Michele Ann Marie Shelley Fabares is an American actress and singer. Fabares is known for her roles as Donna Reeds daughter Mary Stone on The Donna Reed Show and she was Elvis Presleys co-star in three films. In 1962, her recording of Johnny Angel reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, michele Ann Marie Fabares was born in Santa Monica, California. She is the niece of actress Nanette Fabray, Fabares began acting at age three, and at age 10 made her television debut in an episode of Letter to Loretta. After guest-starring on various series, Fabares landed the role of Mary Stone in the long-running family sitcom The Donna Reed Show. Her national popularity led to a contract and two Top 40 hits, including Johnny Angel, which went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1962. It sold over one million copies and was certified gold, Fabares left The Donna Reed Show in 1963 to pursue a film career. She appeared in a number of pictures, including three Elvis Presley movies, Girl Happy and Clambake, the most by any one actress.
In two other 1960s movies, she played the love interest of Peter Noone of Hermans Hermits in Hold On. and of a young Hank Williams, Jr. in A Time to Sing. During the 1970s, Fabares appeared on television series, including Love, American Style, The Rockford Files, The Interns, The Practice, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. In 1971, she starred along with Billy Dee Williams and James Caan in the successful TV movie Brians Song, Caan played Piccolo, and she played his wife, Joy. In 1981, Fabares played Francine Webster on One Day at a Time, in 1989, she won the role of Christine Armstrong Fox on the ABC sitcom Coach. After Coach ended in 1997, Fabares voiced the role of Martha Ma Kent in Superman and she reprised the role twice, once for a 2003 episode of Justice League and again for the 2006 direct-to-video film Superman, Brainiac Attacks. Fabares was a friend of Annette Funicello, whom she met in catechism class in the seventh grade. She was at Annettes bedside with her family when she died of multiple sclerosis on April 8,2013, Fabares married record and movie producer Lou Adler in June 1964, separated in 1966, and was divorced in 1980.
In 1984, she married actor Mike Farrell, and is stepmother to his two children and Michael, in October 2000, Fabares received a life-saving liver transplant after being diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois, and it is the county seat of Cook County. In 2012, Chicago was listed as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Chicago has the third-largest gross metropolitan product in the United States—about $640 billion according to 2015 estimates, the city has one of the worlds largest and most diversified economies with no single industry employing more than 14% of the workforce. In 2016, Chicago hosted over 54 million domestic and international visitors, landmarks in the city include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Campus, the Willis Tower, Museum of Science and Industry, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicagos culture includes the arts, film, especially improvisational comedy. Chicago has sports teams in each of the major professional leagues. The city has many nicknames, the best-known being the Windy City, the name Chicago is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, known to botanists as Allium tricoccum, from the Miami-Illinois language.
The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as Checagou was by Robert de LaSalle around 1679 in a memoir, henri Joutel, in his journal of 1688, noted that the wild garlic, called chicagoua, grew abundantly in the area. In the mid-18th century, the area was inhabited by a Native American tribe known as the Potawatomi, the first known non-indigenous permanent settler in Chicago was Jean Baptiste Point du Sable. Du Sable was of African and French descent and arrived in the 1780s and he is commonly known as the Founder of Chicago. In 1803, the United States Army built Fort Dearborn, which was destroyed in 1812 in the Battle of Fort Dearborn, the Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes had ceded additional land to the United States in the 1816 Treaty of St. Louis. The Potawatomi were forcibly removed from their land after the Treaty of Chicago in 1833, on August 12,1833, the Town of Chicago was organized with a population of about 200. Within seven years it grew to more than 4,000 people, on June 15,1835, the first public land sales began with Edmund Dick Taylor as U. S.
The City of Chicago was incorporated on Saturday, March 4,1837, as the site of the Chicago Portage, the city became an important transportation hub between the eastern and western United States. Chicagos first railway and Chicago Union Railroad, and the Illinois, the canal allowed steamboats and sailing ships on the Great Lakes to connect to the Mississippi River. A flourishing economy brought residents from rural communities and immigrants from abroad and retail and finance sectors became dominant, influencing the American economy. The Chicago Board of Trade listed the first ever standardized exchange traded forward contracts and these issues helped propel another Illinoisan, Abraham Lincoln, to the national stage
Joby Baker is a Canadian born actor and painter. Baker was born in Montreal, Quebec, an early role in his career can be seen in a 1958 episode of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Ronnie Makes A Record, where he was cast as a recording studio vocalist. In the early 1960s he made guest appearances on television series. In 1962 he appeared on Perry Mason as Kenneth Carter in The Case of the Bogus Books and he appeared as a semi-regular in the first season of the WWII TV series Combat. as Pvt. Kelly. Other television series included Dr. Kildare and The Dick Van Dyke Show and he appeared in the Elvis Presley movie Girl Happy, and in all three Gidget movies. In 1967, Baker was cast as a magician, Dr. William Davis, in the episode The Saga of Dr. Davis on the syndicated series Death Valley Days. Judi Meredith played his wife, whose death leads him to take a son, Tad. Baker began an association with Walt Disney Studios where he appeared in The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin, Blackbeards Ghost. In 1967-68, he had a role in Good Morning, World.
Baker had been married to Joan Blackman, whom he met both of them were filming an Elvis Presley movie. In 1984 he married lyricist and songwriter Dory Previn and he illustrated The Dory Previn Songbook, published in 1995. He has exhibited as a painter in major Los Angeles art galleries. Joby Baker at the Internet Movie Database
Joseph Herman Joe Pasternak was an Hungarian-born American film producer in Hollywood. Born to a Jewish family in Szilágysomlyó, Austria-Hungary, Pasternak was a film producer in Germany. He worked for Universal Pictures in Europe, where he made German-language musicals for the international market and he hit upon a successful formula, building light musical comedies around an adolescent soprano. Following the establishment of the Nazi regime, Pasternak emigrated to the United States, at Universals Hollywood studio in 1936. Pasternak cast 14-year-old Canadian singer Deanna Durbin in Three Smart Girls, the film became a huge hit and reputedly saved Universal from bankruptcy. Pasternak produced a string of Durbin musicals, and soon discovered another talented soprano, who began her own series in 1939. Pasternak proved to be an asset for the studio, generating a number of popular films, including Destry Rides Again. His career as a film producer spanned 40 years and earned him two Oscar nominations and three Golden Globe Award nominations and he retired in 1968, having produced more than ninety feature-length films as well as three Academy Award shows.
Pasternak is the father of Michael Joseph Pasternak, the disk jockey known as Emperor Rosko, Jeff Pasternak, a playwright and songwriter, and Peter Pasternak. Joe Pasternak died in Beverly Hills, California from complications arising from Parkinsons disease six days shy of his 90th birthday and he is interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California. For his contribution to the picture industry, Joe Pasternak has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1541 N. Joe Pasternak at the Internet Movie Database Joe Pasternak at Find a Grave
Ride the Wild Surf
Ride the Wild Surf is a romantic drama in the beach party style. It was filmed in 1963 and distributed in 1964, unlike most films in the genre, it is known for its exceptional big wave surf footage – a common sight in surf movies of the time, but a rarity in beach party films. Likewise, the film has only one pop song – the titular Jan and Dean track, which is heard once, at the end of the film. The story follows surfers Jody Wallis, Steamer Lane, and Chase Colton, Steamer falls in love with Lily Kilua, whose mother objects to the romance because she considers surfers to be beach bums, since her husband—a surfer—left home and family to follow the surf circuit. Self-described college dropout and surf bum Jody falls for the demure Brie Matthews, in the case of the relatively strait-laced Chase, he finds himself pursued by the adventurous Augie Poole. The main story, though, is the challenge to surf the waves at Waimea Bay. Despite conflicts and rocky romances, Chase, the soundtrack was composed by Stu Phillips - it was the third film score he had ever composed.
Phillips founded Colpix Records and produced hits for Nina Simone, The Skyliners and one of Ride the Wild Surfs stars, Shelley Fabares. The title song was written by Jan Berry, Brian Wilson, and Roger Christian, in November and December 1962, Waimea broke often. The jet stream had altered its course temporarily and huge west swell surfs became common all the way through the following February, the Napoleons travelled to Hawaii in late 1963 and early 1964 to shoot surf footage. They returned to Hollywood to write the script and Dean both were scheduled to appear in the film, supporting Fabian, who had been borrowed by 20th Century Fox. Jan and Dean were pulled by Columbia after Dean’s friend, Barry Keenan, became involved in the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra and they were replaced by Tab Hunter and Peter Brown. Susan Hart was cast after impressing Mike Frankovich of Hollywood in some TV appearances she had made, Hart was seen by James H. Nicholson of AIP in the film, which led to him signing her to that studio and marrying her.
Fabian had never surfed before and spent three weeks learning, australian Olympic swimming champion Murray Rose was given a small role. The surfboards used in film were by Phil of Downey, California - aka Phil Sauers. Sauers is portrayed in Ride the Wild Surf as a character, Sauers was the stunt coordinator for the film. Art and Jo Napoleon shot the movie for three weeks, Columbia replaced them with Don Taylor. Taylors mother died during the shoot so Phil Karlson returned for three days, surfers Mickey Dora, Greg Noll and Butch Van Artsdalen performed a large part of the surfing seen in the film
Get Yourself a College Girl
Get Yourself a College Girl, released as The Swinging Set, is a 1964 Metrocolor film comedy in the style of a beach party movie. The plot involves a college co-ed who tries to balance her time writing songs and it was directed by Sidney Miller and written by Robert E. Kent, and filmed at Sun Valley, United States. Turner Classic Movies critic Mel Neuhaus calls it A curious 1964 hybrid of teen movie musical with pre-feminist overtones as well as a parody of moralistic anti-rock message films. It is notable for the appearance of Astrud Gilberto, the Brazilian singer who sang the hit song The Girl from Ipanema. Terry Taylor is a senior at conservative Wyndham College for Women and, under an assumed name, there they meet Gary and his artist friend Armand, Senator Morrison, who wants to solicit the youth vote, and Lynnes husband. Senator Morrison courts Marge and shows that he is a talented dancer, the others demonstrate his support among the young by holding a successful telephone poll with musical performances.
Stan Getz with the Stan Getz Quartet back Astrud Gilberto as she performs “The Girl from Ipanema. ”The Rhythm Masters perform “Beat Street Rag. ”Jimmy Smith with The Jimmy Smith Trio perform “Comin Home Johnny” and the instrumental The Sermon. Freddie Bell & Roberta Linn with the Bellboys perform “Talkin About Love. ”The Standells perform “Bony Maronie” and “The Swim. ”The Dave Clark Five perform “Whenever Youre Around, ” and “Thinking of You Baby. The Animals sing “Blue Feeling” and “Around and Around. ”Singer Nancy Sinatra, list of American films of 1964 Get Yourself a College Girl at the Internet Movie Database Get Yourself a College Girl at the TCM Movie Database Get Yourself a College Girl at AllMovie
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is referred to as the King of Rock and Roll. Presley was born in Tupelo and relocated to Memphis and his music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a popularizer of rockabilly. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, Presleys first RCA single, Heartbreak Hotel, was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. He was regarded as the figure of rock and roll after a series of successful network television appearances. In November 1956, Presley made his debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service, in 1973, Presley featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Several years of drug abuse severely damaged his health.
Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century and he won three Grammys, receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. Presley was born on January 8,1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Love and Vernon Elvis Presley, Jesse Garon Presley, his identical twin brother, was delivered stillborn 35 minutes before his own birth. Thus, as a child, Presley became close to both parents and formed an especially close bond with his mother. The family attended an Assembly of God, where he found his musical inspiration. Although he was in conflict with the Pentecostal church in his years, rev. Rex Humbard officiated at his funeral, as Presley had been an admirer of Humbards ministry. Presleys ancestry was primarily a Western European mix, including Scots-Irish, German, gladyss great-great-grandmother, Morning Dove White, was possibly a Cherokee Native American. Gladys was regarded by relatives and friends as the dominant member of the small family, Vernon moved from one odd job to the next, evincing little ambition.
The family often relied on help from neighbors and government food assistance, the Presleys survived the F5 tornado in the 1936 Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak. In 1938, they lost their home after Vernon was found guilty of kiting a check written by the landowner, Orville S. Bean and he was jailed for eight months, and Gladys and Elvis moved in with relatives
Beverly Adams Sassoon is a Canadian-born actress and author. Adams was born in Edmonton, Alberta to a Canadian mother, as a child, Adams moved to Burbank, California where, as a teen, she competed in and won beauty contests before becoming an actress. During her career, Adams appeared in various guest roles in series of the 1960s. After marrying hairstylist Vidal Sassoon in 1966, Adams retired from acting to raise the four children. During her retirement from acting, Adams published several books and served as a spokeswoman for Vidal Sassoon, in 1980, the couple divorced and Adams returned to acting. She launched her own line of pet products, Beverly Sassoon Pet Care System. They had four children, daughter Catya, an actress who died from a heart attack, son Elan BenVidal, son David. Beverly Adams at the Internet Movie Database Beverly Adams at AllMovie
AllMovie is an online guide service website with information about films, television programs, and screen actors. As of 2013, AllMovie. com and the AllMovie consumer brand are owned by All Media Network, AllMovie was founded by popular-culture archivist Michael Erlewine, who founded AllMusic and AllGame. The AllMovie database was licensed to tens of thousands of distributors and retailers for point-of-sale systems, the AllMovie database is comprehensive, including basic product information and production credits, plot synopsis, professional reviews, relational links and more. AllMovie data was accessed on the web at the AllMovie. com website and it was available via the AMG LASSO media recognition service, which can automatically recognize DVDs. In late 2007, Macrovision acquired AMG for a reported $72 million, the AMG consumer facing web properties AllMusic. com, AllMovie. com and AllGame. com were sold by Rovi in August 2013 to All Media Network, LLC. The buyers include the founders of SideReel and Ackrell Capital investor Mike Ackrell.
All Media Network offices are located in San Francisco, AllMusic AllGame SideReel All Media Network Official website
John Leslie Jackie Coogan was an American actor and comedian who began his movie career as a child actor in silent films. Charlie Chaplins film classic The Kid made him one of the first child stars in film history, Coogan would continue to act throughout his life, earning renewed fame in middle age portraying Uncle Fester in the 1960s TV series The Addams Family. He was born as John Leslie Coogan in 1914 in Los Angeles, California, to John Henry Coogan, Jr. and he began performing as an infant in both vaudeville and film, with an uncredited role in the 1917 film Skinners Baby. Charlie Chaplin discovered him in the Orpheum Theatre, a house in Los Angeles, on the stage doing the shimmy. Coogans father was an actor, as was his younger brother, Jackie Coogan was a natural mimic and delighted Chaplin with his abilities. Chaplin cast him in a role in A Days Pleasure. He was Chaplins irascible companion in The Kid and the year played the title role in Oliver Twist. Coogan was one of the first stars to be heavily merchandised, peanut butter, whistles, dolls and figurines were among the Coogan-themed merchandise on sale.
Coogan was tutored until the age of ten, when he entered Urban Military Academy and he attended several colleges, as well as the University of Southern California. In 1932, he dropped out of Santa Clara University because of poor grades, after several demands for a $40,000 ransom, police arrested Thomas Thurmond and John Holmes in San Jose. Thurmond admitted that Hart had been murdered the night he was kidnapped, both killers were transferred to a prison in downtown San Jose. A mob broke into the jail, and Thurmond and Holmes were hanged in a nearby park, Coogan was reported to be present and to have held the lynching rope. The party was returning from a day of hunting over the border in Mexico in early May. With his father at the wheel, the car was forced off the highway near Pine Valley by an oncoming vehicle. As a child star, Coogan earned an estimated $3 to $4 million, when he turned 21 in October 1935, his fortune was believed to be well intact. His assets had been managed by his father, who had died in the car accident less than six months earlier.
However, Coogan found that the amount had been spent by his mother and stepfather, Arthur Bernstein, on fur coats and other jewelry. Bernstein had been an advisor for the family and married Coogans mother in late 1936
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation. The last daily printed edition was put out on March 19,2013, Variety originally reported on theater and vaudeville. Variety has been published since December 16,1905, when it was launched by Sime Silverman as a weekly periodical covering vaudeville with its headquarters in New York City, on January 19,1907, Variety published what is considered the first film review in history. In 1933, Sime Silverman launched Daily Variety, based in Hollywood, Sime Silverman had passed on the editorship of the Weekly Variety to Abel Green as his replacement in 1931, he remained as publisher until his death in 1933 soon after launching the Daily. His son Sidne Silverman, known as Skigie, succeeded him as publisher of both publications, both Sidne and his wife, stage actress Marie Saxon, died of tuberculosis. Their only son Syd Silverman, born 1932, was the heir to what was Variety Inc. Young Syds legal guardian Harold Erichs oversaw Variety Inc.
until 1956, after that date Syd Silverman was publisher of both the Weekly Variety in New York and the Daily Variety in Hollywood, until the sale of both papers in 1987 to the Cahners Corp. In L. A. the Daily was edited by Tom Pryor from 1959 until 1988, for twenty years its editor-in-chief was Peter Bart, originally only of the weekly New York edition, with Michael Silverman running the Daily in Hollywood. Bart had worked previously at Paramount Pictures and The New York Times, in April 2009, Bart moved to the position of vice president and editorial director, characterized online as Boffo No More, Bart Up and Out at Variety. From mid 2009 to 2013, Timothy M. Gray oversaw the publication as Editor-in-Chief, after over 30 years of various reporter, in October 2014, Eller and Wallenstein were upped to Co-Editors in Chief, with Littleton continuing to oversee the trades television coverage. This dissemination comes in the form of columns, news stories, video, Cahners Publishing purchased Variety from the Silverman family in 1987.
On December 7,1988, Barts predecessor, Roger Watkins, upon its launch, the new-look Variety measured one inch shorter with a washed-out color on the front. In October 2012, Reed Business Information, the periodicals owner, PMC is the owner of Deadline. com, which since the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike has been considered Varietys largest competitor in online showbiz news. In October,2012, Jay Penske announced that the paywall would come down, the print publication would stay. A significant portion of the advertising revenue comes during the film-award season leading up to the Academy Awards. During this Awards Season, large numbers of colorful, full-page For Your Consideration advertisements inflate the size of Variety to double or triple its usual page count, paid circulation for the weekly Variety magazine in 2013 was 40,000. Each copy of each Variety issue is read by an average of three people, with a total readership of 120,000. Variety. com has 17 million unique monthly visitors, Variety is a weekly entertainment publication with a broad coverage of movies, theater and technology, written for entertainment executives