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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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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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The song "Ode to Billie Joe" was written and recorded by Bobbie Gentry,
a singer-songwriter from Chickasaw County, Mississippi. The single,
released in late July, was a number-one hit in the U.S. and became a
big international seller. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 3 song for
1967. The song is ranked #412 on Rolling Stone‘s list of "the 500 Greatest
Songs of All
Time
". It generated eight Grammy nominations, resulting in
three wins for Gentry and one win for arranger Jimmie Haskell.

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Bobbie Gentry (Roberta Lee Streeter) will be 73 on July 27.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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SANDY KOZEL

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The engagement of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth to Lt.
Philip Mountbatten was announced on this day in 1947.  

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On this day in 1997, Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing
ring and fined $3 million for biting the ear of opponent Evander
Holyfield.

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Rod Steiger’s performance in the 1967 film “In the Heat of the
Night” won him the
Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Rodney Stephen "Rod" Steiger
(April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002)

Cited as "one of Hollywood’s most charismatic and dynamic
stars", Rod Steiger is closely associated with the art
of
method acting.

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Rod Steiger from “In the Heat of the Night.”

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Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is 61 years old today.

Legendary actor Tom Hanks won back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Actor
for his roles in Philadelphia in 1993 and Forrest Gump in 1994. He has starred
in many other classics, including Cast Away (2000), The Green Mile (1999) ,
Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Apollo 13 (1995).

He interned at the Great Lakes Theater Festival, where he learned about
theater production, lighting, and stage management.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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SANDY KOZEL

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Sam Phillips (left) of Sun  Record Company and Elvis Presley.

Elvis Presley’s first commercial recording session took place in Memphis, TN
on this day in 1954.. He recorded "That’s All Right (Mama)" and "Blue Moon
of Kentucky” at Sun Studios. 

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The bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut
during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris on this  day
in 1946. Micheline Bernardini (above) wore the two-piece outfit.

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Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a Wimbledon singles
title when he defeated Jimmy Connors on this  day in 1975.  

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Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
(July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993)

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Larry Doby signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians, becoming
the first black player in the American League on this day in 1947.

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
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Lawrence Eugene Doby
(December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003)

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Theodore Samuel Williams
(August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002)

Williams is regarded as one of the greatest players in
baseball history. Williams retired from playing in 1960
and was inducted into the
Baseball Hall of Fame in
1966.

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