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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Today is Dolly Parton's 75th birthday, and if 2020 gave us anything, it's yet another wave of well-deserved Dolly-mania as Dolly showed us all, once again, what it looks like to be a decent human being who can also make grown adults cry with a song.
We're experiencing our own wave of Dolly-mania here at League HQ, so join us.
And here's Dolly's gift to us - a reminder that things can and will be better.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Today is the 100th birthday of the late Noel Neill, the original live-action Lois Lane.
Neill mostly famously played Lois Lane for five seasons of The Adventures of Superman alongside actor George Reeves.
Monday, November 23, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Happy birthday to Cassandra Peterson, who you may know better as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
She's a bit of a thing around here at The Signal Watch, and we're hoping she's having a good birthday!
If you're not following her on social media, do so! She's active and has been doing sketches and updates in-character during lockdown. And, of course, no one gets fired up for Halloween like The Queen of Halloween.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Today is the birthday of one of the brightest actors on the big and small screen, Amy Adams.
I *think* the public understands what we have in Adams, so I won't belabor the point. Anyway, take a second today and raise a glass to one of the best.
Monday, August 17, 2020
Today marks the 100th birthday of Maureen O'Hara.
God bless her. She probably has an equal or greater part in the early development of my interest in non-modern movies as anything else. You watch Miracle on 34th Street for your reasons, I'll watch it for mine.
Born in Dublin, O'Hara had a career that spanned decades, weathered controversy and made her an icon.
Thursday, August 6, 2020
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Saw a couple of reminders already that it's the 109th birthday of Lucille Ball, Queen of American Television Comedy.
It's kinda sad they don't replay I Love Lucy a ton anymore, the older I get, the more I appreciate what she and the cast did, instead of taking it for granted as "a thing which is always on".
Of course we also like to remember that Lucille Ball was originally pitched as a glamour girl, and she fit the bill. A lot of actors were asked to flip between comedy and drama in the studio days, and I'm not sure the studios understood what they had in the movies I've seen her appear. Even in her dramatic roles, you can see a spark there that someone should have poured some fuel on, but she did it herself and things worked out pretty dang well.