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TV AND STAGE ACTRESS HAS DIED AT 70

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Georgia Bright Engel (July 28, 1948 – April 12, 2019)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly
innocent, small-voiced Georgette on "
The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died.

According to her friend and executor,John Quilty, Engel died Friday
in Princeton,
New Jersey. The cause of death was unknown because
she was a Christian Scientist and didn’t consult doctors due to her
beliefs.
 

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Cast members of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” The CBS
sitcom originally aired from September 19, 1970 to March
19, 1977. 

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway (February 1, 1878 – December 21, 1950)

Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate
when Arkansas Governor Harvey Parnell appointed Caraway to fill
her late husband Thaddeus’ seat; her appointment was formally confirmed by a special election held on this day in 1932.
 

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On this day in 1971, the television sitcom "All In the Family" debuted
on CBS-TV. It is often regarded as one of the greatest TV series of
all time. It soon became the most watched show during summer
reruns and afterwards ranked number one in the yearly Neilsen
ratings from 1971 to 1976. TV Guide ranked “All in the Family” 
as the fourth-greatest show of all time. The final original show
was April 8, 1979.

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From left: Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Carroll O’Connor, and Sally
Struthers.

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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1946, Hermann Goering, a Nazi war criminal and
founder of the Gestapo, poisoned himself just hours before his scheduled execution.

             Trial prosecutors

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On this day in 1951, "I Love Lucy" premiered on CBS-TV. It ran
until May 6, 1957 with a total of 180 (including the ‘lost’ original
pilot and Christmas episode) half-hour episodes spanning 6 
seasons. “I Love Lucy” became the most watched show in
the United States in four of its six seasons, and was the first
to end its run at the top of the Nielsen ratings. In 2012, “I Love
Lucy” was voted the ‘Best TV Show of All Time’ in a survey
conducted by ABC News
and People Magazine.

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Filming “I Love Lucy” with a studio audience.

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Lucy & TV Guide”1953-2013

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ED DONAHUE

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On this day in 1777, the Battle of Saratoga was won by American
soldiers during the Revolutionary War.

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It was on this day in 1881. A picture from the Police Gazette,
showing a dying President Garfield being comforted by his
wife.

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A 1954 Topps trading card depicting Garfield’s assassination
by Charles Guiteau. He was assassinated after only a few
months in office as the 20th president of the United States.



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James Abram Garfield
(November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881)

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The sitcom was created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that
aired on
CBS on this day in 1970 and ran until 1977. The show
received high praise from critics during its run with 29
Primetime
Emmy
Awards
, including the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding 
Comedy Series
three years in a row (1975–1977) and earned
Moore the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress 
in a Comedy Series
three times (1973, 1974, 1976) and continues
to be honored long after the final episode aired. In 2013, the Writers 
Guild of America
ranked The Mary Tyler Moore Show No. 6 in its
list of the 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time.

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The set within a set of The Marry Tyler Moore Show.

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TV ACTRESS CHARLOTTE RAE IS DEAD AT 92

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Charlotte Rae (Lubotsky)  (April 22, 1926 – August 5, 2018)

(Fox  News) – Charlotte Rae, the Emmy and Tony-nominated actress who entertained TV audiences as Mrs. Garrett on "The Facts of Life" and
"Different Strokes,"

The actress passed away Sunday in her home in Los Angeles, surrounded
by family, according to her publicist, who did not provide a cause of death.

Rae was best known for her role as beloved housemother Edna Garrett,
who first appeared on "Diff’rent Strokes" in 1978 before earning her own
spinoff, "The Facts of Life," the following year.
 


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Diff’rent Strokes aired on NBC from November
3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on
ABC from
September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986.

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The spin-off of Diff’rent Strokes that originally aired on NBC
from August 24, 1979 to May 7, 1988, making it one of the
longest-running sitcoms of the 1980s.

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