Thursday, July 19, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for July 19, 2012

Birthdays: Edgar Degas, Max Fleischer, Lizzie Borden, Ille Nastase, Campbell Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch ( the BBC's Sherlock) is 36. 1950- Argh Mateys! Walt Disney’s Treasure Island premiered, with Robert Newton as the archetypical Long John Silver. 1957- That great movie I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF starring Michael Landon premiered. 1966- 50 year old Frank Sinatra married 21 year old Mia Farrow. Frankie’s ex Ava Gardner commented:” Hah! I always knew Frank would one day wind up in bed with a little boy. “ Two years later when Mia Farrow was offered the lead role in Roman Polanski’s film “Rosemary’s Baby” Frank gave her an ultimatum "Baby, it's either me or your career”. She took the part and he sent her a divorce notice on the set. Mia got an Oscar nomination and Frank recorded “Strangers in the Night”.

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