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The Evening Before My 65th Birthday

by Lawrence Bush Here’s what I thought about, the evening before my 65th birthday: About dancing. She told me about the people she knows who dance at home but not in public. About old people. She held my forearm and showed me how she dances with people in wheelchairs. Everyone should have a dancer at […]

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December 18: Hal Kanter and Diahann Carroll

Hal Kanter, a screenwriter, director, and producer who created “Julia,” the first television sitcom (1968-71) featuring a black professional character (Diahann Carroll), was born in Savannah, Georgia on this date in 1918. Kanter worked on films with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, and Elvis Presley. For many years he was […]

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