Who Was The REAL John Wayne?

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Living up to the name John Wayne must have been tough for the man. After all, he was a huge star playing in 169 movies in his lifetime. Many celebrities must have it hard to live up to the persona they have to live up to, to keep their name in good shape. Not only […]

A Few Little Known Fun Facts About The Andy Griffith Show

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The Andy Griffith Show aired between 1960 and 1968. It was a fun classic comedy about a few people from a little town called Mayberry in North Carolina. The main character was Andy who was not only a widower but the sheriff of the small town. He lived with his son, Opie and his aunt […]

Amazing Facts and Fun Trivia About Lonesome Dove

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Lonesome Dove was a television miniseries that aired in 1989. It was a western television series about two cattle ranchers who have at first decided to retire on a ranch in Lonesome Dove, Texas. However, a friend of theirs pops into town and tells them all about the ranching opportunities in Montana. Because this gets […]

Really Cool Facts About Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is ready to fight!

Wonder Woman is a fictional character brought to life by the comic books published by DC Comics. She is a super-heroine, a warrior princess born and living in the Amazons. She was made from clay by her mother, Queen Hippolyta and brought to life by the Greek Gods. The writer who created her in these […]

Some Little Known Random Facts About Clint Eastwood

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Everyone knows and loves Clint Eastwood. He was born on May 30th, 1930 in San Francisco, California. He started out as a movie star and then went on to direct different films. Most fans of Clint Eastwood already know a lot about him, if not everything there is to know. However, there may be some […]

The Different Names of John Wayne and the Reasons Behind Them

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This may come to a surprise to some, but not to all of John Wayne fans, that the actual name he was given at birth was….Marion. That’s right! This masculine man was given the name of Marion Robert Morrison on the day he was born which was May 26th, 1907. This little bundle of joy […]

Beaming Down to Mayberry

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No doubt many of you went out this past weekend to see Star Trek Into Darkness, the latest Trek movie to hit the big screen. I thought the release of this new film was a golden opportunity to reflect on my favorite episode of the original Star Trek series, “The City on the Edge of […]

The Mayberry That Might Have Been

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The Andy Griffith Show is a classic example of the right cast coming together to form an unbeatable combination. Indeed, it is nearly impossible to think of any other actors playing the various citizens of Mayberry. Still, on several occasions, The Andy Griffith Show came close to having different actors in key roles. In fact, […]

Gunsmoke and Its Impact on American Television

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Television has its share of shows that redefine how a television show must be made. And during the 1950s, one of the defining TV shows of the time is Gunsmoke. A TV series that depicted life during the American West settlement era, it has received tremendous praise because of the amount of realism and accuracy […]

Golden Girls Have Golden Men

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Golden Girls. That’s what they were. Four ladies living together in Miami sharing their golden years with each other. There was love. There was sadness. There was cheesecake. There were also men. Many, many, men. I believe that without the men in their lives, there could be no Golden Girls. When you think of the […]