A road trip is a long distance journey on the road. Typically, road trips are long distances traveled by automobile, presently there is a dedicated signposted scenic route in Baden-Württemberg called the Bertha Benz Memorial Route to commemorate her historic first road trip. The first successful North American transcontinental trip by automobile took place in 1903 and was piloted by H. Nelson Jackson and Sewall K. Crocker, the trip was completed using a 1903 Winton Touring Car, dubbed Vermont by Jackson. The trip took a total of 63 days between San Francisco and New York, costing US$8,000, the total cost included items such as food, lodging, parts, other supplies, and the cost of the Winton. The first woman to cross the American landscape by car was Alice Ramsey with three passengers in 1909. Ramsey left from Hells Gate in Manhattan, New York and traveled 59 days to San Francisco, Ramsey was followed in 1910 by Blanche Stuart Scott, who is often mistakenly cited as the first woman to make the cross-country journey by automobile East-to-West.
New highways in the early 1900s helped propel automobile travel in the United States, commissioned in 1926, and completely paved near the end of the 1930s, U. S. Route 66 is a living icon of early modern road tripping. Motorists ventured cross-country for holiday as well as migrating to California, the modern American road trip began to take shape in the late 1930s and into the 1940s, ushering in an era of a nation on the move. The 1950s saw rapid growth of ownership of automobiles by American families, the automobile, now a trusted mode of transportation, was being widely used for not only commuting, but leisure trips as well. As a result of this new style, many businesses began to cater to road-weary travelers. More reliable vehicles and services made long distance road trips easier for families, within one week, the average family can travel to destinations across North America. The greatest change to the American road trip was the start, the higher speeds and controlled access nature of the Interstate allowed for greater distances to be traveled in less time and with improved safety as highways became divided.
Travelers from European countries and elsewhere came to the US to take part in the American idea of a road trip. Canadians engaged in road trips taking advantage of the size of their nation. Many people may go on trips for recreational purpose (e. g. sightseeing or to reach a desired location. Other motivations for long distance travel by automobile include visitation of relatives, while road trips can occur at any mass of land, large masses of land are the most common location for the occurrence of road trips. The most popular locations for road trips include Canada, Mainland U. S. and this may be due to the distance required to qualify as a road trip, which residents of smaller bodies of land may find themselves incapable of achieving. Some argue that travel may not require a set distance to qualify as a road trip, in the United States, a road trip typically implies leaving the state, or in extreme cases, leaving the country for others such as Canada or Mexico
William Billy Connolly, CBE is a Scottish comedian, musician and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname The Big Yin, in the early 1970s, he made the transition from folk- singer with a comedic persona to fully fledged comedian. Best known to many as a comedian, he appears in several lists of the greatest comedians ever. Connollys paternal grandfather, like his grandmother, he never met, was an Irish immigrant who left Ireland when he was ten years old. His great-great-great and great-great grandfathers were from Connemara, Connollys mothers family came from the west coast of Scotland. His maternal grandparents moved inland to Finnieston Street, Glasgow, in the early 1900s and his maternal great-great-great-grandfather, John OBrien, fought at the Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. He was wounded during the siege by a severe gunshot to the left shoulder. He married a local 13-year-old Indian girl called Matilda and they had four children and settled in Bangalore after his military service.
Connolly was born at 69 Dover Street, on the linoleum, three floors up at six oclock in the evening, in Anderston, Glasgow, to William and this section of Dover Street, between Breadalbane and Claremont Streets, was demolished in the 1970s. Connolly refers to this in his 1983 song I Wish I Was in Glasgow with the lines I would take you there and show you but theyve pulled the building down and They bulldozed it all to make a road. The flat had only two rooms, a room, with a recess where the children slept, and another room for their parents. The family bathed in the sink, and there was no hot water. In 1946, when he was four years old, Connollys mother abandoned her children while their father was serving as an engineer in the Royal Air Force in Burma. Ive never felt abandoned by her, Connolly explained in 2009 and my father was in Burma, fighting a bloody war. The Germans were dropping all kinds of crap on the town and we lived at the docks, so thats where all the bombs were happening. She was a teenager, with two kids, in a slum, a guy comes along and says, I love you.
Given the choice, I think Id have gone with him and it looks as though it might all end next Wednesday, from where youre standing. I dont have an ounce of feelings that she abandoned me, Connolly and his older sister, were cared for by two aunts and Mona Connolly, his fathers sisters, in their cramped tenement in Stewartville Street, Partick
Ian Abercrombie was an English actor. Abercrombie was born on 11 September 1934 in Grays, Essex and he began his theatrical career during the Blitz in World War II. After his footwork years during which he earned Bronze and Gold medals in stage dancing, he performed in London, Ireland, and he moved to the United States at age 17. He made his American stage debut in 1955 in a production of Stalag 17 with Jason Robards, many plays in summer stock and off-Broadway followed in a variety of theatrical offerings, from revues to Shakespeare. In 1957 he was drafted into the U. S. Army and stationed in West Germany as part of Special Services, in the United States, he went to California for a backersaudition, which went nowhere, but he began a long film and television career. He received awards for his work in Sweet Prince with Keir Dullea, Teeth Nsmiles, A Dolls House with Linda Purl and he received acclaim for the one-man show Jean Cocteau—A Mirror Image. Abercrombie was known to film audiences as Wiseman in the comedy horror film Army of Darkness.
He guest-starred in many series such as Seinfeld, The Nanny, Wizards of Waverly Place, Babylon 5. On radio, he was heard in several productions of the Hollywood Theater of the Ear, Abercrombie voiced Ambrose in 2011s Oscar-nominated Rango. He portrayed Ganthet in Green Lantern, The Animated Series, Abercrombie portrayed Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious in the 2008 film, the television adaption, and two spin-off video games. However, Abercrombie voiced the character in the Clovis story arc of the Lost Missions since it was originally a part of the Season Four, thus, it was finished before his death. This was his final released work both on the show and in his life, shown in 2014, Abercrombie died in Los Angeles, California on 26 January 2012 at age seventy-seven from complications due to a kidney failure. During Celebration VI, there was a show called Vocal Stars of The Clone Wars hosted by James Arnold Taylor, and it included cast members Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, Dee Bradley Baker and they all dedicated the show to Ian and stated that they miss him deeply.
Furthermore, in The Clone Wars episode The Lawless, the opening credits honored him, Ian Abercrombie at the Internet Movie Database Ian Abercrombie at Find a Grave Ian Abercrombie at Memory Alpha
Roger Rees was a Welsh actor and director, widely known for his stage work. He won an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for his performance as the lead in The Life and he received Obie Awards for his role in The End of the Day and as co-director of Peter and the Starcatcher. Rees was posthumously inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame,16 November 2015 and he was widely known to American television audiences for playing the characters Robin Colcord in Cheers and Lord John Marbury in The West Wing. Rees was born in Aberystwyth, Wales, the son of Doris Louise, a clerk, and William John Rees. He studied art at the Camberwell College of Arts and the Slade School of Fine Art, Rees started his career with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He played Malcolm in the acclaimed Trevor Nunn 1976 stage and 1978 television production of Macbeth, a recorded version of the play earned him an Emmy nomination in 1983. He starred in the production of The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard at the Strand Theatre in London in 1982.
Rees began to work in television during the 1970s, appearing opposite Laurence Olivier in The Ebony Tower and that same year, Rees portrayed Fred Hollywell and narrated A Christmas Carol starring George C. Scott as Scrooge. From 1988 to 1991 he starred in the late 80s/early 90s British sitcom Singles, from 1989 to 1991 and in 1993, he appeared intermittently on the long-running American TV series Cheers as the English tycoon Robin Colcord. His television appearances include My So-Called Life as substitute teacher Mr Racine, British Ambassador Lord John Marbury on The West Wing and his film career began in the 1980s. Rees played the Sheriff of Rottingham in the Mel Brooks movie, Robin Hood, Rees film appearances include Frida, The Prestige and The Pink Panther. Continuing his work in the theatre through the 1990s, both as an actor and a director, Rees was awarded an Obie Award for his 1992 performance in the Off-Broadway play The End of the Day. In 1995 he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role in Indiscretions and he recorded many audiobooks, including Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice.
From November 2004 to October 2007, Rees was artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, only the fourth person to hold the post in its half century history. He replaced Nathan Lane in the role of Gomez Addams in the Broadway musical adaptation of The Addams Family, on 22 March 2010 and remained until the end of the run on 31 December 2010. In 2012, Rees took his one-man Shakespeare show, What You Will, to Londons West End, in 2013, Rees directed Crispin Whitells play, The Primrose Path, at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. In 2014, Rees directed Dog and Pony, a written by Rick Elice and Michael Patrick Walker. His last role was as Anton Schell in the version of The Visit, opposite Chita Rivera
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (video game)
Garfield, A Tail of Two Kitties, known as Garfield 2 in Europe, is a video game for the Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows on August 25,2006. It was based on the movie Garfield, A Tail of Two Kitties and you play as Garfield in all versions, you can switch characters in the PlayStation 2 and Windows versions. The gameplay loosely follows the plot of the movie, in the Nintendo DS version, Garfield must travel all through England to get to the castle in time for dinner. Along the way, you may collect various items, such as hero sandwiches, burgers. These are not important to the game, but add interest, the game consists of 23 levels, and there is a time attack mode for some levels. The story is the plot as Garfield, A Tail of Two Kitties. The game starts with a quick tutorial, the real game starts in the garden. You must help Garfield defeat Dargis by completing missions in four areas of the castle, in the Nintendo DS version, Prince invites Garfield to a lasagna dinner at his castle.
Garfield, A Tail of Two Kitties received moderate reviews, gameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 71. 50% and 72 out of 100 for the PC version, and 63. 35% and 59 out of 100 for the DS version. Garfield, A Tail of Two Kitties at MobyGames
Breckin Erin Meyer is an American actor, voice actor, writer and drummer known for roles in films such as Clueless, Road Trip, Rat Race and the Garfield film series. Meyer was born in Minneapolis, the son of Dorothy Ann, an agent and former microbiologist, and Christopher William Meyer. He has lived in California, West Virginia, and he has an older brother, and a younger brother, Adam. Meyer attended elementary school with Drew Barrymore and attended Beverly Hills High School, through his elementary school, he came into contact with Barrymores agent, who signed Meyer. As a child, he was seen in television advertisements. He slept in a coffin for several years in high school. Meyer played several roles as a druggie, starting with his debut in Freddys Dead, The Final Nightmare and his breakthrough screen role was in the teen hit Clueless as the skateboarding stoner. Meyer offered similar characterizations in The Craft and John Carpenters Escape from L. A and he played the best friend of an Olympic hopeful in the biopic Prefontaine and as a high-school student yearning to leave his hometown in Dancer, Texas Pop.
In 54, a look at life in the famous 70s nightspot Studio 54, Meyer is close friends with Phillippe, with whom he and Seth Green share a production company. Road Trip marked the first indication that Meyers well-developed slacker sidekick persona had matured, Meyer put in a winning supporting turn as Meg Ryans characters brother in the whimsical fantasy-comedy Kate & Leopold. Meyer took on the role of Jon, the owner of the famed comic book cat in the film adaptation of Garfield. He starred in Blue State with Anna Paquin in which he plays a passionately liberal guy on the trail for John Kerry in the 2004 elections. He drunkenly pledges to move to Canada if Bush wins the election, Meyer costars with Matthew McConaughey in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. He plays the rich antagonist in the music video 100 Little Curses by Street Sweeper Social Club, Meyer was nominated for an Emmy for his writing on Robot Chicken, Star Wars, and regularly does voice work on Robot Chicken. He supplied the voice for the adolescent Joseph Gribble on the animated series King of the Hill, Meyer starred on the Adult Swim series Titan Maximum.
Meyer is the drummer for Tom Morellos alter ego The Nightwatchmans back-up band The Freedom Fighter Orchestra, Meyer toured with Morello on The Nightwatchmans 2008 Justice Tour. He appears in Street Sweeper Social Clubs video for 100 Little Curses, Meyer married screenwriter and film director Deborah Kaplan on October 14,2001 and has two daughters with her and Clover. His brother, Frank Meyer, is a staffer and producer of Fresh Ink Online at G4tv. com, Breckin Meyer at the Internet Movie Database Breckin Meyer at the TCM Movie Database
Garfield: The Movie
Garfield, The Movie is a 2004 American family comedy film directed by Peter Hewitt inspired by Jim Davis comic strip of the same name. It stars Breckin Meyer as Jon Arbuckle, Jennifer Love Hewitt as Dr. Liz Wilson, Garfield the cat was created with computer animation, though all other animals were real. The film was produced by Davis Entertainment Company and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film shares several similarities to the 1982 animated special Here Comes Garfield. Garfield, The Movie grossed $200 million on a $50 million budget, the film was released in the United States on June 11,2004. A sequel, Garfield, A Tail of Two Kitties, was released in June 2006, Garfield is a fat and free-spirited orange cat who lives with his owner, Jon Arbuckle. Garfield passes his time by antagonizing Jon and teasing an aggressive neighbor Doberman Pinscher, aside from Jon, Garfield maintains an unlikely friendship with a helpful mouse, Louis. He socializes with his fellow neighborhood cats, including Garfields stooge Nermal, meanwhile, a local television host, Happy Chapman, known for his cat Persnikitty is introduced as supposedly a happy man.
In reality he is allergic to cats, jealous of his brother Walter J. Chapman, a news reporter, Jon has made a habit of bringing Garfield to the veterinarian, in-order to see vet Dr. Liz Wilson. Jon tries to ask her out, but due to a misunderstanding, he is given custody of a stray dog, regardless and Liz begin dating. Garfield is jealous of Odie and tries to get rid of him, Odie is brought to a canine talent show, where Liz is a judge. Garfield gets involved in an altercation there with other animals, which moves Odie to the center of the ring and his improvised performance is a hit. Happy Chapman, who is a judge of the dog show is impressed with Odie, and offers Jon a television deal for Odie, but Jon declines. After Garfield and Odie accidentally make a mess inside Jons house, Odie comes out to comfort Garfield but Garfield locks Odie out. Nermal and Arlene witness this as Odie runs away, he is picked up by an elderly woman named Mrs. Baker. Jon searches with Liz for Odie while the animals treat Garfield as an outcast.
Meanwhile and his assistant Wendell find a notice Mrs. Baker created of Odie and, recognizing the lucrative possibilities, when Garfield sees Odie on television and hears Chapman announce he and Odie are going to New York City, Garfield sets out to rescue Odie. Jon discovers Garfield missing so Jon and Liz start searching, Garfield gets into the broadcast tower via the air vents but he is blown around violently. Garfield finds Odie locked in a room, Chapman enters and secures a shock collar to Odie, Chapman heads for the train station with Garfield in close pursuit
Garfield is an American comic strip created by Jim Davis. Published since 1978, it chronicles the life of the character, the cat Garfield, his owner. As of 2013, it was syndicated in roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals, though this is rarely mentioned in print, Garfield is set in Muncie, the home of Jim Davis, according to the television special Happy Birthday, Garfield. Common themes in the strip include Garfields laziness, obsessive eating, the strips focus is mostly on the interactions among Garfield and Odie, but other recurring minor characters appear as well. Originally created with the intentions to come up with a good, marketable character, in the 1970s, Davis created a comic strip called Gnorm Gnat, which met with little success. One editor said, his art was good, his gags were great, Davis decided to take a long, hard look at the comics and he saw that dogs were doing very well, but there were no cats at the time. Davis figured that since he had grown up on a farm with 25 cats that he could come up with a based on a cat.
He proceeded to create a new strip with a cat as its character and thus created Garfield. Garfield originally consisted of four main characters, Jon Arbuckle came from a 1950s coffee commercial, and Odie was based on a car dealership commercial written by Davis, which featured Odie the Village Idiot. Early on in the strip, Odies owner was a man named Lyman and he was written in to give Jon someone to talk with. Davis realized that Garfield and Jon could communicate nonverbally, United Feature Syndicate accepted the retooled strip in 1978 and debuted it in 41 newspapers on June 19 of that year. Garfields first Sunday page ran on June 25,1978, being featured as a third-pager until March 22,1981. A half-page debuted the following Sunday, March 29, with the strips for March 14 and 21,1982, having a unique nine-panel format, the strip underwent stylistic changes, evolving from the realistic style of the 1978–83 strips, to a more cartoonish look from 1984 onward. This change has mainly affected Garfields design, which underwent a Darwinian evolution in which he began walking on his legs, slimmed down.
His evolution, according to Davis, was to make it easier to push Odie off the table or reach for a piece of pie and he now looks older than in the 1990 strips - he is taller and he has larger features. Garfield quickly became a commercial success, in 1981, less than three years after its release, the strip appeared in 850 newspapers and accumulated over $15 million in merchandise. To manage the merchandise, Davis founded Paws, Inc, in 1994, Daviss company, Inc. purchased all rights to the strips from 1978 to 1993 from United Feature. The strip is distributed by Universal Press Syndicate, while rights for the strip remain with Paws
Robert William Bob Hoskins was an English actor. He directed two feature films and he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the same role. In 2009, Hoskins won an International Emmy Award for Best Actor for his appearance on the BBC One drama The Street, in 2012, Hoskins retired from acting due to his battle with Parkinsons disease, and he died from pneumonia on 29 April 2014, at age 71. Hoskins was born in Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, on 26 October 1942 to Robert Hoskins, a bookkeeper and lorry driver, and Elsie Hoskins, from two weeks old, he was brought up in Finsbury Park, London. He left school at the age of 15 with a single O-Level and worked as a porter, lorry driver and he started on a 3-year accountancy course but dropped out. In 1968, Hoskins acting career began at the Victoria Theatre and he portrayed a servant named Peter in a production of Romeo and Juliet. In 1969, he worked at the Unity Theatre in London, One evening, he was waiting in the Unity Theatre bar for his friend, the actor Roger Frost, to finish an audition.
Whilst drinking at the bar, he was given a script and told and he got the part, with Frost ending up his understudy. Frost recalled, Bob was a natural and he just got up on stage and was brilliant. His first major role was in On the Move, an educational series intended to tackle adult illiteracy, in which he portrayed Alf Hunt. According to eventual producer George Auckland, up to 17 million people watched the series, Hoskins breakthrough television role came in the original BBC version of Dennis Potters innovative 6-part fantasy-drama Pennies from Heaven as adulterous sheet music salesman Arthur Parker. Later, he portrayed Iago in Jonathan Millers BBC Television Shakespeare production of Othello and he delivered comic turns in Terry Gilliams Brazil and as Mario in Super Mario Bros. He had a role as Pink Floyds manager in The Wall. He was slated to be a replacement in The Untouchables if Robert De Niro had not decided to portray Al Capone. In 1988, Hoskins played private investigator Eddie Valiant in the Disney, Hoskins was nominated for a Golden Globe award for this performance and won a British Evening Standard award.
He returned to television in productions for the BBC, including Flickers, David Copperfield as Wilkins Micawber and he portrayed Nikita Khrushchev as a political commissar in Enemy at the Gates. Hoskins received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Mrs Henderson Presents, Hoskins directed two films, both of which he starred in, The Raggedy Rawney and Rainbow. In 2009, he made a return to television in Jimmy McGoverns drama serial The Street, for this role, he received his only Emmy when he won Best Actor at the 2010 International Emmys
Duck Soup (1933 film)
Duck Soup is a 1933 Marx Brothers comedy film written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, with additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin, and directed by Leo McCarey. It was the last Marx Brothers film to feature Zeppo, compared to the Marx Brothers previous Paramount films, Duck Soup was a box office disappointment, although it was not a flop as is sometimes reported. The film opened to mixed reviews, although this by itself did not end the business with Paramount. Bitter contract disputes, including a threatened walk-out by the Marxes, after the film fulfilled their five-picture contract with the studio, the Marxes and Paramount agreed to part ways. While contemporaneous critics of Duck Soup felt it did not quite meet the standards of its predecessors, critical opinion has evolved, Duck Soup is now widely considered among critics to be a masterpiece of comedy, and the Marx Brothers finest film. In 1990 the United States Library of Congress deemed Duck Soup culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant, the wealthy Mrs.
Teasdale insists that Rufus T. Firefly be appointed leader of the small, bankrupt country of Freedonia before she will continue to provide much-needed financial aid. Meanwhile, neighboring Sylvania is attempting to annex the country, sylvanian ambassador Trentino tries to foment a revolution and to woo Mrs. Teasdale, and he tries to dig up dirt on Firefly by sending in spies Chicolini and Pinky. Meanwhile, Fireflys secretary, Bob Roland, suspects Trentinos motives, Firefly agrees to the plan, but after a series of personal insults exchanged between Firefly and Trentino, the plan backfires when Firefly slaps Trentino instead of being slapped by him. As a result, the two come to the brink of war. Adding to the friction is the fact that Firefly is courting Mrs. Teasdale. Trentino learns that Freedonias war plans are in Mrs. Teasdales safe and orders Chicolini, Chicolini is caught by Firefly and put on trial, during which war is officially declared, and everyone is overcome by war frenzy, breaking into song and dance.
The trial put aside and Pinky join Firefly and Bob Roland in anarchic battle, the end of the film finds Trentino caught in makeshift stocks, with the Brothers pelting him with fruit. Trentino surrenders, but Firefly tells him to wait until they run out of fruit, Mrs. Teasdale begins singing the Freedonia national anthem in her operatic voice and the Brothers begin hurling fruit at her instead. In the mirror scene, dressed as Firefly, pretends to be Fireflys reflection in a missing mirror, in one particularly surreal moment, the two men swap positions, and thus the idea of which is a reflection of the other. Eventually, and to their misfortune, disguised as Firefly, enters the frame, although its appearance in Duck Soup is the best known instance, the concept of the mirror scene did not originate in this film. Max Linder included it in Seven Years Bad Luck, where a mans servants have accidentally broken a mirror, Charlie Chaplin used a similar joke in The Floorwalker, though it did not involve a mirror.
This scene has been imitated many times, for instance, in the Bugs Bunny cartoon Hare Tonic, the Mickey Mouse cartoon Lonesome Ghosts, The Square Peg, The Pink Panther, and Big Business. Harpo himself did a reprise of this scene, dressed in his costume, with Lucille Ball donning the fright wig and trench coat, in the I Love Lucy episode Lucy
Jim Davis (cartoonist)
Daviss other comics work includes Tumbleweeds, Gnorm Gnat and Mr. Potato Head. Davis has written all of the Emmy Award-winning or nominated Garfield TV specials and was one of the producers behind the Garfield & Friends TV show which aired on CBS from 1988 to 1994 and he continues to work on the strip. Jim Davis was born in Marion, Indiana on July 28,1945, Davis grew up on a small farm in Fairmount, with his father James William Jim Davis, mother Anna Catherine Betty Davis, brother Dave and 25 cats. Daviss childhood on a farm parallels the life of Garfields owner, Jon Arbuckle, who was raised on a farm with his parents. Jon is a cartoonist, who celebrates his birthday on July 28. Davis attended Ball State University where he studied art and business, while attending Ball State, he became a member of the Theta Xi fraternity. Unlike the bachelor, Jon Arbuckle, Davis has been married twice, first to Carolyn and they have a son, James Alexander Davis. On July 16,2000, Davis married his current wife, Jill, in the fall of 2016 Jim Davis joined the faculty of Ball State University in Muncie as an adjunct professor.
Davis resides in Albany, where he and his staff produce Garfield under his Paws, Inc. company, Inc. employs nearly 50 artists and licensing administrators, who work with agents around the world managing Garfields vast licensing and entertainment empire. Davis is a president of the Fairmount, Indiana FFA chapter. Prior to creating Garfield, Davis worked for an advertising agency and he created a comic strip, Gnorm Gnat, that ran for five years in The Pendleton Times, an Indiana newspaper. When Davis attempted to sell it to a comic strip syndicate, an editor told him, Your art is good, your gags are great. On June 19,1978, Garfield started syndication in 41 newspapers, today it is syndicated in 2,580 newspapers and is read by approximately 300 million readers each day. In the 1980s, Davis created the slapstick comic strip U. S. Acres. Outside the U. S. the strip was known as Orsons Farm, along with Brett Koth, made a 2000–03 strip based on the Mr. Potato Head toy. Davis founded the Professor Garfield Foundation to support childrens literacy, Jim Davis at the Internet Movie Database Jim Davis interview is available for free download at the Internet Archive
Timothy James Tim Curry is an English actor, voice actor, and singer. He is known for his work in a range of theatre, film. Curry was born in Grappenhall and his father, James Curry, a chaplain in the Royal Navy, died when Curry was 12. Currys mother, Patricia, a secretary, died in June 1999 after living with cancer for two years. His older sister, was a concert pianist who died of a tumour in the early 2000s. Curry spent most of his childhood in Plymouth, but, after his fathers death from pneumonia in 1958, Curry went to boarding school and attended Kingswood School in Bath, Somerset. He developed into a boy soprano. Deciding to concentrate on acting, Curry graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in English. Curry recalled his first encounter with the project, Id heard about the play because I lived on Paddington Street, off Baker Street, and there was an old gym a few doors away. I saw Richard OBrien in the street, and he said hed just been to the gym to see if he could find a muscleman who could sing, I said, Why do you need him to sing.
And he told me that his musical was going to be done and he gave me the script, and I thought, Boy, if this works, its going to be a smash. Originally, Curry rehearsed the character with a German accent and peroxide blond hair, Curry originally thought the character was merely a laboratory doctor dressed in a white lab coat. He continued to play the character in London, Los Angeles, figure out, help them maybe figure out their own sexuality. In 2016, Curry played The Criminologist in the film remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Shortly after the end of Rocky Horrors run on Broadway, Curry returned to the stage with Tom Stoppards Travesties, which ran in London and New York from 1975 to 1976. Travesties was a Broadway hit which won two Tony Awards, as well as the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and Currys performance as the famous dadaist Tristan Tzara received good reviews. In 1981, Curry formed part of the original cast in the Broadway show Amadeus, playing the title character and he was nominated for his first Tony Award for this role but lost out to his co-star Ian McKellen, who played Antonio Salieri.
In 1982, Curry took the part of the Pirate King in the Drury Lane production of Joe Papps version of The Pirates of Penzance opposite George Cole, earning enthusiastic reviews