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JOHN CARPENTER IS 69 TODAY

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John Howard Carpenter was born in Los Angeles, California.

Director John Carpenter is known for his horror, thriller and science fiction
films such as The Thing (1982), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Halloween
(1978), Escape from New York (1981) and Starman 1984).

He made short horror films on 8mm before high school. He was enrolled at the
University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, but dropped out.

 

 

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From left: John Carpenter with Jamie Lee Curtis on the set of
Halloween.

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BANDIT-STYLE TRANS AM TO BE AUCTIONED

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Burt Reynolds with one of his cars to go up for auction.

(FoxNews) – The man with what seems to be an endless store of Pontiac Firebird
Trans Ams modeled like the one in the 1977 hit movie “Smokey and the Bandit,”
Burt Reynolds, the Bandit himself, will be present for the auction of a 1978
example at the upcoming Barrett Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This will be Reynolds’ fourth Bandit-style Trans Am going under the hammer in
recent years. The phenomenon kicked off in 2014 when an original “Smokey
and the Bandit” promo car sold for $450,000. It was followed a year later by
the sale of a “tribute” car owned by Reynolds for only a year for $170,000 and
finally in 2016 the actor brought out another movie promo car that ended up
fetching $550,000.

 

 

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1977  (Burt will be 81 February 11)

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ROSS SIMPSON

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets with British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill during a conference at Casablanca, Morocco
in 1943.


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FAYE DUNAWAY IS 76 TODAY

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Dorothy Faye Dunaway was born in Bascom, Florida.

Actress Faye Dunaway received an Academy Award for Best
Actress for her role as Diana Christensen in the 1976 film
“Network”. She also received praise for her roles in the 1967
heist film “Bonnie and Clyde” and the 1974 suspense film
“Chinatown”. She graduated with a degree in theater from
the University of Florida.

 

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SANDY KOZEL

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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)

Elvis’s identical twin brother Jessie Garon Presley was delivered
stillborn shortly before Elvis’s birth. He was a loner as a child and
brought a guitar to school with him everyday.

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