A Day in History |Hattie Daniels

Hattie McDaniel was born on June 10, 1895, in Wichita, Kansas, the youngest of thirteen children in a family of performers. Her father, Henry McDaniel, was a Baptist minister, carpenter, banjo player, and minstrel showman, eventually organizing his own family into a minstrel troupe. Henry married a gospel singer named Susan Holbert in 1875 and … Continue reading A Day in History |Hattie Daniels

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Rest in Peace|Glenne Headly

Glenne Headly, the Emmy-nominated actress and originating member of the Steppenwolf Theatre company, passed away Thursday night at age 63. Her reps have confirmed this, but there's no cause of death to report at the moment.  She was in production on the Hulu series Future Man, and the show’s executives were notified last night of … Continue reading Rest in Peace|Glenne Headly

A Day in History|Joan Rivers

A true New Yorker from the start, Joan Molinsky was born in Brooklyn on June 8, 1933 to Russian-immigrant parents Dr. Meyer and Beatrice Molinsky. The family eventually relocated to Larchmont, New York prior to Joan attending and graduating from Barnard College in 1954.  For over 50 years, Joan pioneered her own brand of irreverent, … Continue reading A Day in History|Joan Rivers

Movie Review|Beaches 

The first thing we thought when seeing this movie is, "Did we just rent this movie from REDBOX when it was just on LIFETIME for free?" Shame, Shame, Shame! Oh well... It was only $1.25 so it's nothing to lose any sleep over? So most of us that just happens to be decades old remember … Continue reading Movie Review|Beaches 

A Day in History| Nicole Brown Simpson

Nicole Brown Simpson was born in West Germany on May 19,1959 and grew up in Southern California. She married former NFL great O.J. Simpson in 1985, but filed for divorce in 1992. On June 13, 1994, Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman were found brutally murdered outside of her Los Angeles home, with her ex-husband quickly … Continue reading A Day in History| Nicole Brown Simpson

A Day in History| Adriana Caselotti

Adriana Hitchell Caselotti was born into an operatic family on MAY 6,1916- her father Guido, an immigrant from Italy, taught music in New York City, her mother Maria (from Naples) sang at the Royal Opera, and a sister Louise was a noted opera singer and voice teacher. She was 18 when Walt Disney personally chose … Continue reading A Day in History| Adriana Caselotti

A Day in History| Tammy Wynette

Born Virginia Wynette Pugh on May 5, 1942, on a cotton farm in Itawamba County, Mississippi, she spent her youth picking cotton, working as a beautician, a waitress, and a shoe-factory employee before her rise to stardom. By age seven, Tammy was working the cotton fields along with other relatives on the family farm. Her … Continue reading A Day in History| Tammy Wynette

A Day in History|Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Ella van Heemstra, was a Dutch baroness; Audrey's father, Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian descent, and worked in business. After her parents … Continue reading A Day in History|Audrey Hepburn

A Day in History|Ann B. Davis

A seasoned, Emmy Award-winning, comedic character actress best known for her role as the eternally wise and wise-cracking housekeeper Alice Nelson on The Brady Bunch, Ann Bradford Davis was born in Schenectady, New York, on May 3, 1926, to Cassius Miles and Harriet Davis. She had a twin sister, Harriet, and an older brother, Evans. … Continue reading A Day in History|Ann B. Davis

Movie Review|Unforgettable

Many of us were sold on the movie Unforgettable just by seeing the previews RIGHT? Right! Okay so let's get down to the nitty gritty for our movie review. The movie starts out with Rosario Dawson who plays Julia Banks in this movie, is a successful writer who moves from her current state to California to … Continue reading Movie Review|Unforgettable

Music Lyrics| Mahalia Jackson

Troubles of This World is a song that my grandmother sung at her church when I was a kid, but this song was best sung by gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. According to to Bio.com Mahalia was born on October 26, 1911, in New Orleans, Louisiana and started singing as a child at Mount Moriah Baptist … Continue reading Music Lyrics| Mahalia Jackson

A Day in History| Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin born on Jan. 19,1943 She claimed the blues, soul, gospel, country and rock with unquestionable authority and verve, fearlessly inhabiting psychedelic guitar jams, back-porch roots and everything in between. Her volcanic performances left audiences stunned and speechless, while her sexual magnetism, world-wise demeanor and flamboyant style shattered every stereotype about female artists - … Continue reading A Day in History| Janis Joplin