Tony Curtis, one of the great Movie Stars of the 1950s, died this morning at the age of 85. He starred in over 140 major films including classics like Some Like it Hot and Spartacus. He was an icon and will be missed.
Back in May we promoted the Keep the Spirit of 45′ Alive campaign by sharing the story of Edith Shain and encouraging all of you to listen to the stories of the greatest generation while the opportunity is still with us. It was with deep regret that we learned from Paula Camposano-Robinson, a nurse herself, that Edith passed away on Sunday.
Made an icon by the famous Times Square photograph on V-J Day, Edith kept her identity a secret until the 1970s when she finally acknowledged that she was the nurse. In her later years she was an active advocate for veterans and projects helping to ensure that World War 2 would not fade from memory.
We mourn her passing and hope that you don’t take the greatest generation for granted; we are losing them one by one.
Jimmy Dean died yesterday at the age of 82. Renowned American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman. While most may known him for his Jimmy Dean Sausage brand, he first rose to fame through “Big Bad John”.
Rest in Peace Jimmy Dean