Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a trivia game based on the concept of the small world phenomenon and rests on the assumption that any individual can be linked through his or her film roles to actor Kevin Bacon within six steps. The game requires a group of players to try to connect any individual to Kevin Bacon as quickly as possible and in as few links as possible. The name of the game is a paraphrase of the “six degrees of separation” concept. In 2007, Bacon started a charitable organization named SixDegrees.org.

The Bacon number of an actor or actress is the number of degrees of separation he or she has from Bacon, as defined by the game. This is an application of the Erdős number concept to the movie industry. The higher the Bacon number, the farther away from Kevin Bacon the actor is.

The Oracle of Bacon

We put in our favorite actress Aubrey Chandler (heehee to B&P readers) and got the following results:

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Thanks Deborah

Sammy Davis Jr – The Candy Man

My Florida friend Dave (Fungus) posts this…. 

The Wiki Page for the song, originally sung in the 1971 version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Candy_Man

The Wiki page for Sammy Davis Jr. who was an amazing man.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sammy_Davis,_Jr.

When Sammy was married to May Britt interracial marriages were still illegal in 31 states. Sammy was left of the invite of the inaugural ball, hosted by Frank Sinatra because of this. Sammy was later invited to sleep over at the White House by President Nixon and is believed to be the first African American to be invited to do so.

He has won a Grammy and an Emmy and been nominated for a Golden Globe and a Tony.

The Rat Pack was originally known as the Clan but changed because Sammy objected because it was too similar to the Ku Klux Klan.

There are many more interesting facts about this great entertainer, born in Harlem and died in Beverly Hills, who first toured at age 3. He died the same day as Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets.

If you’re so inclined, here’s another link to an amazing video of Sammy that brings a tear to my eye… after TEN years I still grieve when the dog up and died…

http://youtu.be/SMcfUjIguSs

In your honor today, Samuel Davis Jr., I am going to make myself a groovy lemon pie…

and I just might even eat the dishes.

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