Archive for August 13th, 2016

STAR WARS ACTOR HAS DIED AT 81


Kenneth George "Kenny" Baker (August 24, 1934-August 13, 2016)

LONDON (AP) — Kenny Baker played the lovable droid R2-D2 in the “Star
Wars” films, achieving cult status and fans’ adulation without showing his
face or speaking any lines.

The 3-foot 8-inch performer — a word he preferred to actor — inside the
waste-bin-shaped costume has died at 81. Baker’s nephew and care giver,
Drew Myerscough, said he found Baker dead Saturday at his home in
Preston, northwest England. 

Myerscough told reporters that Baker had suffered years of breathing
problems, “which he had borne very bravely.” He said the affection of
“Star Wars” fans around the world “kept him going, without any doubt.”

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IT’S A DREAM COME TRUE!

The Guest House at Graceland


Architectural drawing of The Guest House at Graceland.

(AP) – Elvis Presley used to dream about building a guest house at his
Graceland property, for friends who would visit the rock ‘n’ roll icon in
Memphis.

Presley didn’t get to see his dream come true, but his fans will. The
Guest House at Graceland is a six-story, 450-room hotel, opening Oct.
27 just steps from Presley’s former home. The exterior, with columns,
arches and a portico, evokes the feel of a comfortable Southern
Colonial home, but the interior design and amenities are modern.

Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, and Graceland was eventually turned
into a museum. Priscilla Presley, the singer’s former wife and a caretaker
of his legacy, said Elvis had made plans to build a guest house as far back
as 1960. But it was never built, so when people visited Graceland, they
would stay at a Howard Johnson’s down the street.

"This luxury hotel is the most significant enhancement to Graceland since
we opened in 1982," Priscilla said Monday. "This is huge … I feel that it’s
just so right for fans, and our guests, and tourists."

 

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ALBUM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

Help! is the fifth studio album by the Beatles, and the soundtrack from
their film Help! Produced by George Martin. The album was voted 331st
on Rolling Stone
magazine’s list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

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REVIEWING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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SANDY KOZEL

       


Mickey Charles (“The Mick”) Mantle  
(October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

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DANNY BONADUCE IS 57 TODAY


Dante Daniel "Danny" Bonaduce was born in Broomall, Pennsylvania.

Bonaduce is best known as a child actor in the ABC-TV sitcom series The
Partridge Family
(1970-1974), he also became a professional wrestler and
radio personality. He made his TV debut in a 1967 episode of the NBC series
Accidental Family and two years later, he appeared in an episode of the hit
ABC-TV series Bewitched. Danny has been performing a morning talk/music
show at Seattle radio station KZOK-FM since November 14, 2011.

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