HISTORICAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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BERNADETTE PETERS IS 67 TODAY

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Bernadette Peters (born Bernadette Lazzara in New York)

Broadway legend Bernadette Peters won Tony Awards for her roles 
in Song and Dance (1985) and in the 1999 revival of Annie Get Your  
Gun
. Her numerous other Broadway credits include starring roles in
Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, and Gypsy.

Peters entered show business at the age of three and had appeared
on “Juvenile Jury” and “Name That Tune” before her sixth birthday
and by the age of nine, she was a member of the Actors Equity
union. Peters made her Broadway debut as an understudy for a
1967 production of The Girl in the Freudian Slip.

 

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Bernadette Peters dated actor and The Jerk co-star Steve Martin from 1977
to 1981.

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LEONARD NIMOY HAS DIED AT 83

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Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015)

Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing the role of Spock in the "Star
Trek" movies and television series has died in Los Angeles. He had
been taken to the hospital earlier this week suffering from chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease, despite quitting smoking 30 years
ago.

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HISTORICAL NEWS HIGHTLIGHTS

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Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)

Besides being the creator and host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
on PBS television (1968–2001) Rogers was a songwriter, author, and
teacher, along with being a Presbyterian minister. He received a
Peabody and countless other awards and honorary degrees for his
work.

Rogers was diagnosed with stomach cancer in December 2002, not
long after his retirement. He underwent surgery on January 6, 2003,
which was unsuccessful.

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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Chubby-Checker

This was Chubby Checker’s second #1 hit, after his 1960 single "The
Twist”.
It also introduced a new dance style.

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Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans) will be 74 on
October 3.

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