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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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The legal drama series Perry Mason originally broadcast on CBS
television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. The title
character
, a criminal defense lawyer portrayed by Raymond Burr.

Many episodes are based on stories written by Erle Stanley
Gardner. Hollywood’s first weekly one-hour series filmed for
television, Perry Mason is one of TV’s longest-running and
most successful legal series.

In 1960, the series received the first Silver Gavel Award for
a television drama by the American Bar Association
.

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Raymond William Stacy Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993)

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BONNIE & CLYDE LETTER UP FOR AUCTION

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Boston (AP) – Bonnie and Clyde made it quite clear how they felt about a former
member of their gang in a letter they sent to him as he sat in the Dallas County
Jail.

He was a coward, they wrote, and they should have killed him when they had the
chance.

The four-page letter to Raymond Hamilton was written in April 1934 in Bonnie
Parker’s neat cursive and signed by Clyde Barrow. The auction house’s executive
vice president, Robert Livingston said It could fetch more than $40,000 when it’s
sold next month by Boston-based RR Auction,

Livingston said Wednesday, based on the language, experts think Barrow, who
had poor writing skills, likely dictated the letter to Parker.

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Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and  Clyde Chestnut Barrow a.k.a. Clyde Champion Barrow.

 

 

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ACTOR STEVEN HILL HAS DIED AT 94


Steven Hill (born Solomon Krakovsky)
(February 24, 1922 – August 23, 2016)

Steven Hill, who starred for years as District
Attorney Adam Schiff on “Law & Order” (NBC)
and decades earlier played the leader of the
Impossible Missions Force before Peter
Graves on CBS-TV’s “Mission: Impossible,”
died Tuesday in Monsey, N.Y.  (Variety)

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FORMER TV COP IS NOW A REAL ONE!

Erik Estrada, known for his iconic role as a motorcycle cop in the hit NBC-TV
show CHIPS (1977-1983), has become a cop in real life. Estrada was sworn
in Saturday, July 2nd, as a reserve deputy for the City of St. Anthony in Idaho.

After being sworn in, Estrada posted a photo of himself in uniform standing
next to a motorcycle (above).

Estrada, 67, has spent the past decade working with various law enforcement
departments in keeping kids safe online. (From the Standard Journal)


Mayor Neils Thueson (right) swearing Erik Estrada into office at
City Hall.


Erik Estrada (left) with “CHiPs” costar Larry Wilcox.

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AL PACINO IS 76 TODAY

 


Alfredo James "Al" Pacino was born in Manhattan, New York.

Pacino had his breakthrough as Michael Corleone in the Godfather trilogy
(1972-1974-1990). He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role
as Frank Slade in the 1992 film Scent of a Woman. He is also known for
his starring roles in Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Scarface (1983), and
Serpico (1972). He developed a love for acting at an early age when
he participated in the majority of his school’s productions.


1992

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