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Richard Barthelmess

Richard Semler Barthelmess was an American film actor, principally of the Hollywood silent era. He starred opposite Lillian Gish in D. W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms and Way Down East and was among the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927; the following year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for two films: The Patent Leather Kid and The Noose. Barthelmess was born in New York City, the son of Caroline W. Harris, a stage actress, Alfred W. Barthelmess, his father died. Through his mother, he grew up in the theatre. In contrast to that, he was educated at Hudson River Military Academy at Nyack, New York and Trinity College at Hartford, Connecticut, he did some acting in college and other amateur productions. By 1919 he had five years in stock company experience. Russian actress Alla Nazimova, a friend of the family, was taught English by Caroline Barthelmess. Nazimova convinced Richard Barthelmess to try acting professionally, he made his debut screen appearance in 1916 in the serial Gloria's Romance as an uncredited extra.

He appeared as a supporting player in several films starring Marguerite Clark. His next role, in War Brides opposite Nazimova, attracted the attention of director D. W. Griffith, who offered him several important roles casting him opposite Lillian Gish in Broken Blossoms and Way Down East, he founded his own production company, Inspiration Film Company, together with Charles Duell and Henry King. One of their films, Tol'able David, in which Barthelmess starred as a teenage mailman who finds courage, was a major success. In 1922, Photoplay described him as the "idol of every girl in America." Barthelmess had a large female following during the 1920s. An admirer wrote to the editor of Picture-Play Magazine in 1921:Different fans have different opinions, although Wallace Reid, Thomas Meighan, Niles Welch are mighty fine chaps, I think that Richard Barthelmess beats them all. Dick is getting more and more popular every day, why? Because his wonderful black hair and soulful eyes are enough to make any young girl adore him.

The first play I saw Dick in was Boots—Dorothy Gish playing the lead. This play impressed me so that I went to see every play in which he appeared—Three Men and a Girl, Scarlet Days, The Love Flower, Broken Blossoms, in which I decided that Dick was my favorite. I am looking forward to Way Down East as being a great success, because I know Dick will play a good part. Barthelmess soon became one of Hollywood's higher paid performers, starring in such classics as The Patent Leather Kid in 1927 and The Noose in 1928. In addition, he won a special citation for producing The Patent Leather Kid. With the advent of the sound era, Barthelmess' fortunes changed, he made several talkie films, most notably Son of the Gods, The Dawn Patrol, The Last Flight, The Cabin in the Cotton, Central Airport, a supporting role as a disgraced pilot and Rita Hayworth's character's husband in Only Angels Have Wings. Barthelmess failed to maintain the stardom of his silent film days and left entertainment, he enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve during World War II, served as a lieutenant commander.

He never returned to film. On June 18, 1920, Barthelmess married a stage and screen star, in New York, they had one daughter, Mary Barthelmess, before divorcing on January 15, 1927. In August 1927, Barthelmess became engaged to a Broadway actress. However, the engagement was called off due to Wilson's stated desire to continue acting, or his affair around this time with the journalist Adela Rogers St. Johns. On April 21, 1928, Barthelmess married Jessica Stewart Sargent, he adopted her son, from a previous marriage. They remained married until Barthelmess' death in 1963. Barthelmess died of throat cancer on August 17, 1963, aged 68, in New York, he was interred at Mausoleum in Hartsdale, New York. Barthelmess was a founder of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 1960, Barthelmess received a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for his contributions to the film industry. Barthelmess was among the second group of recipients of the George Eastman Award in 1957, given by the George Eastman House for distinguished contribution to the art of film.

Composer Katherine Allan Lively dedicated her piano composition Within the Walls of China: A Chinese Episode to Barthelmess in the sheet music published in 1923 by G. Schirmer, Inc. An article in The Music Trades reported that Mrs. Lively was inspired by a viewing of the film Broken Blossoms, performed the piece for Barthelmess and his friends in New York in the summer of 1922. Features Short subjects Camille The Stolen Jools How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 1: The Putter Starlit Days at the Lido Meet the Stars #5: Hollywood Meets the Navy List of actors with Academy Award nominations Notes BibliographyHammond, Michael. War Relic and Forgotten Man: Richard Barthelmess as Celluloid Veteran in Hollywood 1922–1933, Journal of War & Culture Studies, 6:4, 2013, p. 282-301. Http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/1752628013Y.0000000005 Richard Barthelmess on IMDb Richard Barthelmess at AllMovie Richard Barthelmess at the Internet Broadway Database Photographs of Richard Barthelmess Richard Barthelmess at Find a Grave

Anna Maria Tremonti

Anna Maria Tremonti is a Canadian radio and television journalist, featured on a variety of radio and television programs on the CBC. She has served as a senior reporter for The National, where she won two Gemini Awards, a host of The Fifth Estate, where she won a Gracie Award. From 2002 until 2019, she hosted CBC Radio One's morning news and current affairs program The Current. In November 2019, her first new podcast was announced, released in January 2020, as More With Anna Maria Tremonti. Born in Windsor, she began her journalism career at the University of Windsor student newspaper, The Lance, the university's radio station, CJAM, her experiences included private broadcasting contracts in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia at CKEC Radio and Toronto before serving with the CBC in Fredericton, Edmonton and Toronto. She worked as a CBC correspondent in Europe, was for several years the chief CBC correspondent in the Middle East, she is the partner of Toronto city councillor John Filion. CBC Radio's The Current biography CBC: More with Anna Maria Tremonti

WNAX (AM)

WNAX is a radio station in Yankton, South Dakota owned by Saga Communications, Inc. which broadcasts a News/Talk format. Due to the flat landscape of the upper Great Plains and the high ground conductivity of the terrain, plus WNAX's low frequency compared to most other AM stations, the station's 5,000-watt signal covers large portions of South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota. Among U. S. stations its daytime land coverage is exceeded only by KFYR in North Dakota. In addition to its home markets of Sioux City and Sioux Falls, WNAX provides a strong grade B signal to Omaha and Lincoln. During the day, it provides at least secondary coverage to most of the eastern half of South Dakota, most of the densely populated portion of Nebraska and much of western Iowa. Under the right conditions, its daytime signal penetrates as far south as Kansas City, as far north as Fargo and well east of Des Moines with a good radio. WNAX was first licensed on November 7, 1922, to the Dakota Radio Apparatus company, is the oldest surviving radio station in the state of South Dakota.

The call-letters came from a sequentially assigned list, WNAX was the last station in the state to receive a callsign starting with a W instead of K, as additional stations in the state were established after the January, 1923 shift that moved the K/W call letter boundary from the western border of South Dakota to the Mississippi River. WNAX was purchased by Gurney's Seed and Nursery Company in 1926 and became known as "WNAX—Voice of the House of Gurney in Yankton"; the station was used making Gurney's a household name. In 1957, Cowles Broadcasting Corporation sold the station to Peoples Broadcasting Corporation, a subsidiary of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. which, in turn, was an affiliate of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Peoples Broadcasting was the owner of KVTV-TV. On February 10, 1933, the Federal Radio Commission authorized an increase in daytime power from 1,000 watts to 2,500 watts. Less than two years December 18, 1934, the new Federal Communications Commission authorized another increase in power, to 5,000 watts.

The radio station launched the careers of many stars, both national. Starting in the late 1920s, Lawrence Welk spent a decade performing daily without pay on WNAX. In 1939, Wynn Hubler Speece started her radio program and became known regionally as "Your Neighbor Lady". Speece was still continuing to do her Marconi Award-winning broadcast more than sixty years when WNAX celebrated its eightieth anniversary in 2002. Other well-known regional radio personalities from WNAX have included Norm Hilson, Whitney Larson, "Happy" Jack O'Malley, Bob Hill, Ed Nelson, Steve Wallick, George B. German, Roland "Pete" Peterson and the hillbilly performers on the WNAX Missouri Valley Barn Dance show. In October 2005 Speece announced her retirement after 66 years of continuous broadcasting, she died on October 2007, at 90 years of age. In 1983 a fire destroyed the main WNAX building. All of the station's historic live recordings as well as thousands of records were destroyed; the staff of WNAX went to continued broadcasting.

The station recovered when a new building was constructed on Highway 50 in Yankton. In 1942 the station built a tower at Yankton at 929 feet, the tallest radio broadcasting tower at the time; the current tower is 911 feet tall. Today WNAX continues many of the traditions started in 1922 with frequent news, sports and farm market updates; the station continues to be affiliated with an association that began in the late 1920s. WNAX is the flagship for South Dakota State University sports. WNAX carries Minnesota Twins baseball and Minnesota Vikings football. In May 2006, WNAX won one first place in the commercial radio division of the South Dakota Associated Press Broadcasters Association news contest. WNAX website WNAX: From 1922 to Today Article on the eightieth anniversary of WNAX by Minnesota Public Radio. Query the FCC's AM station database for WNAX Radio-Locator Information on WNAX Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WNAXQuery the FCC's FM station database for K245DA Radio-Locator information on K245DA FCC History Cards for WNAX