Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Remembrance
Remembering Marilyn Monroe 50 Years After Her Suspicious Dead PDF Print E-mail

Actress Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson (later baptized Norma Jeane Baker) on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California.  During her all-too-brief life, Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols. During her career, Monroe's films grossed more than $200 million. At only 36 years old, Marilyn Monroe died on August 5, 1962.

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June 1, 1926 - August 5, 1962

There have been rumors that she was involved with President John F. Kennedy and/or his brother Robert around the time of her death. At only 36 years old, Marilyn Monroe died on August 5, 1962, at her Los Angeles home. An empty bottle of sleeping pills were found by her bed. There has been some speculation over the years that she may have been murdered, but it was officially ruled as a drug overdose.


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Remembering Neil Armstrong PDF Print E-mail

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Neil Alden Armstrong

August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012

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In Loving Memory

Neil Armstrong was an American NASA astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, United States Naval Aviator, and the first person to set foot upon the Moon.

 


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Remembering Gene Kelly PDF Print E-mail

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Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly

August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996

Gene Kelly was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director and producer, and choreographer. Kelly was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen.  Gene Kelly was a dominant force in Hollywood musical films from the mid 1940s until this art form fell out of fashion in the late 1950s. His many innovations transformed the Hollywood musical film, and he is credited with almost single-handedly making the ballet form commercially acceptable to film audiences. Kelly was the recipient of an Academy Honorary Award in 1952 for his career achievements. He later received lifetime achievement awards in the Kennedy Center Honors, and from the Screen Actors Guild and American Film Institute; in 1999, the American Film Institute also numbered him 15th in their Greatest Male Stars of All Time list.


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The Polemicist Gore Vidal Dies at 86 PDF Print E-mail

The novelist, essayist, wit and contrarian Gore Vidal, one of the towering figures of American cultural and political life for more than six decades, has died of complications from pneumonia, aged 86. 

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Gore Vidal

(October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012)

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In Loving Memory

British author Martin Amis once said, "Even his blind spots are illuminating."


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Amazing Olympic Facts PDF Print E-mail

With the Olympics starting in London lets take a look at some amazing facts and traditions that make up part of this celebrated global event.

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The first Olympics, which got started in ancient Greece, only allowed men to take part. These days, men and women from across the planet compete for Olympic gold. Athletic records have been set, heroes have been made, rivalries formed and even a few tragedies have occurred. Nations have gone at it every four years (with a few exceptions) in both team and individual events for more than a century now. Athletes compete for pride, fame and Olympic glory, and the desire to be the best. Here are a few stories surrounding the history of the Olympics.  This Is London's Record Third Olympics.


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