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“HELL’S CHARIOT” GOES UP FOR AUCTION

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(Fox News) – It is a piece of Hollywood memorabilia that has new meaning.

One of the famous cars from the film "Grease" is coming up for
auction at the Mecum Auctions event in Monterey, California, on
August 20.

The black custom 1949 Mercury known as "Hell’s Chariot" was
raced by the villain, Crater Face, against Danny Zuko’s "Greased Lightning" down the Los Angeles River culvert in one of the film’s
most iconic scenes (below).

    
   

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SINGER OLIVIA NEWTON—JOHN HAS DIED

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Olivia Newton-John (26 September 1948 – 8 August 2022)

Olivia Newton-John, beloved actress and singer best known for
her role as Sandy Olsson in Grease and for hits such as 1981’s “Physical,” died on Monday (Aug. 8) at her ranch in California. She
was 73 years old.

It was announced in May of 2017 that Newton-John’s breast
cancer from past years had returned and metastasized to her lower
back. Her back pains had initially been misdiagnosed.
She was 
experiencing a
great deal of pain from the metastatic bone lesions
and had openly
spusing cannabis oil to ease her pain. Her daughter Chloe owns a cannabis farm in Oregon.

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TELEVISION SERIES ACTOR HAS DIED AT 83

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Roger Earl Mosley 
(December 18, 1938 – August 7, 2022)

Mosley was an American actor, director, and writer
best known for his role as the helicopter pilot
Theodore "T.C." Calvin in the
CBS television
series Magnum, P.I., which originally aired from
1980 until 1988.

Mosley reportedly died at Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center in Los Angeles, California, following injuries
sustained from a car collision on August 4.

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AP JOURNALIST MARCUS ELIASON HAS DIED

This 2011 photo shows Associated Press journalist Marcus Eliason in New York. Eliason, an international journalist whose insightful reporting, sparkling prose and skillful editing graced Associated Press news wires for almost a half-century, has died at age 75. Eliason died on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in a New York hospital, his family said. (AP Photo/Charles J. Hanley)

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Eliason, an international journalist
whose insightful reporting, sparkling prose and skillful editing
graced Associated Press news wires for almost a half-century,
has died. He was 75.

He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, developed
pneumonia earlier this week at a nursing home, and died on
Friday in a New York hospital.

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WESTERN TV/FILM ACTOR IS DEAD AT 93

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Clu Gulager (William Martin Gulager)
(November 16, 1928 – August 5, 2022)
 

Gulager first became known for his work in television, appearing
in the co-starring role of William H. Bonney (
Billy the Kid) in the
1960–1962
NBC television series The Tall Man and as Emmett
Ryker in another NBC
Western series, The Virginian.

His first major film role was in Don Siegel‘s The Killers (1964)
with
Lee Marvin and Ronald Reagan in his only movie role as
a villain.

Gulager died Friday of natural causes at the Los Angeles home
of his son John and daughter-in-law Diane.

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