DCS: reggie lisowski

After early interest in football, Reggie Lisowski turned his sights on professional wrestling once he joined the army. He trained in his native South Milwaukee neighborhood and made his ring debut in 1949. His early matches only netted the budding wrestler a mere five dollars a night, so he took menial jobs to supplement his …

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inktober 2022: week 5

The penultimate week of Inktober 2022 features 1990’s “Best Actress” award winner — Kathy Bates in Misery. After a run of guest roles on episodic TV and a handful of supporting roles in less-than-stellar film, director Rob Reiner cast the always-reliable Kathy Bates as creepy superfan “Annie Wilkes” in the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s …

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DCS: mark sandman

Mark Sandman was an interesting and mysterious guy. He worked a number of blue-collar jobs, including construction, commercial fishing and driving a cab. He was stabbed and robbed as a cab driver, a traumatic incident that had a lasting effect on him for the rest of his life. The untimely deaths of his two brothers …

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inktober 2022: week 4

Week 4 of Inktober 2022 spotlights Oscar’s “Best Art Direction” award for Tim Burton’s 1999 twist on the classic Washington Irving tale “Sleepy Hollow.” Burton cast his favorite muse Johnny Depp in the lead role of “Ichabod Crane.” This time Crane is a New York police constable instead of a squirrelly schoolteacher. He visits the …

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DCS: don wilson

Don Wilson was an integral part of the Houston Astros for nine seasons. His career could have continued… but other circumstances changed that. Don won over 100 games for the Astros. He was selected to the All Star Game in 1971, where he pitched two scoreless innings. Her also threw two no-hitters – one in …

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inktober 2022: week 3

My Inktober 2022 entry for Week 3 is the 2010 winner for “Best Actress” – Natalie Portman in Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller Black Swan. Natalie Portman’s tour de force and Oscar-winning performance was, unfortunately, missed by a lot of people because of the frightening press Black Swan received prior to its release. Keeping with director …

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DCS: diane webber

As a teenager, Hollywood-born Diane Webber took ballet lessons from noted dance instructor Maria Bekefi. Diane’s mother, a model and sometime actress, sowed the seeds for Diane’s career path. She worked as a chorus girl at a San Francisco club. In between performing, Diane was an in-demand model, working with the likes of Bunny Yeager …

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