Born on this day in 1907, actor Rosalind Russell. Best-remembered for her signature roles in the films “His Girl Friday“, opposite Cary Grant, “Auntie Mame” and “Gypsy.” Russell had a lengthy career, which ran from the 1930’s until the early 1970’s.
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“Brass In Pocket” by The Pretenders, was the seventh video played on the inaugural day of MTV, back in 1981. Though it was the band’s third single, it was its first international success. From the Sire Records Lp simply titled Pretenders.
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Actor Tony Curtis was born on this day in 1925, in Manhattan, New York. Curtis had a lengthy career, starring in over 100 films, including Some Like It Hot, Houdini, The Defiant Ones and Spartacus.
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Actor/singer/musician Andy Griffith was born on this day in 1926, in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Though he performed in live theater, his biggest successes were the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show, which ran from 1960-68, and the legal drama Matlock, which ran from 1986-95.
We continue our celebration of early MTV with the 5th song ever played on the channel, “Little Susie’s On The Up,” by Ph.D. From the band’s debut Lp, which also contained the ballad, “I Won’t Let You Down,” which was a minor hit.