The murder and mayhem I was referring to here has often been the unusual subject of popular songs throughout the years. So let us separate the facts from the fiction. In the popular song “Folsom Prison Blues” Johnny Cash might have sung about shooting a man in Reno but he never did but it did make for one popular song. The song combined the elements of two popular folk styles – the train song and the prison song. It actually became one of his signature songs. In 1968 the song recorded as a live version among inmates at Folsom State Prison rose up to number one on the Country music charts.
It was a sad day when on June 28, 2003 four time Oscar winner for Best Actress Katharine Hepburn died at her home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut at the age of 96. I loved most of her movies since I have always been interested in the movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Angela Lansbury is an amazingly talented stage and screen actress. She was born on October 16, 1925, in London, England. All through her career, she had distinct facial features and a voice that I at least could recognize right away.
The very first time I saw this fantastic actor, singer and dancer was in the musical “Singing In the Rain.” He was Gene Kelly, and I thought he was handsome and so talented. Afterward, I always tried to find more musicals that he starred in. Kelly was also a choreographer, and he died on February 2, 1996, at the age of 83 in Beverly Hills, California.