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BOB NEWHART IS 88 YEARS OLD TODAY

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George Robert Newhart

Actor/comedian Bob Newhart starred in The Bob Newhart Show on CBS
(1972-1978) as well as the sitcoms Newhart and Bob. He made several
appearances on various variety shows, such as The Dean Martin Show,
The Ed Sullivan Show, and guest hosted The Tonight Show 87 times. He
studied at Loyola Law School but never completed his degree and worked
as an accountant.

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DAVID SOUL IS 74 YEARS OLD TODAY

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David Soul (David Richard Solberg)

David Soul teamed up with Paul Michael Glaser in the role of Hutch as
part of the famed duo Starsky and Hutch on ABC-TV from 1975- 1979.

Before an acting career, David studied political science when he was
19 years old and later went in a music direction. He was offered a
professional baseball contract in 1962 to play for the Chicago White
Sox, but he turned it down. In September 2004 Soul became a British
citizen, while retaining his U.S. citizenship.

 

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COMIC ACTOR HAS DIED AT 69

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Jay Thomas (Jon Thomas Terrell)
  (July 12, 1948 – August 24, 2017)

Jay Thomas, was an actor, comedian, and radio talk show host. He was heard in
New York in the mid-1970s and in Los Angeles beginning in 1986 on KPWR "Power
106", where he hosted the station’s top-rated morning show until 1993. His notable television work included his co-starring role as Remo DaVinci on ABC’s Mork &
Mindy
(1979–81), the recurring role of Eddie LeBec on NBC’s Cheers (1987–89), 
and a repeat guest role as Jerry Gold on Murphy Brown (CBS). He won the
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 1990
and 1991 for portraying Gold. Thomas had been battling cancer. His wife, Sally,
and his sons, Sam, Jake, and J.T., were by his side when he died yesterday.

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Jay Thomas (left) with Ted Danson at the bar in “Cheers”.

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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On this day in 1944, Paris, France, was liberated by Allied forces
ending four years of German occupation.

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Captain Matthew Webb (above) swam from Dover, England, to
Calais, France making him the first person to swim the English
Channel on this day in 1875. The feat took about 22 hours.

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Engraving depicting the completion of the ‘First Swim Across The English Channel”.

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Captain Matthew Webb (1848 – 1883)  

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It was on this day in 1985.

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Kinsey died on this in 1956 at the age of 62. The cause of death was reported to be a heart ailment and pneumonia.

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Sean Connery as agent Bond, James Bond.

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Sir Thomas Sean Connery is 87 years old today.

Iconic Scottish actor Sean Connery starred as secret agent 007
James Bond in seven films from 1962 to 1983, including Dr. No,
From Russia with Love and Goldfinger. He earned an Academy
Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1987 gangster
film The Untouchables and also played prominent roles in the
films The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Rock (1996), and
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
 

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Elvis Costello (Declan Patrick MacManus) is 63 years old today.

Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello has contributed to the proto-new wave and
punk movements with such songs as "Pump it Up" and "Allison." He released
his debut album My Aim is True in 1976. His group Elvis Costello and the
Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

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Leonard Bernstein  (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990)

Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer,
and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to
receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was
"one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American
history."      

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Bruce Springsteen‘s album "Born to Run" was released on this day 
in 1975.

Born to Run is the third studio album by singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. The
album was a commercial success, peaking at number three on the Billboard 200
and eventually selling six million copies in the U.S. It has since been considered
y critics to be one of the greatest albums in popular music.

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A COMEDY LEGEND HAS DIED AT 91

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Jerry Lewis  (Joseph Levitch)
(March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017)

Lewis died this morning of natural causes at his home
in Las Vegas, Nevada at 9:15 AM (PT). His manager Mark
Rozzano said Jerry “passed peacefully.”


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The comedy team of Jerry Lewis (left) and Dean Martin in 1949.  




 

 

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