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Wendy Barrie

Wendy Barrie was a British-American film and television actress. Barrie was born in Hong Kong to English parents, her father was a successful lawyer and King's Counsel, F. C. Jenkins and her mother Sarah Cohen was a Russian Jewish actress and performed in the world's first professional Yiddish-language theater troupe.. She received her education at a finishing school in Switzerland. While still in her teens, she began pursuing a career as an actress, helped by her red-gold hair and blue eyes, she adopted the stage name Wendy Barrie in honour of Peter Pan author J. M. Barrie, her godfather, she began her acting life in English theatre. In 1932, Barrie made her screen debut in the film Threads, based upon a play, she went on to make a number of motion pictures for London Films under the Korda brothers and Zoltan, the best known of, 1933's The Private Life of Henry VIII, in which she portrayed Jane Seymour. In 1934, she appeared in Freedom of the Seas and was contracted by Fox Film Corporation for a film directed by Scott Darling, made in Britain.

The following year, she moved to the United States and made her first Hollywood film for Fox opposite Spencer Tracy in the romantic comedy It's a Small World, followed by Under Your Spell with Lawrence Tibbett. Loaned to MGM, Barrie starred opposite James Stewart in the 1936 film Speed. In 1939 she starred with Richard Greene and Basil Rathbone in the 20th Century Fox version of The Hound of the Baskervilles, with Lucille Ball in RKO's Five Came Back. During the early 1940s, Barrie made several of The Saint and The Falcon mystery films with George Sanders, she made her final motion picture in 1954. Barrie was a member of the cast of The Jack Haley Show on NBC and CBS, she was an assistant on the Star for a Night program on the Blue Network, she was one of the quizmasters on Detect and Collect on CBS and ABC. In 1956, she had the Wendy Barrie Show, on WMGM in New York City, she hosted a syndicated radio interview show into the mid-1960s. With the dawn of television, in the late 1940s, Barrie turned to roles in that medium.

From 17 November 1948 to 9 February 1949, Barrie hosted Picture This on NBC. During 1948 and 1949, she hosted a DuMont Television Network comedy for children featuring a cowboy puppet called The Adventures of Oky Doky. However, she is best remembered by U. S. audiences as host of one of the first television talk shows. The Wendy Barrie Show debuted in November 1948 on ABC ran on DuMont and NBC, ending its run in September 1950.:902Barrie was hostess of the short-lived Stars in Khaki and Blue, a "prime-time talent show for members of the Armed Forces," which debuted on NBC 13 September 1952, ended 27 September 1952. She continued to appear on network television on panel shows and as a guest star in the early 1950s, as a spokesperson for commercial products, including a stint as the original Revlon saleswoman on The $64,000 Question during its first months on air, her pitching of Living Lipstick saw that product being sold out across the country. Barrie continued on local TV in New York City. In 1953, three television stations owned by Taft Broadcasting Company and Cox Communications formed the short-lived "Tri-State Network" to compete with entertainment programming produced by Crosley Broadcasting Corporation on Crosley television stations in the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio broadcast markets.

On 11 January 1954, a new The Wendy Barrie Show premiered from the studios of WHIO-TV in Dayton, simulcast on Taft Broadcasting's WKRC-TV in Cincinnati and WTVN-TV in Columbus. Wendy Barrie's contract was terminated in October, 1954. After appearances in more than 15 films in Britain and more than 30 in Hollywood, Barrie's contribution to the industry was recognized with a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1708 Vine Street, near the corner of Hollywood and Vine, her star was dedicated 8 February 1960. Barrie became a naturalized American citizen in 1942, she was engaged to and had a daughter named Carolyn with the infamous gangster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, at one time married to textile manufacturer David L. Meyer, she died in Englewood, New Jersey, in 1978, aged 65, following a stroke that had left her debilitated for several years. She was buried in the Kensico Cemetery in New York. Wendy Barrie on IMDb Wendy Barrie at the Internet Broadway Database Photographs and literature The Wendy Barrie Show on YouTube with guest Jack Shaindlin Part Two of The Wendy Barrie Show with Shaindlin on YouTube Part Three of The Wendy Barrie Show with Shaindlin on YouTube Part Four of The Wendy Barrie Show with Shaindlin on YouTube Wendy Barrie at Find a Grave

1924 in Sweden

Events from the year 1924 in Sweden Monarch – Gustaf V Prime Minister – Ernst Trygger, Hjalmar Branting 1 January – Lennart Magnusson, fencer. 7 March – Sven Hjertsson, footballer. 29 June – Eivor Alm, cross-country skier. 15 August – Petrus Kastenman, equestrian. 5 November – Ingrid Sandahl, gymnast. 27 February - Carolina Östberg, opera singer 28 February - Hanna Ouchterlony, Salvationist 13 may - Wilhelmine Schröder, royal favorite 21 December - Anna Hierta-Retzius, women's right activist

The Survivors' Suite

The Survivors' Suite is an album by American pianist Keith Jarrett, released on the ECM label in 1977. It features performances by Jarrett's'American Quartet' which included Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian; the Allmusic review by Stacia Proefrock awarded the album 5 stars, stating, "Like other albums of its time, this was beginning to show the brightness and soft edges of contemporary jazz, but the solidness of Haden's bass helps the music rooted and earthbound.". The Penguin Guide to Jazz by Richard Cook and Brian Morton regards the album as a "masterpiece, with the quartet pulling together on an ambitiously large-scale piece, each member contributing whole-heartedly and passionately." "The Survivors' Suite: Beginning" - 27:21 "The Survivors' Suite: Conclusion' - 21:18All compositions by Keith Jarrett. Keith Jarrett - piano, soprano saxophone, bass recorder, drums Dewey Redman - tenor saxophone, percussion Charlie Haden - bass Paul Motian - drums, percussion

Heart of the City (TV series)

Heart of the City is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from September 20, 1986 to January 10, 1987. The series focuses on the duties of a police detective in a Los Angeles-styled city who has to take care of his two teenaged children after his wife's murder; this was a production of American Flyer Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series debuted on ABC's Saturday-night schedule in September 1986, following two comedies: The Ellen Burstyn Show and Life with Lucy, it was the second lowest rated show that season, airing against NBC's The Golden Girls and Amen, losing out to CBS's The New Mike Hammer. Heart of the City ranked 78th out with a 7.2 / 12 rating/share. Robert Desiderio as Det. Wes Kennedy Christina Applegate as Robin Kennedy Jonathan Ward as Kevin Kennedy Branscombe Richmond as Sgt. Luke Halui Kario Salem as Det. Rick Arno Robert Alan Browne as Det. Stanley Bumford Dick Anthony Williams as Lt. Ed Van Duzer Brooks and Marsh, Earle, "The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows" Heart of the City IMDB


Yōki-sō is a Japanese villa and gardens located in Chikusa-ku, central Japan. It is close to Nittai-ji temple; the grounds were built for Itō Suketami, the president of the Matsuzakaya Company, from the 1910s to the 1930s. A number of historic structures throughout Japan that were endangered were acquired by him, disassembled and reassembled on his property. During the bombing of Nagoya in World War II in March 1945, a number of structures were destroyed. Most of those that have remained have been designated as Tangible Cultural Property by the city. Parts of the estate were sold off; the grounds today are administered by a non-profit organisation. Bangaro was designed by Teiji Suzuki for Itō Suketami as his cottage. Upstairs it has a Japanese tea ceremony room, from the Tokugawa lords of the Owari Domain; the checkerboard pattern on the wall is called ichimazu and can be found on the brick chimney outside. The building is a blend of western architecture. Hakuun Bridge Sanshotei North Garden Choshokaku reception hall, constructed in c.1935, renovated in 2013 Yōki-sō Zashiki South Garden Media related to Yōkisō at Wikimedia Commons Official homepage

Oronzio Gabriele Costa

Oronzo Gabriele Costa was an Italian zoologist. At first a physician, he taught zoology at the University of Naples, he wrote 126 papers on various subjects, principally entomology, in 1846 served as president of the Accademia Pontaniana in Naples. His two sons, Achille Costa and Giuseppe Costa, were both well known zoologists. There has been a good deal of confusion over the publication details of his most important work, the Fauna del Regno di Napoli, published over a long period of time, including posthumously, in collaboration with his son, Achille Costa. Taeger and Blank state that for some of the work, Oronzio was the editor, Achille being the actual author, whose name appears on the title page. Fauna Vesuviana. Fauna di Aspromonte. Fauna del Regno di Napoli 1829 – 1886 Biography List of his books in BHL Texts of published work at GDZ, Göttingen State and University Library