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RETIRED ACTOR HAS DIED AT AGE 87

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Donald Moffat (December 26, 1930 – December 20, 2018) 

Tony Award-nominated actor Donald Moffat died Thursday due to
complications from a stroke. Moffat’s daughter, Lynn, told
The New
York Times
her father died in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.


He appeared on television in “One Life to Live,” “Logan’s Run” and
“The New Land.” His best-known movie roles include the 1982 horror
classic “The Thing” and “The Right Stuff.”

Moffat retired from acting in 2005 and one of his last appearances was
an off-Broadway production of “A Few Stout Individuals” in 2002.

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Donald Moffat in John Carpenter’s “The Thing”.

“I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I’d rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS ——- COUCH!”

⚫️ Décès de l’acteur britannique Donald Moffat à l’âge de 87 ans. Il avait notamment joué Lyndon B. Johnson dans L’Etoffe des héros, le chef de station dans The Thing de Carpenter, et avait été au générique aussi du Bûché des vanités ou encore Danger immédiat. #cinéma Photo 
Donald Moffat as U.S. Senator and Vice President  Lyndon B.
Johnson in the 1983 historical drama film “The Right Stuff”.

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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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ANGELA LANSBURY IS 92 TODAY

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Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury was born in London, England.

Golden Globe-winning actress Angela Lansbury played Jessica Fletcher
on the CBS television series  Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996), and also
gained recognition for her role in Mame (1966). She also provided the
voice of the teapot Mrs. Potts in the 1991 animated film
Beauty and the
Beast.
She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 1945 film
The
Picture of Dorian Gray.

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ACTOR FRITZ WEAVER HAS DIED AT 90

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From an episode of  THE TWILIGHT ZONE, “The obsolete Man”
Originally aired June 2,1961 on CBS.

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The Twilight ZoneThird From the SunOriginal air date, January 8, 
1960.

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Fritz William Weaver (January 19, 1926 − November 26, 2016)

Weaver was an actor in television, stage, and motion pictures. He was
known for his work in science fiction and fantasy, especially in television
series and movies like The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The X-Files,
The Martian Chronicles
and Demon Seed. He died at his home in New
York, New York.

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EYE LOST IN ACCIDENT ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Sammy Davis Jr nearly lost his life in an automobile accident in San Bernardino,
California
. The impact of the crash had driven Sammy’s face into the steering
wheel, and his left eye was forced out of its socket by the bullet-shaped horn
button at the center of the wheel of his 1954 Cadillac. After wearing an eye
patch for years, he was fitted with a glass eye.

 

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Debut studio album, released in January of 1955.

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Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr.
(December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990)

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