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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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VICTORIA PRINCIPAL IS 66 TODAY

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Victoria (Vicki Ree) Principal was born in Fukuoka, Japan.

Television actress Victoria Principal played Pamela Ewing on the CBS 
soap opera Dallas, which ran from 1987 to 1991 and appeared in the
1974 film Earthquake.

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TELEVISION VILLIAN HAS DIED AT 87

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Joseph Mascolo (March 13, 1929 – December 8, 2016)

Joseph Mascolo, who played crime lord and patriarch Stefano DiMera on
NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” starting in 1982, died on Thursday. He had been
battling Alzheimer’s disease. Soap Opera Digest named him the all-time best
villain.

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RADIO SERIES BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1929

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The Goldbergs
began on the NBC radio network as a weekly 15-minute program
called The Rise of the Goldbergs, going daily in 1931. The series moved to CBS
in 1936 with the title shortened to The Goldbergs. The program was devised by
writer/actress Gertrude Berg who portrayed Jewish matriarch Molly Goldberg.

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JOAN COLLINS IS 82 TODAY


Joan Henrietta Collins

English born actress Joan Collins played Alexis Carrington on TV’s
Dynasty, which was a popular series in 1985.

Collins, an established author, maintains residences in London, Los
Angeles
, New York and France,describing her life as being "that of
a gypsy".

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