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Ben Franklin's bifocals Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Poet & Novelist Alexander Pushkin
[1799 - Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, poet, novelist,
playwright born in Moscow]

John Wayne 1943   The Duke in his Oscar role
[1907 - John Wayne (Marion Morrison), Academy Award-winning film star, born in Winterset, Iowa]

Actor Robert Morley
[1908 - Robert Morley (Adolph Milton), actor,
born in Semley, Wiltshire, England]

Actor Ben Alexander
[1911 - Ben (Nicholas Benton) Alexander,
actor, born in Goldfield, Nevada]

Actor Jay Silverheels   Jay Silverheels as Tonto
[1912 - Jay Silverheels (Harold J. Smith), actor, born near Brantford, Ontario, Canada]

[1913 - Actors' Equity Association is organized in New York City]

Actor Peter Cushing
[1913 - Peter Cushing, actor, born in Kenley,
Surrey, England]

Peggy Lee looking the very sophisticated lady
[1920 - Peggy Lee (Norma Delores Egstrom),
singer, born in Jamestown, North Dakota]


The Farmer and Cowman number from Oklahoma    Musical Oklahoma! Album Cover
Farmer and Cowman Hoedown from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is a hoot.
Music, lyrics, and book to boot.
In "Farmer and Cowman" Aunt Eller sings
What America's message to others should:
"I don't say I'm no better than anybody else,"
"But I'll be damned if I ain't just as good."

Oklahoma - Farmer and Cowman hoedown

William's Whimsical Words:

Sing along with me: "Now, the Christian and the Muslim must be friends."

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