Fun facts about Entertainment and Famous Individuals
Eight positions are mentioned in Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine. Only right field was left out. Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded. Adjusting for inflation, Cleopatra, 1963, is the most expensive movie ever made to date (mid-2002). Its budget of $44 million is equivalent to 280 million 2002 dollars. After six months at the off-Broadway New York Shakespeare Festival Theater, Hair opened at the Biltmore Theater in New York, in 1968. It was the first rock-musical to play on the Great White Way. An American urologist bought Napoleon's pen is for $40,000. As of 2004, Hee Haw holds the record for the longest running weekly first-run syndicated show in the history of television. It spanned over 4 decades, from the late '60s to the early '90s, airing every Saturday night at 7:00. At age 47, the Rolling Stones' bassist, Bill Wyman, began a relationship with 13-year old Mandy Smith, with her mother's blessing. Six years later, they were married, but the marriage only lasted a year. Bette Midler, Barry Manilow and many other famous vocalists got their start in a New York City club called The Continental Baths. Between 1931 and 1969 Walt Disney collected thirty-five Oscars. By the time a child finishes elementary school she will have witnessed 8,000 murders and 100,000 acts of violence on television. C3P0 is the first character to speak in Star Wars. Captain Jean-Luc Picard's fish was named Livingston. Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty," but he did say, "Beam me up, Mr. Scott." Carnegie Hall in New York City opened in 1891 with Tchaikovsky as guest conductor. Che Guevara suffered from asthma! Chocolate syrup was used for blood in the famous 45 second shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's movie, Psycho, which actually took 7 days to shoot. Comedian/actor Billy Crystal portrayed Jodie Dallas, the first openly gay main character on network television on ABC's Soap, which aired from 1977 to 1981. Disneyland opened in 1955. Donald Duck lives at 1313 Webfoot Walk, Duckburg, Calisota. Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy. Elvis Presley made his first appearance on national television in 1956. He sang Blue Suede Shoes and Heartbreak Hotel on "The Dorsey Brothers Show.". Even though they broke up 35 years ago, the Beatles continue to sell more records each year than the Rolling Stones. Famous billionaire Howard Hughes stored his own urine in large bottles. Gaetano Albert "Guy" Lombardo did the first New Year's Eve broadcast of "Auld Lang Syne," from the Roosevelt Grill in New York City in 1929/1930. George Harrison, with "My Sweet Lord," was the first Beatle to have a Number 1 hit single following the group's breakup. Gunsmoke debuted on CBS-TV in 1955, and went on to become the longest-running (20 years) series on television. India is the leading film making country in the world. More than twice as many films are made in India each year than in France, the third highest film producers in the world. In 1920, 57% of Hollywood movies billed the female star above the leading man. In 1990, only 18% had the leading lady given top billing.