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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT AGE 85

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Roger Perry (May 7, 1933 – July 12, 2018)

(Fox News/Variety) – Character actor Roger Perry died
Thursday at his home in Indian Wells. Calif., after a
battle with prostrate cancer.

Perry compiled dozens of feature, television, and stage
credits during a long career that began when he was
discovered by Lucille Ball, who put the young actor
under contract to Desilu Studios. He co-starred with
Pat O’Brien in the ABC series “Harrigan and Son,”
and co-starred with Chuck Connors and Ben Gazzara
in the 90-minute drama “Arrest & Trial.”

Perry was a guest star on the “Star Trek” TV series in
a memorable first-season episode in 1967, “Tomorrow
Is Yesterday,” playing Captain John Christopher (below).

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From left: Roger Perry and William Shatner

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar (July 12, 100 BC – March 15, 44 BC)

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On this day in 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F.
Mondale named U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be
his running mate. Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice
president on a major party ticket.

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Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin (above) announced
his resignation from the the Soviet Communist Party on this day
in 1990.


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George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932)


George Eastman was an American entrepreneur who
founded the
Eastman Kodak Company and popularized
the use of
roll film, helping to bring photography to the
mainstream.

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George Eastman taking pictures with his Kodak
camera, 1926.

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Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II 
(July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960)

Oscar Hammerstein was an American music writer,
theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre
director of musicals for almost forty years. He won
eight
Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for
Best Original Song
.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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From left: John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced to each other on this day in 1957.

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The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago on this day in
1933. The American League beat the National League 4-2.

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The Biafran War erupted on this day in 1967. The war lasted two-
and-a-half years. About 600,000 people died.

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Late Odumegwu Ojukwu (left) leader of the breakaway Republic
of Biafra from 1967 to 1970.

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One of the casualties of the war.

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Mexican  painter Frida Kahlo de Rivera (Magdalena Carmen Frida
Kahlo y Calderón)
  (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954)

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Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title on
this day in 1957. She was the first black athlete to win the event.

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Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye)
(November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998)

Roy Rogers was one of the most popular Western stars of his
era. Known as the "King of the Cowboys", he appeared in over
100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The
Roy Rogers Show
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Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

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Rogers died of congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998. He had
been residing in
Apple Valley, CA. Roy was buried at Sunset Hills 
Memorial Park in Apple Valley, as was his wife Dale Evans three 
years later.

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REALITY TV STAR HAS DIED AT 77

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Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr. (March 4, 1941 – June 25, 2018)

(Fox News) – Richard Harrison, the curmudgeonly patriarch of the "Pawn
Stars" family whose grumbling about the goings-on in the Las Vegas
shop he ran with his son and grandson made him a reality TV star, has
died at 77.

"Richard Benjamin ‘The Old Man’ Harrison passed away this morning
surrounded by those he loved. His son Rick (center below) said he will
be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold & Silver Pawn
and his many fans the world over.”

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Seen on the History cable channel.

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The Soviet Union began the Berlin Blockade on this day in 1948.

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William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey
(June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983)

Professional boxer and cultural icon of the 1920s, Jack
Dempsey competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as
the world
heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926.

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Nicknamed "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler".

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It was on this day in 1987.

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John Herbert Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987)

In 1986, doctors determined that Jackie Gleason was suffering from terminal
colon cancer, which had metastasized to his liver. Gleason was also suffering
from diabetes. He kept his medical problems private, although it had been
rumored that he was seriously ill.  A year later, on June 24, 1987, Gleason
died at his Florida home at age 71.

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Jackie Gleason with fellow cast members Art Carney
and Audrey Meadows in The Honeymooners.

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Jackie Gleason as Sheriff Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and the
Bandit
series from 1977 into the early 1980s.

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"And awaaay we go!"

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