The Three Bears (comic strip)
The Three Bears was a long-running British comic strip which appeared in the British comics magazine The Beano. It made its first appearance in issue 881, dated 6 June 1959, drawn by Leo Baxendale at first and by Bob McGrath for most of its run. Ma and Pa Bear and their young son Teddy were three anthropomorphic bears who lived in a setting loosely based on the American Wild West, they were lazy and gluttonous, lived in a cave upon a hill. Most storylines revolved around their attempts to steal "grub" from the local storekeeper Hank. There was the occasional appearance by the local sheriff, their rival bear Grizzly Gus. Disappearing from the comic after issue 2253, dated 21 September 1985, by which time McGrath had departed and been replaced by Tom Lavery, the strip has returned to The Beano several times since between 1988 and 1995, re-appearing in issues 2391 and 2674; the first re-launch was drawn by Bob Dewar, the second by David Parkins, who drew it for much of the mid-1990s Robert Nixon on.
Parkins' version is cited by former Beano editor Euan Kerr as one of his favourite strips. The strip appeared again in 2000, after being a'Guest Star' since the previous year, it was voted into the comic by Beano readers, beating Tricky Dicky, Inspector Horse and Jocky and Gordon Bennett; this time it was drawn by Mike Pearse, but in 2002 Chris McGhie replaced him to relieve Pearse's workload, although the strip was drawn in a similar style. After a vote in 2006, the Three Bears re-appeared as reprints of the 1990s David Parkins strips, he had drawn Fred's Bed, Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, Billy Whizz, all of which have been reprinted in some form. In the 2007 Christmas special, The Three Bears had a present delivered by Billy Whizz, before they return to Beanotown at the end of the strip, they appeared in the Beano Annual 2007 again drawn by Parkins, in the Beano Annual 2008 in which Ted shaves off animals' hair including Pa's. This was drawn by Ken Harrison, they made another appearance in the Beano's 2008 Summer Special.
In the 2009 annual they were drawn by Hunt Emerson, appearing alongside another Western-themed Beano star, Little Plum. In annuals, they have been drawn by Mike Pearse Chris McGhie, Ken Harrison, David Parkins, Hunt Emerson and David Sutherland; the Three Bears are seen in the BeanoMAX and the Beano Annual, although they hardly make appearances in the comic itself. Their final new story in the weekly comic came in issue 3365 of the Beano, dated 27 January 2007, drawn by Tom Paterson; this was a new strip, not a reprint. The characters reappeared 3 years on 3 July 2010 in The Beano, they continued weekly in the comic, as reprints of the Mike Pearse strips until early 2011 when the strip stopped appearing. In the 2012 Beano Annual, their strip was drawn by David Sutherland; the Three Bears are featured in the 2015 Beano Annual. The strip was the subject of two parodies by the adult comic Viz; the first was a surreal parody entitled'The Three Chairs', about a family of three chairs who lived in a cave and robbed Frank's Store for food.
The second was called'Three Blairs' in which Pa represented the British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Ma represented Cherie Blair, Ted represented Leo Blair, Hank represented the British Chancellor Gordon Brown. In this story the Three Blairs plan to rob "Hank's" store so that "Pa" won't faint in the House of Commons due to hunger. To distract "Hank" while "Ma" and "Ted" rob the store "Pa" stages a press conference outside "Hank's" store and states that all the conditions have been met for Britain to start using the Euro. "Hank" promptly states this is untrue and chases after "Pa" while shooting at him. Though this plan works "Ma" and "Ted" have eaten all the food by the time "Pa" has returned home. In the last panel the newspaper reads. Coincidentally this strip was drawn by Brian Walker, a former Beano artist, albeit never on The Three Bears.'The Three Shakespeares' appeared in Viz in February/March 1999. The Shakespeares were engaged in attempting to steal sonnets from Christopher Marlowe, who in one scene had left them out on the windowsill "to cool".
They were given a slap-up meal by Francis Bacon: "Slobber. Our favourite – dramatic monologues composed in iambic decasyllabic blank verse, and mash."
John Arthur Lithgow is an American character actor, comedian, poet and singer. He has received two Tony Awards, six Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, has been nominated for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards. Lithgow has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. Lithgow is best known for his television roles as Dick Solomon in the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, Arthur Mitchell in the drama Dexter, Sir Winston Churchill in the drama The Crown, for each of which he won Emmy Awards. In film, he is well known for his film roles in Blow Out, Footloose and the Hendersons and Love is Strange, his performances in the films The World According to Garp and Terms of Endearment each earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. On the stage, he has appeared in many Broadway productions including the musical adaptations of Sweet Smell of Success and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
In 2007, he made his Royal Shakespeare Company debut as Malvolio in Neil Bartlett's production of Twelfth Night. Lithgow was born in New York, his mother, Sarah Jane, was a retired actress. His father, Arthur Washington Lithgow III, was a theatrical producer and director who ran the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey, his father was born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, to an American-Dominican family of Scottish and French descent. Lithgow is descended from Mayflower passenger and colonial governor William Bradford; because of his father's job, the family moved during Lithgow's childhood. Lithgow graduated from Princeton High School in Princeton, he attended Harvard College, graduated with an A. B. magna cum laude in 1967, in literature. Lithgow lived in Adams House as an undergraduate, served on Harvard's Board of Overseers, he credits a performance at Harvard of Gilbert and Sullivan's Utopia Limited with helping him decide to become an actor. After graduation, Lithgow won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
After graduation, he served as the Director of the Arts and Literature Department at WBAI, the Pacifica radio station in New York City. In 1973, Lithgow debuted on Broadway in David Storey's The Changing Room at the Morosco Theatre. Lithgow win for his performance for Featured Actor in a Play, he won a Drama Desk Award. The following year he starred again on Broadway in the comedy play My Fat Friend opposite Lynn Redgrave at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. In 1976 he starred on Broadway in Arthur Miller's A Memory of Two Mondays opposite Meryl Streep and Tom Hulce at the Playhouse Theatre. In 1985 he starred in Requiem for a Heavyweight written by Rod Serling at the Martin Beck Theatre, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play losing to Derek Jacobi in Much Ado About Nothing. In 1988 he starred in John Dexter's M. Butterfly alongside B. D. Wong at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. In 2002, Lithgow starred as J. J. Hunsecker in the Broadway adaptation of the 1957 film Sweet Smell of Success alongside Brian D'Arcy James.
Lithgow won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance. In 2005, He was starred on Broadway in the musical-comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Alongside Norbert Leo Butz at the Imperial Theatre. While both were nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Butz won over Lithgow; that same year Lithgow was elected into the American Theater Hall of Fame for his work on Broadway. In 2004 and 2007, Lithgow debuted Carnival of the Animals' elephant character — nurse Mabel Buntz — with the New York City Ballet and Houston Ballet, respectively. In 2007, Lithgow played Malvolio in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Twelfth Night, at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. In 2008 through 2009, Lithgow played Joe Keller in a Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons directed by Simon McBurney. Lithgow starred alongside Dianne Wiest, Patrick Wilson and Katie Holmes in her Broadway debut at the Schoenfeld Theare. In 2010 Lithgow starred in the Off Broadway production of Douglas Carter Beane's comedy Mr & Mrs Fitch alongside Jennifer Ehle at the Second Stage Theatre from February 22, 2010 to April 4, 2010.
In 2012 Lithgow returned to Broadway in David Auburn's new play The Columnist which played at the Manhattan Theatre Club with previews starting on April 4, 2012. The performance earned him a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. In the winter of 2012-2013 He appeared in the London revival of Arthur Wing Pinero's The Magistrate as Police Magistrate Aeneas Posket at the National Theatre, it was announced in February 2014 that he would return to Central Park's Delacorte Theater and Shakespeare in the Park for the 2014 summer season in the title role of Shakespeare's King Lear directed by Tony Award Winner Daniel Sullivan. The production was the play's first there since 1973 and Lithgow's first time there since 1975, when he had played Laertes. In Fall 2014, Lithgow returned to Broadway as Tobias in a revival of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, he starred opposite Martha Plimpton, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban and Clare Higgins. Pam MacKinnon directed the limited 18-week production at the John Golden Theatre.
Lithgow starred in the solo play John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, which opened on Broadway on January 11, 2018 at the Am
Shelley Alexis Duvall is an American former actress, producer and singer. Over the duration of her career, Duvall garnered critical acclaim for her portrayals of various eccentric characters. Duvall began her career appearing in various Robert Altman films in the 1970s, including Brewster McCloud, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Thieves Like Us, 3 Women, which won her the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress, she had a supporting role in Annie Hall before starring in lead roles in The Shining. Duvall appeared in Time Bandits, Frankenweenie and The Portrait of a Lady, she is an Emmy-nominated producer responsible for Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre, which she narrated and starred in, other child-friendly anthology series. Duvall's most recent performance was in Manna from Heaven. Shelley Alexis Duvall was born on July 7, 1949, in Houston, the daughter of Bobbie Ruth Crawford, a real estate broker and Robert Richardson "Bobby" Duvall, a lawyer. Duvall has three brothers: Scott and Stewart.
Duvall was an artistic young girl with lots of energy earning the nickname "Manic Mouse" from her mother. After graduating from high school in 1967, Duvall sold cosmetics at Foley's and attended South Texas Junior College, where she majored in nutrition and diet therapy, she met Robert Altman. He offered Duvall a part in the film, she said: Duvall had never left Texas before Altman offered her a film role. She flew to Hollywood and landed the role of a free-spirited love interest to Bud Cort's reclusive Brewster in Brewster McCloud. Altman chose Duvall for roles as an unsatisfied mail-order bride in McCabe & Mrs. Miller, the daughter of a convict and mistress to Keith Carradine's character in Thieves Like Us, a spaced-out groupie in Nashville, a sympathetic Wild West woman in Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson; the same year, Duvall left Altman to star as Bernice, a wealthy girl from Wisconsin in PBS’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story Bernice Bobs Her Hair.
She hosted an evening of Saturday Night Live and appeared in 5 sketches: "Programming Change," "Video Vixens," "Night of the Moonies," "Van Arguments" and "Goodnights."In 1977, Duvall starred as Mildred "Millie" Lammoreaux in Altman's 3 Women. Duvall's performance garnered the award for Best Actress at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival and the LAFCA Award for Best Actress, as well as a BAFTA nomination, she appeared in a minor role in Woody Allen's Annie Hall. Duvall's next role was Wendy Torrance in The Shining directed by Stanley Kubrick. Jack Nicholson states in the documentary Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures that Kubrick was great to work with but that he was "a different director" with Duvall; because of Kubrick's methodical nature, principal photography took a year to complete. Kubrick and Duvall argued although Duvall said she learned more from working with Kubrick on The Shining than she did on all her earlier films. In order to give The Shining the psychological horror it needed, director Stanley Kubrick antagonized his actors.
The film's script was changed so that Nicholson stopped reading each draft. Kubrick intentionally argued with her often. Duvall was forced to perform the exhausting baseball bat scene 127 times. Afterwards, Duvall presented Kubrick with clumps of hair that had fallen out due to the extreme stress of filming. While Duvall was in London shooting The Shining, Altman asked her to play Olive Oyl in his big-screen adaptation of Popeye opposite Robin Williams, a role Roger Ebert believes she was born to play: Her role of Pansy in Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits followed. In 1982, Duvall narrated and was executive producer of the children's television program Faerie Tale Theatre, she starred in seven episodes of the series. Since the program's first episode "The Frog Prince", which starred Robin Williams and Teri Garr, Duvall produced 27 hour-long episodes of the program. In 1985, she created Tall Tales & Legends, another one-hour anthology series for Showtime, which featured adaptations of American folk tales.
As with Faerie Tale Theatre, the series starred well-known Hollywood actors with Duvall as host, executive producer, occasional guest star. The series garnered Duvall an Emmy nomination. While Duvall was producing Fairy Tale Theatre, it was reported that she was to star as the lead in the film adaptation of Tom Robbins’s Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, which starred Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall, her sister Cindy Hall and Sissy Spacek; the project was delayed and when it released in 1993 it starred an different cast. She landed roles in films and television series: the mother of a boy whose dog is struck by car in Tim Burton's short film Frankenweenie, a lonely and timid woman who receives a message from a flying saucer in The Twilight Zone episode "The Once and Future King/A Saucer of Loneliness", the friend of Steve Martin's character in the comedy Roxanne. In 1988, Duvall founded a new production company called Think Entertainment to develop programs and television movies for cable channels, she created Nightmare Classics, a third Showtime anthology series that featured adaptations of well-known horror stories by authors incl
Tatum Beatrice O'Neal is an American actress and author. She is the youngest person to win a competitive Academy Award, which she won in 1974 at age 10 for her performance as Addie Loggins in Paper Moon opposite her father, Ryan O'Neal, she starred in The Bad News Bears, followed by Nickelodeon, Little Darlings. O'Neal appeared in guest roles in Sex and the City, 8 Simple Rules and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. From 2006 to 2007, she portrayed Blythe Hunter in the My Network TV drama series Wicked Wicked Games. O'Neal was born in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, California, to actors Ryan O'Neal and Joanna Moore, her brother, was born in 1964. In 1967, her parents divorced and her father remarried, her father's marriage to actress Leigh Taylor-Young produced Tatum's half-brother, but the union ended in divorce in 1973. Tatum has another half-brother, from Ryan O'Neal's relationship with actress Farrah Fawcett. O'Neal's mother died of lung cancer in 1997 at age 63, after a career in which she appeared in such movies as Walk on the Wild Side and Follow That Dream.
Her paternal ancestry is Irish and Ashkenazi Jewish. On April 2, 1974, at age 10, Tatum O'Neal won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actress for her performance in Paper Moon, released in May 1973; the youngest to win a competitive Academy Award, she turned nine years old during filming in autumn 1972. O'Neal played the role of Addie Loggins, a child con artist being tutored by a Depression-era grifter played by her father, Ryan. In her 2010 appearance on RuPaul's Drag Race, O'Neal stated that her father had not attended the Academy Awards ceremony with her due to his busy schedule. O'Neal starred in films such as The Bad News Bears with Walter Matthau, International Velvet with Christopher Plummer and Anthony Hopkins, Little Darlings with Kristy McNichol, co-starred in Nickelodeon with her father Ryan, in Circle of Two with Richard Burton, she appeared as the title character in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode "Goldilocks and the Three Bears".
She appeared in only five films during the next 15 years, one of them being Basquiat as Cynthia Kruger. In the early 2000s, O'Neal returned to acting with guest appearances in Sex and the City, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, Law and Order: Criminal Intent. In 2005, O'Neal began a recurring role as Maggie Gavin in the firehouse drama series Rescue Me, portraying the unbalanced and lively sister of Tommy Gavin, played by Denis Leary. In January 2006, she participated in the second season of ABC's reality series Dancing with the Stars with professional partner Nick Kosovich, they were eliminated in the second round. She went on to do commentary for the series on Entertainment Tonight. From 2006 to 2007, she portrayed the vindictive and psychotic Blythe Hunter in the My Network TV drama Wicked Wicked Games, she appears opposite Nashawn Vanessa Williams in the film My Brother. One of O'Neal's first public boyfriends was pop star Michael Jackson, whom she dated in the late 1970s. Jackson described O'Neal as his first love, in a 2002 interview with Martin Bashir said that O'Neal tried to seduce him, but he was terrified by the idea of sex.
O'Neal adamantly denied all of Jackson's claims in her 2004 autobiography. O'Neal's relationship with tennis player John McEnroe began in 1984 when she moved into his Central Park West condominium in New York City, they married in 1986. The couple has three children: Kevin and Emily, they separated in 1992 and were divorced in 1994. Following the divorce, O'Neal's drug problems reemerged and she developed an addiction to heroin; as a result, McEnroe obtained custody of the children in 1998. In 2011, Tatum and her father Ryan began to restore their broken father–daughter relationship after 25 years, their reunion and reconciliation process was captured in the short-lived Oprah Winfrey Network series Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals. In 2015, she said she had begun dating women, while choosing not to identify herself as lesbian, bisexual or heterosexual, saying, "I'm not one or the other." On June 1, 2008, she was arrested for buying crack cocaine near her Manhattan apartment building. When police searched her, they found two bags of drugs—one of crack cocaine, one of powder cocaine—and an unused crack pipe.
She was charged with a misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance. Authorities released her without bail. On July 2, 2008, O'Neal pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with the arrest and agreed to spend two half-day sessions in a drug treatment program. In her 2004 autobiography, A Paper Life, O'Neal alleged that she was molested by her father's drug dealer when she was 12, she alleges physical and emotional abuse from her father, much of which she attributed to drug use. She detailed her own heroin addiction and its effects on her relationship with her children, her father Ryan denied the allegations. In a prepared statement, Ryan O'Neal said: "It is a sad day when malicious lies are told in order to become a'bestseller.'"In 2011, O'Neal wrote a new collection of memoirs titled Found: A Daughter's Journey Home, which dealt with her tempestuous relationship with her father, volatile marriage to John McEnroe, her recent drug arrest. Tatum O'Neal autobiography: A Paper Life.
ISBN 0-06-054097-4. Tatum O'Neal autobiography: Found: A Daughter's Journey Home ISBN 978-0062066565 List of oldest and youngest Academy Award winners and nominees Tatum O'Neal on IMDb Tatum O'Neal at AllMovie When Young Stars Burn Out MSN Movies O'Neal accepting Academy Award at age 10 - April 2, 1974—YouTube
Bart's New Friend
"Bart's New Friend" is the eleventh episode of the 26th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, the 563rd episode of the series. It aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 11, 2015; the episode focuses on Bart's new friendship with his father Homer, hypnotized in order to think he is a young boy. Homer learns that the retiring co-safety inspector of Sector 7G Don Bookner has been covering for him for years, which means Homer will have to work from now on, he is unable to take a break. Marge suggests. Here, Homer still can't have fun and punches a clown who attempts to trick him. Bart suggests; the hypnotist Sven Golly makes Homer believe that he is 10 years old again before evading Chief Wiggum when it is revealed that the hypnotist is a criminal. At the hospital, Dr. Hibbert explains that the only way to bring Homer back is to contact Sven Golly again; this forces Bart to share his room with Homer, he is surprised when the new Homer says that when he will grow up, he will not have a job or a family.
Bart makes Homer his new best friend and accomplice, to Milhouse's dismay. On the other side, Marge begins to miss her husband, despite their children having fun with him: Lisa holds a concert with him and Bart evades bullies due to Homer's protection. Chief Wiggum manages to capture Sven Golly and plans to bring him back, but he and Marge discover that Homer and Bart left the house and ran off to Itchy & Scratchy Land. Homer is caught and torn between his love for Marge and his new bond with Bart, he says goodbye to his best friend, advising him to be 10 years old forever. Sven Golly brings Homer back to his old self, but before Marge can explain what happened, Homer assumes that the reason of his presence at Itchy & Scratchy Land was because he was drunk and asks for forgiveness, which Marge gives. At the end of this episode, Homer confides to Bart that he had a special friend as a kid but can't remember who it is, he decides not to strangle him again and rather wants to begin a new step with him.
It is revealed that Marge asked Sven Golly to make Homer more affectionate. In a specially made cell, it is revealed that Sven Golly managed to hypnotize Wiggum into thinking he is the actual prisoner and is left locked in the cell before being visited by Loki. "Bart's New Friend" was written by Judd Apatow, better known for films such as Bridesmaids and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. The episode originated as a spec script Apatow had written when he was 22-years-old, in the style of the first episodes of the series. In an interview with TVGuide.com, Apatow explained that "I wrote a spec script for the great Chris Elliott show Get a Life. They at least brought me in for a meeting. All these years Al Jean calls and says,'Hey, we'll make it now!'" The episode has a scene in remembrance of the victims of the January 7 shootings at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris with a cutscene of Maggie, whose posture resembles Eugène Delacroix's painting Liberty Leading the People, holding a flag reading Je Suis Charlie.
The episode received an audience of 4.28 million, making it the most watched show on Fox that night. It was the third most watched show in its timeslot, led by coverage of the Golden Globe Awards on NBC. Dennis Perkins of The A. V. Club gave the episode a B, saying "I reject the idea that The Simpsons is out of stories, because there is no end to the stories to be spun out of the relationships and conflicts of the family unit."Writing for IGN, Jesse Schedeen concluded that while it was a "perfectly decent new chapter of the show", the episode felt typical of the current season instead of resembling the older episodes Apatow had been watching when he first wrote it. He gave it a score of 6.8 out of 10. Dan Castellaneta's role in the episode as Homer was nominated for the Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, one of three Simpsons actors to be nominated. "Bart's New Friend" at the Internet Movie Database "Bart's New Friend" at TV.com "Bart's New Friend" at theSimpsons.com
Tapestry (Carole King album)
Tapestry is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Carole King, released in 1971 on Ode Records and produced by Lou Adler. It is one of the best-selling albums of all time, with over 25 million copies sold worldwide. In the United States, it has been certified Diamond by the RIAA with more than 10 million copies sold, it received four Grammy Awards including Album of the Year. The lead singles from the album — "It's Too Late"/"I Feel the Earth Move" — spent five weeks at number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening charts. In 2003, Tapestry was ranked number 36 on Rolling Stone list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. King wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album, several of, hits for other artists such as Aretha Franklin's " A Natural Woman" and The Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow". Three songs were co-written with King's ex-husband Gerry Goffin. James Taylor, who encouraged King to sing her own songs and who played on Tapestry, would have a number one hit with "You've Got a Friend".
Two songs were co-written with Toni Stern: "It's Too Late" and "Where You Lead". The album was recorded at Studio B, A&M Recording Studios during January 1971 with the support of Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, plus various experienced session musicians. Several of the musicians worked on Taylor's Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon album; the cover photograph was taken by A&M staff photographer Jim McCrary at King's Laurel Canyon home. It shows her sitting in a window frame, holding a tapestry she hand-stitched herself, with her cat Telemachus at her feet; the album was critically well-received. Along with being selected Album of the Year, it received Grammys for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, making King the first solo female artist to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, the first woman to win the Grammy Award for Song of the Year; the album remained on the Billboard charts for 313 weeks. Tapestry was number one on the Billboard 200 for 15 consecutive weeks, held the record for most weeks at number one by a female solo artist for over 20 years until surpassed by Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album in 1993, which spent 20 weeks at number one.
It still holds the record for most consecutive weeks at number one by a female solo artist. The album was listed on the Billboard 200 for 318 weeks between 1971 and 2011, the longest by a female solo artist until Adele's 21 surpassed it in 2017. In terms of time on the charts, it ranks fifth overall, in terms of length on the charts for solo musical acts it ranks second. Of all the albums by female artists to be certified Diamond, it was the first released, although it was not the first being certified. In Canada, the album was number one for 9 weeks beginning July 3, 1971. Several songs on Tapestry were recorded by other artists and became hits while the album was still on the charts: James Taylor's 1971 cover of "You've Got a Friend" hit number one in the US and number four in the UK, Barbra Streisand's 1971 studio recording of "Where You Lead" reached number 40 while a live recording of a medley in which Streisand paired the song with the Sweet Inspirations hit "Sweet Inspiration" reached number 37 the following year.
Various artists combined to re-record all the original tracks for more than one tribute album. The first, released in 1995 and entitled Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King, was certified gold; the second, in 2003, was entitled A New Tapestry — Carole King Tribute. In 2010 Australian recording artist Marcia Hines recorded Marcia Sings Tapestry. "Her songs are like stories or sonic movies," observed Tori Amos. "You want to walk into them. With'I Feel the Earth Move' or'It's Too Late', you're right there."In 2003, Tapestry was named number 36 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, was listed by VH1 as number 39 on their list of 100 Greatest Albums, was one of 50 recordings chosen to be added to the National Recording Registry. Recordings added to the National Recording Registry are picked to be preserved in the Library of Congress as they are "culturally or aesthetically important."In March 2016 it was announced that Carole King would perform the album live in its entirety for the first time at the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park, London on 3 July 2016..
The performance was released the next year as Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park. All songs written by Carole King except. Side 1 "I Feel the Earth Move" – 3:00 "So Far Away" – 3:55 "It's Too Late" – 3:54 "Home Again" – 2:29 "Beautiful" – 3:08 "Way Over Yonder" – 4:49Side 2 "You've Got a Friend" – 5:09 "Where You Lead" – 3:20 "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" – 4:13 "Smackwater Jack" – 3:42 "Tapestry" – 3:15 " A Natural Woman" – 3:591999 CD reissueThe album was reissued in 1999 on CD, with two unreleased bonus tracks. "Out in the Cold" – 2:44 "Smackwater Jack" – 3:212008 "Legacy Edition"In 2008, Sony/BMG, Ode released a 2-disc "Legacy Edition". One disc is the original album remastered.
Alexander George Karras was an American football player, professional wrestler and actor. He was a four-time Pro Bowl player with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League, where he played from 1958 to 1970; as an actor, Karras is noted for his role as Mongo in the 1974 comedy film Blazing Saddles. He was known for starring as Webster Long's adoptive father, George Papadopolis, in the ABC sitcom Webster alongside his wife Susan Clark, he was featured prominently in Victor/Victoria, starring Julie Andrews and James Garner. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Born and raised in Gary, Karras was the son of Dr. George Karras, a Greek immigrant who graduated from the University of Chicago and got his medical degree in Canada. There, George Karras married a Canadian woman, Alex's mother, Emmeline, a registered nurse. George Karras opened a medical practice in Gary. By that time, Alex Karras had learned to play football in a parking lot near his home, he blossomed into a four-time Indiana all-state selection at Gary's Emerson High School.
His older brothers and Ted, had played at Purdue but Ted transferred to Indiana. Because of this, Alex said, "Indiana had the inside track" on recruiting him. Shortly after he graduated from high school, three coaches from the Iowa Hawkeyes met Karras at his brother Louie's house with an airplane and flew him to Spencer, where he remained incommunicado through the summer. Writing in the Detroit Free Press in 1971, Karras said that "nobody knew where I was, not my mom, although Louie told her not to worry.... Iowa came up with something, I have no intention of stirring up any mess. I'll only say that, as Louie explained it, some accommodations were made by the people at Iowa that would make things easier for the family, so away I went, it was the beginning of some awful years."Karras struggled in the beginning at Iowa, with classwork and with his coach, Forest Evashevski. He was a pledge at Sigma Nu fraternity during his first year in school. Karras would have left Iowa had he not befriended a Greek theater owner, Ernie Pannos, as well as fellow players Cal Jones and Bob Commings.
Karras' sophomore year with Iowa in 1955 got off to a rocky start when he showed up for practice twenty pounds overweight. Karras was hampered that season by a cracked ankle bone. After being disappointed at not getting to play in the season finale, Karras threw a shoe at Evashevski and quit the team. Karras did not earn a football letter for the 1955 season. Karras went to summer classes and rejoined the football team, but a strained relationship resurfaced. Evashevski promised to start Alex Karras in the 1956 season opener against Indiana, when Alex would square off against his brother, Ted, but Evy played Karras off the bench instead, Karras quit the team again. This time, Karras agreed to rejoin the team only after making Evashevski promise he would not talk to him other than in a purely coaching capacity. Iowa took the lead in the 1956 Big Ten title race with a 7–0 victory over Minnesota; the Hawkeyes clinched the Big Ten title and Iowa's first Rose Bowl berth by defeating Ohio State, 6–0.
Karras sealed the game with a quarterback sack on the game's final play. Iowa's final regular season game in 1956 was 48 -- 8. Karras called it his biggest college win, saying, "The Karrases have always had a rivalry with Notre Dame; the school was just sixty miles down the road from our home and we wanted to beat'em at anything." However, after the game, Karras got into a physical battle with Evashevski. Karras did not enjoy his trip to the Rose Bowl, either. "Pasadena was the most boring town I've been in," said Karras. Karras helped the Hawkeyes win the Rose Bowl over Oregon State, 35–19, he was a first team All-American in 1956 Karras spent the summer of 1957 with an American track team of Greek descent. He participated in the shot put. In his senior season in 1957, Karras was the most dominant lineman in the nation, won the Outland Trophy, was the runner-up in the voting for the Heisman Trophy. Karras and Ohio State tackle John Hicks are two of only three linemen finishing so high in the Heisman Trophy voting.
In addition, Karras was a consensus first team All-American in 1957. Hawkeye teammate Randy Duncan said, Karras hated Evashevski, he still does. I think Karras hated Evy for a lot of reasons. Evy was on everybody's back, he was on Karras' back big time. Karras was a great football player, but he didn't like offense and, in those days, you had to go both ways. So he didn't block anybody. What he wanted to do was chase down quarterbacks and play defense. Before his NFL career got under way, Karras signed a contract as a professional wrestler on December 13, 1957, earning $25,000 during the six-month off-season. Karras was the tenth selection of the 1958 NFL draft, taken by the Detroit Lions, he signed with the Lions, spurning an offer from the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He became one of the dominant defensive tackles in the NFL, playing for 12 seasons with the same team. On January 7, 1963, Karras's ownership in Detroit's Lindell AC Bar became a source of controversy when league officials urged him to