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Old 12-23-2009, 07:20 AM   #1
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Trivia 12/23

trivia 12/23
In 1999, after drinking two bottles of Captain Morgan's Rum, eleven bottles of beer and numerous doubles of Talisker whisky and Hennessy cognac, and beating five much younger Royal Navy sailors at arm wrestling at a bar called "The Pub", hard-partying actor Oliver Reed, in Malta for the filming of Gladiator, collapses and dies of a massive heart attack. Today, the Pub where he died is called "Ollie's Last Pub".

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The song When Irish Eyes are Smiling was written by a German who had never been to Ireland.
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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" is a lighthearted song in tribute to Ireland. Its lyrics were written by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr. (both Americans), set to music composed by Ernest Ball, for Olcott's production of The Isle O' Dreams, and Olcott sang the song in the show. It was first published in 1912, at a time when songs in tribute to a romanticized Ireland were very numerous and popular both in Britain and the United States. During the First World War the famous tenor John McCormack recorded the song.
The song continued to be a familiar standard for generations. Decades later it was used as the opening song on the radio show Duffy's Tavern. The song has been recorded on over 200 singles and albums and by many famous singers, including Bing Crosby, Connie Francis, and Roger Whittaker.

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