Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Animation Fun Facts for May 14, 2013

Birthdays: Thomas Gainsborough, George Lucas is 69, Thomas Wedgewood, Francesca Annis, David Byrne, Jack Bruce, Bobby Darin, Tim Roth is 52, Robert Zemeckis is 62, Kate Blanchett is 44 1942- Disney composer Frank Churchill, who wrote "Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf", shot himself at the piano. Another version of the story had him shooting himself in an onion field in Valencia that would one day be the site of Cal Arts. 1944- In the comic strip Dick Tracy, the longtime Tracy nemesis the gangster Flattop was killed. 1951 - Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC. Kovacs was a great pioneer in the video medium who loved creating surreal images and pantomime blackout skits. 1968 - Beatles announce formation of Apple Records. 1998 - Last episode of sitcom Seinfeld on NBC (commercial fees were $2M for 30 seconds) Elderly singer Frank Sinatra died shortly after watching it.

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