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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

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John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison) (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Clinton (Clint) Eastwood Jr. is 89 today.

Clint Eastwood gained fame as an iconic actor in such classic
Western films as
A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad
and the Ugly
(1967) and as Detective Harry Callahan in the
Dirty Harry franchise beginning in 1971. He later became a
renowned director, receiving the Academy Awards for Best
Director and Best Picture for his films
Unforgiven (1992) and 
Million Dollar Baby (2004). 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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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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