Iron Eyes Cody Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iron Eyes Cody, the “Crying Indian” whose tearful face in 1970s television commercials became a powerful symbol of the anti-littering campaign, died Monday. He was in his 80s or early 90s. Cody died of natural causes at 1:30 p.m. PST in his home in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, […]

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John Wayne Dedication

WASHINGTON, D.C., The Mall – The U.S. Army, along with the U.S.O./Washington Region, dedicated the 2nd prototype of the newest multi-million dollar weapon in our defense arsenal. Or, was it in the billions? The Comanche RAH-66, covered by a white tent lest it get wet before its first flight!, was uncovered last night by Country […]

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A Tribute to Ben Johnson

An honest-to-goodness Oklahoma cowboy who became an Academy Award winner and World Champion Rodeo Roper (1953). Fate placed him in the film business in 1940, when he delivered horses to Howard Hughes… In 1972, when Ben Johnson walked to the stage to accept an Academy Award for best supporting actor in The Last Picture Show, […]

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DUKING IT OUT

‘Festival Proves That John Wayne’s Range extended Beyond the Western’ By Nick Clooney Let’s try the Hollywood word game. I say “Laurel and Hardy”, you say “Comedy.” I say “Gene Kelly”, you say “musical”. I say “John Wayne”, you say “Western”. Perhaps we should take a closer look at that last one. I ‘ve been […]

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‘Duke,’ an American Hero

By RICHARD F. SHEPARD In more than 200 films made over 50 years, John Wayne saddled up to become the greatest figure of one of America’s greatest native art forms, the western. The movies he starred in rode the range from out-of-the-money sagebrush quickies to such classics as “Stagecoach” and “Red River.” He won an […]

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