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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

And the Andy Goes to…

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I thought it was long overdue to hand out awards centered on the Andy Griffith Show.  But, instead of the Oscar, we’ll be giving out the Andy!  The statue for the Andy represents a lawman that doesn’t have a gun…fitting image for this prestigious honor. So picture this…The whole town of Mayberry is gathered in […]

The Walking Dead: “Walk with Me”

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This week’s episode is remarkable not only in its distinct change of setting, but in its strong political themes.  The setting is important because, at least at face value, it serves as a deliberate contrast to that of the previous episode.  The chaos our protagonists are experiencing at the prison, combined with the uncertainty of […]

Raymond Burr As Perry Mason

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Raymond Burr was a Canadian born actor probably best known for his TV roles in Perry Mason and Ironsides. In 1959 and 1961 he won Emmy Awards for his role as Perry Mason.  For his role in Ironsides he was nominated for the Emmy Awards six times and for the Golden Globe Award twice. Raymond […]

Angela Lansbury A Brilliant Life And Career

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Born October 16, 1925 in Poplar, London England, Angela Brigid Lansbury has been a very successful actress and singer and writer for many decades.  She once said “Providing I can put one foot in front of the other I will continue to act”. Angela’s mother was an Irish born actress Moyna McGill and her father […]

The Walking Dead: “Sick”

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This most recent episode, “Sick,” explores said title in a number of different directions.  Hershel’s shock and near-death resulting in the attack he endured in the previous episode pushes the characters to their limits.  Fearful that the amputation may not have been enough to spare him from full-blown infection, Rick has him handcuffed to the […]

Three Classic Perry Mason Episodes

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Perry Mason was always one of my all-time favorite television series.  Watching Perry, Della Street and Paul Drake solve their cases each week was totally enjoyable viewing.  Here is just a glimpse into three of their shows: “The Case of the Fickle Fortune”, 1961 An honest (if not too bright) civil servant, Ralph Duncan goes […]