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MOTOWN SINGER HAS DIED AT 74

Former Temptations Lead Singer Dennis Edwards Dies at 74

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Dennis Edwards (February 3, 1943 – February 1, 2018)

(Variety/CNN) – Dennis Edwards, who joined the Motown act the Temptations 
to take lead vocals on some of the group’s most memorable latter-day hits
such as “Just My Imagination,” died Thursday night in Chicago. He had been
suffering from a long illness. Edwards would have been 75 today.

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MODEL FOR MOVIE COPS HAS DIED AT 86

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David Ramon "Dave" Toschi

(July 11, 1931 – January 6, 2018)

Dave Toschi, the lead detective in San Francisco’s unsolved
Zodiac serial-killer case of the 1960s and ‘70s, and who
served as the model for Harry Callahan, Clint Eastwood’s
"Dirty Harry" movie character, has died. 

His daughter said Toschi died Saturday at his home in San
Francisco after a prolonged illness.

Toschi’s stylish detective work immediately caught the eye of
Hollywood, with Steve McQueen basing his character in the
1968 film “Bullitt” after him. (FoxNews)

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Toschi received a full portrayal by actor Mark Ruffalo (above)
in the 2007 movie “Zodiac,” based on the killings.

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Clint Eastwood in “Dirty Harry”, 1971.

Bullitt [DVD] [1968] - Front_Standard
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DRAG RACING LEGEND HAS DIED AT 73

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Bob Glidden
  (August 18, 1944 – December 17, 2017)

Ten-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Bob Glidden passed away on Sunday
after being hospitalized earlier in the month for an undisclosed illness.

Glidden was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2005
and in 2001, a panel ranked him fourth in the National Hot Rod Association
Top 50 Drivers, 1951-2000. The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inducted
Glidden in 1994. He came out of retirement to drive occasionally through the
2010 season, and although never won again, he left a championship legacy.

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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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