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FORMER TV STAR DIED TODAY AT AGE 84

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Lyle Wesley Waggoner[ ( April 13, 1935 — March 17, 2020)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lyle Waggoner, who used his good looks
to comic effect on "The Carol Burnett Show," partnered with a
superhero on "Wonder Woman" and was the first centerfold for
Playgirl magazine died Tuesday.

According to a family statement, Waggoner, who was battling
cancer,
died peacefully Tuesday at his Los Angeles-area home
with his wife
of 60 years, Sharon, at his side. 

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The Carol Burnett Show cast members from left: Tim
Conway, Harvey Korman, Carol Burnett, Lyle Waggoner, 
and Vicki  Lawrence.

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Lyle Waggoner with  Lynda Carter

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From 1975 to 1979 on CBS television.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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            ROSS SIMPSON

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
(November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965)

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, the British leader who guided
Great Britain and the Allies through the crisis of
World War II, died in
London at the age of 90.

   

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Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993)

Marshall served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
of the United States
from October 1967 until October 1991
and was the Court’s
first African-American justice.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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           SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws that had
been restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. The case
(Roe vs. Wade) legalized abortion. The Court ruled, in a 7-2 decision, that

a woman’s right to choose an abortion was protected by the privacy rights guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 


This is a 1972 photo of the United States Supreme court who decided on Roe V. Wade. From left, front row : Associate Justice Potter Stewart; William O. Douglas;Chief Justice Warren Berger, Associate Justice William J. Brennan Jr.; and Byron A. White. Back row: Associate Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.; Thurgood Marshall; Harry A. Blackmun; and William H. Rehnquist.
This is a 1972 photo of the United States Supreme court who decided on Roe
V. Wade. From left, front row : Associate Justice Potter Stewart; William O. Douglas;Chief Justice Warren Berger, Associate Justice William J. Brennan Jr.
and Byron A. White. Back row: Associate Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.;Thurgood 
Marshall; Harry A. Blackmun; and William H. Rehnquist. (AP)

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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973)

Lyndon Johnson, often referred to by the initials LBJ, was an American
politician who served as the 36th
president of the United States from
1963 to 1969. Formerly the 37th
vice president from 1961 to 1963, he
assumed the presidency following the
assassination of President John
F. Kennedy
.

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SHOW MADE TV DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1975

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Saturday Night Live (SNL), a topical comedy sketch show featuring Chevy
Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Jane
Curtin and Laraine Newman, makes its debut on NBC; it will go on to
become the longest-running, highest-rated show on late-night television.

The 90-minute program, which from its inception has been broadcast live
from Studio 8H in the GE Building at Rockefeller Center, includes a
different guest host and musical act each week. The opening sketch of
each show ends with one actor saying, “Live from
New York, it’s Saturday
Night!”

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COMEDIAN RIP TAYLOR IS DEAD AT 84

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Charles Elmer "Rip" Taylor Jr. (January 13, 1935 – October 6, 2019)


(FoxNews) – Rip Taylor, the zany
comedian who was a television and
nightclub mainstay for over six decades, has died.

Publicist Harlan Boll said Taylor died Sunday in Beverly Hills. The
cause of death was unclear.

Taylor first worked as a congressional page before serving in the
Army during the Korean War. His showbiz ascent started with
spots on "The Ed Sullivan Show," where he was known as the
"crying comedian."
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