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MOVIE TOUGH GUY DIED ON THIS DAY

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On August 30, 2003, the actor Charles Bronson, best known
for his tough-guy roles in such films as
The Dirty Dozen
(1967) and  the Death Wish franchise (1974), died at the age
of 81 in Los Angeles.      

Bronson was born Charles Buchinsky on November 3, 1921,
in  Ehrenfeld,
Pennsylvania, to Lithuanian immigrants. The
11th of 15 children, he worked in the Pennsylvania coal
mines as a teen and later served in the Army during
World
War II
. After the war, he worked a series of odd jobs and
took acting lessons. He had an uncredited part in the 1951
film You’re in the Navy Now, starring Gary Cooper, and a
small part (credited as Charles Buchinsky) in 1952’s
Pat
and Mike
, with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. In
the mid-1950s, he changed his name to Bronson because
he believed it wasn’t smart for an actor
have a Russian-
sounding last name at a time when there was a strong anti-Communist sentiment in America.
 
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Charles Bronson: 4 Movie Collection (Blu-ray)
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ACTION FILM DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1988

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On July 15, 1988, Die Hard, an action film starring Bruce Willis as wisecracking New York City cop John McClane, opened in theaters
across the U.S.  A huge box-office hit, the film established Willis
as a movie star and spawned three sequels. Die Hard also became Hollywood shorthand for describing the plot of other actions films,
as in “Speed is Die Hard on a bus.”

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Walter Bruce Willis turned 67 in March.

On March 30, 2022, Willis’s family announced that
he was retiring as he had been diagnosed with
aphasia, a disorder caused by damage to the area
of the brain that controls language expression and
comprehension.


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CULTURAL ICON IS 66 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. Known
for both his comedic and dramatic roles, he is one of the most
popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is regarded as
an American cultural icon. Hanks’s films have grossed more than
$4.9 billion in North America and more than $9.96 billion worldwide, making him the fourth-highest-grossing actor in North America.

Hanks made his breakthrough with leading roles in a series of
comedy films which received positive media attention, such as
Splash (1984), Bachelor Party (1984), and Big (1988) He won two consecutive
Academy Awards
for Best Actor for starring as a gay
lawyer suffering from
AIDS in Philadelphia (1993) and the title
character
in Forrest Gump (1994).

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The Money Pit (1986)

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Hanks collaborated with film director Steven Spielberg on 
five films including: Saving Private Ryan (above) (1998.

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Hanks in Apollo 13 (1995).

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Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump (1994)

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ACTION ACTOR LIAM NEESON IS 70 TO DAY

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William John Neeson was born in Northern Ireland. He has received several awards throughout his career, including nominations for an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Tony Awards,
three
Golden Globe Awards and the Venice Film Festival‘s Volpi
Cup
. In 2020, he was placed 7th on The Irish Times list of Ireland’s
50 Greatest Film Actors. Neeson was appointed
Officer of the Order
of the British Empire
(OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000.

Liam Neeson | Liam neeson, Özel kuvvetler, Youtube
2008

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2014

Liam Neeson film Hard Powder moves to BC after rejection in Alberta | News

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REMEMBER THIS SERIES ON REAL RADIO?

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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar is a radio drama that aired on CBS
Radio from February 18, 1949 to September 30, 1962.

The series starred Bob Bailey  in "the transcribed adventures
of the man with the action-packed expense account – America’s
fabulous freelance
insurance investigator”.The writer-director
was
Jack Johnstone.

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