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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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“STAR WARS’’ CHARACTER HAS DIED AT 74

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Peter William Mayhew
(May 19, 1944 – April 30, 2019)

(Washington (SBG) -  Peter Mayhew, the actor best known for playing the
character Chewbacca in the
"Star Wars" movie series (above), died on
Tuesday
in his North Texas home. The cause of the English actors death
is unclear at this time.
 

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Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca (left) with Harrison Ford as
Han Solo. A promo shot from Star Wars IV: A New Hope
1977.

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CELEBRATED ACTOR IS 82 TODAY

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John Joseph (Jack) Nicholson

Popular actor Jack Nicholson is known for playing dark characters such as
Jack Torrance in “
The Shining” (1980) and Frank Costello in “The Departed
(2006).
He won Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in “
One Flew
Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
” (1975) and “As Good As it Gets” (1997) and for
Best Supporting Actor in “
Terms of Endearment” (1983). He also received
praise for his roles in “
Chinatown” (1974) and “About Schmidt” (2002) and
for portraying the Joker in 1989’s “
Batman”. 

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Jack Nicholson in “Chinatown”.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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