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Cubby O'Brien

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Carl "Cubby" O'Brien was born July 14, 1946, in Sun Valley, California, not far from Burbank. He was the youngest male to audition to be a Mouseketeer. Discovered by Disney talent scouts in December 1954, while performing at a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) benefit in Hollywood. At the audition, Cubby played the drums but Jimmie asked him to sing something. Cubby told him he wasn't a singer. Jimmie suggested "Happy Birthday". So, accompanied by a banjo player sitting nearby, Cubby sang this simple song that every child knew. But for Cubby, it won him a spot as a Mouseketeer! Cubby Recalls "I did some commercials and some TV shows like 'Zane Grey Theater' and 'Cheyenne,' but I was a drummer and that's what I really wanted to do." Following his tenure with the Mickey Mouse Club and the Junior Band on the Lawrence Welk show, Cubby joined small bands around the L.A

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Bernadette Peters Resplendent with the Pittsburgh Pops

Bernadette Peters Resplendent with the Pittsburgh Pops

Silver, gold, and, yes, a gorgeous helping of brass. We're not just talking about the bugle beads on Bernadette Peters' skin-tight, flesh colored gown but of the precious metals glinting off her voice last night during a spectacular 90- minute concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pops at Heinz Hall. At 61, she is still in ...


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