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Reliable, Relatable Arthur

Reliable, Relatable Arthur

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 29th 2018

Possessed of a natural charm that made human fallibility into a strength, the dictionary-definition character actor Arthur O’Connell (1908-1981) was a reliable screen presence for more than 35 years

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American Authors

American Authors

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 30th 2017

Two rascally and eloquently outspoken men of letters born a century apart share today as a birthday, and each has spawned movie and TV adaptations from either the printed page or the stage that shar

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Two Shermans, Two Twains

Two Shermans, Two Twains

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 12th 2017

If ever a birthday were an occasion ripe for bursting into song, it would be that of Richard M. Sherman, who turns 89 today and collaborated with brother Robert B. Sherman (1925-2012) on tunes – fr

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