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ICONIC CHILD STAR DIED ON THIS DAY AT 85

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Shirley Temple Black (born Shirley Jane Temple)  
(April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014)

On February 10, 2014, Shirley Temple Black, who as a child in
the 1930s became one of Hollywood’s most successful stars,
died at her Woodside,
California
, home at age 85. The plucky,
curly-haired performer sang, danced and acted in dozens of
films by the time she was a teen; as an adult, she gave up
making movies and served as a U.S. diplomat
 

The cause of death, according to her death certificate released
on March 3, 2014, was
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).Temple was a lifelong cigarette smoker but avoided
displaying her habit in public because she did not want to set
a bad example for her fans.



 

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FORMER CHILD ACTOR HAS DIED AT 85

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Robert Dean Stockwell (March 5, 1936 – November 7, 2021)

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Dean Stockwell, a top Hollywood child actor
who gained new success in middle age in the sci-fi series
Quantum Leap and in a string of indelible performances in
film, including David Lynch’s “
Blue Velvet,” Wim Wenders’
“Paris, Texas” and Jonathan Demme’s “Married to the Mob,”
has died.

Agent Jay Schwartz said Stockwell died of natural
causes at his home Sunday.

 

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Quantum Leap is a science-fiction television series, that originally aired on NBC for five seasons, from March 25,
1989 through May 5, 1993. It stars
Scott Bakula (right) as
Dr.
Sam Beckett
, and Dean Stockwell as Rear Admiral “Al”
Calavicci.

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JOHNNY CRAWFORD HAS DIED AT AGE 75

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Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford in “The Rifleman” on
ABC TV from September 30, 1958 to April 8, 1963. 

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John Ernest Crawford (March 26, 1946 – April 29, 2021)

Johnny Crawford was an actor, singer, and musician. He first
performed before a national audience as a
Mouseketeer. At age
12, Crawford rose to prominence playing
Mark McCain in the
ABC Western series The Rifleman, which he was nominated for
an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor at age 13 for his
work om the show.


Crawford had been diagnosed with
Alzheimer’s disease in 2019.

 

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1889

English comedy actor Charlie Chaplin as a boy 1901 | Fotos de cine ...

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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin
(April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977) December 1977)

On April 16, 1889, future Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin
was born Charles Spencer Chaplin in London, England.

Chaplin, one of the most financially successful stars of
early Hollywood, was introduced to the stage when he
was five. The son of London music hall entertainers,
young Chaplin was watching a show starring his mother
when her voice cracked. He was quickly shuffled onto the
stage to finish the act.

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) | American Experience | Official Site ...
Chaplin as The Little Tramp.

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THE WORST ACCIDENT IN MOVIE HISTORY


On this day in 1982, Vic Morrow and two child actors, (below) Renee Shinn
Chen and Myca Dinh Le, are killed in an accident involving a helicopter
during filming on the
California set of Twilight Zone: The Movie. Morrow,
age 53, and the children, ages six and seven, were shooting a
Vietnam War
battle scene in which they were supposed to be running from a pursuing
helicopter. Special-effects explosions on the set caused the pilot of the low-
flying craft to lose control and crash into the three victims. The accident
took place on the film’s last scheduled day of shooting.

Twilight Zone co-director John Landis (Blues Brothers, Trading Places,
National Lampoon’s Animal House
) and four other men working on the
film, including the special-effects coordinator and the helicopter pilot,
were charged with involuntary manslaughter. Following an emotional
10-month trial, a jury acquitted all five defendants in 1987.

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Twilight Zone: The Movie, released in the summer of 1983,
received mixed reviews.

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