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  • Hi


    On this day 17th June


    37 years ago saw the premiere of the Green Berets.


    101 years ago the actor Ralph Bellamy was born.


    125 years ago the actor Russell Simpson was born, one of John Fords favourites he appeared in a number of his films including They Were Expendable and The Horse Soldiers.


    118 years ago Charles Coburn was born he appeared in Trouble Along The Way.


    30 years ago Danny Borzage died aged 75. Thebrother of the director Frank Borzage Danny and his accordian would play John Ford onto the set each day.



    Regards



    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    Originally posted by arthurarnell@Jun 17 2005, 12:55 AM
    30 years ago Danny Borzage died aged 75. Thebrother of the director Frank Borzage Danny and his accordian would play John Ford onto the set each day.

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    Hi Arthur -
    If I'm not mistaken, didn't Ford give Danny Borzage some scenes in a few of his movies, especially "The Searchers?"
    Cheers - Jay ^^

    Cheers - Jay:beer:
    "Not hardly!!!"

  • Hi Jay


    Borzage a[ppeared in 24 pictures 14 of which were either directed by John Ford or had John Wayne in them, by that I include Mr Roberts which was begun by Ford but finished by Mervyn LeRoy after Ford and Fonda fell out.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi Arthur and Jay,

    Apparently Ford's favourite tunes,amongst others,that Danny played, were
    'Bringing in the Sheaves', 'Red River Valley, and
    'Wild Colonial Boy'(No guessing which film, that was in!)
    Duke also, liked the idea, he had him on The Alamo set.


    After working 18 hour days,Michael, Wayne,fondly recalled,
    the long, quiet Monument Valley nights, the sound of
    Danny Borgaze's accordion, or a lone singers voice,floating across the desert air, and the flash lightning in the pitch black sky.

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • Hi


    On this day 18th June


    190 years ago on a damp Sunday afternoon another Duke (Wellington) was fighing Napoleon at a little place in Belgium called Waterloo.


    51 years ago Back to Bataan was released in Finland


    71 years ago Randy Rides Alonew was released in the US

    Randy Bowers: Lay off Sheriff, or you'll get the same thing - and it won't be no picture.


    85 years ago the actor Wesley Lau was born, he played the bully in The Alamo.


    88 years ago Richard Boone - Paladin in Have Gun Will Travel and in The Alamo, Big Jake and The Shootist, was born.


    On the same day the Mexican actor Victor Junco was born. A veteran of over 120 pictures the majority of which were made in Mexico he did venture North to play in The Undefeated, (although as the film was made in Durango, he probably didn't venture too far north).


    95 years ago the actor Dick Foran was born, one of the original singing cowboys he was in among others Fort Apache.


    And to show a female face for a change
    118 years ago the actress Blanche Yorka was born.


    Losses to the industry


    23 years ago Curd Jurgens died aged 66


    42 years ago the actor Pedro Armendariz committed suicide after learning he had cancer.


    85 years ago the actor Richard Barthelmess the star of Central Airport married Mary Hay.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi



    On this day 19th June


    43 years ago Hatari was released in the US.


    37 years ago The Green Berets was released in the United States.


    100 years ago the actress Mildred Natwick was born.


    26 years ago John Wayne's attorny John S Warren filed Duke's last will and testament consisting of twenty-seven pages.



    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    I think she was quite a good actress as well as a mighty lady.


    On this day 20th June


    70 years ago the Dawn Rider was released in the USA


    15 years ago the actress Ina Balin died age 53 she appeared in the Comancheros and as Martha of Bethany in The Greatest Story Ever Told.


    26 years ago


    The Orange County Airport was renamed John Wayne Airport Orange County.


    This just about wraps up the dark days of the early summer of 1979 when Duke passed away, hopefully these notes will give everyone an understanding of the man and what he meant to many people, and now it is time to move on to remember more happier times in Dukes life.



    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    15 years ago the actress Ina Balin died age 53 she appeared in the Comancheros and as Martha of Bethany in The Greatest Story Ever Told.


    Ok if 15 years ago she was 53 that would have made her roughly 24 years old when making The Comancheros. I always thought she was older then that. If you look at IMBD.com she was acting up till her death in 1989. Anybody have info on how/why she died?

    Life is hard, its even harder when your stupid!!
    -John Wayne

  • Hi Viper


    Ina Balin led a strange life she was an American Jewish actress born in Brooklyn and educated at the New York University. She also worked as a model. She dreamed of becoming an actress at the age of seven. At seventeen she went into repertory and by the age of twenty she was appearing on Broadway in the female lead in the play Compulsion. within six months she had made her film debut in The Black Orchid.


    Off screen she assisted in the evacuation of 100s of Vietnamise children and in 1976 after the war she showed her committment to the cause by adopting three of these children.


    Her screen work during the 1960's was good to average and she did work successfully in television.


    On 20th June 1990 she died from pulmonary hypertension.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day June 21st (The Longest Day of the year)


    84 years ago the producer and actor William B Self was born he appeared n Red River and ands of Iwo Jima.


    112 years ago the actor Dick Gordon was born, normally playing a villain in westerns he did appear in Words and Music



    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • hi arthur


    i think you will have to amend the longest day part as it was the shortest day for us down under :lol:


    cheers smokey

    " its not all black and white, but different shades of grey"

  • That depneds on how you look at things, fine lady. :P Just poking fun at you. :lol:


    Cheers B)



    Quote

    "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"

    - John Wayne quote

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    Originally posted by arthurarnell@Jun 21 2005, 01:10 AM
    84 years ago the producer and actor William B Self was born he appeared n Red River and ands of Iwo Jima.

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    As I recall, Self also was in "The Thing - From Another World." He was the guy who covered up the block of ice that contained "the thing"with an electric blanket, inadvertently releasing the creature from its icy prison and causing all the havoc that ultimately ensued.
    Cheers - Jay :D

    Cheers - Jay:beer:
    "Not hardly!!!"

  • hi hondo


    your right we do every thing wrong side right down under even the water goes down the plug hole different :lol: glad i got one bite had the line hanging out waiting for a bite and i caught one you lucky bloke it looks like i landed you :lol:


    cheers smokey

    " its not all black and white, but different shades of grey"

  • Hi


    On this day 22nd June


    75 years ago Cheer Up and Smile was released in the United States


    75 years ago Rough Romance was released in the United Kingdom.


    40 years ago the actress Lana Turner married Robert Eaton.


    46 years ago The actress Dorothy Dandridge married Jack Denison.



    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 23rd June


    53 years ago The film Flying Leathernecks was released in Denmark


    116 years ago the actor Billy Franey was born he played supporting roles in some of John Wayne' s early westerns.


    36 years ago the actor Stanley Adams died aged 70. Best known as the Old timer in the television series Death Valley Days he also appeared In Old Oklahoma.


    51 years ago Cecil B deMille died aged 75. The master f the spectacle he directed Reap the Wiold Wind.



    Regards



    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi
    On this Day 24th June:


    70 years ago The Star Packer was released in the UK

    U.S. Marshal John Travers: Whaddya find out?
    Yak: Two men gonna hold up stage - Coyote Canyon. Much money on stage.
    U.S. Marshal John Travers: Well, it looks like we're going to have our hands full.
    Yak: More trouble - more fun!
    U.S. Marshal John Travers: That's one way to look at it.


    35 years ago Chisum had its premiere in Dallas
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Neemo: So if you want these horses, I sell them to you. Did you bring some gold with you?
    John Simpson Chisum: No.
    Neemo: Silver?
    John Simpson Chisum: Just lead!


    56 years ago In Old California was released in Austria.


    35 years ago John Wayne received the American Academy of Achievement Gold Plate.


    72 years ago John Wayne married Josephine Alicia Saenz at the home of the flm star Lorretta Youngs mother.


    100 years ago the actor and singer Phil Harris was born. See him in The High and the Mighty.


    119 years ago the actor Hal Price was born, among his numerous westerns was a small part in The Night Riders.



    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low