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RETIRED ACTOR HAS DIED AT AGE 87

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Donald Moffat (December 26, 1930 – December 20, 2018) 

Tony Award-nominated actor Donald Moffat died Thursday due to
complications from a stroke. Moffat’s daughter, Lynn, told
The New
York Times
her father died in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.


He appeared on television in “One Life to Live,” “Logan’s Run” and
“The New Land.” His best-known movie roles include the 1982 horror
classic “The Thing” and “The Right Stuff.”

Moffat retired from acting in 2005 and one of his last appearances was
an off-Broadway production of “A Few Stout Individuals” in 2002.

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Donald Moffat in John Carpenter’s “The Thing”.

“I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I’d rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS ——- COUCH!”

⚫️ Décès de l’acteur britannique Donald Moffat à l’âge de 87 ans. Il avait notamment joué Lyndon B. Johnson dans L’Etoffe des héros, le chef de station dans The Thing de Carpenter, et avait été au générique aussi du Bûché des vanités ou encore Danger immédiat. #cinéma Photo 
Donald Moffat as U.S. Senator and Vice President  Lyndon B.
Johnson in the 1983 historical drama film “The Right Stuff”.

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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ED DANAHUE

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Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy declared war on the United States on
this day in 1941. The
U.S
in turn declared war on the two countries.

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The series Magnum, P.I. ran from this day in 1980 to 1988 during
its first-run broadcast on the CBS television network.  According
to the
Nielsen ratings
, the series consistently ranked in the top
twenty TV programs during the first five years of its original run.


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The cast from left: Tom Selleck, Larry Manetti, John Hillerman, and
Roger E, Mosley.

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A 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi, driven by Tom Selleck and Larry Manetti in
TV series "Magnum P.I." is on display in the Petersen Automotive Museum.

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Thomas William Selleck turned 73 January 29.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch) is 102 years old today.

Legendary movie actor Kirk Douglas starred in 20,000 Leagues Under the
Sea
 (1954), Paths of  Glory (1957), Gunfight at the O.K Corral (1957), and
Spartacus (1960). Kirk Douglas became a legend on the silver screen,
receiving the Academy Honorary Award in 1996. He was a successful
competitive wrestler while in college and served in the U.S. Navy.

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‘’ F TROOP” TV STAR HAS DIED AT 85

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Kenneth Ronald Berry (November 3, 1933 – December 1, 2018)


Ken Berry, the actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of Capt.
Wilton Parmenter on the TV comedy series “F Troop,” died
Saturday.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1973, Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court she was 
responsible for the 18-1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape. She demonstrates the stretch (above) that supposedly led to the deletion
on the tape. Woods was
Nixon‘s personal secretary from his days in
Congress in 1951, through the end of his political career.

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Rose Mary Woods (December 26, 1917 – January 22, 2005)

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The motion picture "Casablanca" had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York City on this day in 1942.

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A behind the scenes production still from “Casablanca”

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The famous hangar 2 featured in the last scenes of "Casablanca,"
(below) as it looks today at Van Nuys Airport. It was built in 1928.

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