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Holabird Advocate

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Friday, August 12, 2005
VOL. IV Issue 8I
Barbara Bel Geddes Dead at 82
After a 15 year battle with lung cancer, actress Barbara Bel Geddes passed away on Monday. The actress, who played Eleanor Southworth Ewing Farlow or "Miss Ellie" on the TV show "Dallas" for 12 years was 82.
Although she gained some fame late in her career for her work on "Dallas", she also acted on the Broadway stage in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" playing "Maggie the Cat". Bel Geddes had an interesting turn on an episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" playing a woman who kills her husband with a lamb shank, cooks the evidence, then offers some of it to the officers who are investigating the death. Anyone with this episode on DVD or video is asked to get in touch with our Publisher by G-mail ASAP.
After being put on the Hollywood Blacklist, work was hard to come by for her until "Dallas" came along. Barbara was so popular as Miss Ellie that when she tried to retire, the role was recast with America's favorite mother, Donna Reed, the public tuned out in droves. A very expensive lesson for the producers. As a joke, she dressed up a bag lady for a scene involving the character of "Sue Ellen" as a skid row drunk. Sharp eyed viewers can see her as the one who hands Sue Ellen the bottle in that scene. Bel Geddes retired from "Dallas" and from acting in 1990 to battle Lung cancer. She lived as a recluse since then.
Her "TV son" Larry Hagman said of her, "Barbara Bel Geddes was the glue that held 'Dallas' together. Not a bad legacy at that.
E. E. Hinkle Has Pacemaker Glitch
Yesterday, E.E. Hinkle had a pacemaker check up. Something was discovered that needs medical attention. It is not an emergency, since they say that this is able to wait until next week. Still, they also say that he needs an appointment. It may be nothing, but even at it's worst, one can not deny that E.E. has lived a good strong life. At 103, he's lived a good long life too. All of us at the Holabird Advocate are hoping and praying for the best.
Another 59 hits day For Holabird Advocate
With 59 hits on both Wednesday and Thursday, The Holabird Advocate is having a pretty good spike in readership. To celebrate, we are going to put together a "Jerry Hinkle Program" with music from "The Ditty Bops" later on today. That way you Readers can have something pleasant to listen to as you read. It's hard to do better than that.

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