Detail of Bronze Horse - commercial sculpture - Sherman Oaks 2006 - photo by Gerald Fecht for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (click on image to enlarge)
On the 29th of January, Tom Selleck celebrates a birthday. He was born in Detroit in 1945.
As a boy, Tom, moved with his family to Sherman Oaks. He graduated from U.S. Grant High School in Valley Glen and took classes at L.A. Valley College. At the University of Southern California, Selleck played Trojan basketball and was encouraged by one of his teachers to take acting classes.
In the late 1960s Tom Selleck began to do minor film roles. His big break came in the television series Magnum, P.I. The show lasted eight seasons, making him a mega-star in the eyes of millions. Today, Tom Selleck lives in Thousand Oaks.
2009 - The Year of Valley History
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The San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the Creative Capital of the World, deserves a great Museum of history and culture.