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Published Date: 1/29/2014
Jimmy Durante took musical talent, a way with a joke and an admirably large nose, and he turned them into comedy gold. "The Great Schnozzola" ruled the entertainment world for decades, from vaudeville to radio to movies to TV. We remember his life today and the lives...
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Published Date: 1/28/2014
Christa McAuliffe became the most famous teacher in the U.S. as she prepared to reach for the stars aboard the space shuttle Challenger. But tragedy struck, and Challenger disintegrated just 73 seconds after launch. Across the country, schoolchildren were eagerly...
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Published Date: 1/27/2014
Jack Paar made The Tonight Show his own from 1957 to 1962 as one of the original kings of late night. When Paar took the reins from Steve Allen, he ushered The Tonight Show into a new era, the beginning of the show's glory days. We remember his life today and the lives...
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Published Date: 12/12/2013
Peter Boyle made audiences laugh throughout his Emmy-winning acting career. Playing a comical monster in one of his earliest films, Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein, he tap-danced his way into our hearts. Today we remember him and other celebrities who died today in...
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Published Date: 10/22/2013
Cleavon Little's performance in "Blazing Saddles" secured his place in the history of comedy and helped to make the film a masterpiece. Learn more about Little's life and the lives of other celebrities who died on this day in history ...
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Published Date: 10/21/2013
In the 1950s, Beat author Jack Kerouac ignited the imaginations of America's youth with unconventional and uncompromising works like "On the Road." Learn more about Kerouac's life and the lives of other historical figures who died on this day in history ...
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