There are as many stars in the movies and television as there are visible in the heavens. Some were famous long before I was born, but their work survives for…
REMEMBERING JAMES ARNESS James King Arness (May 26, 1923 – June 3, 2011) died 11 years ago today at the age of 88. Best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon in the television series Gunsmoke for 20 years. Arness has the distinction of having played the role of Dillon in five separate decades: 1955 to 1975 in the weekly series, then in Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987) and four more made-for-TV Gunsmoke movies in the 1990s. In Europe Arness reached cult status for his role…
JIMMY STEWART became the first major American movie star to enlist in the United States Army to serve in World War II. Among the medals, he was awarded were two Distinguished Flying Crosses and the Croix de Guerre. He continued his military career after WWII by serving in the Air Force Reserves and rose to the rank of Brigadier General, making Stewart the highest-ranking Hollywood actor to serve in uniform.
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐢𝐱 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥-𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐚 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐞. 𝐑𝐮𝐦𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫’𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 (𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐩 𝐊𝐚𝐮𝐟𝐦𝐚𝐧) 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭. 𝐍
Did you know that legendary American jazz singer Tony Bennett captured Nazis and liberated a concentration camp near Landsberg in Bavaria, a town 30 miles south of Dachau.!? Drafted into the Army in 1944, Cpl. Bennett was assigned to the 255th Infantry Regiment of the 63rd Division. His team moved through France into Germany, where they fought on the front lines. “After seeing such horrors with my very eyes, it angers me that some people insist there were no concentration camps” (Bennett).