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ADAM WEST HAS DIED AT 88

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Adam West (William West Anderson)
(September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017).

Adam West was best known for his portrayal of the title role in the
1960s
ABC series Batman and its theatrical feature film. His acting
career began in films in 1959. West died in Los Angeles after a short
battle with leukemia.

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ACTRESS GLENNE HEADLY HAS DIED AT 62

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Glenne Headly (March 13, 1955 – June 8, 2017)

(FoxNews/AP) – Glenne Headly’s agent has confirmed the actress
died Thursday night. No cause of death or location was immediately
available. 

Headly was known from performances in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
(1988), "Mr. Holland’s Opus” (1995), and "Dick Tracy"(1990). She
was an early member of the famous Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

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Note:”M. Holland’s Opus” was filmed in and around Portland,
Oregon, with much of the exterior and interior scenes shot at
Grant High School.

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Glenne Headly in “Dick Tracy”

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MOTORSPORTS STAR ABOUT TO RETIRE

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NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced today he will retire
from full-time racing after the 2017 season.

Earnhardt, 42, made his debut in NASCAR’s top series in 1999. He is a two-
time winner of the Daytona 500, and he has qualified for the NASCAR playoffs
eight times. Earnhardt’s 600th career start came March 26, soon after he
began his 18th full-time season.

The North Carolina-born driver missed most of the 2016 season after suffering
a concussion from a crash in June.

Even though he was sidelined for 18 races, Earnhardt was the second-highest
earner in NASCAR last year, according to the latest data from Forbes. During
a press conference today he stated, he wanted go out "on my own terms."
(FoxNews)

 

 

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ERIN MORAN FOUND DEAD AT 56

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Erin Marie Moran (October 18, 1960 – April 22, 2017)

Actress Erin Moran, best-known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the hit
ABC-TV sitcom “Happy Days” has died. Harrison County, Indiana, authorities
were alerted to an unresponsive female Saturday, later identified as Moran.

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Original air dates on ABC: January 15, 1974 – September 24, 1984.

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INSULT COMIC HAS DIED AT 90

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Original run on NBC: December 1, 1976 – April 28, 1978.


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Donald Jay "Don" Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017)

(FoxNews)-According to his publicist, comedy legend and actor Don Rickles
died of kidney failure today at his Los Angeles home.

Rickles was known for his stand-up comedy work and his frequent longtime
appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and “Late
Show with David Letterman.”

His most recent film work included voice-over roles as the grumpy Mr. Potato
Head in the “Toy Story” films and shorts.

 

 

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