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ED ASNER IS 87 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Yitzhak Edward "Ed" Asner 


Ed Asner is an actor, voice actor and a former president of the
Screen Actors Guild. He is primarily known for his role as Lou
Grant
during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary
Tyler Moore Show
and its spin-off series Lou Grant (both CBS),
making him one of the few television actors to portray the same
leading character in both a comedy and a drama. He is also
known for playing Santa Claus in the comedy film Elf (2003)
and its animated remake Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas
(2014). He attended the University of Chicago and served
in the U.S. Signal Corps.

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JINGLE COMPOSER HAS DIED AT 87

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Richard D. Trentlage

(FoxNews) – The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming
along to the Oscar Mayer Wiener song has died.

According to an obituary posted online by a northern Illinois funeral home,
Richard Trentlage died on Sept. 21 at age 87.

His daughter Linda Bruun confirmed to the New York Times that the cause
of death was congestive heart failure.

Millions of Americans grew up humming along to Trentlage’s catchy tune:
“Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener.”

Trentlage, an advertising executive, reportedly came up with the jingle in
just an hour after learning that Oscar Mayer was in the market for a new
song to help sell its hot dogs. It debuted in the early 1960s and became
the meat company’s primary advertising jingle in over 20 English-speaking
countries around the world for half a century.

The song was retired in 2010, but has not been forgotten as plenty on
social media paid tribute to the songwriter with a post or Tweet.

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ACTOR STERLING HOLLOWAY

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Sterling Price Holloway Jr. was born in Cedartown,
Georgia
. (January 4, 1905 – November 22, 1992)

Holloway was a actor and voice actor who appeared in over
100 films and 40 television shows. He was also a voice actor
for The Walt Disney Company, well known for his distinctive
tenor voice and is perhaps best remembered as the original
voice of Mr. Stork in Dumbo, Adult Flower in Bambi, the
Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, the title character in
Winnie the Pooh
, Kaa in The Jungle Book, and Roquefort
in The Aristocats.


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From left: Sterling Holloway and Walt Disney.

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ACTOR JACK RILEY HAS DIED AT 80


John A. "Jack" Riley Jr. (December 30, 1935 – August 19, 2016)

NEW YORK (AP) –  Jack Riley, who played a counseling client on "The Bob
Newhart Show" and also voiced a character on Nickelodeon’s animated
"Rugrats," died Friday. The 80-year-old actor died in Los Angeles, according
to his representative Paul Doherty.

Besides portraying grumpy, self-absorbed Mr. Carlin on the 1970s "Newhart"
sitcom and providing the voice for absent-minded dad Stu Pickles on "Rugrats"
and its spinoff, "All Grown Up!," Riley appeared in the Mel Brooks films "History
of the World: Part I," ”High Anxiety" and "Spaceballs."

In a statement, Newhart said Riley created one of TV’s "most endearing"
situation comedy characters with his Carlin portrayal.


From right: Bob Newhart and Jack Riley

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FILM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1953

Peter Pan is a animated fantasyadventure film produced by Walt Disney
and based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by
J. M. Barrie. It is the 14th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series 
and was originally released by RKO Radio Pictures. Peter Pan is the final
Disney animated feature released through RKO before Walt Disney’s
founding of his own distribution company, Buena Vista.

    

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