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COMEDIAN HAS DIED AT 95

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Marty Allen (Morton David Alpern) born in Pittsburgh, PA.
(March 23, 1922 – February 12, 2018)
 
 

Marty Allen was a comedian and actor who worked as a comedy headliner in nightclubs, as a dramatic actor in television roles, and was once called "The
Darling of Daytime TV". He also appeared in films. Allen, a veteran of World 
War ll, died Monday in Las Vegas, Nevada of complications from pneumonia.

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ACTOR JOHN MAHONEY HAS DIED AT 77

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John Mahoney (June 20, 1940 – February 4, 2018)

John Mahoney was a stage, film, and television actor, best known for
playing the blue-collar patriarch,
Martin Crane, in the American sitcom
Frasier on
NBC from 1993 to 2004. He also worked as a voice actor, and
performed on
Broadway and in Chicago theatre. Mahoney died Sunday
while in hospice care in Chicago after a short illness.
                                                                                           

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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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