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Post a true but little known fact about someone famous, living or dead -- Part 9

Paul Simon has won 16 Grammy Awards.




Many, many more true but little known facts about someone famous, living or dead, Part 8
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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 04:02 PM

1. Bill Murray co-owns

a class-A, minor league baseball team in Charleston. The Riverdogs, an affiliate of the NY Yankees.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:13 PM

2. Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander was named after one President of the United States..

...and portrayed in the movies by another...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:56 PM

4. The guy who saved Reagan's life,

Jerry Parr, decided to become a Secret Service agent after watching a film where Reagan played a Secret service agent.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 12:16 AM

5. That's freaky!!

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:15 PM

3. Trump, Pence, and McConnell and Russian-style fascists. nt

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 02:16 PM

6. Paul Simon is worth $65 million

Art Garfunkel is worth $45 million

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 03:39 PM

7. Ringo Starr is worth $350 million.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 02:19 PM

8. George Clooney and director David O. Russell got into a fight during the filming of

"Three Kings"

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 03:31 PM

9. During his early days performing as a guitarist, a friend told Bruce Springsteen that he had an old

Gibson guitar "that was gathering dust" and asked him if he wanted it.

Bruce took the guitar, which had no strings.
The neck was so long he was barely able to re-string it.
When he plugged it into his amp, the sound was absolutely awesome, and he began playing it at his gigs.
After one performance, a young kid, who knew guitars, came up to him and told him that it was great that he was playing a 6-string bass guitar like a regular electric guitar.

Until then, Springsteen had no idea that it was a 6-string bass guitar,

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 04:51 PM

10. Bob Barker hosted "The Price is Right" from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime

game show in television history.

(Bob Barker is now 95)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 05:24 PM

11. Jimmy Carter created two new cabinet-level departments, Dept of Energy & Dept of Education

He's 94.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 06:39 PM

12. Teenage climate activist Greta Thurnberg challenged her parents to lower the family's carbon

footprint by becoming vegan and giving up flying, which in part meant that her mother had to give up her international career as an opera singer.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:49 PM

13. The reason Tom Petty became a member of The Traveling Wilburys was because

George Harrison was at Bob Dylan's house, (along with Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne), and he had to go to Tom Patty's house to retrieve his guitar.
He told Petty, "Hey, why don't you come too..we're gonna' jam!"

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:30 PM

14. Maybe not a little known Fact

Madonna is not a natural blonde. Her first name is really Madonna.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 02:08 PM

15. When Bruce Springsteen performed at The Spectrum in Philadelphia on December 9, 1980,

the day after John Lennon was murdered, he opened the show with a dedication:
"If it wasn't for John Lennon, a lot of us would be someplace much different tonight."

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 02:24 PM

16. Tom Hanks is a collector of typewriters. He owns 250.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 05:22 PM

17. Very interesting!

I remember first seeing him in a sitcom called "Bosom Buddies" back in 1980

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 05:31 PM

26. And he's written an incredibly good collection of short stories

called "Uncommon Type".

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 05:23 PM

18. Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter while high on LSD.

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Wed Sep 25, 2019, 05:50 AM

19. When she was a teenager, Loni Anderson's mother...

...was very struck by an attractive actor on television and told Loni that was the kind of guy she ought to marry. The actor's name was Burt Reynolds, who she eventually did marry.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Sep 25, 2019, 02:44 PM

20. Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, who died Monday, was born Robert Burns, and, according to

author Charles Perry, Hunter is the great-great-grandson of noted Romantic poet, Robert Burns.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Sep 25, 2019, 10:28 PM

21. Souxie Sioux ...


of Souxie and the Banshees is a huge Godzilla fan!

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:06 PM

22. Sue Upton, who was the gorgeous blonde from The Benny Hill Show, will turn 65 in a few weeks.

(She was one of the "Hill's Angels" and still looks pretty good)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:19 PM

23. Benny Hill's father and grandfather were both circus clowns.

He never married, but he had proposed to two women, but neither accepted.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 05:13 PM

24. At the time of his death in 1992, Benny Hill was worth about $2 million

(I would have thought he was wealthier than that)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 05:25 PM

25. Redd Foxx's mother outlived him by two years

He died in 1991 at age 68.

His mother, Mary Carson, died in 1993 at age 90.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 03:34 PM

27. On his second day in office, President Jimmy Carter pardoned all the Vietnam War draft evaders.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 07:54 PM

28. Steve Allen not only was the first host of "The Tonight Show," he co-created it.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:17 PM

29. John Ritter was Tex Ritter's son

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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:09 PM

30. Tiny Tim played the ukulele, guitar, mandolin, and violin

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #30)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 02:53 PM

31. Years ago, I used to listen to the "Don & Mike Show" ..a syndicated radio program,

and one day Tiny Tim called in from Laughlin, Nevada, where he was performing.
Apparently Don & Mike knew him, so he must have been on the show previously.
They kidded him about his having to wear "Depends" because of a urinary problem he must have had at the time.
He seemed to be a truly nice guy, with a good sense of humor; and Don & Mike seemed to really like him.

(I bought his first album way back when)

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #30)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 03:23 PM

32. Herbert Khaury, a.k.a. Jilian Foxglove, Larry Love, Rollie Dell, Darry Dover, Emmett Swink....

AND Tiny Tim was a walking encyclopedia of early 20th century popular music.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #32)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:23 PM

63. I liked Tiny Tim

I bought his first album, and I just loved it.

He was a "head of his time"....One of the songs (and this was the '60s) was titled "The Ice Caps Are Melting"

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Response to MatthewHatesTrump2 (Reply #63)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:48 PM

64. Ah, 'The Other Side' by Bill Dorsey

Rumor was, that song was written for the Monkees, but they passed on it.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2019, 07:39 PM

33. Patti Smith once danced off a high stage in Tampa, Fla. & fell 15 feet into a concrete orchestra

pit, breaking several neck vertebrae.

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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 03:54 PM

34. Patti Smith's biggest hit, "Because the Night" was co-written with Bruce Springsteen

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #34)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 11:13 AM

51. She also contributed lyrics to several Blue Oyster Cult albums.

She was dating a member of the group during the mid-70s.

"Shooting Shark", one of my favorite BÍC songs, is one of her compositions.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 05:21 PM

35. D.A. Pennebaker's documentary about Bob Dylan, "Don't Look Back" was first shown publicly on

May 17, 1967, at the Presidio Theater in San Francisco.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 07:13 PM

36. Patti Smith used to live at the famous Chelsea Hotel in NYC

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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:08 PM

37. From 1970 to 1971, playwright Sam Shepherd was involved in an extramarital affair with

musician Patti Smith, who didn't know that he was a famous playwright until much later.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 02:58 PM

38. Sam Shepherd earned an Academy Award Nomination for his portrayal of Chuck Yeager in

"The Right Stuff"

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Wed Oct 16, 2019, 05:48 PM

39. Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, current Commandant of the Marine Corps...

...is assigned the license plate "1775" the year of the founding of the USMC.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 06:16 PM

40. Bugs Bunny is an honorary marine

He is assigned the rank of Master Sargent.
Chuck Norris is also an honorary marine.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #40)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 09:01 PM

41. Chuck Norris is also the worst actor in the world!

And a tRump supporter too!

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #41)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:44 AM

42. Perhaps that's why Bugs outranks him.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #42)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 02:17 PM

43. Who's "Bugs"?

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #46)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 05:53 PM

48. Ehh, what's up doc?"

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #48)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 05:48 AM

50. That's what I'm talkin' about!

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 02:18 PM

44. Bob Dylan used to live at the Chelsea Hotel in NYC.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:20 PM

47. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are now the longest married presidential couple

Celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 05:54 PM

49. John Wesley Hardin was shot in the back by a lawman, in a bar.

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #49)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 04:39 PM

52. John Wesley Hardin earned a Law Degree while serving time in prison

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #49)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 06:13 PM

56. Hardin is famous for shooting a guy just because the guy was snoring in the next room.

What most people don't know is that Hardin knew the guy, and actually had checked into the hotel with the guy (and a third guy)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Oct 26, 2019, 02:23 PM

53. John C. Reilly made his film debut in "Casualties of War" (1989)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:16 PM

54. Bobby Darin had two open-heart surgeries.

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #54)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:13 PM

73. He had rheumatic fever as a child

that damaged his heart. He knew he was living on borrowed time and felt he had to succeed while he was young. He was only 37 when he died.

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:55 PM

55. Chico Marx had a lifelong gambling habit.

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Fri Nov 1, 2019, 08:25 PM

57. William the Conquerer exploded at his own funeral.

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Sat Nov 2, 2019, 07:02 PM

58. Vincent Van Gogh never sold a painting in his life.

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Sun Nov 3, 2019, 08:54 PM

59. In the movie "Get Shorty," which was based on the life of gangster Chili Palmer,

the real Chili Palmer played one of Ray Bones' sidekicks and had one line:
"That was a good one, boss"

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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 03:06 PM

60. John Ritter actively supported saving the South American rain forests.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:26 PM

61. Arthur C. Clarke wrote "2001: A Space Odyssey" while staying at the Chelsea Hotel

in New York City.

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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:38 PM

62. Dylan Thomas used to live at the Chelsea Hotel (NYC)

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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:00 AM

65. Patti Smith started out as a poet.

She & Robert Maplethorpe lived at the Chelsea Hotel in NYC.

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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:55 PM

66. George Carlin often ran away from home.

He had a "difficult relationship" with his mother.

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:57 PM

67. In 2004, George Carlin entered a drug rehab center for his addiction to alcohol and Vicodin

He died 4 years later of heart failure.
He was 71.

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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 07:40 PM

68. Harlan Ellison ran away from home when he was 13

and joined a travelling circus.

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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 10:09 PM

69. Leonardo DiCaprio's father, George DiCaprio...

...collaborated with Laurie Anderson...



...on an undeground comic called "Baloney Moccasins," published in 1970.

https://comixjoint.com/baloneymoccasins.html

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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:56 AM

70. Gary Busey is an ass - been telling this story for years. lol....

although, probably not a little known fact...lol

I was working at a 5 star restaurant in the big D, and
I was working as a host and coat room girl.

We couldn't get his coat fast enough and he was snapping his fingers and
yelled at us.

What a douche.

All the famous sports people, musicians, and actors that came through there.
Everyone was nice as they could be. Busey? Not so much.

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Response to imavoter (Reply #70)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:43 AM

71. I never liked that guy

Lousy actor too

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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:44 AM

72. Harlan Ellison had gargoyles mounted around the outside of his house in L.A.

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