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Famous People – Karl Malden

Posted by quotes on July 1, 2009

Karl Malden Quotes

“Karl Malden (born Mladen George Sekulovich (Mladen Đorđe Sekulović, Serbian Cyrillic: Младен Ђорђе Секуловић) March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009) was an Academy Award winning American actor. In a career that spanned over seven decades, he was featured in classic films such as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront and One-Eyed Jacks with Marlon Brando. Among other notable film roles are Archie Lee Meighan in Baby Doll, Zebulon Prescott in How the West Was Won and General Omar Bradley in Patton. His best-known role was on television as Lt. Mike Stone on the 1970s crime drama, The Streets of San Francisco.”

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Malden

Actor Karl Malden died today at the age of 97.

Karl Malden Quotes

I`m a workaholic. I love every movie I`ve been in, even the bad ones, every TV series, every play, because I love to work. It`s what keeps me going.
– Karl Malden

People have told me that I came to this industry at its Golden Age. But when I was there, it was just an age.
– Karl Malden

My father was a milkman. So, I delivered milk.
– Karl Malden

In a series of American Express commercials, Karl Malden is well known for saying “don’t leave home without it.”

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Billy Mays

Posted by quotes on June 28, 2009

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Billy Mays

Billy Mays – celebrity pitchman for such products as Kaboom, Oxiclean and Orange Glo was found dead today in his Tampa Florida home. Also known as William “Billy” D. Mays and born William Darrel Mays in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania on July 20, 1958 died at the age of 50 on June 28, 2009 according to numerous media reports.

Billy Mays Quotes

“You have woken up the sleeping giant. … I’ll have a pitch-off with you any time Vince. …”
–  Billy Mays (Adam Corolla Show)

“Hi, Billy Mays here for … “
– Billy Mays

“When I’m up against a wall, that’s when Billy Mays performs best.”
– Billy Mays

“I’ll tell you what, If you knock me off once, shame on you. If you knock me off again …”
– Billy Mays

More from Wikipedia which may or may not be accurate:

William “Billy” D. Mays, Jr. (July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009[2]) was a television direct-response advertisement salesperson most notable for promoting OxiClean, Orange Glo, and other cleaning, home-based, and maintenance products. His distinctive beard and loud sales pitches made him a recognizable television presence.[3]

Biography

Mays was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Sto-Rox High School in 1977, he began his career as a salesman on the Atlantic City boardwalk, selling the Washmatik portable washing device to passersby. Working alongside other pitchmen, he developed his style of salesmanship.[4]

Mays later traveled to home shows, auto shows, and state fairs across the United States for a period of twelve years, selling various maintenance products and tools, including cleaning products and food choppers.[4]

Rise to prominence

At a Pittsburgh home show in 1993, Mays struck up a friendship with rival salesman Max Appel, founder of Orange Glo International, a Denver-based manufacturer of cleaning products. He was then hired by the company to promote their line of cleaners, OxiClean, Orange Clean, Orange Glo, and Kaboom on the Home Shopping Network in St. Petersburg, Florida.[5]

Customer response to Mays’ sales pitches were enthusiastic, with a sharp increase in sales after his first day on the network, although some reviews were poor. He is very well known for shouting in an abrasive manner during infomercials. For example, Washington Post staff writer Frank Ahrens called him “a full-volume pitchman, amped up like a candidate for a tranquilizer-gun takedown.”[6]

Following the success of the Home Shopping Network campaign, a line of successful television commercials and infomercials for the products was produced, featuring Mays demonstrating the effectiveness of the products to viewers hands-on. He typically begins such commercials with: “Hi! Billy Mays here for [advertised product].” Their success led to OrangeGlo International being named among the top ten privately growing companies from 1999 to 2001 by Inc. magazine, and its eventual buyout by Church and Dwight. Appel credited Mays’ brilliant salesmanship for much of the company’s success.[citation needed]

Mays was the CEO and founder of Mays Promotions, Inc., based at his home in Odessa, Florida.[3] His services as a pitchman became highly sought-after, and he appeared in commercials for many diverse “as seen on TV” products. Mays claimed to be an avid user of the products he promotes.[7]

In December 2008, Mays began appearing in ads for ESPN’s online service, ESPN360.[8] These ads were a slight departure for Mays as they were designed to be parodies of his and other infomercial cliches with Mays appearing to be doing a parody of himself. He also made a live appearance during the 2008 Champs Sports Bowl promoting ESPN’s and ABC’s January 1, 2009 bowl games.

Prior to his death, Mays resided in Florida in a $1.8 million home which was built in 2005.[9]

In February 2009, Mays publicly challenged Offer “Vince” Shlomi, also known as “Vince Offer” to a “pitch-off” between their respective products, the Zorbeez and the Shamwow. Popular Mechanics compared the absorbancy of two towel products and declared Shamwow the clear winner.[10]

On April 15, 2009, the Discovery Channel began airing Pitchmen, a documentary series that features Mays and Anthony Sullivan in their jobs in direct response marketing.[11] On the June 10, 2009 episode it was revealed that Mays’ trademark blue shirt was the idea of fellow pitchman Sullivan before the OxiClean commercial shoot in 1999.

Mays and Sullivan appeared together on the June 23, 2009 episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.[12]

More recently, the commercials for his products have become a popular internet meme, and have spawned countless video remixes.[13]

Death

Mays was found dead by his wife in his Tampa, Florida home on June 28, 2009.[2][1][14] The Associated Press reported that there were no indications that the house had been broken into, and that police did not suspect foul play.[14]

According to Fox News, Mays had been aboard a US Airways flight that blew out its front tires as it landed at Tampa International Airport on June 27, the day before his death. None of the 138 passengers and five crew members were reported to be seriously injured immediately following the incident, but several passengers reported having bumps and bruises from falling objects.[2] Mays told the local Tampa TV station that some of the objects “hit me on the head, but I got a hard head.”[14] It is unclear whether Mays’ death was related to the incident.

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Famous Michael Jackson Quotes

Posted by quotes on June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson Quotes

If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
– Michael Jackson

I’m just like anyone. I cut and I bleed. And I embarrass easily.
– Michael Jackson

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.
– Michael Jackson

Yeah, Wacko Jacko, where did that come from? Some English tabloid. I have a heart and I have feelings. I feel that when you do that to me. It’s not nice.
– Michael Jackson

Just because it’s in print doesn’t mean it’s the gospel.
– Michael Jackson

And I remember going to the record studio and there was a park across the street and I’d see all the children playing and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead.
– Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Quotes

I’m never pleased with anything, I’m a perfectionist, it’s part of who I am.
– Michael Jackson

The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.
– Michael Jackson

People write negatives things, cause they feel that’s what sells. Good news to them, doesn’t sell.
– Michael Jackson

I love my family very much. I wish I could see them a little more often than I do. But we understand because we’re a show business family and we all work.
– Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Quotes

I wake up from dreams and go “Wow, put this down on paper.” The whole thing is strange. You hear the words, everything is right there in front of your face.
– Michael Jackson

Elizabeth Taylor is gorgeous, beautiful, and she still is today, I’m crazy about her.
– Michael Jackson

If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
– Michael Jackson

Because I think every child star suffers through this period because you’re not the cute and charming child that you were. You start to grow, and they want to keep you little forever. Elizabeth Taylor is gorgeous, beautiful, and she still is today, I’m crazy about her.
– Michael Jackson

And my goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.
– Michael Jackson

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Farrah Fawcett Quotes – Farrah Fawcett Dead at 62

Posted by quotes on June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett Quotes

Actress Farrah Fawcett died today at the age of 62 after a long battle with cancer.  She was born Farrah Leni Fawcett on February 2, 1947 and died June 25, 2009.  She is best remembered for her Television role as private investigator Jill Munroe in the TV series Charlie’s Angels and for her role in the TV movie “The Burning Bed”.

From Wikepedia:

Farrah Fawcett
Born Farrah Leni Fawcett
February 2, 1947(1947-02-02)
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Died June 25, 2009 (aged 62)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Years active 1969–2009
Spouse(s) Lee Majors (1973–1982)
Domestic partner(s) Ryan O’Neal (1982–1997; 2001–2009)

Some famous quotes attributed to Farrah Fawcett follow.

God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.
– Farrah Fawcett

Marriages that last are with people who do not live in Los Angeles.
– Farrah Fawcett

I am proud of what I have got and I need an audience.
– Farrah Fawcett

I’m shy. I can go on a trip for days and not go because I won’t sit on a toilet seat on a plane. I’m certainly not going to go on somebody’s lawn. Could you imagine, in a cocktail dress?
– Farrah Fawcett

My number one goal is to love, support and be there for my son.
– Farrah Fawcett

The reason that the all-American boy prefers beauty to brains is that he can see better than he can think.
– Farrah Fawcett

When you do bad things, bad things happen to you.
– Farrah Fawcett

More from Wikipedia follows:

Farrah Leni Fawcett[1] (February 2, 1947[2] – June 25, 2009[3]) was an American actress. A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame in 1976 due in part to her role as private investigator Jill Munroe in the TV series Charlie’s Angels. Fawcett went on to become a critically acclaimed actress, appearing off-Broadway and in highly rated television movies in roles often challenging (The Burning Bed, Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story, Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, Margaret Bourke-White) and sometimes unsympathetic (Small Sacrifices).

Fawcett was also a pop culture figure whose hairstyle was emulated by millions of young women and whose poster sales broke records, making her an international sex symbol in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Famous People – PEOPLE Magazine

Posted by quotes on May 6, 2009

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PEOPLE Magazine Names ‘The Most Beautiful People in the World’

This year, PEOPLE Magazine continues its annual tradition of anointing “The Most Beautiful People in the World.” One of their most popular specials, it features a hot new set of “Beauties” from the worlds of show business, music, and politics.

This year, the list includes Oscar, Emmy, Grammy Award winners, and comedians. For a third straight year, the issue will also show actresses without makeup. Plus, tinseltown’s newest stars under 21 are featured alongside favorites from years past.

The special double issue will go on sale Friday, May 1st, for two weeks.
Source: PEOPLE Magazine

Transcript of Radio Interview follows:

PEOPLE MAGAZINE NAMES

“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD”

ANCHOR LEAD:  While it’s often said “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” the editors at People Magazine have their say as well.   It’s time to celebrate beauties from the worlds of show biz, music and politics.  Brian Osuch has more.  (:57)

SCRIPT:  Lifestyles, I’m Brian Osuch.  People Magazine continues its annual tradition of anointing “The Most Beautiful People in the World” and this year’s cover girl is actress Christina Applegate.  Julie Jordan is a special correspondent for People.  Julie, why Christina Applegate?

CUT:  (Jordan) She’s obviously so beautiful and fans love her on “Samantha Who.”  But with her very public battle with breast cancer, she’s shown such strength.  She is so comfortable in her own skin.  And she truly proves that beauty is not just skin deep.

SCRIPT:  What’s new this year?

CUT:  (Jordan) We have a really fun section called “Barack’s Beauties.”  Of course we know Michelle Obama is so elegant and so beautiful, but there’s a lot of good looking people in the White House.  There’s nothing wrong with being competent and easy on the eyes.

SCRIPT:  Any surprises?

CUT:  (Jordan) There’s a lot of new faces in Hollywood.  We have an entire section “Under 21” this year.  These are faces that you’re going to see for many years to come.

SCRIPT:  The special double issue is on newsstands now.  That’s Lifestyles from People Magazine.  I’m Brian Osuch.

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