temple was born a Leo and much like a lion, she pounced into stardom. Shirley Temple impressed the audience with her singing, dancing and acting from the time she was three. Born in August 23, 1928 during the era of depression, Shirley was seen as a blessing. With her cute little face, her curly hair and talent, she offered so many people a bit of peace from the everyday struggles. (read more)

Honoring: Mr. Jerry Lewis

Originally posted: February 8, 2007 @ 12:47

Jerry Lewis is one of the very best comedians I have ever had the privilege to watch. I was a very young girl at the time when I first watched a movie with Mr. Lewis in it and he made me laugh. As a child, your not expecting a grown man to act so goofy and seeing this for the very first time, I couldn?t help to laugh. I can still remember scrolling through the channels and if I seen a movie with Mr. Lewis or Dean Martin, I would rest on that channel hoping that I hadn?t missed much of the movie. (read more)

Honoring: Mr. Dick Van Dyke

Originally posted: January 29, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

The gal behind would like to present Dick Van Dyke as the very first entertainer to make the list. Many of us know this man from Disney Films, Diagnosis Murder and the Dick Van Dyke show. He is truly a very talented and dedicated entertainer whom did not allow time to slip away while hiding from the public eye. He has performed for a wide variety of audiences bringing joy, happiness and laughter to the minds of children and entertained adults of all ages (read more)