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BILL EGGERT | Oscar the Grouch: Remembering Jack Klugman
We have lost another television icon recently. A versatile and highly respected character actor of stage, screen and television, Jack Klugman’s career spanned approximately 60 years. His performances garnered three Emmy Awards and several additional nominations. Klugman’s Broadway credits include “Golden Boy,” Gypsy” and “The Odd Couple.” His film credits include memorable performances in “12 Angry Men” (1957), “Days of Wine and Roses” (1962) and “Goodbye Columbus” (1969).
BILL EGGERT | Remembering the Great One: Roberto Clemente
New Year’s Eve 1972: A date that began with much joy and anticipation in western Pennsylvania, but ended with much sadness.
BILL EGGERT | The Feast of the Immaculate Reception
Imagine, if you will, a 40-year-old professional football franchise, a laughingstock organization celebrated for its ineptitude, owned by a colorful yet saintly cigar-smoking Irishman. Originally called the Pirates and later the Steelers, the team was dubbed by the media and long-frustrated fans as “Rooney U,” whose proficiency was of college level, reflecting the team’s lack of success in the NFL.
But in their 40th year, on a cold December afternoon, in a matter of 22 seconds, the city and the team’s fortunes, mindset and image went from loser to winner in that Cinderella moment - forever known as the “Feast of the Immaculate Reception.”
BILL EGGERT | 50 years later, movie fans still bonding with 007
While next year marks the 60th anniversary of his literary debut by author Ian Fleming, this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of secret agent extraordinaire James Bond in motion pictures, with the latest Bond film “Skyfall” opening in theaters.
BILL EGGERT | Best friends forever
I find it remarkable that so many folks, especially young people, have literally hundreds of friends on their Facebook page. They have not been alive long enough to have that many friends, much less acquaintances.
BILL EGGERT | Space program gave us stars with right stuff
Those of a certain age remember when our space program was in its infancy, in a tight race with the Soviet Union.
BILL EGGERT | Semper Fi
Where has the summer gone? Already the days are growing shorter and cooler. The fireflies, a popular staple of summer nights, are already almost gone, not to be seen again until next summer. The Perseid meteor shower, another sign of the close of summer, has come and gone. August is almost over, and Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, is fast approaching.
BILL EGGERT | 1962: A significant year
It is difficult to believe that 50 years have elapsed since 1962, a very eventful year.
It is also hard to believe how much we have advanced in those past 50 years.
BILL EGGERT | Out of the Batcave: The evolution of Batman
He made his debut back in 1939.
BILL EGGERT | Mayberry memories
Those of a certain age have noted with sadness the passing of a handful of television actors in the past month or so.
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