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Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American musician and actor. He performed jazz, pop, rock and roll, folk, swing, and country music.He started his career as a songwriter for Connie Francis. He recorded his first million-selling single, "Splish Splash", in 1958.That was followed by "Dream Lover", "Mack the Knife", and "Beyond the Sea", which brought him worldwide fame. In 1962, he won a Golden Globe Award for his first film, Come […]

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Tony Bennett

Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926),known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American retired singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz.Bennett is also a painter, having created works under his birth name that are on permanent public display in several institutions.He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York.Bennett has amassed numerous accolades throughout his career, including 20 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award presented in […]

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Sammy Davis Jr.

Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, dancer, actor, comedian, film producer and television director.At age three, Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father Sammy Davis Sr. and the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally, and his film career began in 1933.After military service, Davis returned to the trio and became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciro's (in West Hollywood) after the 1951 Academy Awards.With the trio, […]

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Dean Martin

Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, actor and comedian.One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed "The King of Cool.Martin gained his career breakthrough together with comedian Jerry Lewis, billed as Martin and Lewis, in 1946. They performed in nightclubs and later had numerous appearances on radio, television and in films.Following an acrimonious ending of the partnership in 1956, Martin pursued […]

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Apple Pecan Cake

Apple Pecan Cake 3 cups of flour3 large eggs2 tsp cinnamon2 tsp vanilla1 tsp baking soda3 cups cubed & pared apples1/2 cups butter - melted1 1/2 cups pecan halves1 cup golden raisins2 cups packed brown sugar1/2 tsp salt1 cup oil Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 10" tube pan.Sift flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt together. Beat oil, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl.Stir in dry ingredients. Batter should be very thick.Fold in apples, pecans […]

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Christmas Bread

Christmas Bread Makes 3 loaves Preparation time: 30 minutes Rising time: 1 1/2 hours altogetherBaking time: about 40 minutesOven temperature: 400 °F Note: This bread is suitable for freezing4 cups (1 l) buttermilk2 oz. (50 g) yeast3/4 cup (2 dl) dark syrup2 tablespoons grated orange peel1/2 tablespoon roughly ground caraway seeds1 tablespoon saltabout 3 cups (8 dl) rye flour1 1/2 cups (4 dl) graham flourabout 4 cups (1 l) white flour Warm up the buttermilk. Crumble in the yeast and […]

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Christmas Divinity

Christmas Divinity 2 cups sugar1/2 cup water1/2 cup white corn syrup1 egg white stiffly beaten1 teaspoon vanilla1/2 cup broken nut meats (optional)Pinch of saltFood coloring (optional) Beat the egg white in a large bowl and set aside. In a saucepan, boil the sugar, water and syrup while stirring gently.The mixture is done at 235 degrees or if it forms a soft ball when a tablespoon full is dropped into cold water.Pour the mixture over the beaten egg white, beating continually.Add […]

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Christmas Morning

Christmas Morning 1/2 loaf of French bread, cut diagonally in 1 inch slices4 eggs1 cup milk3/4 cup half-and-half cream1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons butter2/3 cup brown sugar1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup (or golden syrup)Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish, and then arrange the slices of bread in the bottom. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon.Pour over the bread slices, cover, and refrigerate overnight.The following […]

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