Steinbeck-book-blog

John Steinbeck, born February 27, 1902

It’s the birthday of my No. 1 writing hero John Steinbeck, who’ll be forever known as the author of one of America’s all-time greatest novels, THE GRAPES OF WRATH. (My personal…
sleepy-johnson-blog

Sleepy Johnson, born February 25, 1909

Today is the birthday of one of the pioneers of western-swing music, Clifton “Sleepy” Johnson, a very early member of the Fort Worth-based Light Crust Doughboys, the pioneering band that spawned…
Jesse-Ashlock-blog

Jesse Ashlock, born February 22, 1915

Born on February 22, 1915 , Jesse Ashlock was a fiddler, songwriter (“My Life’s Been A Pleasure,” “The Kind of Love I Can’t Forget”), and occasional vocalist, best known for his longtime…
Freaks-blog-cover

Freaks, premiered February 12, 1932

On this date in 1932, a feature film from the prestigious MGM Studios called FREAKS hit America’s theaters —  to MGM’s almost immediate regret. This tale of life and love in a…
garth-brooks-blog

Garth Brooks, born February 7, 1962

Happy birthday today to Garth Brooks, the top musical act of the 1990s and one of the most successful entertainers of all time. I was privileged to be the TULSA WORLD’s…
John-Carradine

John Carradine, born February 5, 1906

I’ve often told people that our birthday boy today, John Carradine, is the only celebrity I ever encountered in my 23 years on the TULSA WORLD’s entertainment beat who actually intimidated…