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OREGON ZOO RESIDENT LEAH DIES AT 47

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Leah the chimpanzee (May 15, 1974 – April 4, 2022) 


Zoo officials said, in an announcement made Monday, the
chimpanzee died in her sleep Sunday night. 

She is survived by her big sister Delilah, who turns 49 next
month, 50-year-old male Jackson and 53-year-old troop leader
Chloe.

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WESTERN HERO BORN IN PORTLAND

SCVHistory.com LW2196 | Film-Arts | Bob Steele

Bob Steele - [1907-1988] His main career progressed in 1927, when he was  hired by FBO to star in a series of W… | Cowboy films, Old western movies,  Western movies

COWBOY BORN IN PORTLAND, OREGON | PDX RETRO
Bob Steele (Robert Adrian Bradbury)
(January 23, 1907 – December 21, 1988)

Steele was born in Portland, Oregon, into a vaudeville family.

His parents were Robert North Bradbury and the former Nieta
Quinn. He
had a
twin brother, Bill, also an actor.

After years of touring, the family settled in Hollywood in the
late 1910s, where his father soon found work in the movies,
first as an actor, later as a director.

Steele’s career began to take off in 1927, when he was hired
by production company
Film Booking Offices of America to
star in a series of
Westerns. Renamed Bob Steele, he soon
made a name for himself, and in the late 1920s, 1930s and
1940s starred in
B-Westerns for almost every minor film
studio,

Steele is said to have been the inspiration for the character
"Cowboy Bob" in the Dennis The Menace comic strip.

BILLY THE KID'S FIGHTING PALS (1941) by Sam Newfield, Cinefania
  1941

Hidden Valley (1932) - Watch on Tubi or Streaming Online | Reelgood
1936

Bob Steele Western #3
(1950-1952) Fawcett comic books.


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FORMER MAYOR OF PORTLAND, OR. IS DEAD

Bud Clark - Wikipedia

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Former Portland Mayor Bud Clark dead at 90 | KCBY
John Elwood "Bud" Clark, Jr.
(December 19, 1931 – February 1, 2022)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Former Portland Mayor Bud Clark
died Tuesday. His daughter said the
cause of death
was congestive heart failure.
 Clark served as mayor
from 1985 to 1992. He was 90.

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THIS WAS A GREAT PLACE FOR MY HUNGER!

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FORMER TRAIL BLAZER IS 69 TODAY

 Why Bill Walton sued the Blazers medical staff

Bill Walton howling at the moon to ring in the New Year sent college  basketball fans berserk | Sporting News


Bill Walton (above) is a retired basketball star,who had been with
the Portland Trail Blazers, and is now a broadcaster in the sport.

He was born in La Mesa CA. Walton led the Trail Blazers to an
NBA championship in 1977, earning the NBA Finals MVP (Most
Valuable
Player Award) that season. 


Bill Walton | Basketball Wiki | Fandom

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