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TV SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1950

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"The Gene Autry Show" premiered on CBS-TV on this day in
1950 and aired until August 7, 1956. The original sponsor of
the series was Wrigley’s Doublemint chewing gum.

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ACTOR FOUND DEAD AT 72

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John Matthew Heard Jr. (March 7, 1945 – July 22, 2017)

Heard, who played Peter McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost
in New York
, has died. According to the Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office
he was found dead today in a Palo Alto, California hotel where he was reportedly recovering after undergoing recent back surgery. 

In 1999, Heard won an Emmy Award for his guest starring appearance as Detective
Vin Makazian in The Sopranos.

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John Heard and Catherine O’Hara from Home Alone (1990).

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DONALD SUTHERLAND IS 82 TODAY

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Donald McNichol Sutherland

Canadian born Donald Sutherland played Hawkeye Pierce in
the 1970 movie, M*A*S*H. His other films include The Dirty
Dozen
(1967), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and
JFK (1991). He graduated from Victoria College with the
intention of becoming an engineer.

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Donald Sutherland in JFK

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MARTIN LANDAU IS DEAD AT 89

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Martin Landau (June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) born in Brooklyn,
New York.

Landau died at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles,
California
on Saturday,July 15. He had been briefly hospitalized and,
according to his representative, died of “unexpected complications”

Martin Landau’s film career started in the 1950s, with early appearances
including a supporting role in
Alfred Hitchcock‘s North by Northwest
(1959). He played regular roles in the CBS-TV
series Mission: Impossible
(for which he received several
Emmy Award nominations and a Golden
Globe Award
) and Space: 1999.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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Live Aid was a charity concert, organized by Bob Geldof
and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing
Ethiopian famine. The event was held simultaneously at
the Wembley Stadium in London (UK) and the John F.
Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia (USA) on July 13, 1985
and was broadcasted internationally via satellite television.

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On this day in 1863, opponents of the Civil War draft began three
days of rioting in New York City, which resulted in more than 1,000 casualties.

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It was on this day in 1977.

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Harrison Ford is 75 years old today.

Iconic actor Harrison Ford’s memorable characters include Han Solo from the
original Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones, and Rick Deckard from the 1982 sci-
fi classic Blade Runner. He earned Golden Globe Award nominations for his
roles in Witness, The Mosquito Coast, The Fugitive and Sabrina.He was put
at the #1 position on Empire’s 1997 list of the Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time.

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