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COMEDIAN HAS DIED AT 95

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Marty Allen (Morton David Alpern) born in Pittsburgh, PA.
(March 23, 1922 – February 12, 2018)
 
 

Marty Allen was a comedian and actor who worked as a comedy headliner in nightclubs, as a dramatic actor in television roles, and was once called "The
Darling of Daytime TV". He also appeared in films. Allen, a veteran of World 
War ll, died Monday in Las Vegas, Nevada of complications from pneumonia.

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ICONIC SPORTS ANNOUNCER HAS DIED AT 89

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Keith Max Jackson (October 18, 1928 – January 13, 2018)

Jackson is remembered for his career with ABC Sports (1966–2006)
and concise coverage of
college football (1952–2006). He died today
in California.

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IT’S BECOME A CHRISTMAS CLASSIC!

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A 1983  Christmas comedy film directed by Bob Clark, and based on Jean
Shepherd
‘s semi-fictional anecdotes in his 1966 book In God We Trust: All
Others Pay
Cash
, with some elements from his 1971 book Wanda Hickey’s
Night of Golden Memories
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Peter Billingsley-Michaelsen turned 46 on April 16.

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A rare behind-the-scenes photo.

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SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1915

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Francis Albert Sinatra
  (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998)

Singer, actor, and producer Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular
and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the
best-
selling music
artists of all time
, selling more than 150 million records
worldwide. Born in
Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants, Sinatra
began his musical career in the
swing era with bandleaders Harry James
and
Tommy Dorsey.

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FORMER BLAZER HAS DIED AT 75

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Steve “Snapper” Jones (Stephen Howard Jones)
(October 17, 1942 – November 25,
2017)


Jones, was an ABA and NBA player, who played with the Portland Trail Blazers from 1975 to 1976. He later became known for his local work
as a television analyst for the Blazers. He was the brother of Nick Jones, another former ABA and NBA player.

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