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Happy Birthday to everyone's favorite (almost) Rat Pack-er!
freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2005-03-24 06:22 am   Permalink

Norman Fell was born in Philidelphia, Pa., on March 24th, 1924. After serving as a tailgunner for the Air Force in the South Pacific during WW II, Norman studied the dramatic arts at Temple Univercity, graduating with a BA in Drama in 1946. After playing bit roles & walk on parts on stage & on TV, Norman got his big break playing "Mike" on "Joe & Mabel," a 1955 Comedy series where Mabel & her Mom scheme to get Joe to propose, their friends usually get involved & hilarity ensues.

Norman's movies include "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," "The Graduate," "The Thomas Crown Affair," "PT 109," "The Killers," and the role that got him Respect: Peter Rheimer in "Ocean's 11." Cast as the only man who could make Joey Bishop look macho & still look cool himself, Norman used this role as a springboard to bigger movie roles & later TV stardom as Mr. Roper in "Three's Company."

Norman Fell died of Cancer at the Motion Picture and Television Fund's retirement home in Woodland Hills CA, aged 74, on December 14th, 1998.

Other Historical Highlights for today:
  • 1874 - Harry Houdini, magician, is Born(d. 1926)
  • 1887 - Fatty Arbuckle, actor, is Born(d. 1933)
  • 1898 - Robert Allison of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania becomes the first person to buy an American-built automobile when he buys a Winton automobile that was advertised in Scientific American.
  • 1905 - Jules Verne, author, visionary, Dies (b. 1828)
  • 1911 - Joseph Barbera, cartoonist, is Born
  • 1919 - Lawrence Ferlinghetti, author and publisher, is Born
  • 1930 - Steve McQueen, film director and producer, is Born(d. 1980)
  • 1949 - Nick Lowe, musician, Producer, Millionaire, is Born
  • 1965 - NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brought images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash-landing.
  • 1973 - Rock band Pink Floyd releases Dark Side of the Moon, which will go on to become one of the most influential and commercially successful albums of all-time.
  • 2001 - Apple Computer releases Mac OS X version 10.0.

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MachTiki
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
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Posted: 2005-03-24 06:25 am   Permalink

Happy Birthday Nick Lowe!!!

 
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2005-03-24 09:56 am   Permalink

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On 2005-03-24 06:25, MachTiki wrote:
Happy Birthday Nick Lowe!!!


Yep, "Basher" turns 55 Today.
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mrs. pineapple
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Posted: 2005-03-24 3:45 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-03-24 06:25, MachTiki wrote:
Happy Birthday Nick Lowe!!!



I love the sound of breaking glass!
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tikivixen
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Joined: Aug 28, 2002
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From: Vallejo CA
Posted: 2005-03-25 10:15 pm   Permalink

Time wounds all heels...

XO and sting-stang,

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