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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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ACTRESS PENNY MARSHALL HAS DIED AT 75

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Carole Penny Marshall (October 15, 1943 – December 17, 2018)

(Fox News) – Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley," has
died. A publicist for Marshall told Fox News that the actress died 
"peacefully at her
Hollywood Hills home" from complications due to
diabetes on Monday.

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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Saddam Hussein’s Underground Hiding Place.

Alive, Memes, and Spider: December 13, 2003: Deposed raqi
 leader Saddam Hussein is captured
 alive by US forces near Tikrit, lraq.
 #OperationRedDawn to: US Army
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An Iraqi-American named Samir, who served as a translator for the Special Forces, is pictured pinning Hussein to the ground. Hussein was pulled from a spider hole along with a Glock 18C, an AK-47, and $750,000 in US bank notes. Credit: @todayinamericanhistory

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The first Trial of Saddam Hussein began on October 19, 2005. He was
sentenced to death November 5, 2006 and was executed (below) the following month on December 30.

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Richard “Dick” Wayne Van Dyke 93 years old today.

Dick Van Dyke is the Star of The Dick Van Dyke Show 
on CBS (1961 – 1966) and Diagnosis: Murder on CBS 
(1993 – 2001). He won a SAG Life Achievement award      
in 2012 and a Disney Legend Award in 1998. He also      
starred in the 1964 classic
Mary Poppins and was 
cast in the film’s sequel, Mary Poppins Returns.        

        
        
        
       

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ED DANAHUE

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Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy declared war on the United States on
this day in 1941. The
U.S
in turn declared war on the two countries.

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The series Magnum, P.I. ran from this day in 1980 to 1988 during
its first-run broadcast on the CBS television network.  According
to the
Nielsen ratings
, the series consistently ranked in the top
twenty TV programs during the first five years of its original run.


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The cast from left: Tom Selleck, Larry Manetti, John Hillerman, and
Roger E, Mosley.

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A 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi, driven by Tom Selleck and Larry Manetti in
TV series "Magnum P.I." is on display in the Petersen Automotive Museum.

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Thomas William Selleck turned 73 January 29.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Prohibition came to an end when Utah became the 36th state to ratify
the 21st Amendment to the
U.S.
Constitution on this day in 1933.


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Walt Disney with cartoon character Mickey Mouse.

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Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966)


Animator, voice actor, producer, and entertainer Walt Disney founded The
Walt Disney Company and created the iconic character Mickey Mouse. He
produced such classic films as
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937),
and Cinderella (1950).

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Sterling Holloway, George Sanders, Sebastian Cabot, Verna Felton, Phil Harris, Clint Howard, J. Pat O'Malley, Louis Prima, and Bruce Reitherman in The Jungle Book (1967)
1967

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