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 …

This Day in Pop Culture for May 14

Margot Kidder passed away on May 14, 2018

Margot Kidder Passes Away

It is on this day that actress Margot Kidder passed away at the age of 69 at her home in Livingston, Montana. Margaret Ruth Kidder was born on October 17, 1948 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Growing up in a remote area, Kidder didn’t have access to a movie growing up. When she was 12, her mother took her to New York and saw Bye Bye Birdie and was bit by the acting bug. Kidder’s first movie was 1968’s 49-minute film, The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar and her first major role was in 1969’s Gaily, Gaily. She appeared on NBC’s Nichols with James Garner from 1971-1972. Her biggest break though was when she appeared as Lois Lane in 1978’s Superman: The Movie, a role that she would reprise in three sequels. She remained good friends with Christopher Reeve until his death in 2004. She was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder and unfortunately made headlines for strange behavior. Her last film was the 2017 Canadian film, The Neighborhood.

Character actor Richard Deacon was born on May 14, 1921.

Richard Deacon is Born

“That guy” who played Mel Cooley on the Dick Van Dyke Show, Lumpy’s father on Leave it to Beaver and showed up on many TV shows and movies over the years has a name – Richard Deacon and he was born on this day in 1921. Deacon was a great character actor that almost everyone is familiar with, but few actually know his name. He frequently played a man without a sense of humor, and yet he had to have had a great sense of humor to master all of those roles that he played throughout his lifetime. Deacon never married and died in 1984 at the age of 63.


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