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PROLIFIC CHARACTER ACTOR IS DEAD AT 94

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Turkel as the sinister bartender Lloyd in The Shining (1980).

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Joe Turkel as the creator of the replicants in Ridley Scott’s 
Blade Runner (1982).

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Joe Turkel (Born July 15, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York)
(Died – June 27, 2022 in
Santa Monica, California
)

Turkel got started on his film career in the late 1940s,
appearing in film noirs including City Across the River 
(1949), The Glass Wall (1953), Duffy of San Quentin (1954), 
The Human Jungle
among others. 

On television, he could be seen on Boston Blackie, Public
Defender, The Lone Ranger, The Lineup, Bonanza, The
Untouchables, Tales
From the Darkside and Miami Vice. 


His final film appearance came in 1990 in The Dark Side of
the Moon
, and he reprised his role of Tyrell, in voice only,
for a 1997 Blade Runner video game.




 

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ICONIC MODEL MAKER HAS DIED AT AGE 76

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 Greg Jein  
Greg Jein (born October 31, 1945 in Los Angeles, died
May 22, 2022)

The Star Trek family lost one of their own last month as prominent
model maker, and designer Gregory Jein passed away. His family
announced his death via
The Hollywood Reporter this week.

The talented artist died on May 22 of cardiac arrest. His passing
followed a long battle with diabetes. Jein is survived by his
cousins Eleanor, Cheryl, Jerry, Vivian, Laura, and Janice, along
with their families. 
 
Jein lent his legendary model making talents to at Least 8‘Star
Trek’ Films & Shows.

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HISTORY FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

today in history

Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

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Comedian & film maker Mel Brooks is 96 today.
(born Melvin Kaminsky in New York City)

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YOU’VE SEEN THIS ACTRESS MANY TIMES

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Susan Oliver (born Charlotte Gercke in New York City)
(February 13, 1932 – May 10, 1990)

Oliver began drama studies at Swarthmore College,
followed by professional training at the
Neighborhood
Playhouse School of the Theatre
in New York City.

After working in summer stock and regional theater,
and in unbilled bits in daytime and primetime television
shows and commercials, she made her first major TV
appearance in a supporting role in the July 31, 1955,
episode of the live drama series Goodyear TV Playhouse,
and quickly progressed to leading parts in other shows
from Star Trek to Twilight Zone.

By the late 1970s with acting opportunities coming less
frequently, Oliver turned to directing.

Susan Oliver passed away from cancer in Woodland
Hills,
Los Angeles, California. She was only 58.

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Oliver as Vina transformed into an Orion slave girl in the Star Trek episodes "The Cage" and "The Menagerie".

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In 1967, piloting her own Aero Commander 200, (above) Oliver
became the fourth woman to fly a single-engine aircraft solo 
across the Atlantic Ocean and the second to do it from New 
York City.



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TIM BURTON MOVIE RELEASED ON THIS DAY

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On June 23, 1989, Tim Burton’s noir spin on the well-known story
of the DC Comics hero Batman was released in theaters.

Michael Keaton starred in the film as the multimillionaire Bruce
Wayne, who has transformed himself into the crime-fighting
Batman with Jack Nicholson as his archenemy
The Joker.

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