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03-26-2019, 03:50 PM   #931
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Unmarked here, Gus Bivona was a musician playing a range of clarinets, saxophones and flute at the height of the big band era. After WWII, he was a staff musician for the MGM Studio Orchestra, playing on countless soundtracks and sessions. He later became a well-known sidekick of pianist, composer, comedian, and television host Steve Allen.


Louise Byrdie Dantzler, as Mary Brian, was an actress who made the transition from silent films to sound films. After a beauty contest, she was given an audition by Paramount and cast as Wendy Darling in Peter Pan (1924). She appeared in Varsity (1928), and co-starred with Gary Cooper, Walter Huston and Richard Arlen in an early Western talkie, The Virginian (1929). Other films included The Front Page (1931), and top-billing in Shadows of Sing Sing (1933) and Navy Blues (1937). Her last film was Dragnet (1947), and she appeared as the mother on TV's Meet Corliss Archer (1954). She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was the wife of film editor George Tomasini.


Solomon Burke was an American preacher and singer who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s. He had a string of hits including "Cry to Me", "If You Need Me", "Got to Get You Off My Mind", "Down in the Valley" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love". Burke released 38 studio albums, and had 35 singles that charted in the US, including 26 that made the Billboard R&B charts. In 2001, Burke was inducted into the Rock and Roll HOF. His album Don't Give Up on Me won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2003.



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Borden Chase, born Frank Fowler, went through an assortment of jobs, including driving for gangster Frankie Yale and working on the construction of New York's Holland Tunnel, before turning to writing, first short stories and novels, and later, screenplays. When 20th Century Fox produced Under Pressure (1935), his screen adaptation of his novel, Sandhog (based on his Holland Tunnel experience), he moved to Hollywood and changed his name to Borden Chase, allegedly getting his nominal inspiration from Borden Milk and Chase Manhattan Bank.




Al Checco appeared in films as Hotel (1967), The Party, Bullitt (1968), Angel in My Pocket (1969), Skin Game (1971), The Terminal Man (1974), Pete's Dragon (1977) and Zero to Sixty (1978). On TV, he played Leno LaBianca in Helter Skelter, and he was on The Phil Silvers Show, Mister Ed, Gomer Pyle: USMC, The Flying Nun, The FBI, Here’s Lucy, The Rockford Files, Highway to Heaven, Batman, the Munsters, and Scrubs, his final onscreen credit, in 2004.


Mikhail Aleksandrovich Chekhov was a Russian-American actor, director, and author. His acting technique has been used by actors such as Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, Marilyn Monroe, and Yul Brynner. He was a nephew of the playwright Anton Chekhov. Though he was mostly a stage actor, he made notable appearances on film, memorably as the Freudian analyst in Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945), which earned an oscar nomination.
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Morton David Alpern, known as Marty Allen, was a frizzy-haired comedian and actor. His catchprase was "Hello dere". After splitting with his first comedy partner, Mitch DeWood, he became part of the comedy team of Allen and Rossi with Steve Rossi, with hit comedy albums and 44 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show. Allen appeared on Broadway in Let It Ride! and I Had a Ball. He eventually began performing in TV roles, starting with The Big Valley, The Hollywood Squares, Circus of the Stars, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, and game shows. He had an annual tour at military hospitals, and contributed to the American Cancer Society, the Heart Fund, the March of Dimes, Fight for Sight, and served on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation.


Larry Mann started as a DJ in Canada, then appeared in more than 20 movies, including In the Heat of the Night, Oklahoma Crude, and The Sting. TV included Get Smart, Gunsmoke, The Man From UNCLE, Bewitched, Hogan's Heroes, Honey West, The Green Hornet, Green Acres, Columbo, Quincy ME, and Hill Street Blues. He also starred in Bell Canada commercials called "The Boss" for ten years beginning in 1981.


Bunny Summers had 85 acting credits including TVs Norm, Ellen, Seinfeld, Newhart, Knots Landing, Family Ties, Saved By the Bell, and The Doris Day Show. Films include The Last Starfighter, Funny Girl, and Re-Animator.
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Mary Lansing was an actress starting with 1929's Happy Days, and appeared on The Andy Griffith Show (1960), and Mayberry R.F.D. (1968). She voiced Aunt Ena and Mrs. Possum in 1942's Bambi. Her last role was on Apple's Way in 1978.


Philip Lathrop was a cinematographer with 87 credits including Rawhide, Peter Gunn, Days of Wine and Roses, the Pink Panther, 36 Hours, The Illustrated Man, The Gypsy Moths, They Shoot Horses Don't They?, Portnoy's Complaint, Airport 1975, The Killer Elite, Airport '77, Deadly Friend, and his last, Little Girl Lost.


Lance LeGault acted on TV's AirWolf, Dynasty, The A-Team, Magnum PI, and Werewolf, and was Col. Glass in the Bill Murray movie Stripes.


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