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ACTRESS KATE WINSLET IS 44 YEARS YOUNG

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Kate Elizabeth Winslet

Kate Winslet is the youngest person to acquire six Academy Award
nominations, including the 2008 Academy Award for Best Actress
which she won for her role in "The Reader". One of the few actresses
to have won three of the four major American entertainment awards
(EGOT), with her Oscar, Emmy and Grammy wins.

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British actress Kate Winslet won her first Oscar for her
portrayal of a German woman with a secret Nazi past
in the romantic drama ‘The Reader.’

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OSCAR-WINNING ANIMATOR HAS DIED AT 86

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Richard Edmund Williams (March 19, 1933 – August 16, 2019)

LONDON (AP) — Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work
on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988) helped
blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. His 
daughter, Natasha Sutton Williams, said the Oscar-winning artist died from
 
cancer at his home in Bristol, England on Friday.

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DUSTIN HOFFMAN IS 82 TODAY

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Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Lee Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman is a renowned method actor who won the Academy
Award for Best Actor for
Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979 and Rain Man
in 1988. He had his breakthrough role as Benjamin Braddock in the
1967 classic The Graduate and also played leading roles in the films
Midnight Cowboy (1969),
Tootsie (1982) and Outbreak (1996).  

      
     

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982)

Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor. He also
appeared in 1938 in plays performed in
White Plains, New
York
, with Joan Tompkins. He made his Hollywood debut
in 1935, and his career grew after his
Academy Award
nominated performance as
Tom Joad in The Grapes of
Wrath
, a 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck‘s novel
about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the
Dust Bowl
.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1903

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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977)
Born in Tacoma, Washington. 

Singer and actor.Bing Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings,
and motion picture grosses from 1931 to 1954. In 1948, American polls
declared him the "most admired man alive", ahead of
Jackie Robinson 
and
Pope Pius XII. Also in 1948, Music Digest estimated that his records
filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded
radio music. Bing Crosby won an
Academy Award for Best Actor for his
role as Father Chuck O’Malley in the 1944 motion picture Going My Way.
          

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Bing Crosby (right) gives Bob Hope (left) a golf lesson.

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