Fun facts about Entertainment and Famous Individuals

The first CD pressed in the US - for commercial release - was Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA'.
The first issue of People Magazine, in 1974, cost 35 cents and featured actress Mia Farrow on the cover.
The four principal characters from the cartoon series "The Chipmunks" are Alvin, Simon, Theodore, and Dave.
The Jazz Singer, 1927, was the first movie with audible dialogue.
The Lone Ranger's "real" name is John Reid.
The longest Oscar acceptance speech was made by Greer Garson for 1924's "Mrs. Miniver." It took an hour.
The Looney Tunes song is actually called "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down.".
The Mills Brothers have recorded the most songs of any artist: about 2,250.
The Monty Python movie "The Life of Brian" was banned in Scotland.
The official state song of Georgia since 1922 has been "Georgia on My Mind".
The Oscar statuette was designed by MGM's art director, Cedric Gibbons, in 1928. The design has remained unchanged, except for getting a higher pedestal in the 1940's.
The Professor on "Gilligan's Island" was named Roy Hinkley. The Skipper was named Jonas Grumby. Both names were used only once in the entire series, on the first episode.
The science-fiction series "Lost in Space" (set in the year 1997) premiered on CBS in 1965.
The Russian Imperial Necklace has been loaned out by Joseff jewelers of Hollywood for 1,215 different feature films.
The song "Happy Birthday to You" was originally written by sisters Mildred and Patty Hill as "Good Morning to You." The words were changed and it was published in 1935.
The song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" was written by George Graff, who was German, and was never in Ireland in his life.
The term karaoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese, and the karaoke machine was designed originally to provide backing tracks for solo cabaret performers.
The title role of Dirty Harry, 1971, was originally intended for Frank Sinatra. After he refused, it was offered to John Wayne, and then Paul Newman, finally being accepted by Clint Eastwood.
The Wizard of Oz was a Broadway musical 37 years before the MGM movie version was made. It had 293 performances and then went on a tour that lasted 9 years.
There are 11 points on the collar around Kermit the Frog's neck.
There have been about 30 films made at or about Alcatraz, the now-closed federal prison island in San Francisco Bay, including The Rock (1996), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), and Escape from Alcatraz (1979).
Time magazine's "Man of the Year" for 1938 was Adolph Hitler.
Walt Disney's first cartoon character was called Oswald the Rabbit.
Walter Huston and his son John become the first father-and-son team to win Oscars as director of and an actor in "Treasure of Sierra Madre" in 1949.
When Bugs Bunny first appeared in 1935, he was called Happy Rabbit.