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Thom McKee on Tic Tac Dough The first big game show superstar (after the scandals of the 1950s) was Thom McKee. In 1980 McKee won $312,800 on Tic Tac Dough. He won 43 games and tied 44 before being defeated in his 88th game. Here is McKee, early in his winning streak, picking up $36,000.
Tags: Tic  Tac  Dough  Thom  McKee 
Added: 21st February 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Elton John Wedding 1984 Superstar musician Elton John surprised the world by marrying Renate Blauel in Sydney, Australia in 1984. Here's an Australian news report of their hastily arranged ceremony. The couple's marriage ended in 1988. Gee, I wonder what went wrong?
Tags: Elton  John  Renate  Blauel  marriage 
Added: 27th April 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
LOOK AT HER NOW I would say She was a superstar in her 15 minutes of fame...look at her now. Can You Name Her? or where and with whom her fame came from??? PAUILY WANT A CRACKER???
Tags: Guess  Who  ??? 
Added: 4th May 2009
Views: 1466
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Posted By: mia_bambina
Identify This Tennis Star Can you name this tennis superstar from bygone days?
Tags: name  the  tennis  star 
Added: 15th July 2009
Views: 981
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Posted By: Lava1964
The Name Of The Game TV Series Starring three major television superstars: Robert Stack (The Untouchables), Gene Barry (Bat Masterson), and Tony Franciosa (Valentine's Day).
Tags: The  Name  Of  The  Game  TV  Series 
Added: 3rd May 2010
Views: 1449
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Posted By: Music Maiden
Tony Wilding - First Wimbledon Superstar New Zealand's Anthony (Tony) Wilding won four straight men's singles titles at Wimbledon from 1910 through 1913. (At the time, the defending champion automatically got a bye all the way to the final.) The handsome and popular Wilding was quite a hit with the ladies who adoringly packed the grandstand wherever he played. According to newspaper reports, many of the fairer sex were in tears when Wilding lost in straight sets to Australia's Norman Brookes in the 1914 Wimbledon final. Shortly afterward, Wilding joined the army when the First World War broke out. Wilding was killed in an attack on a German-held position in France on May 9, 1915. He was 31.
Tags: tennis  Tony  Wilding  New  Zealand 
Added: 23rd June 2010
Views: 871
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Posted By: Lava1964
Albertine Lapensee Mystery During the First world War, most of Canada's young able-bodied males enlisted in the military. As a result the quality of men's hockey dropped dramatically. For a short time, women's pro hockey took center stage--and Albertine Lapensee briefly and mysteriously became a superstar. Nicknamed 'the Miracle Maid,' the 26-year-old Lapensee played for her hometown Cornwall (Ontario) Victorias. Her hockey debut came in January 1916 against Ottawa; she scored five of the six goals in Cornwall's victory. Immediately after her debut game, Ottawa players complained that she was really a man. Suspicions and accusations dogged her the rest of her brief career. A week after her debut, Lapensee scored four goals in an 8-0 shutout against the Montreal Westerns before a crowd of about 3,000 fans. At one point the Montreal players yanked off Lapensee's toque to see how long her hair was. (She had braids that fell past her shoulders.) The continuous rumors about Lapensee's gender prompted her hometown newspaper, the Cornwall Standard, to vouch for her. Miss Lapensee, it said, '...played more with her brothers and other boys than with her girlfriends, and this accounts for the masculine style of play she has developed.' Furthermore, 'Scores of people in East Cornwall have known her since her infancy.' Albertine played on, indifferent to the rumours, and the fans didn't seem to mind too much either, as large crowds came to watch her play. In one game she scored 15 goals. When the Victorias agreed to play against the Ottawa Alerts, the Vics' manager had to guarantee Lapensee's appearance by contract. She even behaved like her male counterparts off the ice. She once refused to play until she had been paid, which nearly caused a riot. Although scoring records for the time are incomplete, they indicate Albertine scored about 80 percent of Cornwall's goals in the 1916-1917 season. The next season, Lapensee led her team to an undefeated season. Then, after two spectacular seasons, Albertine Lapensee vanished. There is no record of her playing hockey again--at least as Albertine Lapensee. Family legend says she went to New York in 1918 and had a sex change operation. She/he supposedly married and settled down to run a gas station near Cornwall under the name of Albert Smyth. There are no known photos of Lapensee. Her story is not widely known--not even in Canada.
Tags: hockey  Albertine  Lapensee  controversy  gender 
Added: 24th June 2011
Views: 2193
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Posted By: Lava1964
George Davis - Vanishing Baseball Superstar George Stacey Davis was one of the finest shortstops in Major League Baseball history. He enjoyed a 20-year MLB career from 1890 through 1909. Blessed with a strong arm and an excellent batting eye, Davis was a perennial star for the New York Giants during the late 19th and early 20th century. A switch-hitter, Davis compiled 2,688 career hits and 615 stolen bases. He still holds the Giants' club record for the longest hitting streak (36 games). So valuable was Davis to the Giants that he became one of the controversial figures in the war between the National and American Leagues when he jumped to the Chicago White Stockings of the AL in 1902. Once Davis' playing career ended, he coached Amherst College's baseball team, managed a bowling alley, and sold automobiles for a time. Then he vanished. For decades many noteworthy baseball historians rated Davis as the best player not in the Hall of Fame--and no one seemed to know what had happened to him. In 1968, Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, wrote an article for The Sporting News in which he asked for any information about Davis' later years and death. A woman claiming to be Davis' niece replied. She put Allen in touch with Davis' estranged sister who suggested Allen should check the records of state hospitals in Pennsylvania. Allen eventually found Davis' death certificate. He had died in a Philadelphia mental institution in 1940 at the age of 70. He had lived there for six years, suffering from the effects of syphilis. Records showed his wife paid $41 to have him quickly interred in a pauper's grave. In 1998 Davis was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Veterans' Committee. For the only time in the Hall of Fame's history, no living relative could be found to accept a deceased inductee's plaque at the induction ceremony, although 50 fans from Davis' hometown of Cohoes, NY were present. The purchase of a handsome headstone for Davis' previously unmarked grave was financed by the Society for American Baseball Research shortly after Davis was enshrined in Cooperstown.
Tags: baseball  George  Davis  vanished  syphilis  Hall  of  Fame 
Added: 31st December 2015
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Posted By: Lava1964
Our Notebooks Were Different The notebooks today are just electronic!
Tags: Donny  Osmond  David  Cassidy  Notebooks  superstars  70s  1970s  Westab  stationary   
Added: 13th February 2013
Views: 1689
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Posted By: Cathy
George Jones passes at age 81 Country superstar George Jones, known for "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and a long string of other hits, has died. He was 81. According to Webster & Associates, the Nashville public relations firm that represented Jones, he died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was hospitalized there on April 18 for treatment of a fever and irregular blood pressure, the p.r. firm adds.
Tags: George  Jones  He  Stopped  Loving  Her  Today    fever  and  irregular  blood  pressure  country  wester  music  honky  tonk 
Added: 26th April 2013
Views: 782
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Posted By: Cliffy

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