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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
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 …

This Day in Pop Culture for April 11

Singin’ in the Rain Premieres

Singin’ in the Rain premiered in theaters on this day in 1952 and starred Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. The film’s namesake scene with Kelly dancing in a downpour took 2-3 days to film, the water caused his wool suit to shrink and he danced while suffering from 103°F fever. Reynolds was not a dancer prior to the filming, something that Kelly was not happy with. Fred Astaire happened by the set one day and offered to help her. She is quoted in saying that Singin’ and childbirth were two the hardest things she ever had to do in her life. For O’Connor, he had to be hospitalized after filming the “Make ‘em Laugh” sequence due to smoking four packs of cigarettes a day.

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