“Forgotten Hollywood”- Familiar Names in the News…

Posted on January 14, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`We have lost two familiar people tied to the entertainment industry this week.

~ Siegfried Fischbacher – He was the surviving member of the duo Siegfried and Roy.  Roy Horn and Fischbacher met on a cruise ship in 1957. Fischbacher performed the magic tricks while Horn became his assistant. They started using a cheetah in their act. They honed their animal-magic show in small clubs in Germany and Switzerland in the mid-1960s.

“`Their break came in a Monte Carlo casino when an agent in the audience invited them to Las Vegas. The pair made their debut at the Tropicana hotel-casino in the late 1960s. When they signed a lifetime contract with the Mirage Hotel in 2001,  it is estimated they had performed five thousand shows at the casino for ten million fans since 1990, and had grossed more than one billion dollars.

“`The pair gained international recognition for helping to save rare white tigers and white lions from extinction. Their ten million dollar compound was home to dozens of rare felines over the years. The housing of white lions and tigers were a result of a preservation program beginning in the 1980s.

“`Siegfried Fischbacher (above right) was eighty-one.

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~ Joanne Rogers –  She was an accomplished concert pianist who celebrated and protected the legacy of her husband, the beloved children’s television host Mister Rogers.  Joanne was considered one of Pittsburgh’s greatest neighbors. After her husband’s death,  she helped develop the Fred Rogers Center Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at  St Vincent College, located in his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

“`Joanne Rogers (above right) was ninety-two.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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