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CELEBRATED ACTOR IS 82 TODAY

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John Joseph (Jack) Nicholson

Popular actor Jack Nicholson is known for playing dark characters such as
Jack Torrance in “
The Shining” (1980) and Frank Costello in “The Departed
(2006).
He won Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in “
One Flew
Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
” (1975) and “As Good As it Gets” (1997) and for
Best Supporting Actor in “
Terms of Endearment” (1983). He also received
praise for his roles in “
Chinatown” (1974) and “About Schmidt” (2002) and
for portraying the Joker in 1989’s “
Batman”. 

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Jack Nicholson in “Chinatown”.

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The Joker

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

EdDonahue
ED DONAHUE

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ACTOR JAN-MICHAEL VINCENT, DEAD AT 73

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Jan-Michael Vincent (July 15, 1945 – February 10, 2019)


(Fox News) – Jan-Michael Vincent, the ‘80s star best known for his role
on TV’s hit series “Airwolf,” has died. The cause of death was listed as
cardiac arrest. No autopsy was performed.

According to a death certificate from a North Carolina hospital published 
Friday, the actor passed away on Feb. 10.  

In 2014,Vincent disclosed his right leg was amputated just below the
knee in 2012 after contracting an infection as a result of complications
from peripheral artery disease.    


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Jan-Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine.

The television series Airwolf ran from 1984 until 1987 on CBS.

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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT 93

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Thomas Morgan Woodward (September 16, 1925 – February 22, 2019)

Morgan Woodward, who appeared in more than 250 movies and TV shows
during a 40-year acting career, died in Paso Robles, Calif. on Feb. 22.

The versatile character actor played oil man Marvin “Punk” Anderson on TV
show "
Dallas" in 55 episodes from 1980-1987, but also had two appearances
on the original "
Star Trek" series, was Elder Morgan in the film "Logan’s Run,
" and was a regular on the long-running "Gunsmoke" TV series.

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Morgan Woodward (right) with John Wayne.

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THE FIRST AWARDS CEREMONY WAS IN 1929

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The winners from the 1st Academy Awards.


The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 1927 and
1928 and took place on May 16, 1929 during a private dinner held at the
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California. AMPAS president
Douglas Fairbanks hosted the show.

First ever Oscars ceremony held in 1929
Only 270 guests attended the ceremony that took just 15 minutes.

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Douglas Fairbanks presents Janet Gaynor with the
first Academy Award for Best Actress, for her work
in Seventh Heaven

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Emil Jannings with the first ever Academy Award “Oscar”.

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William C. Demille, President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts
And Sciences hands an Oscar to Mary Pickford (with Warner Baxter
and Hans Kraly looking on) at the first ceremony in 1929.

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