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FAMOUS SINGING COWBOY BORN ON THIS DAY

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Gene Autry - October 2, 1998 - Obituary - Tributes.com
Orvon Grover “Gene” Autry
(September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998)

 

Actor and singer Gene Autry was known as The Singing
Cowboy for his appearances in ninety-three movies and
ninety-one TV productions. His roles as honest American
hero’s earned him a reputation as one of country music’s
most prominent figures.

He did work on his father’s ranch and worked as a railroad
telegrapher. He performed as a singer and a guitarist at
local dances. He owned the Anaheim Angels baseball team
for over thirty years.

 

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Gene Autry Comics #38 DELL Apr 1950 cgc 6.5 off-wh/Wht Pgs Photocover Front/Rear

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FIRST MARVEL COMIC BOOK SELLS BIG!

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DALLAS (AP) — A rare near-mint condition copy of the first Marvel
Comics
comic book has sold at auction in Dallas for $1.26 million.

Heritage Auctions says the Marvel Comics No. 1 from 1939 sold
Thursday. Heritage says the buyer wished to remain anonymous.

Ed Jaster, senior vice president at Heritage, calls it "a historic copy
of a historic comic book." The issue features the first appearances
of characters such as the Human Torch, Ka-Zar, Angel and the Sub-
Mariner.

Heritage says the comic book was first purchased at a newsstand
by a Uniontown, Pennsylvania, mail carrier who made a practice of
buying the first issue of comic books and magazines. Jaster says
that since then, the issue has only changed owners a handful of
times.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Actor Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is 63 years old today.

Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for Best Actor for
his role in the 2001 film
Training Day. He has starred in several
films based on true events such as
Remember the Titans (2000), 
Cry Freedom (1987), American Gangster (2007), Flight (2012), 
and
Malcolm X (1992). 

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COMIC BOOK LEGEND HAS DIED AT 95

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Stan Lee (Stanley Martin Lieber)
(December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018)


Stan Lee was a
comic book writer, editor, producer, and publisher. He was
the editor-in-chief of
Marvel Comics, and later its publisher. He co-created
fictional
characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the
Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, and the X-Men. Lee died today 
at
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He had been
battling pneumonia.

Stan Lee sits in a office, with several drawings on the background. He is sitting down in front of a table; on that table he is drawing an image.
Lee in the Army.

Stan Lee entered the United States Army in early 1942 and served within
the US as a member of the
Signal Corps, repairing telegraph poles and
other communications equipment. He was later transferred to the Training
Film Division, where he worked writing manuals,
training films, slogans,
and occasionally
cartooning.

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MOVIE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1989

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On this day in 1989, Tim Burton’s spin on the well-known story of
the DC Comics hero Batman was released in theaters.

Michael Keaton (above) starred in the film as the multimillionaire
Bruce Wayne, who has transformed himself into the crime-fighting Batman after witnessing his parents’ brutal murder as a child.

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JACK NICHOLSON’S JOKER (ABOVE) WAS VOTED NUMBER ONE
ON THE LIST OF ALL TIME BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE VILLAINS. 

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