Cokie Roberts, long the face of ABC’s national news, has reposed. She won countless awards, including three Emmys from the National Academy of Television throughout her decades-long career. Mrs. Roberts was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and cited by the American Women in Radio and Television (now called Advancing Women in Media) as one of the 50 greatest women in the … Continue reading Cokie Roberts, legendary Liberal commentator
Margo wanted to be part of the party. With a voice like a canary, shown by the grand trine in water, the stellium in the 10th makes her wants her never to be backstage or second best — to ensure that she has foregone her vast talents and been a singing home engineer. This is also where we find also the opposition — 29 Sagittarius … Continue reading Margo the singing home engineer
Having just finished Karen Christino’s biography on “Eva Adams” the controversy on her birthdate is barely settled. She gives that Evangeline, a popular name at the time, was born to the poor side of the Adams family on Pavonia Avenue, right next to Journal Square (where the PATH station is these days) Jersey City, New York on February 8, 1868 at 8:36 am. Marc Jones … Continue reading #6 When was Evangeline Smith Adams born?
It all began in Rio On the night of June 30, 1886, Arturo Toscanini — recently turned 19 — arrived, barely on time, at the imperial opera house in Rio de Janeiro, was to perform “Aida.” Pandemonium. The unpopular lead conductor had resigned in a huff; the audience shouted his unpopular replacement off the podium. Toscanini, the principal cellist & assistant choral master, was thrust forward … Continue reading #905 Maestro Arturo Toscanini
Thelma Todd was the daughter of a pair of immigrants: John Todd of Ireland and Alice Edwards of Canada. They met in Boston where John was working in the rug trade. It was a whirlwind courtship and they married on June 20, 1900 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, about 30 miles away in a Congregationalist ceremony. On July 27, 1903 their first son, William was born, and … Continue reading #903 Was Thelma Todd Murdered?
I’ve seen Mr. Toomey a zillion times in old movies and never knew his name. he always plays nice fellows, smiling chaps that character actor you know you can count on in a movie to pull his weight. Unfortunately, outside of his obit, there was little I could find on him. Wikipedia filled in that he was married for 56 years before she died and … Continue reading #904 Regis Toomey actor gallant
Coryell’s early years Charles DuBois Coryell was born on February 21, 1912 at 6:45 am in Los Angeles, according to CC Zain who lists him as one of his notables. Dr. Coyrell was an American chemist and a co-discoverer of the element promethium, a building block for the nuclear reactor. Coryell earned a Ph.D at California Institute of Technology in 1935 shortly after the discovery … Continue reading Dr. Coryell & Prometheus or should we say Clinton-ium ?
Katherine Tingley née Katherine Augusta Westcott, was born on July 6 1847 in Newbury, Massachusetts to James & Susan Westcott. She was mainly educated in public schools and then in a convent school in Montreal. She is best known for as Katherine Tingley, after her third husband, Philo Tingley. Little known about her two other spouses or her family life, odd living as she did so … Continue reading #902 American reformer, Katherine Tingley
Henry Dreyfuss is not a household name, but his designs are objects that fill and beautify our homes like the Royal Quiet de Luxe Typewriter, the Westclox Big Ben alarm clock, the Western Electric desk, vacuum cleaners for Hoover and the AT&T desk and Princess line phones, the round thermostat for Honeywell (cloned by Nest though still in use). He lead the forefront of American … Continue reading Designing Henry Dreyfuss
In “Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s and 50s,” edited by Sarah Weinman and published by the Library of America, Megan Abbott, a woman crime writer of the 2000s, points out that “women are the primary readers of crime fiction.” She notes a popular theory that opines “women savor the victim role,” for they “are masochists, unable to rise above the roles assigned … Continue reading #901 Actress Gene Tierney is Laura