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INTERESTING FACTOID FROM PDX RETRO

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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time
TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

The Flintstones animated sitcom was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and was originally broadcast on ABC from September
30, 1960, to April 1,
1966.

In 2013, TV Guide ranked The Flintstones the second-greatest TV cartoon of
all time (after The Simpsons).

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ACTOR/COMEDIAN HAS DIED AT 77

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John "Pops" Witherspoon (John Weatherspoon)
January 27, 1942 – October 29, 2019)

Witherspoon performed in dozens of television shows and films. He is
best known for his role as Willie Jones in the Friday series. The actor
died suddenly at his home.

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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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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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Prohibition came to an end when Utah became the 36th state to ratify
the 21st Amendment to the
U.S.
Constitution on this day in 1933.


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Walt Disney with cartoon character Mickey Mouse.

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Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966)


Animator, voice actor, producer, and entertainer Walt Disney founded The
Walt Disney Company and created the iconic character Mickey Mouse. He
produced such classic films as
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937),
and Cinderella (1950).

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Sterling Holloway, George Sanders, Sebastian Cabot, Verna Felton, Phil Harris, Clint Howard, J. Pat O'Malley, Louis Prima, and Bruce Reitherman in The Jungle Book (1967)
1967

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CREATOR OF ANIMATED SERIES DIES AT 57

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Stephen McDannell Hillenburg (August 21, 1961 – November 26, 2018)


LOS ANGELES (AP) – "SpongeBob SquarePants" creator Stephen Hillenburg
has died.

Nickelodeon says Hillenburg died Monday of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known
as ALS.

Hillenburg conceived, wrote, produced and directed the animated series that
began in 1999 and went on to spawn hundreds of episodes, movies and a
Broadway show.

He began his animation career in 1987, pursuing a degree in Experimental Animation at the California Institute of Arts in Valencia and earning his
Master of Fine Arts in 1992.

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