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FREE WILLY ACTOR IS DEAD AT 77

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August Schellenberg portraying Sitting Bull, a part
which he called his favorite role.


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August Schellenberg (July 25, 1936 – August 15, 2013)

Schellenberg’s first film was Rip-Off in 1971. In 1981, he did voices
for the animated film Heavy Metal. During the late ’90s he had major
roles in Free Willy and its sequels (as Randolph Johnson), and in 
Terrence Malick‘s 2005 film The New World, alongside Colin Farrell
and Christian Bale.

The supporting actor died on Thursday, August 15 at his home in
Texas after a long battle with lung cancer. 

 

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Jason James Richter and August Schellenberg in ‘Free Willy’

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REMEMBERING MAE WEST

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Mae West (Mary Jane West) (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980)

West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York
before moving to Hollywood to become a comedienne, actress and writer
in the motion picture industry. Her entertainment career spanned seven
decades as one of the more controversial movie stars of her day. She
encountered many problems, including censorship.The American Film
Institute
named West 15th among the
greatest female stars of all time.

 

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Robert De Niro is 70 today

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MAUREEN O’HARA IS 93 TODAY

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Irish film actress Maureen O’Hara is known for playing
heroines and often worked with director
John Ford and
long-time friend
John Wayne.

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