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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT 94

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James Karen (Jacob Karnofsky)
(November 28, 1923 – October 24, 2018)


(Variety) –
James Karen, character actor with hundreds of roles who
was best known for
Poltergeist and “Night of the Living Dead,”
died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. The cause was listed
as cardiorespiratory arrest.

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LOCAL CLAYMATION CREATOR DIES AT 70

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Will Vinton (November 17, 1947 – October 4, 2018)

(Portland, Oregon) – Will Vinton, the creator of the beloved Claymation
characters of the 1980s, like the California Raisins and the Domino’s
Pizza Noid, has died. His family announced his death in a Facebook
post Thursday afternoon. They said he battled multiple myeloma, a
cancer in white blood cells, for 12 years. Vinton won an
Oscar for his
work and several
Emmy Awards and Clio Awards for his studio’s work.

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The California Raisins

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THE TAN – MAN IS 79 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Actor George Stevens Hamilton, born in Memphis, Tennessee.

Hamilton won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for a BAFTA
Award
. He has received one additional BAFTA nomination and two
additional Golden Globe nominations. George Hamilton began his film
career in 1952.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

today in history

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A major accident occurred at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island
nuclear power plant on this day in 1979. A nuclear power reactor overheated and suffered a partial meltdown.

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Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969)

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The Spanish Civil War ended as Madrid fell to Francisco Franco
(left) on this day in 1939.

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Maria Augusta von Trapp (January 26, 1905 – March 28, 1987) 

Baroness von Trapp, as she was also know as, was the stepmother 
and matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers and wrote the story about
the singers in 1949. It later inspired the Broadway musical
The Sound
of Music
(1959) and the 1965 film of the same name.

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The Trapp Family Singers, pictured in 1948, rehearse. From
left they are Baroness Maria von Trapp and her daughters,
Johanna, Eleanore, Agathe, Hedwig, Rosmary, Martina, and
Maria.

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Reba Nell McEntire was born in McAlester, Oklahoma. She
is 63 years young today.

Multi-platinum singer, musician, and actress Reba McEntire
released more than three dozen #1 singles and more than a
dozen #1 albums since the 1990s, including
Whoever’s in
New England.
She was in the family singing group "the
Singing McEntires" as a child. Red
Steagall discovered her
during her performance of the National Anthem at a
Rodeo
in Oklahoma City when she was a sophomore in college.

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Reba McCentire (above) as KFC’S first female Colonel Sanders.

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CINDY WILLIAMS IS 69 TODAY

 


Cynthia Jane "Cindy" Williams was born in Van
Nuys, Los Angeles,California.

Cindy Williams starred as Shirley Feeney on the ABC-TV
series Laverne and Shirley from 1976 to 1983. She also
portrayed Laurie Henderson in the hit 1973 coming of age
film American Graffiti. She debuted as an actress through
a variety of commercials for Foster Grant sunglasses and 
and made her big screen debut in the 1970 Roger Corman
movie Gas-s-s-s. Williams co-produced the 1990s Steve
Martin
comedies Father of the Bride and Father of the
Bride Part II.


Cindy Williams in American Graffiti.

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