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ACTOR ROBERT CONRAD IS DEAD AT 84

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Robert Conrad (born Conrad Robert Falk)
(March 1, 1935 – February 8, 2020)

Conrad died from heart failure in Malibu, California today. He is best
known for his role in the 1965–69 CBS television series The Wild Wild
West
.

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Original NBC release: September 23, 1976 – April 6, 1978.

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VETERAN ACTOR/COMEDIAN HAS DIED AT 91

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Orson Bean  (Dallas Frederick Burrows)
(July 22, 1928 – February 7, 2020)

Orson Bean was a film, television, and stage actor, and a comedian, writer,
and producer. He appeared frequently on televised game shows from the
1960s through the 1980s and was a long-time panelist on the television
game show To Tell the Truth. He was a favorite of
Johnny Carson,
appearing on The Tonight Show over 200 times. On February 7, 2020,
while walking near
Venice Boulevard and Shell Avenue, in Venice, Los
Angeles
, Bean was struck by two drivers, with the second vehicle striking
him fatally.

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HISTORY MAKING PITCHER HAS DIED AT 90

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Don James Larsen (August 7, 1929 – January 1, 2020)

(AP) – Don Larsen, a journeyman pitcher best remembered for throwing the
only perfect game in
World Series history as a member of the New York
Yankees
, has died.  A spokesman announced late Wednesday Larsen
had died of esophageal cancer in Hayden, Idaho..

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BASKETBALL LEADER LOST AT AGE 77

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David Joel Stern (September 22, 1942 – January 1, 2020)


David Stern was a businessman and lawyer who served as the fourth
commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) He started
with the league in 1966 as an outside counsel, joined the NBA in 1978
as General Counsel, and became the league’s Executive Vice President
in 1980. He became Commissioner in 1984, succeeding
Larry O’Brien
and is credited with increasing the popularity of the NBA in the 1990s
and 2000s.

In a statement, the NBA said Stern had died "as a result" of a brain
hemorrhage he suffered Dec. 12.

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NASCAR HAS LOST A HERO TODAY AT 88

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(AP) – Robert Glenn "Junior" Johnson, a moonshine runner turned
NASCAR driver described as "The Last American Hero" by author
Tom Wolfe in a 1965 article for Esquire, died Friday.

NASCAR announced the death of Johnson, the winner of 50 races as
a driver and 132 as an owner. He was a member of the inaugural class
inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.

A native of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Johnson was named
one of NASCAR’s greatest drivers in 1998 after a 14-year career that
ended  in 1966 and included a win in the 1960 Daytona 500. He honed
his driving skills running moonshine through the North Carolina hills,
a crime for  which he received a federal conviction in 1956 and a full
presidential pardon in 1986 from President Ronald Reagan.

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