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HOLLYWOOD LEGENED HAS DIED AT 103

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Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch Demsky)
(December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020)

Kirk Douglas made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
(1946) with
Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading
box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas,
including westerns and war movies. During his career, he appeared
in more than 90 movies. Douglas was known for his explosive acting
style, which he displayed as a criminal defense attorney in Town
Without Pity
(1961).

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TOP TELEVISION EXECUTIVE IS DEAD AT 82

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Fred Silverman (September 13, 1937 – January 30, 2020)


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Silverman, the only TV executive
who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast
networks and who brought "All in the Family," "Roots," "Hawaii
Five-O" and other hit series and miniseries to television during
his more than three-decade career, died Thursday from cancer
at his home in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los
Angeles .

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September 5, 1977

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POPULAR RADIO HOST HAS DIED AT 79

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John Donald Imus Jr. (July 23, 1940 – December 27, 2019)

Don  Imus was a radio personality, television show host, recording
artist, and author. He was known for his radio show
Imus in the
Morning
which aired on various stations and digital platforms
nationwide until his retirement in March of  2018.

In March 2009, Imus was diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer. He
was hospitalized at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in
College
Station
, Texas, on December 24, 2019. The exact cause of his death
was not immediately reported.

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ACTRESS DIAHANN CARROLL HAS DIED AT 84

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Diahann Carroll
(Carol Diahann Johnson)
(July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019)


Carroll was diagnosed with
breast cancer in 1997. She said the diagnosis
"stunned" her because there was no family history of breast cancer and
she had always had a healthy lifestyle. She underwent nine weeks of
radiation therapy, and was clear since. She died today in Los Angeles.


Her 1968 debut in Julia (NBC) the first series on
American television to
star a black woman in a nonstereotypical role, was a milestone both in
her career and the medium. In the 1980s she played the role of a mixed-
race diva in the
primetime soap opera Dynasty.

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Julia, original release from September 17, 1968 – March 23, 1971

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SUCCESSFUL NASCAR DRIVER, DIES AT 61

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Michael Stefanik (May 20, 1958 – September 15, 2019)


(FoxNews) – NASCAR champion Michael Stefanik died Sunday in a
single-engine plane crash near the Rhode Island state line.

Connecticut state police said Stefanik took off in a single-engine,
single-seat Aerolite 103 from the Riconn Airport in Coventry, R.I.,
and was turning back to the airfield when it crashed in a wooded
area.

“Mike Stefanik was one of the most successful drivers in NASCAR
history, but even more so, he was a true representative of our sport,
” NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France said in a statement. “His
tough, competitive nature and excellence on the race track won him
the admiration of fans and competitors alike.”

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