DCS: kathy o’dare

Kathy O’Dare was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of a popular local TV show host. She followed in her father’s show biz footsteps, making her acting debut in 1968 at the age of 11 as a member of the notorious “Sour Grapes Bunch” on the children’s psychedelic showcase The Banana Splits. Her second role …

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inktober 2020: week four

After his discharge from the Royal Air Force, Christopher Lee could see returning to his job as a switchboard operator at Beecham Pharmaceutical. Instead, he thought about the few stage roles he had in school productions and decided to pursue a career as an actor. After discouraging meetings with several producers, including one who told …

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inktober52: rocket

In 1951, Ike Turner (yes, that Ike Turner) released a single titled “Rocket ’88′” under the name “Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats.” (Jackie was the band’s saxophone player.) The song, an ode to the popular Oldsmobile sedan that had been introduced just the year before was two minutes and 48 seconds of infectious, piano-driven blues. It …

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DCS: gerry mcgee

If you ever heard any kind of popular American music — either from your radio or your record player — chances are, you’ve heard Gerry McGee play the guitar. The son of popular Cajun fiddler Dennis McGee, Gerry developed his own style of guitar-playing as a teen, influenced by Jimmie Rodgers, Chet Atkins and Lefty …

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inktober 2020: week three

According to his son David, John Carradine saw a production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice when he was 11 years-old and decided that acting was the career for him. He went on to become one of the most prolific and indispensable character actors in movie history. In addition to Westerns and Shakespearean drama, John …

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