JEAN HARLOW WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1911

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Jean Harlow was a film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. Known as the
"Platinum Blonde" and the "Blonde Bombshell”, she was rated as one of the
greatest movie stars of all time by the American Film Institute. Harlow achieved
massive fame while under contract with MGM. She died in 1937 of kidney failure
at the age of 26.

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Jean Harlow with Clark Gable in The Secret Six, 1931 

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JAZZ GREAT GEORGE SHEARING DIED TODAY

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George Shearing was a jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group which recorded for MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles had 
multiple albums on the Billboard charts from the 1950s to the 1990s. He died of heart failure in New York City at the age of 91. 

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George Shearing seen here recently with his wife Ellie

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ACTRESS BETTY GARRETT, DEAD AT 91

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty Garrett, the vivacious Broadway star who played Frank Sinatra’s sweetheart in two MGM musicals before her career was hampered by the Hollywood blacklist, has died in Los Angeles, her son said Sunday.

Garrett was best known as the flirtatious girl in love with the shy Sinatra in "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "On the Town," both in 1949, and later in life she became well-known to TV audiences with recurring roles in the 1970s sitcoms "All in the Family"
and "Laverne and Shirley." Garrett died Saturday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, most likely from an aortic aneurysm, said her son, Garrett Parks.

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