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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT 93

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Thomas Morgan Woodward (September 16, 1925 – February 22, 2019)

Morgan Woodward, who appeared in more than 250 movies and TV shows
during a 40-year acting career, died in Paso Robles, Calif. on Feb. 22.

The versatile character actor played oil man Marvin “Punk” Anderson on TV
show "
Dallas" in 55 episodes from 1980-1987, but also had two appearances
on the original "
Star Trek" series, was Elder Morgan in the film "Logan’s Run,
" and was a regular on the long-running "Gunsmoke" TV series.

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Morgan Woodward (right) with John Wayne.

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ICONIC BASEBALL PITCHER HAS DIED AT 92

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Donald Newcombe (June 14, 1926 – February 19, 2019), nicknamed
Newk.

(Fox News) – According to a team statement, Dodgers great Don Newcombe
passed away Tuesday after a lengthy illness.

Newcombe was the first winner of the Cy Young award in 1956 and also won
MVP and Rookie of the Year awards.    

The team called Newcombe “one of the greatest pitchers in Dodger history
and one of the franchise’s final links to Brooklyn and the days of Roy
Campanella and Jackie Robinson.”

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FAMOUS PHARMACIST HAS DIED AT AGE 95


Stewart Sanders Adams  (1923 – January 30 2019)

A world-renowned chemist who helped develop the painkiller ibuprofen while working at Boots has died at the age of 95.

Dr Stewart Adams, born in Northamptonshire, England left school aged 17 and started a pharmacist apprenticeship at a Boots branch in Cambridgeshire.

He went on to study pharmacy at the University of Nottingham and began
work at Boots Pure Drug Company in 1952.

It was the following year his work began researching substances which
could have a pain-killing effect on rheumatoid arthritis.

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NASCAR LEGEND HAS DIED AT 93


Glen Wood (July 18, 1925 – January 18, 2019)

(Fox News) – Glen Wood died on Friday, leaving behind one
of the most glorious legacies in the sport’s history.

Glen and his brother Leonard founded their namesake Wood
Brothers Racing team in 1950 and entered the NASCAR Cup
series in 1953. Glen would go on to win four races over an
11-year driving career, then help shepherd a long list of racers
that would include 19 named to NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers
list alongside him. Stars like Buddy Baker, Cale Yarborough,
Junior Johnson and Bill Elliott were among the top drivers
that spent time in a Wood Brothers car.

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The Wood brothers from left: Glen and Leonard.

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MYSTERY MAY FINALLY BE SOLVED!

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Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – December 15, 1944)

People magazine recently reported a retired trawlerman from
England is “utterly convinced” he pulled up the wreck of the
famed American bandleader’s aircraft in his fishing net 32 years
ago. And now, U.S.-based historical aircraft researchers from
TIGHAR say his account is “totally credible.”

According to TIGHAR, which stands for The International Group
for Historic Aircraft Recovery, the man was advised to drop his
unusual catch back into the English Channel, where it has
remained ever since. But he recorded the coordinates and the
magazine noted it is this key piece of evidence that may finally
lead to the site of Miller’s final resting place.

Miller, recognized as “the hottest recording artist of his era,”
dominated the swing music scene during his lifetime and was
famous for his self-penned signature tune, 1939’s “Moonlight
Serenade.”


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A C-64 Norseman aircraft (above) is similar to the one Glenn Miller
was traveling to Paris in when it disappeared over the English 
Channel on December 15, 1944.

 

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