WILLIAM SHATNER IS 80 TODAY

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William  Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of  
the Star Ship Enterprise, in the Sci-Fi television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969,
Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequent
star Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994. Shatner also played the veteran police sergeant in T.J. Hooker from 1982 to 1986. He has since worked as a musician,
author, producer, director, and celebrity pitchman. He has won two Emmy Awards
and a Golden Globe Award.

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William Shatner in The Twilight Zone episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”(1963)

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JOYCE VAN PATTEN IS 77 TODAY

 NYC  05/07/06.Joyce Van Patten at opening night of the new Broadway play "THE CAINE MUTINY Court-Martial" at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.Digital Photo by Adam . (Newscom TagID: phlphotos098075)     [Photo via Newscom]

Joyce Van Patten is a stage, film and television actress and the younger   
sister of actor Dick Van Patten. Her list of guest appearances includes   
the TV shows, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone, The Andy  
Griffith Show, and Hawaii Five-O. Van Patten has had supporting roles  
in many films, among them as the head of the Little League in the  
original comedy film Bad News Bears in 1975.

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ACTOR DEAN STOCKWELL IS 75 TODAY

Dean Stockwell is an actor of film and television, active for over 60 years 
and unlike many child actors, he continued to act well past his teenage
years. He is most known for his role as Rear Admiral Albert “Al” Calavicci
in the NBC television series Quantum Leap (1989 – 1993) and in the Sci 
Fi revival of Battlestar Glactica as Brother Cavil.

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Young Dean Stockwell in Anchors Aweigh (1945)

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Dean Stock as a Japanese soldier in  A Quality of Mercy a Twilight Zone
episode in 1961.

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Dean Stockwell with costar Scott Bakula, right, in Quantum Leap

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ACTRESS ANNE FRANCIS, DEAD AT 80

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        Anne Francis died Sunday of natural cause at a nursing home in  
        Santa Barbara, California. She was most remembered for her
        role in the science fiction classic Forbidden Planet (1956). Her
        career began at the early age of eleven on Broadway.  
 
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        Anne Francis with “Robby” the robot in Forbidden Planet 

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       Anne as a mannequin in the 1960 Twilight Zone episode 
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ROD SERLING WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1924

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Rod was the Screenwriter and producer of the CBS-TV series
Twilight Zone which ran from 1959 to 1964.

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