When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

Yes, Virginia, There Really Was A Florence Foster Jenkins

The story behind the story of "Florence Foster Jenkins."
Meryl Streep plays Florence Foster Jenkins (Paramount)
Florence Foster Jenkins’ story sounds as believable as Santa Claus, but it’s true. Carnegie Hall says that of all archival concert programs the hall has in its history, the one that is asked for most is for Florence’s music, a legendary singer said to be so bad that she could be the worst singer in history.

“In order for a singer to succeed, they need to have a combination of talent, charisma, and interpretive quality. And, by definition, they need to be able to sing. Florence Foster Jenkins had none of these attributes,” states Carnegie Hall’s website about the star of the most often requested archival concert program performance. But Jenkins was very real.


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