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LEGENDARY PUPPETEER HAS DIED AT 85

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Caroll Edwin Spinney (December 26, 1933 – December 8, 2019)

(FoxNews) – Caroll Spinney, the man behind the popular "Sesame Street" characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, died Sunday at his home in
Connecticut after living with dystonia for some time. Spinney was also
a cartoonist, author and speaker. The news came in a
press release
from Sesame Workshop.

Caroll Spinney with Jim Henson and Oscar the Grouch.
Caroll Spinney (L) pictured on set with Jim Henson during the
early days of “Sesame Street”. 

Caroll Spinney

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982)

Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor. He also
appeared in 1938 in plays performed in
White Plains, New
York
, with Joan Tompkins. He made his Hollywood debut
in 1935, and his career grew after his
Academy Award
nominated performance as
Tom Joad in The Grapes of
Wrath
, a 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck‘s novel
about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the
Dust Bowl
.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1968, "60 Minutes" premiered on CBS-TV.

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Harry Reasoner (left) and Mike Wallace co-host the first broadcast.

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On this day in 1956, The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field (above).

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Ebbets Field – last game between Brooklyn Dodgers & Giants – Willie Mays is shown coming to bat. The Dodgers won.

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PAST WORLD NEWS HEADLINES

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MIKE GRACIA

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President Andrew Johnson was acquitted during the Senate impeachment, by one vote on this day in 1868.

     
An illistration of President Johnson’s impeachment trial in the
Senate, published in Harper’s Weekly.

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The first Academy Awards were held in Hollywood on this day in
1929.

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William C Demille, President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts
And Sciences hands an Oscar to Mary Pickford (with Warner Baxter
and Hans Kraly looking on) at the first ceremony.

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Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982)

Henry Fonda was a film and stage actor with a career spanning
five decades. Fonda made his mark early as a
Broadway actor.

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Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in their
Oscar-winning roles in "On Golden Pond"
(1981).

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Singer, dancer, actor and comedian Sammy Davis, JR. 
was noted for his
impressions of actors, musicians and
other celebrities. At the age of three, Davis began his
career in
vaudeville with his father, Sammy Davis Sr.
and the
Will Mastin Trio.

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James Maury Henson  (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990)

Jim Henson was a puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter,
and filmmaker who achieved international fame as the creator of
the
Muppets
. He died of toxic shock syndrome at age 53.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building in Berlin, was set
afire on this day in 1933. The Nazis accused Communist for the
fire.

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Firemen surveying the ruins following the Reichstag fire.

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President George H.W. Bush announced live on television on this
day in 1991, "Kuwait is liberated."

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Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor  (27 February 1932 – 23 March 2011)

Better known as Liz Taylor, she was a glamorous movie actress who
starred in numerous films during Hollywood’s Golden Age. She was
in 11 films with
Richard Burton, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?
(1966). She made her motion picture debut at the age of nine
in Universal’s There’s One
Born Every Minute (1942). 

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Fred McFeely Rogers
(March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)

Fred Rogers was a popular television personality, musician, puppeteer,
writer,
and producer, as well as a Presbyterian minister. He was famous
for creating, hosting, and composing the theme music for the
educational preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968–2001),
which featured his kind-hearted, grandfatherly personality, and the
directness to his young audiences.

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