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DICK GAUTIER HAS DIED AT 85

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Richard "Dick" Gautier (October 30, 1931 – January 13, 2017)

(AP) – Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer
in the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" and went on to play Hymie the
Robot on TV’s "Get Smart," has died.

His publicist Harlan Boll told The Associated Press.Gautier died Friday
at an assisted living facility in Los Angeles County.

Gautier, who started out as a standup comic, was nominated for a Tony
for his stage turn as Conrad Birdie.

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“Get Smart” Don Adams and Barbara Feldon with Richard
‘Dick’ Gautier, who plays Hymie the Robot.

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Dick Gautier and Company in “BYE BYE BIRDIE” (1961).

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MARY TYLER MOORE IS 80 TODAY

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Actress Mary Tyler Moore played Laura Petrie on The Dick Van
Dyke
Show from 1961 to 1966 on CBS-TV. She also appeared
in Thoroughly Modern Millie in 1967. Moore was given her first
acting role as a dancing elf named Happy Hotpoint.

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BERNARD FOX DIES AT 89

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Bernard Fox (Bernard Lawson) (May 11, 1927 – December 14, 2016)

LOS ANGELES (AP) –  Bernard Fox, the mustachioed actor known to TV
viewers as Dr. Bombay on "Bewitched" and Col. Crittendon on "Hogan’s
Heroes," has died.

Harlan Boll, a spokesman for Fox’s family, said he died Wednesday of
heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital.

The Welsh-born actor’s extensive, film and TV credits included "The
Mummy," ”Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo," ”The Dyke Van Dyke Show,"
”McHale’s Navy" and "Columbo." He also appeared in both 1997’s
"Titanic," playing Col. Archibald Gracie.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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2016 Leaf Pop Century Auto Autograph Silver.

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Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke is 91 years old today.

He served as a radio announcer in the United States Army Air Corps during
World War II and later transferred to the Special Services as an entertainer.

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AN ALL-AMERICAN CHRISTMAS MOVIE!

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1983

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his
teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

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