Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sketch of the Day Milton Berle





Sketch of the Day 
Milton Berle 

(July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an American comedian and actor. Berle's career as an entertainer spanned over 80 years, first in silent films and on stage as a child actor, then in radio, movies and television. As the host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater (1948–55), he was the first major American television star and was known to millions of viewers as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" during the first Golden Age of Television.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Pencil Sketch... "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983)

Pencil Sketch...
"Jack" Dempsey
(June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983), nicknamed "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. A cultural icon of the 1920s, Dempsey's aggressive fighting style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records, including the first million-dollar gate.
Dempsey is ranked tenth on The Ring magazine's list of all-time heavyweights and seventh among its Top 100 Greatest Punchers, while in 1950 the Associated Press voted him as the greatest fighter of the past 50 years. He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and was in the previous Boxing Hall of Fame.



Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Pencil Sketch of the Day... Buffalo Nickel

Pencil Sketch of the Day...
One of the best coins ever minted was the Indian Head or Buffalo Nickel.
Struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Laurence Olivier (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989)




Birthday Sketch...
Laurence Olivier

(22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989)
was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. He also worked in films throughout his career, playing more than fifty cinema roles. Late in his career, he had considerable success in television roles.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Birthday Sketch... Raymond Burr Born May 21, 1917

Birthday Sketch... 
Raymond Burr 
Born May 21, 1917 

Raymond William Stacy Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993) was a Canadian American actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. He was prominently involved in multiple charitable endeavors, such as working on behalf of the United Service Organizations. 

Burr's early acting career included roles on Broadway, radio, television and in film, usually as the villain. His portrayal of the suspected murderer in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Rear Window (1954) is regarded as his best-known film role; although he is also remembered for his role in the American version of Godzilla, which he would later reprise in the American version of the 1984 film. He won two Emmy Awards, in 1959 and 1961, for the role of Perry Mason, which he played for nine seasons (1957–1966) and reprised in a series of 26 television films (1985–1993). His second TV series, Ironside, earned him six Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations. 

After Burr's death from cancer in 1993, his personal life came into question, as many details of his known biography appeared to be unverifiable. 

In 1996, Burr was ranked as number 44 of the 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time by TV Guide. 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sketch of the Day: Ted Koppel

Sketch of the Day: Ted Koppel 

Edward James Martin Koppel (born February 8, 1940) is a British-born American broadcast journalist, best known as the anchor for Nightline, from the program's inception in 1980 until 2005. 

Before Nightline, he spent twenty years as a broadcast journalist and news anchor for ABC. After becoming host of Nightline, he was regarded as one of the most "outstanding" of the serious-minded interviewers on American television. Five years after its 1980 debut the show had a nightly audience of some seven and a half million viewers. 

After leaving Nightline, Koppel worked as managing editor for the Discovery Channel, a news analyst for NPR and BBC World News America and a contributor to Rock Center with Brian Williams. Koppel is currently a special contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning. His career as foreign and diplomatic correspondent earned him numerous awards, including nine Overseas Press Club awards and twenty-five Emmy Awards.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Sketch of the Day... Ben Johnson Ben "Son" Johnson Jr. (June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996)

Sketch of the Day...
Ben Johnson
Ben "Son" Johnson Jr.
(June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996) was an American stuntman, world champion rodeo cowboy, and Academy Award-winning actor. The son of a rancher, Johnson arrived in Hollywood to deliver a consignment of horses for a film. He did stunt-double work for several years before breaking into acting through the good offices of John Ford. Tall and laconic, Johnson brought further authenticity to many roles in Westerns with his extraordinary horsemanship. An elegiac portrayal of a former cowboy theatre owner in the 1950s coming-of-age drama, The Last Picture Show, won Johnson the 1971 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. He operated a horse-breeding farm throughout his career. Although he said he had succeeded by sticking to what he knew, shrewd real estate investments made Johnson worth an estimated $100 million by his latter years.