“Forgotten Hollywood”- Morgan Freeman is OK…

Posted on December 6, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…Morgan_Freeman,_2006_(cropped)

   A private airplane carrying actor Morgan Freeman (right) and his pilot blew a tire on takeoff from a Mississippi airport and made an emergency landing in which its landing gear collapsed and the plane ran off the side of a runway, authorities said. No one was injured.

   Freeman issued a statement saying he was heading to Texas from Mississippi aboard his plane to shoot a segment for the series, The Story of God. There is no word on the condition of the aircraft. The twin-engine plane made what was described as a controlled forced landing just before nightfall Saturday at an airport in Tunica after it had taken off from another airport in his area. Both cities are near each other in northwestern Mississippi, with Tunica about 40 miles southwest of Memphis, Tennessee.

   Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman with the Federal Aviation Administration, identified the plane as an Emivest SJ-30 aircraft and said the plane reported a mechanical problem after taking off from Fletcher Field in Lyon, a community just outside Clarksdale. An FAA statement emailed by Bergen said the plane’s original destination was Sugar Land near Houston, but that the aircraft diverted to the Tunica Municipal Airport in Mississippi where it made the emergency landing at 6:15 p.m. local time Saturday. She confirmed its main landing gear had collapsed and that the plane went off the side of the runway after landing.

   Glad to see Mr. Freeman is doing fine.


<—marjorielord_head Marjorie Lord was a genial actress of the silver screen and on television. She is best remembered for playing the wife of Danny Thomas in Make Room For Daddy.

   In 1935, at the age of 16, Lord made her Broadway debut in The Old Maid with Judith Anderson. Marjorie was signed by RKO Radio Pictures in 1935. While appearing in Springtime for Henry with Edward Everett Horton, director Henry Koster signed her to a contract with Universal Studios. She appeared in six features and a film serial The Adventures of Smilin’ Jack for Universal. Her film work includes Sherlock Holmes in Washington, which starred Basil Rathbone in the title role.

   On television, Lord guest-starred in The Lone Ranger and The Adventures of Kit Carson. Her obvious chemistry with Danny Thomas led to her replacing Jean Hagen in the long-running sit-com. She later returned to television in Make Room for Granddaddy, reprising her role.

   Lord became a devoted philanthropist, raising money for the arts. She founded the Scripter Award, which recognizes authors and screenwriters. Her daughter is actress Anne Archer.

   Marjorie Lord was 97.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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