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Published Date: 11/23/2014
Saxophone player Junior Walker led one of Motown Records' signature bands, Junior Walker and the All Stars, whose 1960s hits included "Shotgun" and "What Does It Take (to Win Your Love)." Walker's '70s solo career didn't reach the heights he saw with the All Stars, but...
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Published Date: 11/9/2014
Singer-songwriter Mary Travers found folk-music fame with Peter, Paul and Mary, one of the best-known groups of the 1960s folk revival. Her strong, clear voice brought depth to hit songs including "If I Had a Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "Blowin' in...
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Published Date: 11/7/2014
Steve McQueen was "The King of Cool," an action hero so dedicated to action that he dropped out of the movie business to race motorcycles. Before he did that, he was one of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and '70s, becoming the highest-paid actor in the world in...
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Published Date: 11/4/2014
Sheree North was tapped by 20th Century Fox to be the next Marilyn Monroe. Though she didn't achieve the same wild success as Monroe, she appeared in a number of films in the 1950s, highlighted by How to be Very, Very Popular and In Love and War. Her movie career...
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Published Date: 11/2/2014
Actor and comedian Ray Walston was a talented performer, appearing in iconic roles in such films as "South Pacific," "The Sting" and "Damn Yankees." But his career was nearly destroyed by his success in "My Favorite Martian" and the subsequent typecasting that made it...
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Published Date: 10/28/2014
Jack Soo spent five seasons making the worst coffee in America as Nick Yemana on Barney Miller. It was the final, and most memorable, role for an actor and comedian who got his start entertaining fellow internees at a Japanese-American internment camp during World War...
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