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  1. Donster

    Sunday

    Morning all. 61F under overcast skies with fog. Patchy fog and mist early. Decreasing clouds. Winds out of the N at 5-15 MPH. High of 77F.
  2. Parke Davis & Company Ad - June 1943 1940: French front cracking as the Germans break through in Champagne to Dijon, with units of 19th Panzer Korps reaching Besancon on the Swiss border. German forces, supported by heavy artillery and Stuka dive bombers, continue their assault against the Maginot Line on a broad front. The French government of Paul Reynaud resigns and is replaced by one led by Marshal Petain who immediately appoints Weygand as Minister of National Defense. 57,000 British troops are evacuated from Nantes and St. Nazaire. 1940: The Red Army occupies Latvia and Estonia. Tens of thousands of "hostile' natives and their families are rounded up and deported to NKVD prison camps around the Soviet Union. *Suzanne Ridgeway 1940: U-101 sinks the British merchant ship Wellington Star in the Bay of Biscay. 1940: The British submarine Grampus is sunk by four Italian torpedo boats off Syracuse, Sicily. Suzanne Ridgeway 1941: The US State Department orders the closing by the 10th July of all German consular offices and tourist agencies in the United States. Italians closed down on 19th June. 1941: British unemployment figures for May lowest yet at 243,656 out of work, 400,000 less than a year ago. 1941: The British attempt to continue their offensive, but suffer heavy tank losses to German 88mm Flak guns. Interwoven Socks Ad - June 1944 1942: After intense air attacks and Italian fleet sorties, the Gibraltar convoy reaches Malta, but the Alexandria convoy is forced back. During these attempts to reach Malta the losses between both convoys stand at the cruiser Hermione (sunk by U-205, South of Crete), five destroyers and 40 aircraft. 1942: Lieutenant General Ritchie gives General Norrie permission to withdraw XXX Corps past Tobruk and as far as Mersa Matruh to re-equip. General Gott's XIII is ordered to take up defensive positions on the Egyptian frontier. This left the city exposed to another siege, for which its defenses were inadequate, having been allowed to deteriorate during the winter. 1943: 93 out of 94 Japanese planes are destroyed during a massive attack on allied shipping round Guadalcanal. Suzanne Ridgeway/ 1944: The real flying bomb offensive on Britain begins as 95 V1's cross the coast before 6am and a total of 244 reaching England that day. The German press calls it the 'beginning of the day of vengeance'. 1944: The Eighth Army captures Foligno and Spoleto, east of Orvieto and approach Perugia. 1944: U.S. Marines repulse the Japanese counter-attacks on Saipan. Suzanne Ridgeway *Suzanne Ridgeway was born Ione D. Ahrens on January 27, 1918 in California. Suzanne appeared in approximately 115 films between 1933 and 1955, including "Gone With the Wind", "The Road To Morocco", "Citizen Kane" and "The Best Years Of Our Lives". She also appeared in a number of "Three Stooges" shorts, including "Loose Loot", "Tricky Dicks", "Rumpus in the Harem", "A Missed Fortune" and "A Merry Mix Up". Miss Ridgeway was 78 years old when she passed away on May 5, 1996 in Burbank, Los Angeles County, California. Frigidaire Ad - June 1945
  3. Donster

    Saturday

    Morning all. 63F under clear skies. Variable clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon hours. A few storms may be severe. Winds out of the S at 5 to 10 MPH. Chance of rain 60%. High of 78F.
  4. Electric Boat Company Ad - June 1944 1940: Roosevelt assures Reynaud that US aid will be redoubled. 1940: Germans take Verdun. German forces of the 7th Army cross Rhine and break into the Maginot Line above Strasbourg. Weygand refuses to surrender French Army on its own. 30,600 British and Canadian troops are evacuated from Cherbourg, Brest and St. Malo. 1940: New Russo-German frontier agreement announced. Greta Christensen 1940: The Red Army advances across the Lithuanian border. 1940: The Germans open Auschwitz concentration camp, officially to provide 100,000 labor force for I.G Farben factory. 1940: The Communist Party of Australia is declared as illegal. Jane Powell 1941: German formation commanders receive confirmation of the date and time that the attack on the Soviet Union will begin. This is to be 03:30 on the 22nd June 1941. German Panzer units begin to move up to their final jump-off positions. 1941: The British Army begins 'Operation Battleaxe' to relieve Australian held Tobruk and then advance towards Derna. However, they meet fierce counter attacks by the Afrika Korps and are unable to make any headway. Betty Yeaton 1942: U-552 (Kptlt. Topp) sinks 5 ships of Convoy HG-84 in the northern Atlantic. 1942: An Italian naval squadron intercepts the 'Harpoon' convoy and disables two British destroyers, as well as damaging the anti-aircraft cruiser HMS Cairo, although the the Italians lost a destroyer in the process. Axis aircraft then attacked and sank 2 freighters, the tanker Kentucky and 1 destroyer. Another Italian naval squadron had sailed from Taranto to intercept 'Vigorous', which reversed course in the face of this threat. While it was doing this, German E-boats moved in and sank a destroyer and damaged a cruiser with torpedo's. At this point British torpedo aircraft from Malta attacked the Italian naval squadron, disabling a cruiser, which was later sunk by a British submarine. In the meantime 'Vigorous' turned towards Malta again, but further reports of the Italian naval squadron steaming south, forced another course reversal. German Stukas attacked the convoy at this point and damaged a cruiser and sank a destroyer. The Italian naval squadron moved now moved north, removing the threat to the 'Vigorous' convoy, but Admiral Vian commanding the 'Vigorous' convoy decided that he did not have enough ammunition left to resume his course to Malta and so continued back to Alexandria, during which U-205 sank the cruiser HMS Hermione south of Crete and Stukas sank another destroyer. However, as consolation, British aircraft did manage to torpedo the Italian Battleship Littorio, which spent the next two months under repair. Camel Cigarette Ad - June 1945 1942: Rommel launches an attack against Eighth Army's new defensive line, but is repulsed. However, General Norrie was worried that XXX Corps lacked sufficient tanks to defend this line for very long. 1942: Admiral Chester Nimitz is widely criticized in Washington for not pursuing and destroying the damaged Japanese fleet after the battle of Midway. Bettye Avery 1943: The German raider Michel sinks 2 ships off the west coast of Australia. 1944: Roosevelt outlines his plans for the post-war United Nations. 1944: The RAF launches heavy attacks (600 bombers) against Le Havre and Boulogne. Bettye Avery 1944: The second Finnish defensive zone is smashed by the Russians. 1944: USAAF B-29s from China pound the Yawata steel works in the first land based air attack on Japan. Maris Wrixon 1944: U.S. Marines meet strong opposition to their Saipan Island landing despite the heavy bombardment of the Marianas islands during past week. 3,000 US dead; 30,000 Japanese soldiers dead; 22,000 civilians commit suicide--Causes the downfall of Tojo. 1945: B-29's begin destruction of 60 mid-sized cities in Japan, killing roughly 250,000. U.S. Treasury Ad - June 1945
  5. I agree with The Dude. What's the point if you can't blow some Japanese Zero out of the sky? Like Itchie for instance. Or Herr Fick as he is flying along slowly in a gaggle of Stukas? Just to hear them scream as their aircraft burst into flames is worth the price of the game. Ahh...good times.
  6. Donster

    Friday

    Morning all. 57F under clear skies. Increasing clouds. Chance of showers later today. Breezy at times. Winds out of the SW at 15-25 MPH. High of 76F.
  7. Texaco Ad - June 1943 1940: Germans enter Paris as Rommel's 7th Panzer Division takes Le Havre. The French government leaves Tours for Bordeaux. Army Group C, with 24 divisions, prepares to cross the upper Rhine to attack the Maginot Line in Alsace. All remaining British troops in France are ordered to return to England. 1940: Spanish troops enter Tangier. British troops capture Fort Capuzzo and Maddalena, destroy the fixed guns and emplacements and then retire back to Egypt. *Myrna Dell 1941: President Roosevelt orders the freezing of all German and Italian assets, as well as those of occupied countries. 1941: The RAF begins fighter sweeps over Northern France. Myrna Dell 1941: Croatia joins the Tripartite Pact. 1941: Hitler meets with his top generals to discuss matters concerning the upcoming campaign against the Soviet Union. The 'Lucy' spy ring passes information to the Soviet Union, detailing the start date for a German attack as the 22nd June. Myrna Dell 1942: Air Marshal Harris is recognized for his achievements with the recent 1,000 bomber raids with a knight-hood. 1942: German troops of the 16th Regiment of the 22nd Airlanding Division take Fort Stalin in Sevastopol. North American Aviation Ad - June 1944 1942: Auchinleck tells Ritchie that Tobruk must be held, a fact that Churchill reiterates to him. The Eighth Army now holds a line directly in front of Tobruk, running from the coast to Acroma, then southeast to El Adem and then directly south to Bir El Gobi. 1942: The first axis attacks are made against the 'Harpoon' and 'Vigorous' convoys. 'Harpoon' loses a freighter and receives damage to a cruiser from an axis air attack off the Tunisian coast. 'Harpoons' escorting aircraft carriers turn back at this point. In the late afternoon, the 'Vigorous' convoy passes out of air cover range and promptly losses two freighters to axis air attacks. Another freighter is forced to return to Alexandria as it is deemed to slow. Myrna Dell 1943: RAF Coastal Command begins daily patrols over the Bay of Biscay with aircraft equipped with new detection devices to locate and destroy German U-boats leaving and entering their bases on the French coast. 1943: A German report shows that 100,000 cases of typhus were reported on the Russian front during 1942, with a fatality rate of 15%. Myrna Dell 1944: His Majesty the King and de Gaulle visit the Normandy front (separately). Carentan is finally in U.S. hands after a week's fighting in Normandy. 1944: The allies take Orvieto, 65 miles Northwest of Rome. Myrna Dell *Marilyn Adele Dunlap was born on March 5, 1924 (for her stage name she took her nickname, Myrna, and shortened her middle name, Adele, to "Dell", which she used as her last name) in Los Angeles, California. She started her career as a showgirl in the famous Earl Carroll Revue in New York, and made her film debut in "A Night at Earl Carroll's" (1940). Signed by MGM, she appeared in "Ziegfeld Girl" (1941), but MGM didn't pick up her option and she returned to Earl Carroll's. She soon was appearing at the Billy Rose Nightclub, then spent a season in the "George White's Scandals" revue. However, the taste of Hollywood never left her, and she went back in 1943 and appeared in a string of westerns with such cowboy icons as Bob Steele and Hoot Gibson. She had a small part in the classic "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" (1944), and shortly afterward signed a contract with RKO Pictures. RKO kept her busy, putting her in more than 20 films over the next few years, even appearing with future US President Ronald Reagan in the 1949 comedy "The Girl from Jones Beach" (1949). She gave a good performance in an atypical role as the ambitious, murderous daughter of a powerful rancher in the offbeat western "The Bushwhackers" (1952). She worked steadily over the years, not only in films but on TV as well, and had a recurring role in the Dan Duryea adventure series "China Smith" (1952). At one point she wrote a gossip column, "Hollywood: Then and Now". Myrna Dell died from natural causes on February 11, 2011 at her studio apartment one month shy of her 87th birthday. Mobilgas Ad - June 1945
  8. Donster

    Thursday

    Morning all. 51F under scattered clouds. Mostly sunny and pleasant. Winds out of the NW at 5-15 MPH. High of 71F.
  9. Studebaker Ad - June 1943 1940: Germans troops advance on both sides of Paris. General Weygand declares the French capital an 'open city'. 1940: Armed merchant-cruiser Scotstown is torpedoed by U-25 off Ireland, 6 crew lost. The first US arms ship, 'Eastern Prince', sets sail for Britain. *Virginia Field 1940: Italian bombers attack the French naval base at Toulon. 1940: The British submarine Odin is sunk by the Italian destroyer Strale in Gulf of Taranto. 1940: The German raider Orion lays mines off Auckland, New Zealand. Virginia Field 1941: The Luftwaffe carries out a raid on the British naval base at Chatham, but with little success. 1941: 29 People Killed, when German dive-bombers sink the Great Western Railway steamer St. Patrick. Virginia Field 1941: Russian news agency Tass, denies German threat on its borders and calls rumors 'absurd and obviously sheer hostile propaganda.' The Russians begin to arrest those in the Baltic States who might support a German occupation. In all, about 50,000 are rounded up, with the majority never to be seen alive again. 1941: Russo-Japanese trade agreement announced in Tokyo. Studebaker Ad - June 1944 1942: President Roosevelt authorizes the creation of the U.S. Office on War Information (OWI). The first director is Elmer Holmes Davis, a CBS commentator and novelist. 1942: German tanks and anti-tank batteries destroy 138 British tanks in and around the Knightsbridge pocket. This left the Eighth Army with only 75 armoured vehicles operational and threatened the main British supply route along the Trigh Capuzzo, which in turn threatened the 1st South African and British 50th Division which were still defending the northern part of the Gazala line. Lieutenant General Ritchie, without informing General Auchinleck, who wanted to hold west of Tobruk, ordered these two divisions to pull back towards Tobruk. Virginia Field 1942: Shortly after midnight on the morning of June 13, four men landed on a beach near Amagansett, Long Island, New York, from a German submarine, clad in German uniforms and bringing ashore enough explosives, primers, and incendiaries to support an expected two-year career in the sabotage of American defense-related production. On June 17, a similar group landed on Ponte Vedra Beach, near Jacksonville, Florida, equipped for a similar career in industrial disruption. However, all are captured within days and six are executed after a trial. Virginia Field 1943: Night fighter ace Wing Commander John Cunningham, brings down his 16th victim over southern England. 1944: The first V1 flying bomb is launched against Britain during Operation 'Rumpelkammer' and hits Swanscombe in Kent at 0418, causing shock and near panic among the civilian population. Virginia Field 1944: Near Villers-Bocage, a single Tiger tank from the 12th SS Panzer Division (Michael Wittmann's) destroys 25 tanks and other vehicles of the British 7th Armoured Division. 1945: U.S. and Australian troops enter Brunei, in Borneo. Virginia Field *Born Margaret Cynthia Field on November 4, 1917 in London, her father was the judge of England's Leicester County Court Circuit. Her mother was a cousin of Robert E. Lee, and Miss Field chose the stage name Virginia in honor of Lee's home state. Miss Field was educated in Paris and Vienna. Her first stage role was in Max Reinhardt's production of "All's Well That Ends Well." She started her film career in England, starring in the film "The Lady Is Willing," with Sir Cedric Hardwicke, in 1934. She then was brought to the U.S. to appear in David O. Selznick's "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (1936). She was signed by 20th Century-Fox after someone at the studio saw a screen test she agreed to appear in as a favor to another actor. The studio hired her instead of the friend. In the late 1930s she appeared in various parts in 20th Century Fox's "Mr. Moto" movie series. She appeared in over 40 films, many in the 1930's and 40's, often playing the "other woman." Her film credits include "Ladies in Love" (1936), "Waterloo Bridge" (1940), "Repeat Performance" (1947), "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1949) and "Dial 1119" (1950). Miss Field was a co-star of the 1942 comedy "The Doughgirls" on Broadway and also appeared in "Light Up the Sky," a comedy by Moss Hart, in 1948. Fields married three times, including a marriage to actor Paul Douglas and a marriage to actor Willard Parker. She and Douglas had a daughter (Margaret Field Douglas, born 1945). Virginia Field died of cancer on January 2, 1992 (aged 74) in Palm Desert, California. Her husband survives her. Parker will die at age 84 in 1996 in Rancho Mirage, California, from heart failure. Studebaker Ad - June 1945
  10. Thanks for reading my Main page news posts mikew!
  11. Donster

    Wednesday

    Morning all. 58F under overcast skies. Scattered thunderstorms this morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. Winds out of the NW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%. High of 68F.
  12. Nash - Kelvinator Ad - June 1943 1940: General Sir Edmond Ironside, C-in-C of British Home Forces, completes plans for the defense of Britain against German invasion.  1940: On the orders from General Weygand, C-in-C of the French Army, the French forces opposing the advance of Army Group A withdraw to the South, offering little resistance. The Germans cross the River Marne, consolidate bridgehead South of the Seine and claim to have occupied Rheims. Four French divisions and most of the British 51st Highland Division is cut off and captured by Rommel at St. Valery-en-Caux. *Joy Hodges 1940: The Soviet Union issues an ultimatum to Lithuania, demanding that the Red Army be allowed to occupy the country. 1940: RAF bomb docks in Tobruk, Libya. 1940: Italian submarine Bagnolini sinks British cruiser Calypso south of Crete. Joy Hodges 1941: The RAF raids the Ruhr, Rhineland and German ports in the first of 20 consecutive night raids. 1941: The German pocket battleship Lützow (formerly Deutschland) is attacked and damaged by RAF aircraft off the southern coast of Norway. Joy Hodges 1942: Rommel, having now brought up tank reserves, could now muster 124 tanks against the 248 British tanks. He therefore attacked the British positions between Knightsbridge and El Adem, trapping much of the British armor. Nash - Kelvinator Ad - June 1944 1943: The RAF launches a heavy raid on Bochum in the Ruhr. The Luftwaffe carries out a night attack against Plymouth. 1943: King George VI lands in Morocco, only his second sanctioned visit of the war to forces overseas. Joy Hodges with Donnie's Dad 1944: U.S. troops fighting for Carentan, link up with British troops, thereby completing a solid line along a 50-mile battle front. So far, the allies have landed 326,000 men and 54,000 vehicles onto the Normandy beaches. 1944: Rosenberg orders operation 'Hay Action', the kidnapping of 40,000 Polish children aged ten to fourteen for slave labour in Germany. 1945: Eisenhower is awarded the Order of Merit and becomes the first U.S. recipient. Joy Hodges *Joy Hodges was born Frances Eloise Hodges in Des Moines, Iowa on January 22, 1915. At the age of eight, she became one half of the Bluebird Twins, performing across Iowa, and later at high school was part of a trio named the Crooning Co-eds. Often cited as the woman who helped future President of the United States Ronald Reagan get his first big break in film, actress Joy Hodges proved a formidable talent of stage and screen who also possessed a remarkable singing voice. After making an impression in such films as "To Beat the Band" (1935) and "The Family Next Door" (1939) Hodges sang with such big bands as those of Ozzie Nelson and Glenn Miller, and numerous Broadway roles were soon to follow. She appeared with Fred Astaire in "Follow the Fleet" (1936) and in 1937 was singing at Hollywood's Biltmore Bowl and in various Broadway musicals, including 'I'd Rather Be Right'. In 1946 she had the lead role in 'Nellie Bly', and as late as 1972 took over from Ruby Keeler in the Broadway revival of 'No, No, Nanette'. Married three times, firstly to Gil Doorly from 1939 - 1941, then to Paul Helmund and finally, until his death, to Eugene Scheiss, she appeared frequently on stage, in films and on TV and radio. Her career began when she won a talent contest at the Paramount Theatre, and in 1935 she signed a 5-year contract with RKO. She met Mr. Reagan in Des Moines, where he was an announcer and sportscaster and she sang on the radio station WHO. When Mr. Reagan was assigned to cover the Chicago Cubs' spring training on Catalina Island in 1937, he stopped in Hollywood to visit Miss Hodges and asked her advice about getting into acting. Advising Reagan to "ditch the glasses" if he wanted to become an actor, she subsequently set him up for a meeting that eventually lead to a contract with Warner Bros. Ronald Reagan kept in touch with Joy for over 60 years, and she was a frequent guest at the White House, where she once sat next to President Gorbachev at dinner. On January 19, 2003, Joy Hodges died of a stroke in Palm Desert, CA. She was 88. Nash - Kelvinator Ad - June 1944
  13. Donster

    Tuesday

    Morning all. 58F under clear skies. Increasing clouds. An isolated shower is possible. Winds out of the SW at 5-10 MPH. High of 78F.
  14. United Aircraft Corporation Ad - June 1942 1940: Householders in possession of Anderson shelters must by law have them up and earthed by today. 1940: The French government of Premier Reynaud leaves Paris for Tours. German forces capture Rheims. *Audrey Totter 1940: Italian aircraft bomb Malta. 1940: Paris prepares for siege as the Luftwaffe pounds the city. The RAF attacks Turin and Genoa with 36 Whitley bombers. 1940: RAF attack German ships in Trondheim harbour, Norway. Audrey Totter 1940: Australia and New Zealand declare war on Italy. 1940: South Africa declares war on Italy. RAF bomb airfields and petrol dumps in Italian East Africa and Libya. British armoured cars cross into Libya from Egypt and ambush a number of Italian trucks near Fort Capuzzo. Italian aircraft bomb Aden and Port Sudan. Audrey Totter 1942: U-boats begin laying mines off Boston, Delaware and Chesapeake Bay. 1942: The court-martial of a German army captain Michael Kitzelmann ends in Orel. Kitzelmann, who won an Iron Cross Second Class for bravery, has spoken out against atrocities being committed on the eastern front. "If these criminals should win," he has told his fellow officers, "I would have no wish to live any longer." Kitzelmann's wish is granted. He is shot by a firing squad that day. (READ NY TIMES ARTICLE) 1942: The United States and the Soviet Union signed a lend lease agreement to aid the Soviet war effort. 1942: Simultaneous British convoys set sail for Malta from Gibraltar and Alexandria. The Gibraltar convoy (codenamed ' Harpoon'), consisted of 5 freighters and a US tanker. It was initially escorted by a battleship, 2 aircraft carrier, 3 cruisers and 8 destroyers and was later reinforced by an anti-aircraft cruiser and 9 destroyers. The Alexandria convoy (codenamed 'Vigorous'), had eleven freighters and was escorted by 7 light cruisers and 26 destroyers. Audrey Totter 1943: Operation 'Corkscrew', the invasion of Pantelleria meets little resistance after a 20-day aerial bombardment of the island. 1943: The US 8th Air Force raids the German naval base at Wilhelmshaven (200 B-17s), while the RAF attacks Münster and Düsseldorf. 1945: SEAC estimate that 108,240 Japanese have been killed in Burma since February 1944. Audrey Totter *One is certainly hard-pressed to think of another true "bad girl" representative so closely identifiable with film noir than hard-looking blonde actress Audrey Totter. While she remained a "B"-tier actress for most her career, she was a "A" quality actress and one of filmdom's most intriguing ladies. She always managed to set her self apart even in the most standard of programming. Born Audrey Mary Totter to an Austrian father and Swedish mother on December 20, 1918, in Joliet, Illinois, she treaded lightly on stage ("The Copperhead," "My Sister Eileen") and initially earned notice on the Chicago and New York radio airwaves in the late 1930s before "going Hollywood." MGM developed an interest in her and put her on its payroll in 1944. Still appearing on radio (including the sitcom "Meet Millie"), she made her film bow as, of course, a "bad girl" in "Main Street After Dark" (1945). That same year the studio usurped her vocal talents to torment poor Phyllis Thaxter in "Bewitched" (1945). Her voice was prominent again as an unseen phone operator in "Ziegfeld Follies" (1945). Audrey played one of her rare pure-heart roles in "The Cockeyed Miracle" (1946). At this point she began to establish herself in the exciting "film noir" market. Audrey Totter Among the certified classics she participated in were "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1946) in which she had a small role as John Garfield's blonde floozie pick-up. Things brightened up considerably with "Lady in the Lake" (1947) co-starring Robert Montgomery as detective Philip Marlowe. The film was not well received and is now better remembered for its interesting subjective camera technique. Audrey's first hit as a femme fatale co-star came on loanout to Warner Bros. In "The Unsuspected" (1947), she cemented her dubious reputation in "B" noir as a trampy, gold-digging niece married to alcoholic Hurd Hatfield. She then went on a truly enviable roll with "High Wall" (1947), as a psychiatrist to patient Robert Taylor, "The Saxon Charm" (1948) with Montgomery (again) and Susan Hayward, "Alias Nick Beal" (1949) as a loosely-moraled "Girl Friday" to Ray Milland, the boxing film "The Set-Up" (1949) as the beleaguered wife of washed-up boxer Robert Ryan, "Any Number Can Play" (1949) with Clark Gable and as a two-timing spouse in "Tension" (1949) with Richard Basehart. Although the studio groomed Audrey to become a top star, it was not to be. Perhaps because she was too good at being bad. The 1950s film scene softened considerably and MGM began focusing on family-styled comedy and drama. Audrey's tough-talking dames were no longer a commodity and MGM soon dropped her in 1951. She signed for a time with Columbia Pictures and 20th Century Fox as well but her era had come and gone. Film offers began to evaporate. At around this time she married Leo Fred, a doctor, and instead began focusing on marriage and family. Leo Fred, would go on to become the Assistant Dean of Medicine at UCLA. Audrey Totter TV gave her career a slight boost in the 1960s and 1970s, including regular roles in "Cimarron City" (1958) and "Our Man Higgins" (1962) as a suburban mom opposite Stanley Holloway's British butler. After a period of semi-retirement, she came back to TV to replace Jayne Meadows in the popular television series "Medical Center" (1969) starring Chad Everett and James Daly. She played Nurse Wilcox, a recurring role, for four seasons (1972-1976). The 70-year-old Totter retired after a 1987 guest role on "Murder, She Wrote." Her husband died in 1995. Totter died of a stroke on December 12, 2013, eight days before her 96th birthday. Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Ad - June 1944
  15. Donster

    Monday

    Morning all. 55F under clear skies. Sunny, breezy at times. Winds out of the NW at 15-25 MPH. High of 76F.
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