Jack Larson, a Pasadena City College alumnus and actor best known for his portrayal of cub reporter Jimmy Olsen in Adventures of Superman, died this Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87.Raised in Montebello, Calif., Larson enrolled at Pasadena Junior College in the fall of 1945. The budding thespian soon developed a passion for poetry and a knack for writing for the stage.“My instructors discovered that I had a gift for writing and motivated me to write plays, and to be in plays as well,” Larson said in an interview with The Courier in 1993.While at PJC, he made his presence known on stage as well as with the pen, starring in various theater productions – some of which he wrote. In 1948, Larson headlined Balguna del Mar, a musical comedy he penned about college students vacationing in Laguna and Balboa beach during spring break.After one of his performances, a Warner Brothers agent who happened to be in the audience in PJC’s Sexson Auditorium offered Larson an audition for a part in the movie Fighter Squadron. He got the role, and would star alongside another Hollywood newcomer, Rock Hudson.The movie would launch a long and fulfilling career in films and television, including his iconic role as Jimmy Olsen during Adventures of Superman’s 1952 to 1958 run. His last television appearance was in a 2010 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.“You just have to work your hardest, do your very best and never blow an opportunity because you never know what you might be remembered for,” Larson said. “Take my example: I was given an opportunity in Sexson Auditorium and that was enough for me to succeed.” 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Education Jack Larson, TVs Jimmy Olsen And PCC Alumnus, Passes Away By Gilbert Rivera, Publications Supervisor Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | 11:11 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Community News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Share Share LifestyleTravel Regional airline to utilise new satellite tracking and communication systems by: – October 20, 2011 LA JOLLA, USA — The Caribbean’s newest low fare airline, REDjet, will use a fleet management and automated flight tracking satellite system provided by Blue Sky Network.REDjet’s aircraft [MD-82s] currently fly to Barbados, Trinidad, and Guyana and will service Jamaica and Antigua from November (with new routes being added regularly). It will use Blue Sky Network’s Iridium-based solutions to track every flight over the Caribbean Sea, as well as to maintain constant contact with pilots and operators.“When our existing communication system proved to be obsolete, the search began for a replacement that was competitively priced, had all the functionality, and wouldn’t require major modifications on our aircraft,” said REDjet’s chief operations officer, Kevin Dudley. “Blue Sky worked with our engineering department to come up with an installation plan; the end result has been one very satisfied customer. As part of REDjet’s unwavering commitment to the safety of our passengers, crew and aircraft, we conducted extensive searches for the appropriate technology and are confident that Blue Sky is the right fit.”The solution being used across REDjet’s fleet is Blue Sky Network’s FAA-approved D1000C tracking unit with the ACH1000 (the latter enables voice and text messages to be sent via the Iridium network). Tracking data will be viewed on SkyRouter, Blue Sky Network’s pioneering, web-based tracking portal.“We’re thrilled to have REDjet on board,” said Blue Sky Network CEO and founder, Jon Gilbert. “The D1000C with ACH is an ideal fit both for the REDjet planes and, as importantly, for where REDjet flies, a part of the world where satellite tracking solutions like ours are the only way to track and communicate with aircraft, and help ensure people’s safety and asset security.”Caribbean News Now Share 28 Views no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring!