Archive for February 4th, 2016

VOICE ACTOR HAS DIED AT 63


Joseph Francis "Joe" Alaskey III (April 17, 1952 – February 3, 2016)

(FOXNews) – Joe Alaskey, best known for providing the iconic voices of "Looney
Tunes" legends Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Sylvester and Marvin the
Martian,died Wednesday after a battle with cancer.

Alaskey’s spokesperson, K.P. Lynne, shared the news on the actor’s Facebook
fan
page
, writing in part, "Never doubt that Joe loved each and every one of
you. Your comments and posts always made his day and brought joy to his heart
and life."

Alaskey was one of the most celebrated successors of legendary voice actor Mel
Blanc, who originated the voices of many of Warner Bros.’ beloved cartoon
characters.

    

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BAND FOUNDER IS DEAD AT 74


Maurice White (December 19, 1941 – February 3, 2016)

NEW YORK (AP) – Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice 
White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million
albums and made hits like "September," ”Shining Star"
and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home
in Los Angeles.

White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson’s Disease
and had retreated from the public even as the band he
founded kept performing.

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REVIEWING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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CREATED ON THIS DAY IN 1941

The United Service Organizations Inc.(USO) is a nonprofit organization that
provides programs, services and live entertainment to United States troops
and their families. Since 1941, it has worked in partnership with the Department
of
Defense
(DoD), relying heavily on private contributions and on funds, goods,
and services from various corporate and individual donors. Although it was
congressionally chartered, it is not a government agency. The USO operates
160 centers worldwide.

    


Bob Hope USO show, 1944

                     

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