Archive for April 7th, 2013

ACTOR MILO O’SHEA HAS DIED AT 86

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                Milo O’Shea (June 2, 1926 – April 2, 2013)

New York (AP) – Irish character actor Milo O’Shea had roles in the NBC
television series “The West Wing” (1999 – 2006) and was often cast as
priests, playing one in the NBC sitcom “Cheers” (1982 – 1993). One of
his most memorable supporting roles was as a judge in the Sidney Lumet
directed 1982 film “The Verdict” starring Paul Newman. O’Shea also had
a career on Broadway, during which he earned two Tony nominations. He
died on Tuesday following a short illness.  


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‘STAR TREK’ PHASER SOLD AT AUCTION

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James T. Kirk (William Shatner) with his phaser rifle

A rare phaser rifle used by William Shatner in the second pilot made for 
the original Star Trek series sold recently for $231,000 at an auction
conducted by Julien’s. It is the second-highest paid at auction for a prop
from the 1960s edition of Star Trek, surpassed only by the $304,750 a
collector laid out for the captain’s chair in 2008. In 2006, a miniature
special effects model of the enterprise from Star Trek: The Next
Generation
sold for $576,000. 

The phaser prop is made of wood with an aluminum barrel and is painted
with a metallic blue-green paint. The rifle was never appeared in another
episode, though it was seen in publicity photos of Shatner as Kirk and on
an early lunchbox (below).

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BOBBY BARE TURNED 78 TODAY

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Robert Joseph "Bobby" Bare is a country singer/songwriter known
for his hit ‘500 Miles Away From Home’. His first break in the country
music field came when Chet Atkins signed him to join RCA records
in 1962.

Bobby Bare’s first single for RCA records, released in 1962.

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY ~

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JAMES GARNER IS 85 YEARS OLD TODAY

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James Garner (James Scott Bumgarner) starred in ABC’s ‘Maverick’
from 1957 to 1962 and ‘The Rockford Files’ on NBC-TV from 1974 to
1980. Garner worked briefly as a model for Jantzen bathing suits.

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