Thursday, May 16, 2013

Animation Fun Facts for May 16, 2013

Birthdays: Lily Pons, Richard Tauber, Henry Fonda, Liberace- real name Wladziu Valentine Liberace, Jan Kiepura, Edmund Kirby-Smith, Gabriela Sabbatini, Thurman Thomas, Margaret Sullivan, Olga Korbut- the original adorable underage Olympic Gold Medal gymnast, Debra Winger is 58, Tori Spelling, Janet Jackson, Woody Herman, Studs Terkel, Pierce Brosnan is 60. 1929- The First Academy Awards ceremony at the Rose Ballroom of the Biltmore Hotel. The best picture winner was William Wellman’s “Wings”. The name Oscar for the award supposedly came from joking that it’s butt looked like Betty Davis’ husband Oscar’s. The ceremony was originally a dinner party with some industry business conducted. During the Depression in 1933 the Oscars was the place to announce across the board wage rollbacks and salary cuts. Must have made for a swell party. 1965 – the birthday of Spaghetti-O's. 1975 - Wings release "Listen to What the Man Said" in UK 1979- Shooting wraps on 1941, Steven Spielbergs first flop. 1986 – the film "Top Gun," directed by Tony Scott and starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis premiered.. 1990- Jim Henson died of viral pneumonia at Bellevue Hospital in NYC. He was 58. 1996- One of the lamest moments in TV writing. On DALLAS Pam Ewing encounters her husband Bobby Ewing in the shower although he had been dead for one year. The incident meant the entire previous season’s events had only been a bad dream.

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