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STUNTS, STARS & LEGENDS - August 2017Eric Fleming

Eric Fleming
Fleming was born in Santa Paula, California ... he was born with a club foot and needed crutches to get around and was often severely beaten by his father. At the age of eight, he attempted to kill his father with a gun, which jammed. He ran away from home, fleeing to Los Angeles and then Chicago, where he lived and associated with gangsters, doing odd jobs for them to make money. At age 11, after being wounded in a gunfight between gangsters, he was hospitalized and then returned home to his mother. During the years of the Depression, he dropped out of school and worked at various jobs until he joined the Merchant Marine, before joining the Navy in 1942, during World War II.

In 1958 he landed the starring role as trail boss Gil Favor in “Rawhide”. His co-star was Clint Eastwood ... they rotate in playing the lead from week-to-week.

After Fleming left “Rawhide” he was signed to star in “High Jungle” an MGM adventure film shot in Peru. During a scene in the final stages of the production, he and co-star Nico Minardos were in a dugout canoe that overturned in the Huallaga River. Minardos managed to swim to safety, but Fleming was swept away by the current and drowned on September 28, 1966. He was only 41years old when he died..

If interested in learning more about the Hall of Fame, please contact John Hagner (Founder) at 435 260-2160.
Hall of Fame website:

John Hagner (Founder) is also the Artist of the Stars.
His Celebrity Portrait Drawings are available at telephone 435-259-7000,
Mailing address: 50 W. 400 N, Moab, Utah 84532.
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Star Hall Movie Screenings
August 5 Sex & Broadcasting - Chronicles WMFU, the scrappy, chaotic, and iconoclastic community radio station in New Jersey. Star Hall @ 7 PM. This is a fundraiser for KZMU in our 25th year tickets are $10 at the door or $5 for KZMU members. For more information about the film, see article below or visit

August 17 Free Film: MOONLIGHT - A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. Winner: Best Motion Picture of the Year- 2017 Academy Awards Rated R 7 pm @ Star Hall 157 E. Center St. Presented by the Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Center. For more info visit or call 435-259-1111.
Sex & Broadcasting: A Film About WFMU
KZMU RadioA fundraiser for KZMU followed by a panel featuring legendary WFMU General Manager Ken Freedman.

Star Hall, Moab, Utah – August 5, 2017, 7 PM

Sex & Broadcasting chronicles WMFU, the scrappy, chaotic, and iconoclastic community radio station in New Jersey. The film is described by the filmmakers as “an American tale of life, liberty and independent radio.” In an opening scene, General Manager Ken Freedman is on the air and delivers what amounts to a manifesto. Moab’s own scrappy, community radio station KZMU was founded on similar principles as WFMU. After the screening, audience members can interact with panelists during a discussion on the relevance and importance of community radio today and where it’s headed in the future. Panelists include Freedman, Sally Kane – Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation for Community Broadcasters, and more. For more information about the film go to:
Ken Freeman
This is a fundraiser for KZMU in our 25th year. Tickets are $10 at the door or $5 for KZMU members. Contact Serah Mead for more information at 435-259-8824 or

Ken Freedman is General Manager of WFMU, a freeform radio station. He also co-hosts the conceptual comedy program Seven Second Delay with Andy Breckman, as well as hosting his own freeform radio program on Wednesday mornings. He is the co-founder of Congera, a public benefit corporation. Freedman hosted his first radio program in 1976 , joined WFMU as a DJ in December 1983, and succeeded Bruce Longstreet as General Manager in August 1985. Sally Kane
Sally Kane has worked in community media for 15 years but she got her start a couple decades before that when she volunteered at the community station her parents helped found. After college, Kane returned to rural life as a small business owner, community leader, and licensed maternal health care provider. She continued to volunteer for her local community station and went on to serve as Station Manager, General Manager, and eventually Executive Director. Kane joined NFCB as CEO in 2014. Her passion for excellent local media, compelling performance art, and meaningful service inspires her to work diligently to ensure that community stations are an integral part of the public media system and that they are essential institutions in the many communities they serve.
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