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James Bonds Ms Moneypenny Lois Maxwell, who became so well-known for her performances as Ms Moneypenny in the James Bond films, has died. The Canadian-born actress starred alongside Sean Connery in the first James Bond movie, "Dr. No," in 1962 as the secretary to M, the head of the secret service.- but there's much more to her acting career than that. She started out against her parents will - and without their knowledge in a Canadian childrens radio program - credited as 'Robin Wells'. Before the age of 15 she left for England with The Canadian Army's Entertainment Corps and managed (after her age had been discovered) to get herself enrolled in The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she met and became friends with Roger Moore. Her movie career started with a Warner production A Matter of Life and Death (1946). After having won The Most Promising Newcomer Golden Globe Award in 1947 she went on to participate in 6 Hollywood productions before she decided to try her luck in Italy. She had to leave for England because of her husband's illness, and since then she has had roles in a number of movies besides the first 14 Bond movies. In 1989 she retired. She died Saturday night at Fremantle Hospital near her home in Perth, Australia. Bond star, Roger Moore said she was suffering from cancer. She was 80.
Tags: lois  maxwell  ms  moneypenny  james  bond  films 
Added: 30th September 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
       A Tribute to The Stars who Left Us Too Soon  part1 John Candy (1950-1994) John Ritter (1948-2003) Elvis Presley (1935-1977) Kenneth McMillan (1932-1989) Karen Carpenter (1950-1983) Raymond Burr (1917-1993) Walter Matthau (1920-2000) Roy Orbison (1936-1988) Sorrell Booke (1930-1994) Earl Hindman (1942-2003) Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004) Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) Jerry Orbach (1935-2004) Judy Garland (1922-1969) John Wayne (1907-1979) Jack Lemmon (1925-2001) Charles Rocket (1949-2005) James Dean (1931-1955) Natalie Wood (1938-1981) Steve Irwin (1962-2006) Christopher Reeve (1952-2004) Steve McQueen (1930-1980) River Phoenix (1970-1993) George Peppard (1928-1994) Denver Pyle (1920-1997)
Tags: entertainment  actors  actresses   
Added: 1st October 2007
Views: 3945
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Posted By: Guido
A Tribute to The Stars Who Left Us Too Soon part 2 Judy Garland (1922-1969) John Wayne (1907-1979) John Ritter (1948-2003) Elvis Presley (1935-1977) Walter Matthau (1920-2000) Jerry Orbach (1935-2004) John Candy (1950-1994) James Dean (1931-1955) Anthony Quinn (1915-2001) Karen Carpenter (1950-1983) Richard Nixon (1913-1994) Roy Orbison (1936-1988) River Phoenix (1970-1993) Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004) Jack Lemmon (1925-2001) George Peppard (1928-1994) Steve Irwin (1962-2006) Steve McQueen (1930-1980) Sorrell Booke (1930-1994)
Tags: entertainment    actors    actresses 
Added: 1st October 2007
Views: 2905
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Posted By: Guido
Mean Joe Greene Coke commercial One of my favorite commercials: A Coke ad featuring Mean Joe Greene of the Pittsburgh Steelers. It first aired during the 1980 Super Bowl.
Tags: Coke  Joe  Greene 
Added: 1st October 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
1982 Wide World of Sports closing montage Remember when this anthology program spanned the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport? The voice is Jim McKay. (To my great delight Wide World of Sports showed many excellent boxing matches in the 1970s and 1980s.)
Tags: ABC  sports 
Added: 3rd October 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Willie Mickey and The Duke One of the best sports songs ever written! (I was really tempted to slot this clip into the 1950s since it is mainly about that decade's three great outfielders. But Terry Cashman recorded it in 1981, so the 1980s is where it rightfully belongs.)
Tags: Willie  Mickey  Duke 
Added: 6th October 2007
Views: 7017
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Posted By: Lava1964
Featured Member -Nbmike Hi everyone. My name is Michael “Nbmike” Cormier. I will be turning 44 yrs old this summer, so while I may not be as old as the trees, unicorns, and dinosaurs, I’m definitely older than Compact Discs, MP3 Players, and Plasma TV. I am a single dad to my beautiful daughter Rhiannon (She thinks she’s 14 going on 40, which makes me often feel like I’m 80 lol). Ever since I found this site in November, I have enjoyed the trivia and memories found here. The people here are top notch at providing info when your memory kind of escapes you. I want to thank you all for welcoming me so warmly the last few months, and a big thanks to Steve for creating such a great site. OK, a little about me. I was born here in Saint John, NB Canada in 1965. I grew up in a small community outside of Saint John called Grand Bay, and lived there until I moved to the big city,(lol ….big city for NB, population, 70000 or so) In 1984, I started working as a radio announcer in town doing weekend and swing shifts. The job lasted a couple of years, but started a lifelong love with musical trivia, or even trivia in general. It was there that I found out about such things as plagiarism (Brian Wilson can say it was unintentional, but SURFIN USA just sounds like Chuck Berry’s SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN with new lyrics)! We also played vinyl records back in those days, so I kinda feel like a dinosaur sometimes. lol After leaving the radio announcing job, I became a jack of all trades, until nagging back problems left me unemployed in 1994, and now I concentrate on raising my child and trying to develop projects. I have always had an interest in writing comedy, and have written some musical parodies that have made a few people laugh on a few occasions. I’m not egotistical about my writing by any means, but I have a rule of thumb. If I’m not laughing when I write the lyrics, then I keep running scenarios through my mind until I find the funniest scenario to me. I figure if I don’t find my writing funny, then how is anybody else supposed to? My hometown has some Hollywood connections. Louis B Mayer’s family moved here from overseas when he was a small child, and he grew up here until he left for Massachusetts when in his late teens, Actor Walter Pidgeon was born and raised here, as well as Lyman Ward, who played Ferris Beuller’s father, and Donald Sutherland was born here, but moved to Nova Scotia with his family when he was a teen. One Hollywood story I have heard is when Walter Pidgeon screen tested for MGM, Louis B Mayer thought he was sucking up to him, and summoned him to his office, and told him in no uncertain terms, that if Walter thought of putting Saint John NB as his hometown was going to gain him favor in Mayer’s eyes, it wasn’t going to work. When he told Mr.Mayer that Saint John WAS his hometown, then they had a laugh together. I am desperately shy in real life, but online I come out of my shell usually. I love participating here, just wish I had more time to contribute. Raising a teenager is like studying for a long and hard exam. You hope you have all the right answers, and you spend every waking hour trying to prepare for what’s coming up, but deep in your heart, you know you’re just flying without a net and hoping for the best, but I wouldn’t trade her for the world. The funny thing is that twenty years ago, I never though I had what it takes to be a Dad. I look forward to meeting new members and continuing to engage in trivia challenges and sharing memories with all. Thanks again for such a warm welcome here.
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Added: 25th March 2009
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Posted By: Steve
Broadsword Jethro Tull Ian Anderson Early 80's
Tags: Alwats  thought  for  years  that  Jethro    Tull  was  a  person.  Love  Good  Music! 
Added: 24th March 2009
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Posted By: Marty6697
1980 Jerry Springer for governor ad This is a priceless ad for Jerry Springer's 1980 Ohio gubernatorial campaign in which he admits paying for, ahem, romance with a check! This guy is something else.
Tags: Jerry  Springer 
Added: 6th October 2007
Views: 2874
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Posted By: Lava1964
            Nyquil for the Sicky And it's got alcohol in it so how bad can it be? lol
Tags: nyquil  cold  medications  80s  ads 
Added: 9th October 2007
Views: 1493
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Posted By: Naomi

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