Brooklyn Today: March 16, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 76th day of the year. On this day in 1957, “The Gumby Show” was first shown on TV. Gumby and his talking horse Pokey were clay figures whose adventures were early examples of the process of “claymation,” or clay animation.

Well-known people who were born today include actor Judah Friedlander (“30 Rock,” American Splendor), writer Alice Hoffman (Practical Magic), football player Todd Heap, comedian-actor Jerry Lewis (The Nutty Professor, the Bellboy, The King of Comedy) and game show host Chuck Woolery.

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On Sunday at 2 p.m., the Brooklyn Museum will present Back Walking Forward, a new 40-minute documentary about traumatic brain injury. Back Walking Forward tells the story of a Brooklyn family whose lives changed without warning when their son Eric sustained a brain injury after a car accident.  ... On Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Irwin Meyer will conduct the Kings County American Legion Headquarters Band at the Parish House of the New Utrecht Church in Bensonhurst, 18th Avenue and 84th Street.  ... On Sunday at 11 a.m., Jay Mchaelson, author of God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality, will speak at the Brooklyn Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West. His message is, “God supports equality.”
March 16, 2012 - 1:01pm



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