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The Late Movies: Happy Belated 65th Birthday, Sally Field!

Over the weekend, beloved American actress Sally Field—known for her assorted roles on television and in the movies—turned 65. My favorite moment in Field’s career came in 1984 when she won her second Oscar, this time for Places in the Heart. Her speech became one of the most memorable in Academy Award history when she [...]

10 People We Lost in 2009 Who Deserve to be Remembered

This list isn’t about the Michael Jacksons and Ted Kennedys, the Farrah Fawcetts or the Walter Cronkites. It’s about 10 less-celebrated people who passed away in 2009, and we felt deserved a little more spotlight than the media gave them. 1. Crystal Lee Sutton: Labor Hero Crystal Lee Sutton had been a textile worker for the J.P [...]

Get Happy: “The Rainbow Connection”

Here’s a sweet song to end a long week. In 1979, Jim Henson (as Kermit the Frog) performed “The Rainbow Connection” in The Muppet Movie. The song reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1979, and remained in the Top 40 for seven weeks — not too bad for a song sung by [...]