A NEW GAME! "Last Three Letters" - Part 2
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*actor, panelist Orson Bean# is referred to -- just past his 90 th birthday. He attended high school, and graduated from Cambridge High and
Latin (public, Cambridge, MA), where I met him
in the 1940s. I was a character actor in two plays in which he starred, one of them an excellent comedy: Pure as the Driven Snow,
the other somewhat short of excellence and Iʻve mercifully forgotten its title.
*Bean: original name: Dallas Frederick Burrows.
He is said to have chosen the stage name Orson Bean in honor of being a sort of Bostonian (though born in Vermont), and in honor of Orson Welles.
*Terry Moore, o.f. team-mate of (70), St. Louis Cardinals, 1940s. (He was actually a centerfielder, not a r.f.)
I believe Oliva broke in with the Twins)
Vada’s* outstanding Reds
*Outfielder Vada Pinson
Thanks. Seems to have left the Senators in the era that Senators (I)were leaving Washington for Minnesota.
s-o-n >Slaughterʻs obnoxious negativism
e-d-s> Ezioʻs* dramatic song
*Ezio Pinza, singer, star of "South Pacific"
*Herman Wouk, novelist, former comedy writer; his age, last I heard was over 100.
*Mary Adelaide Alexander Perkins, ca. 1868 - ca, 1930, grandmother of rolandperkins
> starbox I asume I meant cigarettes ;)
*Edgell: --Harvard graduate; donʻt remember his first name --was my boss in Stock, Filenes Basement, 1951
Poor henpecked yokel!
Kellʻs* excellent lineup
*The reference is to "Kellʻs Spa", excellent menʻs softball team of the 1940s, Woburn, MA
Especially unruly protest
*pre-1970s definition of expletive was a "filler", e.g.
the "it" of the sentence: "It
was to Nixon that the affair was traceable." -- a word without which the sentence is still grammatically complete. Post-1970s: a euphemism for "bad language".
*Warren G. Harding, 28th president of the U.S. is credited with adding the word
"normalcy" to English.