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WILLIE NELSON IS 84 TODAY

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Willie Hugh Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas.

Country singer, activist, poet, songwriter, actor, and author Willie Nelson 
helped create Farm Aid. He has written many popular country hits, including
"Funny How Time Slips Away" and "Hello Walls." He grew up during the
Great Depression and played music for money because he did want to
pick cotton. He wrote his first song when he was seven years old. Willy
Nelson is one of the most recognized faces of country music having
appeared in over thirty films. Nelson’s birth was recorded by doctor F.
D. Sims on April 30.

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OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR DEAD AT 73

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Robert Jonathan Demme (February 22, 1944 – April 26, 2017)

The acclaimed director of "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) and "Philadelphia"
(1993) Jonathan Demme passed away in New York on Wednesday.

According to family sources, he had been battling esophageal cancer and died 
of complications from heart disease.

 

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1980.

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The burned remains of a C-130 cargo plane used in the aborted
raid to rescue U.S. embassy hostages.

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Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand is 75 today.

Barbra Streisand is among a small group of entertainers
who have been honored with an
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar,
and Tony Award
, and is one of only two artists who have
also won a Peabody. Streisand is one of the best-selling
music artists of all time
, with more than 68.5 million albums
in the U.S.and a total of 145 million records sold worldwide.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1994.

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On this day in 2000.

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Elián González turned 23 on December 6.

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Began on this day in 1889.

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John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is 80 years old today.

Jack Nicholson was raised believing his maternal grandparents
were his parents and his mother was his sister. He did not find
out the truth until a TIME magazine journalist informed him in
1974. During high school, he was voted class clown and served
an entire year’s worth of afternoons in detention.

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Jack Nicholson as The Joker in 1989’s Batman.

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SEX SYMBOL BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1933

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Jayne Mansfield (Vera Jayne Palmer) (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967)

Actress and singer Jayne Mansfield appeared on Broadway in Will Success Spoil
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Hunter? in 1955. Her numerous Hollywood credits include The Girl Can’t
Help It
(1956), and The Wayward Bus (1957).

As a child, Jayne was a talented pianist and violinist who often gave impromptu
concerts in her family’s driveway. She died at the age of only thirty-four in an
automobile accident.

 

 

Jayne Mansfield's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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