Friday, August 9, 2013

August 10, 2013: Oz gave nothing to the Tin Man that he didn't already have.

Jack Haley was born on this date in 1899 in Boston, Massachusetts. Though Haley had a huge body of work on stage and screen, he is most famous for playing the tin man in The Wizard of Oz, a role he assumed after Buddy Ebsen almost died from an adverse reaction to the makeup required for the role. This is an easy task, ride The Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Studios, and say hi to the Tin Man for me.

Herbert Hoover was born on this day in 1874 in West Branch, Iowa. Hoover was the thirty-first President of the United States and the first to be born west of the Mississippi. Hoover was a public servant his entire life, worked in government agencies and wrote until he died in 1964. Honor President Hoover at The Hall of Presidents in The Magic Kingdom.

Leo Fender was born on this day in 1909 in Anaheim, California. Leo worked with electronics from an early age even though he had no formal training in the field. Fender began building his reputation by creating public address systems for local bands and eventually became fascinated with amplified musical instruments. Fender went on to be an innovator in the world of amplifiers and electric guitars. Honor Leo Fender by riding the Rock ‘N” Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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