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David Lloyd George was the last Liberal Prime Minister of the U.K., a century ago: 1916 to 1922.
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Liberal, Kansas is in the southwest corner of the state and just above the Oklahoma panhandle. Reportedly, the city gained its name from the common response to his acts of kindness, "That's very liberal of you."
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David Lloyd George, the last Liberal Prime Minister of Great Britain, was also the only one to have been born to Welsh parents (although in Manchester, England) and to have been raised speaking Welsh. He was a friend, mentor and early patron of Winston Churchill's.
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Actor Richard Burton, unfortunately best known as one of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands, had Welsh as his native language, not English. His original name was Richard Walter Jenkins Jr., but he adopted the name of his beloved schoolmaster.

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MLB baseball player Kelby Tomlinson was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2011, and while the Giants won the World Series in 2012 and 2014, he was not on the big leagu club’s roster for either team — he was still in the minor leagues. Tomlinson made his major league debut in 2015. Kelby Tomlinson was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma (only 50 miles NE of Fort Sill). He played college ball at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas. As such, his native language is English.
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English actor David Tomlinson achieved his greatest success across the pond, in Disney films. He is primarily remembered for his roles as authority figure George Banks in Mary Poppins, fraudulent magician Professor Emelius Browne in Bedknobs and Broomsticks and as hapless antagonist Peter Thorndyke in The Love Bug. Tomlinson was posthumously inducted as a Disney Legend in 2002.
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first and oldest feature length animated film released by Disney. The movie made its debut on December 21, 1937 and was released nationwide on February 8, 1938. Upon its initial release, Snow White earned over $8 million and at one point was the highest-grossing film with sound.
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Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 1964 American musical film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Bing Crosby. The picture features Peter Falk, Barbara Rush, and an un-credited Edward G. Robinson. Written by David R. Schwartz, the film transplants the Robin Hood legend to a 1920s Chicago gangster setting, though this story's utterly opportunistic Marian is very different from the faithful Maid Marian of the original legend. Produced by Frank Sinatra, the film introduced the hit song "My Kind of Town" by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song and achieved a career of its own independent of the film.
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English actor David Tomlinson achieved his greatest success across the pond, in Disney films. He is primarily remembered for his roles as authority figure George Banks in Mary Poppins....
My favorite scene of his: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV_25f-6z_o

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Dean Martin was born in Steubenville, Ohio, as was Lincoln's second Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton.
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Actor Harry Dean Stanton occasionally toured nightclubs as a singer and guitarist, playing mostly country-inflected cover tunes. He appeared in the Dwight Yoakam music video for "Sorry You Asked", portrayed a cantina owner in a Ry Cooder video for "Get Rhythm", and participated in the video for Bob Dylan's "Dreamin' of You".
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Stanton, California, in the northwest part of Orange County, is 5 miles west of Disneyland. The city began populating around 1905, was named for Phillip Ackley Stanton, a Republican assemblyman for Los Angeles from 1903 to 1909, and was incorporated in 1911. The population of Stanton is around 38,000.
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