On this date in 1971, Disney’s “The Million Dollar Duck” debuted featuring Sandy Duncan in her first movie role.
Duncan, who grew up in Tyler, plays the wife of a scientist who accidentally creates a duck that lays eggs of gold.
Despite its silly premise, Duncan and co-star Dean Jones were nominated for Golden Globe Awards.
In the Spotlight
-- 2013: At the BET Awards, Terrell native Jamie Foxx wins Best Actor and Longview native Forest Whitaker is a presenter.
-- 2009: Groesbeck native Joe Don Baker has a guest role on “The Cleaner.”
-- 2008: Jacksonville native Lee Ann Womack releases her hit “Last Call.”
-- 2002: Marshall native George Foreman appears on “ESPN SportsCentury.”
-- 1986: “Back in the High Life,” an album by Steve Winwood with songs by Winwood and Will Jennings, who grew up in Tyler, is released.
-- 1982: Richard Bradford, who was born in Tyler, is seen in “Lookin’ to Get Out” starring Jon Voight and Ann-Margret.
-- 1976: Tyler native Sandy Duncan is a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”
-- 1946: Posey native Eddie Dean stars in “Colorado Serenade.”
-- 1938: Marshall native Henry Roquemore appears in “Young Fugitives.”
-- 1933: Marshall native Henry Roquemore appears in “Easy Millions.”