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TV HOST BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1925

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Mike Douglas (born Michael Delaney Dowd, Jr. in
Chicago, Illinois
) (August 11, 1925 – August 11, 2006)

Douglas was a "Big Band" era singer, entertainer, and syndicated 
television talk show host of The Mike Douglas Show. 

As a teenager, Mike Douglas was employed as a singer on a dinner
cruise ship on Lake Michigan. He served in the U.S. Navy during
World War II.


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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley

(August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992)

He left Elizabeth City State College to join the military, where he served
in the Coast Guard for twenty-one years, first as a mess attendant and
later as a Petty Officer Third Class.

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MOVIE PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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Set in 1962 Modesto, California, American Graffiti is a coming of age comedy-
drama
film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss,
Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams,
Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips and Wolfman Jack; Suzanne Somers has a
cameo as the blonde in the T-bird. It’s the one-night adventures of a group of
teenagers, cruising and rock and roll.

     

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