Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ted Turner, 1938-

Today marks the 71st birthday of Ted Turner. He wasn't much of an actor. He would have been about the right age to appear in those Frankie Avalon beach movies of the early 60s, and probably would have been no more wooden than a lot of the cast members of those movies. He wasn't much of a writer either; IMDb lists only two writing credits, which includes the dreadful propaganda of the Captain Planet animated series. He was also Mr. Jane Fonda for a while. But for those of us who are classic film fans, his enduring legacy will be the cable movie channel which bears his name, TCM. So, happy birthday greetings to Mr. Turner, and here's to many more years of great movies on TCM!

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