Archive for December 8th, 2015

FAMOUS ABDUCTION ON THIS DAY IN 1963

Frank Sinatra, Jr. was kidnapped, at the age of 19 from a room at Harrah’s
Lake Tahoe
. He was released two days later after his father paid a ransom
of $240,000 demanded by the kidnappers. Barry Keenan, Johnny Irwin, and
Joe Amsler were soon captured, prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced to
long prison terms for kidnapping, of which they served only small terms. The
mastermind Keenan was later found to have been legally insane at the time
of the crime, thus not responsible for his actions. Famed attorney Gladys
Root
represented one of the three men.

Barry Keenan (Thumbnail) Joe Amsler (Thumbnail) John Irwin (Thumbnail)
Berry Keenan             Joe Amsler                   John Irwin


Singer Frank Sinatra (right) with son Frank Jr.

Ransom Money in Suitcase
The ransom money (above) was recovered by the FBI.
 


Francis Wayne Sinatra turned 71 on January 10.

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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT 90

 
Martin E. Brooks (born Martin Baum in The Bronx, New York)
(November 30, 1925 – December 7, 2015)

Los Angeles (AP) – Martin E. Brooks, whose acting career stretched
from Broadway dramas to TV series including "The Six Million Dollar
Man" and "Dallas," died Monday. He was 90.

Jon Landau, a film producer and friend of Brooks, said he died of
natural causes after a brief hospitalization in Los Angeles.

Steve Austin and Dr. Rudy Wells
Steve Austion (Lee Majors) and Dr. Rudy Wells (Martin E. Brooks)

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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John Winston Lennon (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980)  

                

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KIM BASINGER IS 62 TODAY


Kimila Ann "Kim" Basinger

Actress Kim Basinger played a major role in Batman in 1989 and won the
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lynn  
Bracken in the 1997 film L.A. Confidential. She studied ballet for over ten
years and worked as a cover girl for five years before debuting in Charlie’s
Angels
on ABC-TV.


2004

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