Micky's Dad

(From Wikipedia)
George Dolenz (born Jure Dolenc, or Giorgio Dolenz and George Dolentz, 5 January 1908 – 8 February 1963) was an American film actor born in Trieste (then part of Austria-Hungary, now in Italy), in the city's Slovene community.

Under the name Giorgio Dolenz, he emigrated to the United States via Cuba, arriving by steamship at the port of Key West, Florida, in October 1934; by 1937, the young actor-to-be was in Hollywood and earning his living as a waiter. After appearing in small parts in B movies, he graduated to supporting roles. Following the end of World War II, Dolenz became a leading man under contract to RKO Pictures under Howard Hughes. However, the failure of the feature film Vendetta in 1950 resulted in his return to character and supporting parts for other studios, including MGM's The Last Time I Saw Paris as the husband of Donna Reed's character.

Better luck came to him when he was cast as the star of the 1956 ITC Entertainment 39-episode television series, The Count of Monte Cristo as the title character, Edmond Dantes.
On April 21, 1958, Dolenz played Count Peter Von Gilsa in the episode "The Outlander" of the NBC Western television series The Restless Gun.

In 1959, he portrayed Colonel Gutterez in "The Town Is a Prisoner" of the NBC Western series, Cimarron City.

He was cast as Juan Amontillo in the 1961 episode "The Uncourageous" of the ABCWestern series, The Rebel, starring Nick Adams. That same year, he played Ramon Ortega in "Brand of Honesty" on the NBC Western, The Deputy, starring Henry Fondaand Allen Case.
Dolenz, who was of Slovene descent, married the actress Janelle Johnson. They had four children: actor and singer Micky Dolenz (George Michael Dolenz) of the 1960s musical group, The Monkees, Gemma "Coco" Dolenz, Gina Dolenz, and Debbie Dolenz.

Dolenz died of a heart attack in 1963 at the age of 55. He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

Jimmy Nicol,

Jimmy Nicol, the substitute drummer for Ringo Starr at the start of The Beatles’ 1964 world tour, sitting alone at the departure lounge at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia, waiting for his flight back to England, June 14, 1964.

Ken Berry, star of ‘F Troop,’ dead at 85

Ken Berry, the actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of Capt. Wilton Parmenter on the TV comedy series “F Troop,” died Saturday at age 85, according to reports.
His death was announced on Facebook by his former wife, actress Jackie Joseph-Lawrence.
“With very deep sorrow, I must inform friends of Ken Berry that he died a short time ago,” she wrote.

Later, Berry’s “F Troop” co-star, Larry Storch, posted a message on Facebook:
“Dear friends. We are sad to let you know our beloved Captain, Mr Ken Berry passed away tonight,” Storch wrote. “We just spoke with Jackie Joseph who confirmed the devastating news. We are at a true loss for words. Ken, we hope you know how much you were loved. Goodnight Captain. We miss you already.”

Berry was also known for roles on “Mayberry RFD,” the spinoff of “The Andy Griffith Show,” and “Mama’s Family,” a spinoff of “The Carol Burnett Show.”
But he first achieved fame on “F Troop,” which ran on ABC from 1965 to 1967. Berry’s character was the ill-prepared commanding officer of the fictional Fort Courage during the 1800s, and dealt with scheming subordinate officers as well as a local Indian tribe called the Hekawis.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Berry was born Nov. 3, 1933, in Moline, Ill., and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

His turn toward show business received a boost when actor Leonard Nimoy, of “Star Trek” fame, helped him find work entertaining troops as part of the Special Services Corps, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Aside from his former wife, Berry is survived by their daughter, Jennifer, according to ExtraTV.com. Their son John died of brain cancer in 2016, the report said.



It is indecent for a man in the streets of New York City, or Detroit, or Cleveland, or Watts, to surrender the only life that he has to despair and to hopelessness, and I think we can change it, I think that we can do better. I think we can do better in South Vietnam, it’s not easy, there are no easy solutions or easy answers. And I don’t come to you and say that I have an easy answer to all of these problems, but I say we can do much, much better than we have in the past and if I am elected President of the United States, we’ll do it. – RFK, 1968

Undetonaded four megaton Mark 39 thermonuclear bomb,

Undetonated four megatons Mark 39 thermonuclear bomb, with its parachute still attached, after it was accidentally dropped from a breaking apart B-52 bomber over Goldsboro, North Carolina,  January 24, 1961

The Beatles!

Bobby and Ethel in better times

Goldie from Laugh In

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Santa at the R&R camp in Da Nang.

Neil Armstrong next to a Lunar Landing Research Vehicle , nicknamed the “flying bedstead,” at Edwards Air Force Base, California, August 1, 1964

Members of the Klan march through Salisbury, North Carolina, 1964

The music was the greatest and all these decades later its still popular

60s style

Filming “West Side Story” (1961)

I loved, just adored, the cars from the early 1960s. It was a joy to ride in them



Bob Peak for the 1961 Mercury Comet
Jayson Shirts, 1962

Elizabeth Montgomery

Carnaby Street photographed by Ted Spiegel in September 1967.

Woman learning that JFK has been killed 
                                Adam Clayton Powell and JFK at Kennedy's home in Georgetown