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TLBSPEDIA: JACK NICHOLSON

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Jack Nicholson was born in Neptune, New Jersey, on April 22 1937, and grew up in Manasquan, New Jersey, about 50 miles south of the city on the Jersey Shore. The people he believed to be his parents were named John and Ethel May Nicholson. John was a department store window dresser and Ethel May was a hairdresser as well as a talented oil painter. June Nicholson, whom he believed was his older sister, was an aspiring actress.

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CURIOSITIES ABOUT ‘CASINO ROYALE’

 

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In April 14 1967, was released one classic movie of all time, ‘Casino Royale’. The movie is about James Bond being called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH, after the death of M, Sir. In order to trick SMERSH and Le Chiffre, Bond thinks up the ultimate plan. That every agent will be named James Bond. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take on Le Chiffre in a game of baccarat, but all the Bonds get more than they can handle.

Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress
Director: Ken Hughes, John Huston

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, here are some of the curiosities about this movie.

  • Peter Sellers and Orson Welles hated each other so much that the filming of the scene where both of them face each other across a gaming table actually took place on different days with a double standing in for the other actor.

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TLBSPEDIA: DON RICKLES

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Donald Jay Rickles was born on May 8 1926, in New York City, New York. The only child of Max, an insurance salesman, and Etta Rickles, he grew up in the Jackson Heights section of Queens, where he was actively involved in the local synagogue.

Following his graduation from Newtown High School in 1944, Rickles spent two years in the U.S. Navy. He then attempted to follow in his father’s footsteps as an insurance salesman before enrolling at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where his classmates included Jason Robards and Grace Kelly.

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CURIOSITIES ABOUT ‘MARRIED WITH CHILDREN’

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In April 05 1987, one classic tv show of the 80’s premiered, ‘Married With Children’. The show is about Al Bundy, an unsuccessful middle aged shoe salesman with a miserable life and an equally dysfunctional family. He has a very attractive but lazy wife named Peggy who constantly nags him to death while throwing the little money he earns away on herself. He also has a very promiscuous teen aged daughter named Kelly who makes up in attractiveness what she lacks in IQ points, and a not so attractive but bright teen aged son named Bud who seems to think he is a ladies man.

Stars: Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal, David Faustino
Creators: Ron Leavitt, Michael G. Moye

To celebrate the 30th anniversary, here are some of the curiosities about this show.

  • Ed O’Neill’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is in front of a shoe store.

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TLBSPEDIA: ELTON JOHN

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Singer, songwriter, composer and icon Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, England. He discovered his passion for music at an early age. He taught himself how to play piano when he was only four years old. John soon proved to be a great talent, winning a scholarship to a youth program at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He attended classes there on the weekends.

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TLBSPEDIA: CHUCK BERRY

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Considered by many as the “father of rock ‘n’ roll,” Chuck Berry was born Charles Anderson Edward Berry on October 18 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri. His parents, Martha and Henry Berry, were the grandchildren of slaves, and are among the many African Americans who migrated from the rural South to St. Louis in search of employment during the World War I era. Martha Berry was one of the few black women of her generation to gain a college education, and Henry Berry was an industrious carpenter as well as a deacon at the Antioch Baptist Church.

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CURIOSITIES ABOUT ‘LETHAL WEAPON’

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In March 6 1987, was released one classic action movie, ‘Lethal Weapon’. The movie is about Martin Riggs, who is an L.A. cop with suicidal tendencies and Roger Murtaugh is the unlucky police officer with whom Riggs is assigned. Together they uncover a huge drug-smuggling operation, and as their success rate grows so does their friendship.

Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Director: Richard Donner

To celebrate the 30th anniversary, here are some of the curiosities about this movie.

  • Mel Gibson was only 30 when the movie was filmed, although his character Riggs was supposed to be 38.

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TLBSPEDIA: GRAHAM BELL

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Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The second son of Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace Symonds Bell, he was named for his paternal grandfather. The middle name “Graham” was added when he was 10 years old. He had two brothers, Melville James Bell and Edward Charles Bell, both of whom died from tuberculosis.

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TV PREMIERE DATES: MARCH 2017

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Source: Netflix

– Wednesday, March 1
National Treasure (Hulu), Catfish (MTV), Chicago Justice (NBC)

– Saturday, March 4
Love Thy Neighbor (OWN)

– Sunday, March 5
Little Big Shots (NBC), Once Upon a Time (ABC, spring premiere), Making History (Fox), Chicago Justice (NBC), Time After Time (ABC), Last Man on Earth (Fox, spring premiere), Shades of Blue (NBC), Feud: Bette and Joan (FX), The Arrangement (E!)

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