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May 31: Memorial Day and Clint Eastwood’s Birthday


It’s Clint Eastwood’s Birthday. Born in 1930, The Man With No Name, as he was called, or not called, in Sergio Leone’s excellent series of Westerns, is still hard at it, directing and acting in an ever-growing anthology of films. So, did Dirty Harry like a drink? He did and does, though not on the same level as say, John Wayne or Lee Marvin. But then, few did. His gun-slinging characters knocked back a lot of whiskey but in real life Clint’s generally a wine and beer guy, and to prove it he owned a pub for nearly 27 years, namely the Boar’s Breath in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and released a microbrew called Pale Rider Ale back in the 1990s.

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