The Gibson ES-175 is an electric guitar manufactured by the Gibson Guitar Corporation. It was dropped from the Gibson lineup for 2019 after 68 years in continuous production, it is a 24 3⁄4" scale full hollow-body guitar with a trapeze Tune-O-Matic bridge. It is one of the most famous jazz guitars in history; the ES-175 is a single- or dual-pickup archtop electric guitar made by Gibson. Unlike Gibson's L5 and Super 400 guitars, the ES-175 has an all-laminate construction, which allows the cost of materials and construction to be kept down, as well as assisting in keeping feedback at higher volumes manageable; the ES-175 has a rosewood fingerboard with parallelogram inlays, a 3" deep body, a floating bridge, one or two humbuckers, 20 frets and independent volume and tone controls for each pickup. The guitar has the standard Gibson scale length of 24.75" and is available in sunburst and natural finishes, though Gibson has produced limited runs in white, makes small runs in Wine Red with gold hardware instead of the model's usual chrome or nickel.
The ES-175 was designed to be a cheaper alternative to Gibson's high-end archtop models, though current production ES-175s feature figured maple laminates. The ES-175 debuted in 1949, as Gibson's mid-level laminate top alternative to the L-5 and as an electric version of the L-4, it was the first Gibson electric to feature a stylish Florentine cutaway. Its first incarnation had one single-coil pickup in the neck position, a carved rosewood bridge; the model's name is derived from its original price of $175. In 1953, the ES-175D, a two-pickup model, was introduced; the ES-175 or ES-175D could be ordered in natural finish. Beginning in February 1957, ES-175s came equipped with humbuckers. Many new jazz guitarists such as Pat Metheny used these to emulate the sound of Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery's "heart" L5; the ES-175 with humbuckers is prized for its rich tone. Some guitarists will try to mimic the rich resonant sound of this rather large hollow-body instrument by turning the tone knob all the way down on smaller, or solid body, guitars.
In 1969, shortly before Norlin acquired Gibson from CMI, Gibson began to implement changes across the line, including changing the headstock pitch from 17 degrees to 14, phasing in three-piece maple necks in lieu of one piece mahogany, the addition of a volute to the neck. The ES-175 was spared these changes until the mid-1970s. In 1976, the three-piece maple neck replaced the one-piece mahogany neck, a volute was added, the wooden bridge was replaced by a Nashville bridge. By the mid-1970s, Gibson had discontinued the single-pickup model. In 1976 Gibson introduced the ES-175T, a thin-body variant on the ES-175, it was made for only three years, available in sunburst and wine red. The model proved unpopular and was discontinued in 1979. In 2002, Gibson released a Steve Howe signature model, based on Howe's 1964 ES-175. In 2012, Gibson released a pair of a single-pickup and a dual-pickup model, it is the first production ES-175 single pickup model since the 1970s. Jazz guitarist Joe Pass played. 1962, for many years.
This model guitar is used not only by jazz guitarists. Scotty Moore, the guitarist for Elvis Presley, played an ES-295, dual P-90-equipped, all gold ES-175. Steve Howe plays an ES-175. Gibson released the Herb Ellis ES-165 as a signature reissue of his original 1953 ES-175. Roddy Frame used one during the first years of Aztec Camera; the Epiphone company produces an ES-175 model, available only in golden and black colours. The Epiphone model has an arched back as well, it is equipped with two AlNiCo wax-dipped humbuckers. It produced an ES-295, with all the original trimmings, plus a B-7 bigsby vibrato tailpiece; the ES-295 was introduced in May 1952 as an upscale version of the ES-175. It shared the same specifications as the ES-175, except it came in Gibson's Bullion Gold and featured a combination trapeze bridge/tailpiece with strings looping over the bridge, rather than a floating bridge, it featured a clear plastic pickguard, back-painted in cream and embossed with a gold floral design. The ES-295 prototype was built in 1951 by Gibson at the request of Les Paul, who wished to present a gold ES-175 to a wounded veteran.
Discontinued in 1959, it was reissued in 1994 with the earlier P-90 pickup design, as opposed to humbuckers it had been equipped with since 1957, a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, replacing the original trapeze tailpiece design. Epiphone released a Korean made ES-295 model with P-90s and a Bigsby. Gibson Memphis released a recreation of a 1952 ES-295 with P-90s and original trapeze tailpiece design, offered in Bullion Gold and a limited edition Sixties Cherry stain. Notable ES-295 players include Mary Ford, who played one while touring with Les Paul in the early 50s, Scotty Moore, who used an ES-295 as his primary guitar for most of the Sun recordings with Elvis Presley, Geordie Walker of Killing Joke. Bacon, Tony. Electric Guitars - The Illustrated Encyclopedia Marshall, Wolf. Best of Jazz Guitar, pp. 4–5 Gibson ES-175. Gibson.com. Retrieved May 8, 2009
Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, author and philanthropist, known for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I'm Dolly. With steady success during the remainder of the 1960s, her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s. Parton's albums in the 1990s sold less well, but she achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records. Parton's music includes 25 Recording Industry Association of America -certified gold and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top-10 country albums, a record for any artist, she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years, she has garnered nine Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award.
Parton has received 47 Grammy nominations. In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, she has composed over 3,000 songs, including "I Will Always Love You", "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", "9 to 5". She is one of the few to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, Emmy Awards; as an actress, she has starred in films such as 9 to 5 and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, for which she earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress, as well as Rhinestone, Steel Magnolias, Straight Talk and Joyful Noise. Dolly Rebecca Parton was born January 19, 1946, in a one-room cabin on the banks of the Little Pigeon River in Pittman Center, Tennessee, a small community in Sevier County in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, she is the fourth of 12 children born to Avie Lee Caroline and Robert Lee Parton Sr.. Mr. Parton worked in the mountains of east Tennessee, first as a sharecropper and tending his own small farm and acreage.
He worked temporary side jobs to make ends meet. He write. Despite his lack of formal education, Parton has said that he was one of the smartest people she has known. Avie Lee was homemaker for the large family, her 11 pregnancies in 20 years made her a mother of 12 by age 35. In poor health, she still managed to keep house and entertain her children with songs and tales of mountain folklore. Avie Lee's father, Jake Owens, was a Pentecostal preacher, so Parton and her siblings all attended church regularly. Parton has long credited her father for her business savvy, her mother's family for her musical abilities. While she was still young, Dolly Parton's family moved to a farm on nearby Locust Ridge. Most of her cherished memories of youth happened there, it is the place about which she wrote the song "My Tennessee Mountain Home" in the 1970s. Parton bought back the Locust Ridge property in the 1980s. Two of her siblings are no longer living. Dolly Parton's middle name comes from her maternal great-great-grandmother Rebecca Whitted.
She has described her family as "dirt poor." Parton's father paid the doctor. She outlined her family's poverty in her early songs "Coat of Many Colors" and "In the Good Old Days", they lived in a rustic, one-room cabin in Locust Ridge, just north of the Greenbrier Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains, a predominantly Pentecostal area. Music played an important role in her early life, she was brought up in the Church of the church her grandfather, Jake Robert Owens, pastored. Her earliest public performances were beginning at age six. At seven, she started playing a homemade guitar; when she was eight, her uncle bought her first real guitar. Parton began performing as a child, singing on local radio and television programs in the East Tennessee area. By ten, she was appearing on The Cas Walker Show on both WIVK Radio and WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee. At 13, she was recording on a small Louisiana label, Goldband Records, appeared at the Grand Ole Opry, where she first met Johnny Cash, who encouraged her to follow her own instincts regarding her career.
After graduating from Sevier County High School in 1964, Parton moved to Nashville the next day. Her initial success came as a songwriter, having signed with Combine Publishing shortly after her arrival, her songs were recorded by many other artists during this period, including Kitty Wells and Hank Williams Jr. She signed with Monument Records in 1965, at age 19, she released a string of singles, but the only one that charted, "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby", did not crack the Billboard Hot 100. Although she expressed a desire to record country material, Monument resisted, thinking her unique voice with its strong vibrato was not suited to the genre
Davenie Johanna "Joey" Heatherton is an American actress and singer. A sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s, she is best known for her many television appearances during that time as a frequent variety show performer, although she appeared in acting roles, she performed for over a decade on USO tours presented by Bob Hope, starred in several feature films including My Blood Runs Cold and The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington. Davenie Johanna Heatherton was born and raised in Rockville Centre, New York, a suburb of New York City, she was nicknamed "Joey" as a child, a combination of her first name Davenie and her middle name Johanna. Her father, Ray Heatherton, was a Broadway television pioneer, her mother named Davenie, was a dancer who met Ray Heatherton when both were performing in Babes in Arms. Heatherton has a brother, who became a disc jockey. Heatherton attended a Catholic grade and high school. At the age of six, she began studying ballet, including four years of study under George Balanchine, went on to study modern jazz dance and dramatics.
Heatherton began her career as a child actress. She first appeared on television on her father's show, The Merry Mailman, a popular children's show in New York. In 1959, when she was 15, she became a member of the ensemble and an understudy in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music, received her first sustained national exposure that same year as a semi-regular on The Perry Como Show, playing an exuberant teenager with a perpetual crush on Perry Como, she released her first single that year, entitled "That's How It Goes"/ "I'll Be Seeing You", but failed to have a hit with it, or with the three additional singles she released over the next few years. Heatherton's first television role as a dramatic actress came in 1960 when she guest-starred as a wealthy, spoiled teen on an early episode of Route 66. During the early 1960s, Heatherton was cast as a troubled teenager due to her "sexy-kid look". Beginning in the mid-1960s, Heatherton began to gain attention for her sensual dancing on television, which some viewers considered shocking and some critics derided as "sleazy eroticism".
In 1964 she appeared on The Tonight Show, where she coached Johnny Carson on the finer points of dancing "The Frug." She received major publicity following her guest appearances on the January 1965 premiere episode of the teen dance show Hullabaloo. She was featured on several more episodes of the show, released "Hullabaloo", a song that she had performed on the show, on Coral Records. At the invitation of Dean Martin, Heatherton appeared extensively on The Dean Martin Show, starting with the premiere episode of September 16, 1965, she was a mystery guest on the game show What's My Line? on November 7, 1965, the last show on which Dorothy Kilgallen appeared. From June to September 1968, along with Frank Sinatra, Jr. Heatherton co-hosted Martin's summer-substitute musical comedy hour, Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers, she made multiple appearances on other 1960s television variety shows, such as The Andy Williams Show, The Hollywood Palace, The Ed Sullivan Show, This Is Tom Jones. Between 1965 and 1977, Heatherton performed live in Bob Hope's touring USO troupe, entertaining the GIs with her singing and provocative outfits.
Excerpts from the USO tours were televised as part of Hope's long-running series of NBC monthly specials, culminating in the top-rated Christmas shows, where Heatherton's segments were featured. Throughout the 1960s, Heatherton interspersed her variety show appearances with dramatic turns on episodes of numerous television series, including Mr. Novak, The Virginian, The Nurses, I Spy, It Takes a Thief. Heatherton appeared in the movies Twilight of Honor, Where Love Has Gone, My Blood Runs Cold. In her film debut, Twilight of Honor, she played the young wife of an accused murderer; the only one of the three films to be made in color, 1964's Where Love Has Gone, was a big-budget melodrama based on Harold Robbins' roman à clef about the scandalous Lana Turner–Cheryl Crane–Johnny Stompanato manslaughter case, with Heatherton playing the daughter of the Turner character. The William Conrad thriller My Blood Runs Cold marked Heatherton's first leading role in a film, opposite Troy Donahue. By the 1970s, Heatherton's career was slowing down, but she was still popular enough to do a series of television ads for RC Cola and Serta mattresses.
She performed in Las Vegas and acted in a few television shows and films, including the 1972 thriller Bluebeard. In 1972, Heatherton released her first album, The Joey Heatherton Album; the first single, a cover of the 1957 Ferlin Husky song "Gone", spent 15 weeks on the Billboard's Hot 100, peaking at #24. The second single, "I'm Sorry", peaked at #87. A brief high point came in July 1975, when she headlined Joey & Dad, a four-week Sunday night summer replacement series for Cher's 1975-76 variety show, in which Heatherton performed alongside her own father; each episode would involve Ray Heatherton waxing nostalgic over life with his daughter while rooting through his attic. In 1977, Heatherton played the starring role as Xaviera Hollander in the Watergate-inspired The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington. In 1990, she returned to the screen with a small role as a religious fanatic in John Waters' teen musical comedy film Cry-Baby. In 1997, Heatherton appeared nude in an issue of Playboy, her most recent acting role was in the 2002 Damon Packard film Reflections of Evil.
In April 1969, Heatherton married Lance Rentzel, a Dall
SeaWorld Orlando is a theme park and marine zoological park, in Orlando, Florida. It is operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment; when combined with its neighbor Discovery Cove and Aquatica, it forms SeaWorld Parks and Resorts Orlando, an entertainment complex consisting of the three parks and many hotels. In 2017, SeaWorld Orlando hosted an estimated 3,962,000 guests, ranking it the 11th most visited amusement park in the United States. SeaWorld Orlando opened its gates on December 15, 1973 as the third of the chain and just 2 years after Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom; this made Orlando a multi-park vacation destination. SeaWorld was sold in 1976 to Harcourt Brace Jovanovich to Anheuser-Busch, owners of Busch Gardens, in 1989. Busch was more experience with theme parks thus develop SeaWorld in a competitive and aggressive manner moving the park from a show based to a ride based park; the park joined in the Disneyland-started simulator ride wave in 1987 with Mission: Bermuda Triangle. The nation's first combination roller coaster and flume ride, Journey to Atlantis, was installed in 1997.
In 2000, the Kraken, a Bolliger & Mabillard floorless roller coaster, was added to the park. The flying coaster, came to the park in 2009 and won Theme Park Insider Award as the best new attraction, its sister parks, Discovery Cove, opened in 2000 followed by water park Aquatica in 2009. With the 2008 purchase of Anheuser-Busch by Belgian brewer InBev lead to the sale of Busch's parks being sold to a private equity in 2009. On February 25, 2010, during a small show at "Dine with Shamu", one of the orca whales, pulled trainer Dawn Brancheau into the water and killed her. An autopsy determined that Brancheau's death was attributed to blunt force drowning. In August 2010, the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited SeaWorld of Florida LLC for three safety violations, following the death of an animal trainer in February; the total penalty was $75,000 and SeaWorld was required to keep a barrier between its trainers and the whales during shows. Its TurtleTrek exhibit opened in 2012 included a 360-degree, 3D dome theater for a movie.
In 2013, its Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin pavilion had the nation's first trackless dark ride system. On March 27, 2019, the park opened Sesame Street area. In summer 2014, as a part of the company's 50th anniversary, SeaWorld Orlando was separated into different areas, called "seas"; each with a unique themed element. Starting at the lower center and continuing clockwise they are: Port of Entry: The main entrance of the park features a Florida-inspired theme with tropical landscaping and a large artificial freshwater marina with a Shamu-themed iconic lighthouse. Sea of Shallows: This area showcases most of the shallow water sea animal exhibits at the park as well as the Dolphin Theater. In addition, the Manta rollercoaster travels through this section and Turtle Trek, a dome theater show reside here. All of the Key West at SeaWorld area is inside of the Sea of Shallows, it is designed to mimic the appearance of the city of Key West, Florida with architecture and landscaping reminiscent of the area.
Animal exhibits in this portion of the park include cownose rays, southern stingrays, green sea turtles, hawksbill sea turtle, loggerhead sea turtle, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, greater flamingos, West Indian manatees, American alligators, brown pelicans. The stingray and dolphin habitats offer opportunities for guests to feed the animals. Sea of Legends: Journey to Atlantis, a boat ride with roller-coaster elements, bases its story from the legend of the lost city of Atlantis. Found here is Kraken, a floorless roller-coaster. Sea of Ice: Sea of Ice named Antarctica, is themed around the Antarctic continent. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin is the sole attraction in this area; the ride exits into the penguin exhibit area. Sea of Delight: Sea of Delight includes a sub-area named The Waterfront, which resembles a seaside Mediterranean village; the park's Sky Tower ride is here, it was integrated into the theme of The Waterfront village when the area opened in 2003. The only land animal show at the park, Pets Ahoy, is located here inside of the Seaport Theater.
Outside of the Waterfront is where the Sea Otter Stadium viewing area stands. Sea of Mystery: The Sea of Mystery houses the Shark Encounter exhibit and the Shark's Underwater Grill, as well as the Nautilus Theater, used for seasonal shows and events, it includes the Sea Garden, a landscaped area with themed structures that are made from trash found on beaches. Mako, a Bolliger & Mabillard steel hypercoaster opened in the area on June 10, 2016, The current shark exhibit and the surrounding area has been renovated to become Shark Wreck Reef. Sea of Power: Sea of Power is host area of the SeaWorld's killer whale shows; the Shamu Stadium is located in the center with the Wild Arctic indoor pavilion nextdoor. Wild Arctic is a combined attraction which includes a motion simulator followed by an indoor animal exhibit hosting beluga whales, Pacific walrus, harbor seals, polar bears. Shamu Stadium hosts "One Ocean" as its main show with "Shamu Celebration: Light up the Night" and "Shamu Christmas Miracles" showing seasonally.
Sea of Fun: Formerly Shamu's Happy Harbor, Sea of Fun is a children's area hosted by Shamu, the park's orca mascot. The area is located adjacent to Shamu Stadium and features family activities including Shamu Express, a net climbing structure, a water play area. Signage here still refers to it as Shamu's Happy Harbor, although management and the map use the upd
Johnson University Florida
Johnson University Florida is a private university in Kissimmee, Florida. It is part of the Johnson University system; the college contains eight different schools. Johnson University Florida was founded in 1975 as Central Florida Bible College. Following a move to its current main campus in 1985, the name changed to Florida Christian College. In 2013, after completing a merger with Johnson University, the school became Johnson University Florida. Johnson University Florida has been nationally accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education since 1985 and was regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools from 1995 to 2012, it operates and grants degrees under a license granted by means of accreditation by the Commission for Independent Education with the Florida Board of Education. It is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities. In its last decade operating as Florida Christian College, the campus was continually plagued with increasing financial challenges.
Those challenges were exacerbated by the onset of the Great Recession in 2008. On December 10, 2012, SACS leadership elected to revoke Florida Christian College's regional accreditation terminating the college's ability to function independently. Although the college appealed the committee's decision, SACS denied the appeal in February 2013. Under the administrative guidance of Johnson University, the college sought an injunction against SACS in order to restore its regional accreditation and proceed with a planned merger between the two schools. On March 8, 2013, the U. S. District Court of Northern Georgia granted the injunction restoring probationary status of FCC as a member of SACS. During this transition period, a number of significant events took place. First, the University purchased the Florida campus permitting financial oversight of the college and erasing its debt. Next, FCC President Bill Behrman stepped down and David L. Eubanks, former president of Johnson University, became the Chief Operating Officer.
Lastly, the trustees of Johnson University voted to incorporate the Florida property into its system, the campus became Johnson University Florida on July 1, 2013. The curriculum offers courses. All students are required to double major, in ministry along with their chosen major; the college offers multiple undergraduate programs, including one-year Certificates, 2-year Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science programs, four-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs, as well as a Master of Strategic Ministry program. The university is organized into eight schools: School of Arts & Sciences School of Bible & Theology School of Business & Public Leadership School of Communication & Creative Arts School of Congregational Ministry Templar School of Education School of Intercultural Studies School of Social & Behavioral Sciences Johnson University's athletics teams are known as the Suns. Johnson University Florida participates in the National Christian College Athletic Association, Division 2 intercollegiate sports for: Men's and Women's Soccer Men's and Women's Cross Country Men's Basketball Women's VolleyballThe Men's Baseball team earned second place in the 2012 NCCAA DII National Championship and third place in the 2013 National Championship.
The Men's Basketball team won the 2012 NCCAA DII southwest regional championship. Terry Bradds - Jazz Guitarist David L. Eubanks - Former President of Johnson University and Chief Operating Officer of Johnson University Florida from 2013-2015 Andrew Peterson - Christian author and recording artist Fred Smith Jr. - College Founder James E. Smith - Bible Scholar Official website Official Athletics Website
Sally Margaret Field is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and has been nominated for a Tony Award and two BAFTA Awards. Field began her professional career on television, starring in eponymous roles on the short-lived sitcoms Gidget, The Flying Nun, The Girl with Something Extra. In 1976, her career saw a turning point when she garnered critical acclaim of her portrayal of a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder in the television miniseries Sybil, for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Although her film debut was as an extra in Moon Pilot, her film career escalated during the 1970s with starring roles in successful films including Stay Hungry and the Bandit, The End, Hooper, her career further expanded during the 1980s, twice receiving the Academy Award for Best Actress for Norma Rae and Places in the Heart, continued to appear in a wide range of acclaimed and successful films including Smokey and the Bandit II, Absence of Malice, Kiss Me Goodbye, Murphy's Romance, Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Doubtfire, Forrest Gump.
In the 2000s, she returned to television with a recurring role on the NBC medical drama ER, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2001 and the following year made her stage debut with Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?. From 2006 to 2011, she portrayed the protagonist Nora Walker on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters, for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2007. In 2010s, her film career saw a resurgence, she starred as Mary Todd Lincoln in Lincoln, for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and portrayed Aunt May in The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel, with the former becoming her highest grossing release. In 2015, she portrayed the titular character in Hello, My Name Is Doris, for which she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy. In 2017, she returned to stage after an absence of 15 years with the revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie for which she received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
As a director, Field is known for the television film The Christmas Tree, an episode of the 1998 HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, the feature film Beautiful. In 2014, she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Sally Field was born in California, to Margaret Field and Richard Dryden Field, her father was an army officer. Following her parents' 1950 divorce, her mother married stuntman Jock Mahoney. Field alleged in her 2018 memoir. Through her maternal grandmother's genealogical line, Field is a descendant of Mayflower passenger and colonial governor William Bradford, her tenth great-grandfather; as a teen, Field attended Portola Middle School and Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, where she was a cheerleader. Her classmates included financier Michael Milken, actress Cindy Williams, talent agent Michael Ovitz. Field got her start on television as the boy-crazy surfer girl in the sitcom Gidget; the show was canceled after a single season. Wanting to find a new starring vehicle for Field, ABC next produced The Flying Nun with Field cast as Sister Bertrille for three seasons, from 1967 to 1970.
In an interview included on the Season One DVD release, Field said that she enjoyed Gidget, but hated The Flying Nun because she was not treated with respect by the show's directors. Field was typecast, finding respectable roles difficult to come by. In 1971, Field starred in the ABC TV movie Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring, playing a discouraged teen runaway who returns home with a bearded, drug-abusing hippie, she made several guest television appearances through the mid 1970s, including a role on the western Alias Smith and Jones, a popular TV series starring Gidget co-star Pete Duel. She appeared in the episode "Whisper" on the TV thriller Night Gallery. In 1973, Field was cast in a starring role opposite John Davidson in the short-lived series The Girl with Something Extra from 1973 to 1974. Following the series' cancellation, Field studied at the Actors Studio with the acting teacher Lee Strasberg. Strasberg became a mentor to the actress, helping her to move past her television image of the girl next door.
It was during this time period that Field divorced her first husband in 1975. Soon after studying with Strasberg, Field landed the title role in the 1976 TV film Sybil, based on the book by Flora Rheta Schreiber, her dramatic portrayal of a young woman afflicted with multiple personality disorder earned her a best dramatic actress Emmy Award in 1977 and enabled her to break through the typecasting of her sitcom work. In 1977, she co-starred with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed in the year's #2 highest-grossing film and the Bandit. In 1979, Field played the eponymous union organizer in Norma Rae, a successful film that established her as a dramatic actress. Vincent Canby, reviewing the film for The New York Times, wrote: "Norma Rae is a concerned contemporary drama, illuminated by some good performances and one, Miss Field's, that is
Kissimmee is a city in Osceola County, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 59,682, it is the county seat of Osceola County. It is a Principal City of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2010 population of 2,134,411; this area was named Allendale, after Confederate Major J. H. Allen who operated the first cargo steamboat along the Kissimmee River – the Mary Belle, it was renamed Kissimmee when incorporated as a city in 1883. The etymology of the name Kissimmee is debated, apart from general agreement that it is Native American in origin, its growth can be credited to Hamilton Disston of Philadelphia, who based his four-million acre drainage operation out of the small town. Disston had contracted with the financially wobbly state of Florida to drain its southern lands, for which he would own half of all he drained; this deal made Disston the largest single landowner in the United States. Disston's dredging and land speculation required a small steamboat industry to transport people and goods along the new waterway.
The Kissimmee shipyard was responsible for building most of these large steamships, which were just one jump ahead of civilization—with Kissimmee as the jumping off point. Concurrently, the South Florida Railroad was growing and extended the end of its line from Sanford down to Kissimmee, making the town on Lake Tohopekaliga a transportation hub for Central Florida. On February 12, 1885, the Florida Legislature incorporated the Kissimmee City Street Railway, but the heyday of Kissimmee was short-lived. Expanding railroads began to challenge the steamships for carrying freight and passengers. By 1884, the South Florida Railroad, now part of the Plant System, had extended its tracks to Tampa; the Panic of 1893 was the worst depression the U. S. had experienced up to crushing land speculation and unsound debt. Hamilton Disston closed his Kissimmee land operation. Consecutive freezes in 1894 and 1895 wiped out the citrus industry; the freezes, combined with South Florida's growth and the relocation of steamship operations to Lake Okeechobee, left Kissimmee dependent on open range cattle ranching.
Kissimmee had a population of 4,310 in 1950. At that point there was some citrus packing as well as the ranching. Ranching remained an important part of the local economy until the opening of nearby Walt Disney World in 1971. After that and development supplanted cattle ranching to a large measure; however though the Disney facility took over much of the open range cattle lands, cattle ranches still operate nearby in the southern part of Osceola County. On August 13, 2004, Hurricane Charley passed through Kissimmee with winds in excess of 100 miles per hour, damaging homes and buildings, toppling trees and cutting electrical power to the entire city. Kissimmee Utility Authority restored power to 54 percent of the residents in the first 72 hours. Service was restored to all customers on August 28. Three weeks after Hurricane Charley, the area was struck by Hurricane Frances, followed by Hurricane Jeanne three weeks after Frances. Kissimmee is located at 28°18′14″N 81°24′46″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.32 square miles, of which 16.7 square miles is land and 0.6 square miles is water.
Kissimmee and the city of St. Cloud are the only incorporated settlements in the county; the cities lie in proximity to each other along U. S. Highways 192 and 441. A large geographical area of unincorporated Osceola County refers to their area as Kissimmee; this includes most of the 192 corridor west of the city border to Highway 27, areas north of the city to Hunters Creek, areas south of the city to Poinciana. Drained by the Kissimmee River, the city is situated on the northwest shore of Lake Tohopekaliga in central Florida. Shingle Creek considered the headwaters of the Everglades runs through the city. Shingle Creek features a popular canoe/kayak trail that runs from Steffe Landing on US 192 and ends in Lake Tohopekaliga; the downtown area lies near the intersection of U. S. Highway 17/92 and U. S. Highway 192; the downtown of Kissimmee does not possess any big skyscrapers. The biggest and the tallest building in the downtown is the Osceola County courthouse; the main thoroughfare follows along Highway 17/Highway 92 through the city's center and is a combination of three streets: Main Street, Broadway Street, Emmett Street.
The downtown area consists of restaurants, small shops, historic residences. The University of Central Florida has a business incubator located in the area, an important part of the economic engine downtown; the climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild and sunny winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Kissimmee has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. In the 2010 census, Kissimmee had a population of 59,682; the racial and ethnic composition was 58.9% Hispanic or Latino, 26.2% non-Hispanic White, 9.6% non-Hispanic African American, 2.8% Hispanic black, 0.6% Native American, 3.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% Non-Hispanic from some other race and 4.7% two or more races. Compared to the previous census of 2000, there were 47,814 people, 17,121 households, 11,813 families residing in the city; the p