EARLY POSTCARD OF PORTLAND

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GAVIN MACLEOD BECAME 81 TODAY

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Gavin MacLeod is an actor most known for playing Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS-TV, 1970 – 1977) and Captain Merrill Stubing (above left) on The Love Boat (ABC-TV, 1977 – 1986). MacLeod’s first movie appearance was a small , un-credited role in The True Story of Lynn Stuart in 1958. Soon thereafter, he landed a credited role in I Want to Live!, a  1958 prison drama starring Susan Hayward. He was soon noticed by Blake Edwards, who in 1958 cast him in Operation Petticoat with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. The movie proved to be a breakout role for Macleod.

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Gavin Macleod with Mary Tyler Moore

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VETERAN ACTRESS JANE RUSSELL IS DEAD AT 89

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jane Russell, the brunette who was discovered by Howard Hughes and went on to become one of the biggest stars of the 1940s and ’50s, has died at age 89.

    Russell’s daughter-in-law Etta Waterfield says the actress died Monday at her home in Santa Maria of a respiratory-related illness.

    Hughes, the eccentric billionaire, cast Russell in his sexy, and controversial, 1941 Western "The Outlaw," turning her into an overnight star.

    She would go on to appear opposite such leading men as Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope, as well as fellow actress Marilyn Monroe.

    Although her film career slowed in the 1960s, Russell remained active throughout her life.

    Until her health began to decline a few weeks ago, Waterfield said she remained active singing and working for various causes.

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