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Singer Susan Boyle was the winner of Britian’s Got Talent in 2009 and later was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in December 2013. She has mentioned recently that she feels safe on stage and feels as though she’s King Kong’s mother. She recently finished a US tour.

Despite battling depression and tantrums, Boyle has sold 19 million albums worldwide.

Read more about what she says in People magazine.




Happy 92nd Birthday, Kurt Vonnegut!
(November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007)

My favorite author would have been 92 years old today! Sadly, he passed on seven years ago. I met him once during the 1990s when he did a lecture in Boston for a writer’s festival. Very Bright Man!! And so it goes…




Happy 90th Birthday, Russell Johnson of Gilligan’s Island!
(November 10, 1924 – January 16, 2014)

The Professor would have been 90 years old today if he hadn’t passed away back in January. Now, he’s in the big island in the sky with Gilligan, Skipper, Mr. Howell, and Mrs. Howell.

Russell had a very long career as an actor. He appeared in movies and TV shows like The Twilight Zone.




Happy Belated Birthday, John Candy!
(October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994)

I was also late in doing a birthday post for the late great John Candy. What can I say? I was very upset about the death of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino last week. Also, I went out to the movies on Halloween and saw Michael Keaton in “Birdman” (a really great movie).

John Candy would have been 64 years old this year. It’s very sad that he died of heart disease at a young age.




Happy Belated Birthday, Henry Winkler!

Henry celebrated his birthday back on October 30. I was unable to do a birthday post for him because I was very upset over the death of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino who died that day.

Hope you had a fun birthday, Henry!




Happy Halloween!

Watch out for the scary stuff today!




Happy Birthday, Johnny Carson!
(October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)

The former host of The Tonight Show would have been 89 years old today. Sadly, he passed away nearly 10 years ago. Wish he quit smoking those cigarettes, but he was addicted to them.

Enjoyed watching him on TV though. He was damn funny!




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