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‘HALLOWEEN’ MOVIE ACTOR IS DEAD AT 85

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 Actor James Winburn, who played Michael Myers in the original
1978 ‘Halloween’ film, has died aged 85. James – also a famed
Hollywood stuntman – is believed to have passed over the
weekend from an undisclosed health issue, but his passing
only emerged on Monday.

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‘HOGAN’S HEROES’ ACTOR HAS DIED AT 96

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(Hollywood Reporter) – Longtime French actor, singer and
Holocaust survivor Robert Clary, known for his lead role in
"Hogan’s Heroes," has died.  

His granddaughter Kim Wright said Clary died Wednesday
morning in his Los Angeles home. 

Clary — named Robert Max Widerman at birth — was born
March 1, 1926, in France and forced into internment in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. At age 27, he moved to the
United States to pursue his career.

Clary is most notable for his role as Corporal Louis LeBeau
on the World War II-centered sitcom "Hogan’s Heroes." Before
his death, Clary was the last living cast member from the series’
original principal cast.
 

Clary published a memoir, From the Holocaust to Hogan’s
Heroes: The Autobiography of Robert Clary
, in 2001.

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MUSICAL PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Starring Mary Martin as Maria and Theodore Bikel as Captain
von Trapp, the original Broadway production of
The Sound
of Music
premiered at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November
16, 1959, where it won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical
and Best Leading Actress. It later moved to the Mark Hellinger,
where it would end its lauded run on June 15, 1963 after 1,443
performances.
    

   
    
    
    
   

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‘’THE KING’’ MADE HIS MOVIE DEBUT IN 1956

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On November 15, 1956, Love Me Tender, featuring singer Elvis
Presley
in his big-screen debut, premiered in New York City at
the Paramount Theater. Set in Texas following the
American
Civil War, the film, which co-starred Richard Egan and Debra
Paget, featured Elvis as Clint Reno, the younger brother of a
Confederate soldier.

Originally titled The Reno Brothers, the movie was renamed
Love Me Tender before its release, after a song of the same
name that Reno sings during the film.

     

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MAN WHO INSPIRED MOVIE HAS DIED AT 77

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Mehran Karimi Nasseri  (1945 – 12 November 2022)

(USA TODAY) – The Iranian man who inspired the Steven Spielberg
film
"The Terminal” died in Paris’ Charles-de-Gaulle airport after
living there for almost two decades, French officials said today.

Mehran Karimi Nasseri, a political refugee, died after a heart attack
in the airport’s Terminal 2F, Paris airport authority officials reported.

Police and a medical team treated Nasseri but were not able to
save him, an airport spokesperson
told Agence France-Presse
news agency.

Nasseri, who the Guardian reported called himself "Sir Alfred,"
got caught in an immigration trap in the late 80s – unable to
enter France. Born in 1945, Nasseri, lived in the airport’s
Terminal 1 from 1988 until 2006, first in legal limbo because he
lacked residency papers then later by choice, USA TODAY
archives show.       

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Tom Hanks in the Steven Spielberg film, The Terminal ( 2004)


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