20090518

Retro Commercials, Dobie Gillis, Reggie Jackson Candy Bar & Movie Misquotes

A few months ago, the week before the Oscars I did a whole Academy Awards week and posted some of the most famous "misquoted movie quotes". Today Yahoo posted some too which had a few more - but mostly I just wanted to say "You heard it here first!" - LOL.

Pop Culture Icons born today include:
  • Reggie Jackson (1946) Baseball right fielder who played for five different teams from 1967 to 1987. He won three consecutive World Series titles as a member of the Oakland A's in the early 1970s and also won two consecutive titles with the New York Yankees. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.
  • Brooks Robinson (1937) Baseball Player who played his entire 23-year career with the Baltimore Orioles.(1955–77). Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.
  • Dwayne Hickman (1934) Dobie Gillis of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
  • Robert Morse (1931) ++++ Barnaby in The Matchmaker (Play), Barnaby in The Matchmaker How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
  • Pernell Roberts (1930) Best known for playing Adam Cartwright in the television series Bonanza.
  • Perry Como (1912 - 2001) "Mr. C" was an American crooner probably most known for his hit "Catch A Falling Star". He received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1987, was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2007 and was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
  • Frank Capra (1897- 1991) American film director best known for directing "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"
Since today is Reggie's birthday I thought I'd remind you of The Reggie Bar - remember the candy bar named after Reggie in the eighties?


I'd also like to say Happy Birthday to Dwayne Hickman and show you the opening of "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" with a Pillsbury commercial:




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