Off to Hollywood

She was on her lunch break when he called to tell her the news. "You're going to Hollywood?" she exclaimed. "Yes. Lorna called me last night and told me." "For how long?" "Three and a half weeks." "When do you leave?" "Tomorrow evening." "Do you want to come over later and have dinner?" "Sure." "Good. …

Three Legendary Ladies

At the 2015 The Kennedy Center Honors on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, three great ladies--Carol King, Cicely Tyson and Rita Moreno were among the five honorees. Cicely Tyson, at 90 looks as elegant as ever.  She is best known for her role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.  She was born in Harlem, New York City …

Donna Summer

I was shocked and saddened when I learned that Donna Summer was dead at the age of 63.   When you think disco, you think of the queen of disco who belted out songs like "I Need Love", "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls".  Of course, when you ask men which song they like best by …

Hattie McDaniel

I never knew about Hattie McDaniel until I saw her in Gone With the Wind.  She made history when she won an Oscar for playing Mammy in the Academy award winner for best picture.  She was the first African American to do so.  In her acceptance speech, she said, "I sincerely hope that I shall …

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