Archive for September 16th, 2016

TV SERIES BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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The Fugitive is a drama series created by Roy Huggins. It was produced
by QM Productions and United Artists Television. It aired on ABC from
1963 to 1967. David Janssen (above) stars as Richard Kimble. The
show was nominated for five Emmy Awards and won the Emmy for
Outstanding Dramatic Series
in 1966.

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David Janssen (David Harold Meyer) 
(March 27, 1931 – February 13, 1980)

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PLAYWRIGHT DIES AT 88

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Edward Franklin Albee III  (March 12, 1928 – September 16, 2016)

NEW YORK (AP) — Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward
Albee, who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “A Delicate Balance,” died Friday.

His personal assistant Jackob Holder said Albee died at his home in
Montauk, east of New York, No cause of death was immediately given,
although he had suffered from diabetes. With the deaths of Arthur Miller
and August Wilson in 2005, Edward Albee was arguably America’s greatest
living playwright.

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ACTOR STERLING HOLLOWAY

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Sterling Price Holloway Jr. was born in Cedartown,
Georgia
. (January 4, 1905 – November 22, 1992)

Holloway was a actor and voice actor who appeared in over
100 films and 40 television shows. He was also a voice actor
for The Walt Disney Company, well known for his distinctive
tenor voice and is perhaps best remembered as the original
voice of Mr. Stork in Dumbo, Adult Flower in Bambi, the
Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, the title character in
Winnie the Pooh
, Kaa in The Jungle Book, and Roquefort
in The Aristocats.


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From left: Sterling Holloway and Walt Disney.

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1938

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Thomas Francis "Tommy" Dorsey, Jr.
(November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956)


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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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B.B. King (Riley B. King) (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)

King grew up with his grandmother because his mother was too poor to
take care of him. His mother’s cousin, Bukka White, gave him his first
guitar.

 

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