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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT 85


David William Huddleston (September 17, 1930 – August 2, 2016)

LOS ANGELES (AP) –  David Huddleston, a character actor best known for
portraying titular roles in "The Big Lebowski" and "Santa Claus: The Movie,"
has died.

Huddleston’s wife, Sarah C. Koeppe, said he died Tuesday of advanced heart
and kidney disease in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Huddleston famously portrayed the blustery millionaire whose identity Jeff
Bridges’ character is mistaken for in the 1998 cult comedy film "The Big
Lebowski."

Other credits in his 55-year-long career include the films "Blazing Saddles,"
”The Producers" and "Santa Claus: The Movie," as well as such TV series
as "The West Wing," ”Gilmore Girls" and "The Wonder Years."

Huddleston was born in 1930 in Vinton, Virginia. He served as an aircraft
engine mechanic in the U.S. Air Force before studying acting in New York.


David Huddleston in Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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NASCAR RACING LEGEND IS 45 TODAY

 
Jeff’s 6th grade photo.


Jeff Gordon high school yearbook, 1989.


Jeffery Michael
"Jeff" Gordon was born in Vallejo, California
.

Jef Gordon is a semi-retired professional stock car racing driver
and currently an announcer for Fox NASCAR. He formerly drove
the No. 24 Chevrolet
for Hendrick Motorsports in 23 full-time
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons between 1993 and 2015,
and currently serves as a substitute driver for
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

Gordon won his first of many WInston Cup Championships in
1995 and his first Daytona 500 in 1997 becoming one of the
most successful race car drivers in the history of the sport.

He began racing quarter midgets when he was five and when
he got to his teens, his family believed in him enough to move
from California to Indiana to help further his racing career.

He is the first driver to reach $100 million in career earnings
in the Cup series.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

Today-In-History2

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CAMILLE BOHANNON


Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971)

Armstrong was called The Father of Jazz who replaced the
Beatles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Hello, Dolly!"
when he was 63 years old, the oldest person at that time
to hit the #1 ranking. As the grandson of slaves, he worked
as a paperboy and sold food he salvaged to restaurants.

Bunk Johnson, considered one of the best trumpeters of the 
early 1900s, taught Louis Armstrong how to play by ear at 
the age eleven when he had dropped out of school.

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