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Actress Bette Davis stars in 2008 commemorative US postage stamp

Actress Bette Davis stars in 2008 commemorative US postage stamp

The U.S. Postal Serive is honoring film actress Bette Davis with a commemorative stamp on the 100th anniversary of her birth, the 14th in the Legends of Hollywood Series.
A 10-time Academy Award nominee, Davis won twice, for her roles in "Dangerous" (1935) and "Jezebel" (1938).
Also in 2008 the post office will launch a new multiyear Flags of Our Nation series, a 60-stamp set scheduled to include the Stars and Stripes as well as the flags of each of the 50 states, the capital, Washington, and territories.
Among the other new U.S. postage stamps scheduled for neat year are:
_ Year of the Rat in January, marking the Chinese lunar new year. People born in the Year of the Rat are said to be industrious, adaptable and ambitious.
_ Charles W. Chesnutt will be honored with the 31st stamp in the Black Heritage series. Chesnutt was a pioneering writer recognized today as a major innovator among literary realists who probed the color line in American life.
_ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Yearling" and her memoir "Cross Creek."
_ American Scientists: Theoretical physicist John Bardeen, who co-invented the transistor; biochemist Gerty Cori, who made important discoveries that later became the basis for our knowledge of how cells use food and convert it into energy; astronomer Edwin Hubble, whose meticulous studies of spiral nebulae proved the existence of galaxies other than our own Milky Way; and chemist Linus Pauling, who determined the nature of the chemical bond linking atoms into molecules and did pioneering work on protein structure was critical in establishing the field of molecular biology.
_ American Journalists: Martha Gellhorn, who covered the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the Vietnam War in a long career that broke new ground for women; John Hersey, whose most famous work, "Hiroshima," describes what happened when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city; George Polk, a young reporter killed covering the strife in postwar Greece; Ruben Salazar, the first Mexican-American journalist to have a major voice in mainstream news media; and Eric Sevareid, a broadcast journalist for CBS.
_ Olympic Games, to coincide with the Games to be held from Aug. 8-24 in Beijing, China.
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Updated : 2021-05-15 05:52 GMT+08:00