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Family Affair 1966 Uncle Bill meets Jody for the first time and Sissy for the first time in many years. This wonderful family oriented series which ran from 1966-1971 explored the trials of well-to-do civil engineer and bachelor Bill Davis (Brian Keith), as he attempted to raise his brother's orphaned children in his luxury New York City apartment. Davis's stuffy English butler Mr. Giles French (Sebastian Cabot), also had adjustments to make as he was usually saddled with the responsibility of caring for 15-year-old Cissy (Kathy Garver) and the 6-year-old twins, Jody (Johnny Whitaker) and Buffy (Anissa Jones). Brian Keith was nominated for an Emmy three times for his role as Uncle Bill. On August 28, 1976, after partying all night at the beach town of Oceanside, California, Anissa Jones was found dead in the bedroom of a friend's house, she was only 18. The coroner's report listed her death as accidental drug overdose. Found in her system were cocaine, PCP, methaqualone and Seconal. The coroner who examined Jones reported that she had died from one of the most severe drug overdoses he had ever seen. In 1984, her brother, Paul Jones, also died of a drug overdose.
Tags: family  affair  brian  keith  sabastian  cabot  kathy  garver  johnny  whitaker  anissa  jones     
Added: 1st December 2007
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Posted By: Sophia
The Tarako Twins Awesome Japanese pasta sauce commercial.
Tags: Japan  Twins  Tarako  Dance   
Added: 16th May 2008
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Posted By: erieopie
Actor with Gone With the Wind opening line dies Fred Crane (pictured on the left), the one-time actor whose Southern accent won him a slot as one of Scarlett O'Hara's beaux and the opening line in "Gone With the Wind," has died. Crane, who played one of the Tarleton twins in the 1939 classic, was 90. His wife, Terry Lynn Crane, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he died on Thursday of complications from diabetes. She declined to give details. The couple lived in Barnesville south of Atlanta, where they owned a registered historic 1846 Confederate home and Civil War hospital which they operated as Tarleton Oaks, a bed and breakfast that they named for his character in the film, Brent Tarleton. The other Tarleton twin was played by George Reeves, who later gained TV immortality as Superman. Born in New Orleans, Crane stumbled into his role on "Gone With the Wind." He was not yet an actor when he accompanied a cousin who wanted to audition for the movie. The casting director liked the 20-year-old's Southern twang, and he wound up being cast.
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Added: 25th August 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
Hold Me Now  The Thompson Twins A flashback from the early 80s
Tags: hold  me  now  thompson  twins 
Added: 22nd November 2008
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Posted By: nbmike
Quark - Failed 1978 Sci-Fi Sitcom In 1978, as a mid-season replacement series, NBC presented Quark. It was a science-fiction comedy that was supposed to be a parody of Star Trek. Set in the year 2226, Richard Benjamin starred in the lead role as Adam Quark, the commander of an interplanetary garbage scow for the United Galaxy Sanitation Patrol. (Really!) Other cast members included comely blonde twins Tricia and Cyb Barnstable who played Betty I and Betty II (the latter was a clone of the former), and Richard Kelton as Ficus--a talkative but boring human-like plant. How could this show possibly fail? A pilot episode plus eight others aired before the show was yanked after the April 14, 1978 broadcast. Here's the opening montage. Believe it or not, the complete series is available on DVD.
Tags: Quark  Sci-Fi  Sitcom  Richard  Benjamin  parody 
Added: 4th June 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
Harmon Killebrew passes at age 74 Harmon Killebrew, the big-swinging Hall of Famer whose tape-measure home runs made him the cornerstone of the Minnesota Twins, died Tuesday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., after battling esophageal cancer. He was 74. The Twins said Killebrew passed away peacefully with his wife, Nita, and their family at his side. He announced his diagnosis just six months ago and last week Killebrew said doctors had deemed the "awful disease" incurable. Killebrew is 11th on baseball's all-time home run list after a 22-year career. His eight seasons with 40 or more homers still is tied for second in league history to Babe Ruth, and his upper-cut swing formed the silhouette that inspired Major League Baseball's official logo.
Tags: Harmon  Killebrew,  Hall  of  Fame,  Minnesota  Twins,  esophageal  cancer,       
Added: 17th May 2011
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Posted By: pfc
Terry Felton - Dubious Baseball Records Terry Lane Felton (born October 29, 1957 in Texarkana, AK) was a not very successful pitcher for the Minnesota Twins from 1979 to 1982. Felton holds two of the most dubious pitching records in Major League Baseball history: the most consecutive losses to start a career and most career losses without ever being credited with a victory. He was released by the Twins after the 1982 season in which he went 0-13. In that 1982 season Felton was used as a starter in six games and a closer in 20 others. As a reliever he gave up three walkoff homers. When Felton's 0-13 mark from 1982 is added to his 0-3 record coming into that season, he has a combined lifetime record of 0-16. Felton finished with a 5.53 career ERA. However his team did win six of the 55 games in which he played. Oddly enough, Tony Armas, who won two-thirds of American League triple crown in 1984, went hitless in the nine times he faced Felton.
Tags: baseball  Terry  Felton  losses 
Added: 26th May 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Kirby Puckett with David Letterman Kirby Puckett was one of the most popular and talented baseball players of his generation. He played 12 seasons with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995, leading them to World Series titles in both 1987 and 1991. In what would turn out to be Puckett's final MLB game, he was struck by a pitch by Dennis Martinez that broke his jaw on September 28, 1995. Puckett was hitting well during spring training of 1996, but woke up one morning unable to see out of his right eye. Suffering from glaucoma, Puckett was forced to retire. He became an executive with the Twins. This appearance on David Letterman's program took place in 1997. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Puckett's final years were marred with accusations of violence, marital infidelity, sexual misconduct, spousal abuse, and other unseemly behavior that resulted in the Twins severing ties with him. Sports Illustrated ran an extremely unflattering cover story by Frank Deford on Puckett in a 2003 issue that chronicled his disturbing "secret life." Wrote Deford, "The media and the fans in Minnesota turned the Twins' Hall of Famer into a paragon of every virtue—-and that made his human flaws, when they came to light, all the more shocking." Puckett died of a cerebral hemorrhage eight days before his 46th birthday in 2006.
Tags: Kirby  Puckett  MLB  baseball  Minnesota  Twins  interview 
Added: 6th December 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
David Clyde - Pitching Bust David Clyde was perhaps the biggest disappointment in baseball history--which is saying quite a bit! The left-handed pitcher played five MLB seasons with the Texas Rangers (1973–1975) and Cleveland Indians (1978–1979). He is noted for his once promising baseball career which ended at age 26 because of arm and shoulder injuries. Hyped as the next Sandy Koufax, Clyde had a stellar amateur career at Westchester High School in Houston, TX where he compiled a minuscule 0.18 ERA in 148 innings. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers with the first overall pick in the 1973 MLB draft. As a way to boost poor attendance in Texas, Clyde was to pitch his first two professional games with the Rangers before moving down to the minor leagues for experience. He made his major league debut at age 18 on June 27, 1973 versus the Minnesota Twins--just 20 days after pitching his last high school game. Before a sellout crowd, Clyde walked the first two Twins he faced and then struck out the next three. He pitched five innings, allowed one hit, and got credit for the Rangers' 4-3 win. The strong attendance caused Rangers' owner Bob Short to reconsider his plans for Clyde. He decided to keep Clyde on the Rangers' roster as a much-needed gate attraction. In 1973 Clyde compiled a poor 5.01 earned run average in 18 starts. Worse, Clyde received very little mentorship. He fell into a clique of Ranger players who were known for their undisciplined behavior away from the diamond. Journalists rightly criticized the Rangers for promoting Clyde too soon. After an uneventful 1974 campaign, he developed shoulder trouble and was sent down to the minor leagues in 1975, where Clyde pitched three seasons. He was traded to the Cleveland Indians in 1978, and played two seasons before being demoted. Clyde attempted to make a comeback with the Houston Astros in 1981 but was unsuccessful. He fell a few innings short of qualifying for a MLB pension.
Tags: David  Clyde  MLB  pitcher 
Added: 16th September 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Bobbsey Twins You often hear the expression of calling two people the Bobbsey Twins. Author Laura Lee Hope began writing the adventures of fraternal twins Bert and Nan age 12 and Flossie and Freddie age 6. The series started in 1904 and when the series was brought to its conclusion in 1979, it had reached a total of 72 volumes.
Tags: Bobbsey  Twins  Laura  Lee  Hope  fraternal  twins  Bert    Nan  Flossie  Freddie 
Added: 13th November 2013
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Posted By: Cliffy

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