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‘STAR TREK’ CHARACTER ACTOR DEAD AT 79

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Robert Hudson Walker Jr. (April 15, 1940 – December 5, 2019)

(FoxNews) – Robert Walker Jr., best known for a classic early Star Trek
episode and as the son of Hollywood stars Robert Walker and Jennifer
Jones, died Thursday in Malibu, according to family members.

The New York native portrayed the twitchy, callow title character in
“Charlie X,” the second episode of Star Trek’s pioneering first season
in 1966, and also handled the title role of the notable 1960s feature
films Ensign Pulver and Young Billy Young.

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WRITER/STORY EDITOR HAS DIED AT 80

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Dorothy Catherine Fontana (March 25, 1939 – December 2, 2019)

NEW YORK (AP) — D.C. Fontana, a writer and story editor for the original
Star Trek television series and later a contributor to “Star Trek: The
Next Generation" and other related projects, has died.

Fran Evans, a family friend, told The Associated Press that she died
Tuesday after a brief illness.

A native of Sussex, New Jersey, Fontana worked on a wide range of
other TV shows, from “Bonanza” and “Ben Casey,” along with “Star
Trek: The Next Generation" and “Star Trek: New Voyages." She also
wrote the “Star Trek” novel “Vulcan’s Glory," about Spock’s first
mission on the U.S.S. Enterprise.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Horror author Stephen Edwin King is 72 today.

  
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President Bill Clinton lies about his relationship with Monica
Lewinsky during his televised testimony before a grand jury.  

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Bill Clinton during his grand jury deposition in August 1998.

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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On this day in 1944, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans, but also stated that undeniably
loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry could not be detained.

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Filmmaker Steven Allan Spielberg is72 years old today.

Celebrated director Steven Spielberg achieved box office records with
the blockbuster films
Jaws (1975), E.T. (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993).

He received the Academy Award for Best Director for the films Schindler’s
List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He also directed the action/
adventure classic trilogy Indiana Jones starring
Harrison Ford, in the
’80s.


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NEWS HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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On October 10, 1973, after months of maintaining his innocence,
Agnew pleaded no contest to a single felony charge of tax evasion
and resigned from office. He was replaced by House Minority
Leader Gerald Ford (below).

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Gerald Ford (center) was sworn in as Vice President Ford. 

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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

Wells is best remembered for the legendary 1938 radio broadcast of “The
War of the Worlds’’, and in film, Citizen Kane (1941), consistently ranked
as one of the greatest films ever made.

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