Archive for October 4th, 2018

LOCAL CLAYMATION CREATOR DIES AT 70

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Will Vinton (November 17, 1947 – October 4, 2018)

(Portland, Oregon) – Will Vinton, the creator of the beloved Claymation
characters of the 1980s, like the California Raisins and the Domino’s
Pizza Noid, has died. His family announced his death in a Facebook
post Thursday afternoon. They said he battled multiple myeloma, a
cancer in white blood cells, for 12 years. Vinton won an
Oscar for his
work and several
Emmy Awards and Clio Awards for his studio’s work.

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BUSBOY IN FAMOUS PHOTO HAS DIED AT 68

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Juan Romero (1951-2018)

(Fox News) – Juan Romero, the hotel busboy who sprung to the aid of Robert
F. Kennedy the day he was gunned down in Los Angeles in 1968, has died of
a heart attack.

According to family members and the Los Angeles, Romero passed away in Modesto Monday morning.  

Romero was 17 years old on June 6, 1968, when Kennedy, then a presidential hopeful, gave a speech at the Ambassador Hotel. He was the last person to 
shake
Kennedy‘s hand before he was assassinated.

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NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I into orbit around the Earth on
this day in 1957. Sputnik was the first manmade satellite to enter
space. It fell out of orbit on January 4, 1958.

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The rocket that carried Sputnik 1, is shown on the launch pad.

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The ‘Great Stone Face’ in 1925.

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Joseph Frank
"Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966)

Buster Keaton was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark
was
physical comedy with a consistent deadpan expression, earning him
the nickname "The Great Stone Face".  Critic
Roger Ebert wrote of Keaton’s "extraordinary period from 1920 to 1929, [when] he worked on a series of
films that make him, arguably, the greatest actor–director in the history of
the movies". His career declined with a loss of his artistic independence
when hired by
MGM studios, a divorce and alcoholism. He recovered in 
the 1940s, remarried, and revived his career to a degree as an honored
comic performer for the rest of his life, earning an
Academy Honorary 
Award
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