THE ORGONIAN ~ MONDAY DECEMBER 4, 1933

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W.C. FIELDS ~ JANUARY 29, 1880–DECEMBER 25, 1946

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William Claude Dukenfield, better known as W. C. Fields, was a comedian, actor, juggler and writer. Fields was known for his comic roles as a cantankerous and
hard-drinking egotist who was a compassionate character despite his snarling
contempt for dogs, children, and women. 

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SAM COOKE ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1931–DIED DECEMBER 11, 1964

 
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Sam Cooke, was a gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer/ songwriter. He is considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of soul music. Sam is commonly known as The King of Soul for his unmatched vocal abilities, impact and influence on the modern world of music. Cooke had 29 top-40 hits between 1957 and 1964. Hits like You Send Me, Chain Gang, and Wonderful World are some of his most popular songs.

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THE ‘’HEATER FROM VAN METER’’ ~ DEAD AT 92

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                           BOB FELLER
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    NOVEMBER 3, 1918 – DECEMBER 15, 2010

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REMEMBERING ACTOR JEFF CHANDLER

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            DECEMBER 15, 1918 – JUNE 17, 1961

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Jeff Chandler was nominated for an Academy Award
for his portrayal of Cochise in the above 1950 western.

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