Archive for June 5th, 2017

ACTOR HAS DIED AT 84

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Roger LaVerne Smith (December 18, 1932 – June 4, 2017)

LOS ANGELES (AP) –  Actor Roger Smith, who brought glamour to the
TV detective genre as a hip private eye on the ABC series "77 Sunset
Strip," has died.

Jack Gilardi, who is the agent of Smith’s widow, actress Ann-Margret,
said the actor died Sunday morning at a Los Angeles hospital after
battling a terminal illness. Smith had battled the nerve disease
myasthenia gravis for many years.

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“77 Sunset Strip”, ABC-TV: 1958 – 1964.

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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The song “Be-Bop-A-Lula” sold well. It was successful on three
singles charts: it peaked at #7 on the Billboard pop music chart,
#8 on the R&B chart, and also made the top ten on the C&W
Best Seller chart
peaking at #5.

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Gene Vincent (second from left) and the Blue Caps.

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Gene Vincent (Vincent Eugene Craddock)
(February 11, 1935 – October 12, 1971)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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Camille Bohannon

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It was on this day in 1968.

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It began on this day in 1967.

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U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall (above) gave a speech
at Harvard University in which he outlined what became to known
as the Marshall Plan on this day in 1947.


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The first case of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
was observed clinically on this day in 1981.   

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