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M*A*S*H STAR IS 80 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Loretta Jane Swit was born in Passaic, New Jersey

  
Loretta Swit played the role of head nurse Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan
on CBS-TV’s M*A*S*H (1972-1983). She won two Emmy Awards for her work.  

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HENRY WINKLER IS 72 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Henry Franklin Winkler was born in New York City.

Henry Winkler rose to fame as the greaser mechanic The Fonz on Happy Days
during the 1970s on ABC. He has since had multiple roles in film and television.

Winkler made his acting debut in his 8th grade school production of Billy Budd,
after which he earned his bachelor’s degree from Emerson College in 1967 and
graduated from Yale School of Drama in 1970.

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Henry Winkler and Ron Howard

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‘’BENSON’’ STAR HAS DIED AT 89

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Robert Guillaume (Robert Peter Williams)
(November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017)

(AP) – Robert Guillaume, known for his Emmy, Tony and Grammy-
winning work, as well as TV sitcoms "Soap" and "Benson," has died.  

According to his widow, Donna Brown Guillaume, the St. Louis-born
performer died at home Tuesday in Los Angeles. He had been battling
prostate cancer.

Among Guillaume’s achievements was playing Nathan Detroit in the
first all-black version of "Guys and Dolls," earning a Tony nomination
in 1977. He became the first African-American to sing the title role of
"Phantom of the Opera," appearing with an all-white cast in Los
Angeles.

Fans may also know him as the voice of Rafiki in Disney’s "The Lion
King," for which he won a Grammy award for spoken-word recording
in 1995.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

today in history

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Hermann Goering, a Nazi war criminal and founder of the Gestapo, poisoned himself just hours before his scheduled execution on this day in 1946.

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On this day in 1917, Mata Hari, the archetype of the seductive female spy,
is executed for espionage by a French firing squad at Vincennes outside
of Paris.

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It was announced on this day in 1964,  that Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev
had been removed from power. He was replaced with Alexei N. Kosygin.

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The CBS-TV sitcom "I Love Lucy" premiered on this day in
1951. It starred
Lucille Ball
, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and
William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran
from October 15, 1951 to May 6, 1957.


 

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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The Battle of Saratoga was won by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War on this day in 1777.

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A picture from the Police Gazette, showing a dying
President Garfield being comforted by his wife
Lucretia on this day in 1881.

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On this day in 1934.

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Bruno Richard Hauptmann (1899-1936) arrested as
a suspect in the Lindbergh kidnapping.

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Charles Lindbergh Jr.

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On this day in 1995.          

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Theodore John Kaczynski turned 75 in May.

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The CBS sitcom debuted on this day in 1970 and ran
till March 19, 1977.  It is one of the most acclaimed TV
programs in US television history. It received high
praise from critics during its run, including Emmy
Awards
for Outstanding Comedy Series three years
in a row (1975–77), and continued to be honored long
after the final episode aired. In 2013, the Writers Guild
of America
ranked The Mary Tyler Moore Show No. 6
in its list of the 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time

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Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017)

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