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LOCAL POLITICIAN IS DEAD AT 84

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Vera Katz (Vera Pistrak) ( August 3, 1933 – December 11, 2017)

Vera Katz was the first woman to serve as Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives (1985–1990) and was the 49th mayor of Portland, Oregon
(1993 – 2005). Since leaving office, she had continued to battle cancer.

Vera Katz was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. She immigrated to the United
States with her family after World War II and settled in New York City where
she grew up. Katz moved to Portland, Oregon in 1962. 

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JIM NABORS IS DEAD AT 87

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James Thurston Nabors (June 12, 1930 – November 30, 2017)  

The actor, singer and comedian, Jim Nabors, the star who played the clumsy
deputy sheriff Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show” on CBS (1960-1968) 
and eventually starred in his own spinoff, died today.Nabors’ health had been
declining for the past year. His immune system also was suppressed after he
underwent a liver transplant about 20 years ago. (Fox News) 

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DAVID CASSIDY IS DEAD AT 67

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David Bruce Cassidy (April 12, 1950 – November 21, 2017)

(Fox News) – According to his publicist the "Partridge Family" star David Cassidy
died Tuesday after suffering liver and kidney failure.

Cassidy was admitted to a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. hospital Wednesday, though his
condition was not reported until this past Saturday. Many news outlets over
the weekend reported Cassidy was suffering from multiple organ failure.

Born into a show business family, Cassidy rocketed to stardom on ABC’s "The
Partridge Family," a sitcom about a widow (played by Cassidy’s real-life
stepmother Shirley Jones) and her five children who form a rock band and
tour the country. The cast also featured Susan Dey, later of "L.A. Law" fame,
as sibling Laurie Partridge and Danny Bonaduce as sibling Danny Partridge.

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‘’BENSON’’ STAR HAS DIED AT 89

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Robert Guillaume (Robert Peter Williams)
(November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017)

(AP) – Robert Guillaume, known for his Emmy, Tony and Grammy-
winning work, as well as TV sitcoms "Soap" and "Benson," has died.  

According to his widow, Donna Brown Guillaume, the St. Louis-born
performer died at home Tuesday in Los Angeles. He had been battling
prostate cancer.

Among Guillaume’s achievements was playing Nathan Detroit in the
first all-black version of "Guys and Dolls," earning a Tony nomination
in 1977. He became the first African-American to sing the title role of
"Phantom of the Opera," appearing with an all-white cast in Los
Angeles.

Fans may also know him as the voice of Rafiki in Disney’s "The Lion
King," for which he won a Grammy award for spoken-word recording
in 1995.

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ELVIS PRESLEY X-RAYS TO BE AUCTIONED

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Elvis Presley at a Karate practice.

(FoxNews) – An x-ray that shows Elvis Presley’s broken pinky on his left hand that
he sustained after reportedly practicing karate is heading to auction next month.

Julien’s Auctions, which is behind the unusual sale, confirmed in their online catalog 
the scan was ordered by the singer’s friend, Las Vegas-based physician Dr. Elias Ghanem. The two x-ray prints of Presley’s hand were taken on September 9, 1973
and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from widow Jody Ghanem.

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Dr. Elias Ghanem (left) with Elvis Presley. Gehanem died of
cancer in 2001. He was 62.

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