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PostSubject: August 26 Birthday Wishes   Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:21 am

Jim Davis [1909 - 1981]

Jan Clayton [1917 - 1983]

Yvette Vickers [1928 2010]

Francine York [1938 - ]
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PostSubject: Re: August 26 Birthday Wishes   Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:38 am

Jim Davis played bad guys in a lot of Westerns, but probably be remembered as JR's daddy Jock Ewing on Dallas. He passed away from multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood cells, during the 4th season of Dallas, and later on the writers killed off Jock Ewing in a helicopter crash.

Yvette Vickers played in many TV shows and B horror movies, most notably Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. She was discovered dead in her home in 2011 after neighbors reported not having seen her in almost a year. An autopsy showed she died of heart failure, and had been dead for nearly a year.
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PostSubject: Re: August 26 Birthday Wishes   Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:26 pm

Howdy Pards!!

Jan Clayton began her film career back in 1938 and like most actresses of the time, she appeared in several westerns, like In Old Mexico, The Llano Kid, Six Gun Trail, The Showdown etc. She is best remembered for the role of Ellen Miller on the popular t.v. series, Lassie, which premiered in 1954, with Tommy Rettig as her son. Jan continued to star in the series from 1954-1957, when Cloris Leachman took over for 2 years and in 1959. June Lockhart assumed the role from 1959-1964.
Jan's career contined through 1981, mostly on t.v., in several western series, like Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, Tales Of Wells Fargo ect.

Francine York started out as a model and began her film career in 1959, with appearances on several of the t.v. series popular at the time. Her biggest successes were in cult films, like Mutiny In Outer Space, Space Probe Taurus and The Doll Squad. She has continued to appear in many of the t.v. series through the years and was a regular on the 2010 series, Hot In Cleveland.

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