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SHELLEY BERMAN IS DEAD AT 92

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Sheldon "Shelley" Berman
(February 3, 1925 – September 1, 2017)

(AP) –Comedian Shelly Berman, whose groundbreaking routines
in the 1950s and 1960s addressed the annoyances of everyday
life, has died. Publicist Glenn Schwartz says Berman died Friday
morning from Alzheimer’s disease at his home in Bell Canyon,
California.

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REMEMBER THESE TV SPECIALS?

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A COMEDY LEGEND HAS DIED AT 91

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Jerry Lewis  (Joseph Levitch)
(March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017)

Lewis died this morning of natural causes at his home
in Las Vegas, Nevada at 9:15 AM (PT). His manager Mark
Rozzano said Jerry “passed peacefully.”


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The comedy team of Jerry Lewis (left) and Dean Martin in 1949.  




 

 

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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Soviet hard-liners announced on this day in 1991, President Mikhail Gorbachev had been removed from power. Gorbachev returned to
power two days later.

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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev turned 86 in March.

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On this day in 1934, Adolf Hitler was approved for sole executive
power in Germany as Fuehrer.

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Francis Gary Powers (center), an American U-2 pilot, was convicted
of espionage in Moscow on this day in 1960.


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Inventor and television pioneer, Philo Farnsworth made many contributions that were crucial to the early development of all-
electronic television
. He was also the first person to demonstrate
such a system to the public.

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Philo Taylor Farnsworth
(August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971)

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On this day in 1977.

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ACTOR SAM SHEPARD HAS DIED AT 73

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At age 21.

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Samuel Shepard Rogers III (November 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017)

(FoxNews) – It was learned today, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor
Sam Shepard, died at his Kentucky home Thursday, July 27th.

A family spokesperson said the Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author
whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in
the American West, died from complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease,
or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


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