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JOHNNY DEPP IS 54 YEARS OLD TODAY

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John Christopher Depp II was born in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Actor, producer, and musician Johnny Depp has won the Golden Globe Award
and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. He became a teen idol on the
1980s syndicated television series 21 Jump Street (1987- 1991).  

Depp dreamed of being a rock musician and dropped out of school at fifteen to
perform music with his band.

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JOHN SCHNEIDER IS 57 TODAY

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John Richard Schneider was born in Mount Kisco, New
York
.

Country musician and actor John Schneider appeared on The
Dukes of Hazzard
series on CBS-TV from January 26, 1979 to
February 8, 1985. He began acting at age 8, starring in various
plays in New York and entertaining peers by putting on magic
shows.

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EDDIE VAN HALEN IS 62 TODAY

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Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen was born in the Netherlands.

Musician, songwriter, and producer Eddie Van Halen the co-founded the rock
band Van Halen. He was joined in the band by Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang Van
Halen
, David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony. He used to travel from Pasadena
to San Pedro to learn classical piano from an elderly gentleman at the request
of his mother.  Eddie Van Halen is ranked #8 on Rolling Stone’s list of Top
100 Guitarists.

 

 

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Stephen Glenn
"Steve" Martin is 71 today.

While attending UCLA, Steve Martin appeared on an episode
of The Dating Game on ABC-TV and worked at night clubs. He
dropped out of the university at age 21.

Playing the banjo from an early age, he released his debut music
album The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo in 2009 and
it went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.


       1987

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FAMOUS CLARINETIST HAS DIED AT 86


Pete Fountain (Pierre Dewey LaFontaine, Jr.)
(July 3, 1930 – August 6, 2016)

(FOXNEWS) – Clarinetist Pete Fountain, whose Dixieland jazz virtuosity and
irrepressible wit endeared him to his native New Orleans and earned him
decades of national television fame, died Saturday of heart failure.

Benny Harrell, Fountain’s son-in-law and manager, said Fountain was in
hospice care in New Orleans when he died early Saturday.

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