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Published Date: 8/20/2015
Phil Lynott led the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy to stardom in the 1970s on the strength of hits including "The Boys Are Back in Town" and "Jailbreak." In addition to singing lead vocals and writing most of the band's songs, Lynott played bass on their infective,...
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Published Date: 8/11/2015
On Alex Haley's birthday we remember his epic tale, "Roots," which gave voices to those who had their own taken away.
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Published Date: 8/2/2015
Carroll O'Connor helped to redefine television comedy in the 1970s as Archie Bunker, using the medium to tackle issues of race relations, women's rights and other serious topics. On "All in the Family," and later "Archie Bunker's Place," O'Connor spent years as the...
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Published Date: 7/24/2015
As a young man Sherman Hemsley worked at the U.S. Post Office while pursuing his dream of acting. His first big break was in the Broadway show "Purlie," which landed him the role that would make him famous: George Jefferson. Hemsley became an icon of African American...
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Published Date: 7/23/2015
Can you tell these two classic cranks apart? We’ll give you a quote and you decide who said it: Ralph Kramden on "The Honeymooners" or Archie Bunker on "All in the Family"?
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Published Date: 7/21/2015
Robin Williams, who died Aug. 11, 2014, at 63, exploded into popular culture in the 1970s as Mork from Ork, first on "Happy Days" and then on his own spinoff series, "Mork & Mindy." With his absurd style of rapid-fire comedy, he quickly became one of Hollywood's most...
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