Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Animation Fun Facts for May 22, 2013

Birthdays: Sir Lawrence Olivier, Mary Cassatt, Richard Wagner is 200, Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, T. Bone Pickens, Judith Christ, Irene Pappas, Paul Winfield, Richard Benjamin, Susan Strassberg, Paul Winchell, Tommy John, Naomi Cambell, Dr. Robert Moog –inventor of the first Music Synthesizer ,Ginnifer Goodwin is 35 1925- First day of shooting on Fritz Lang’s film Metropolis. 1954- Bob Dylan’s Bar Mitzvah. Maseltov! 1955-The Golden Age of Radio ends when after 22 years the Jack Benny show was canceled. Once the top broadcast show in the nation, Benny went on to television. 1966- Bill Cosby became the first African-American to win an Emmy Award for starring in a television series- I-Spy. 1967- T.V. children's show Mr. Roger's Neighborhood debuted. 1973 Scientist Bob Metcalfe of Xerox PARC patented the Ethernet. 1985- Top Disney animation director Wolfgang "Woolie" Reitherman who directed the Jungle Book among other films, died in a car crash following lunch at the Smoke House in Burbank. 2001- Ted Turners divorce from actress Jane Fonda became official. 2002-Ayatollahs outlaw Barbie dolls from Iran. They denounce Barbie as "agents of subversive Zionist Western propaganda."

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