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Chicago – He was all Chicago, from his birth on the West Side to his passing on the North Side, blocks from Wrigley Field and his beloved Chicago Cubs. Howard Fagenholz’s family owned the Marigold Bowl near the corner of Grace and Broadway from 1941 through 2004. He was a lifelong entertainer at the bowling alley, combining his bellicose and sentimental virtues as a bartender and counter worker there, which earned him the nickname “Uncle Howard.” Fagenholz died in his sleep of natural causes on June 30th, 2017. He was 88.
Howard Fagenholz of Marigold Bowl, Chicago
Photo credit: Fagenholz Family
He was born to lawyer Fred Fagenholz and the former Myrtle Arkin in 1928. His mother’s family was close to the George Halas family, so Howard was used to having Chicago Bears football players like Sid Luckman hanging around – he was at old Comiskey Park watching the Bears vs. the Chicago Cardinals when »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Welcome to another addition of Catching Up With the Classics where I talk about a comic book series or story that I have failed to read up to this. This time I am taking a look at Amazing Fantasy #15.
I have mentioned in this series how much the X-Men cartoon series impacted my connection to comic books, and right there was also the Spider-Man: the Animated Series. Back in the day, I was a member of the Fox Kids Club so I would receive a monthly magazine about all the different cartoons that were going to debut shortly on the Fox Kids Saturday lineup. It was long before we got updates about everything long in advance due to different blogs or social media. Through that subscription, I first learned about the upcoming Spider-Man series and immediately got excited. Once it debuted I immediately became a fan and learned »
- Dan Clark
June 30 would be the 100th birthday of Lena Horne, who had it all: looks, charm, and a singing voice that was noted for its “expressiveness and dramatic intensity,” as Variety once wrote. Hollywood needed her, but she didn’t need Hollywood. The racial barriers were too strong. When MGM signed her in 1942, she was already a successful singer; the studio starred her in two all-black musicals, “Cabin in the Sky” and “Stormy Weather” (which became one of her signature songs). After that, MGM gave her solos in musicals like “Ziegfeld Follies” and “Till the Clouds Roll By.” Her songs were extraneous to the plot; that way, her sequences could be cut for movie theaters that refused to screen films with blacks in prominent roles. Horne continued to have a successful career in nightclubs, records, Broadway and TV well into the 1990s, and she fought for civil rights and equality until her death in 2010, at age 92.
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- Tim Gray
24 April 2017 6:49 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Contino died Wednesday in his hometown of Fresno, Calif., the Las Vegas Review Journal reported.
Popular with the kids back in the day, Contino lost a drag race to Sandra Giles and portrayed a singer and truck driver in Daddy-o — which was scored by John Williams in his feature debut — and then appeared in The Beat Generation (1959), Girls Town (1959) and The Big Night (1960).
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- Mike Barnes
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