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Published Date: 7/26/2014
Mary Wells helped define the sound of Motown in the early 1960s and then took that sound to the UK, opening for the Beatles. Her powerful vocals propelled hits like "Two Lovers," "You Beat Me to the Punch" and her signature song "My Guy" and helped to break down...
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Published Date: 7/25/2014
Charlie Rich, aka "The Silver Fox," won two Grammy awards for his 1973 hit "The Most Beautiful Girl" and a string of chart-topping hits followed. It was a long road to success for Rich, who started out as a Sun Records session musician in the 1960s for the likes of...
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Published Date: 7/24/2014
As a young man Sherman Hemsley worked at the U.S. Post Office while pursuing his dream of acting. His first big break was in the Broadway show "Purlie," which landed him the role that would make him famous: George Jefferson. Hemsley became an icon of African American...
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Published Date: 7/23/2014
Sally Ride joined NASA after answering an advertisement placed by the space agency in the Stanford student newspaper. Chosen from 8,000 applicants, she joined NASA in 1978 and endured intense media scrutiny due to her gender. She went on to become the first American...
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Published Date: 7/22/2014
Dennis Farina, tough guy on television and films, started out as a real life tough guy patrolling the streets of Chicago as a police officer for 18 years. Successful as a character actor, Farina often found himself taking on roles as the "heavy" as both cop and robber...
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Published Date: 7/21/2014
Robert Young embodied the gentle, wholesome charm of 1950s television as the beloved Jim Anderson in Father Knows Best. Before coming to television, Young appeared in over 100 films, largely B-movies, alongside screen legends like Katharine Hepburn, Joan Crawford and...
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