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First inter-racial kiss on TV.

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BTW, the network got weeks and weeks of hate mail after that first aired.

She wanted to quit the show; MLK actually convinced her to stay on.

She also worked at NASA to help diversity their recruitment program.
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ProfX wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:10 pm First inter-racial kiss on TV.

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BTW, the network got weeks and weeks of hate mail after that first aired.

She wanted to quit the show; MLK actually convinced her to stay on.

She also worked at NASA to help diversity their recruitment program.
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RIP, Nichelle.
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Nichelle Nichols decided to leave Star Trek and informed Gene Rodenberry who tried to talk her out of it but her mind was made up. That weekend, she attended an NCAAP banquet where she met a fan of hers who changed her mind on the role; it was Dr. Martin Luther King.

I thought it was a Trekkie, and so I said, 'Sure.' I looked across the room and whoever the fan was had to wait because there was Dr. Martin Luther King walking towards me with this big grin on his face. He reached out to me and said, 'Yes, Ms. Nichols, I am your greatest fan.' He said that Star Trek was the only show that he, and his wife Coretta, would allow their three little children to stay up and watch. [She told King about her plans to leave the series because she wanted to take a role that was tied to Broadway.] I never got to tell him why, because he said, 'you cannot, you cannot...for the first time on television, we will be seen as we should be seen every day, as intelligent, quality, beautiful, people who can sing dance, and can go to space, who are professors, lawyers." Dr. King Jr went further stating "If you leave, that door can be closed because your role is not a black role, and is not a female role; he can fill it with anybody even an alien."

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Pat Carroll, Emmy winner and voice of Ursula in 'The Little Mermaid,' dead at 95

Pat Carroll, a comedic television mainstay for decades, Emmy-winner for "Caesar's Hour" and the voice Ursula in "The Little Mermaid," has died. She was 95.

Her daughter Kerry Karsian, a casting agent, said Carroll died at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Saturday. Her other daughter Tara Karsian wrote on Instagram that they want everyone to "honor her by having a raucous laugh at absolutely anything today (and everyday forward) because besides her brilliant talent and love, she leaves my sister Kerry and I with the greatest gift of all, imbuing us with humor and the ability to laugh...even in the saddest of times."

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I started a thread on Nichelle Nichols in the Entertainment forum.
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Hands down he was The Voice Of Baseball & a true New Yorker rest peacefully Vin.

Broadcasting legend Vin Scully dies at 94

LOS ANGELES — Broadcasting legend Vin Scully, who for years was the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has died, the team has announced. He was 94.

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Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski and two staffers killed in car crash

Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., and two of her staffers were killed in a car crash on Wednesday, authorities said. Walorski was 58.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy first confirmed Walorski's death in a tweet earlier Wednesday.

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ap215 wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:31 pm Hands down he was The Voice Of Baseball & a true New Yorker rest peacefully Vin.

Broadcasting legend Vin Scully dies at 94

LOS ANGELES — Broadcasting legend Vin Scully, who for years was the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has died, the team has announced. He was 94.

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Nicole Hazen, the wife of Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen, died on Thursday after a lengthy cancer battle.

Nicole Hazen, the wife of Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen, died on Thursday after a lengthy cancer battle.

She was 45.

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For decades, Ed Donnelly put the Advance to press as Staten Island slept. Beloved news editor dies at 83.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Edward J. Donnelly of Sunnyside, a retired news editor at the Staten Island Advance who for decades served as the dean of the overnight shift, crafting headlines and overseeing page layout and story placement before sending the newspaper to press, died on Tuesday.

He was 83.

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Queen Elizabeth's Close Friend from Childhood Lady Myra Butter Dies at Age 97

Queen Elizabeth is mourning the death of another close friend.

Lady Myra Butter, who was a close friend of the Queen, 96, since childhood, died "peacefully" on July 29, according to a notice published in The Daily Telegraph. She was 97.

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Clu Gulager Dies: Veteran Horror Film Actor In ‘Return Of The Living Dead’ Was 93

Clu Gulager, a veteran character actor for nearly 70 years and 165 credits, has died. He was 93 and passed at home of natural causes, according to family posts on social media.

Gulager is best remembered for his portrayal of Burt in the 1985 horror-comedy The Return of the Living Dead, and Mr. Walsh in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge.

https://deadline.com/2022/08/clu-gulage ... 235086691/
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Judith Durham, The Seekers lead singer, dead at 79, six decades after the formation of the group

Judith Durham, one of Australia's best-loved entertainers and the former lead singer of The Seekers, has died at the age of 79.

Born in Essendon in Victoria, Durham recorded her first EP at 19 and went on to worldwide fame with The Seekers, selling more than 50 million records.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-06/ ... /101308234
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ap215 wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:24 am Judith Durham, The Seekers lead singer, dead at 79, six decades after the formation of the group

Judith Durham, one of Australia's best-loved entertainers and the former lead singer of The Seekers, has died at the age of 79.

Born in Essendon in Victoria, Durham recorded her first EP at 19 and went on to worldwide fame with The Seekers, selling more than 50 million records.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-06/ ... /101308234
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Roger E. Mosley, 'Magnum, P.I.' star who became an influential L.A.-area track coach, dies at 83

Around the world, Roger E. Mosley was known as helicopter pilot Theodore "T.C." Calvin from the 1980s TV series "Magnum, P.I." But in the Los Angeles area, he also was known as something else: a high school track and field coach who cultivated the talent and changed the lives of student athletes over three decades.

Mosley died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. from injuries he sustained in a car crash Thursday in Lynwood, his daughter, Ch-a Mosley, told the Los Angeles Times. He was 83.

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Olivia Newton-John passed at 73. Well hell, there goes a piece of my childhood. She will be missed.
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gounion wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:06 pm Olivia Newton-John passed at 73. Well hell, there goes a piece of my childhood. She will be missed.
:( I love her so much.
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carmenjonze wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:10 pm :( I love her so much.
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David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89.

McCullough died Sunday in Hingham, Massachusetts, according to his publisher, Simon & Schuster. He had been in failing health and died less than two months after his beloved wife, Rosalee.

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Teenage Head's Gord Lewis found dead in Hamilton apartment, guitarist's son charged with murder

Hamilton police have charged a 41-year-old man with second-degree murder after guitarist Gord Lewis of the punk rock band Teenage Head was found dead Sunday.

Brian Lewis, one of Gord's six siblings, told CBC Hamilton he learned Sunday that the musician was dead.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton ... -1.6544534
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Issey Miyake Brought the Avant-Garde Down to Earth

Most designers would give anything for the staying power that Issey Miyake had. The designer, who passed away at 84, straddled the worlds of avant-garde innovation and mass appeal comfortably, becoming known for his pleated separates as well as his hit Bao Bao bag, with its easily identifiable futuristic shape.

After launching his studio in 1970, the Japan-born designer became a mad scientist of clothes, treating the atelier as his own personal laboratory, or toyshop. He brought a sense of fun to his craft, whether it was a half-filled balloon worn as a hat, headpieces that resembled slices of cheese, or a group of models connected by a single piece of red fabric, while his shows featured playful elements like exuberant dance performances or flying saucer-shaped balloons floating above the models’ heads.

https://www.elle.com/fashion/a40846360/ ... -obituary/
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Forest lookout with 'comforting voice' among those killed in raging McKinney Fire

The largest and most deadly wildfire of the year in California has claimed its fourth victim, a veteran fire lookout who's been on the job in the middle of the blaze.

As the McKinney Fire continues to burn through the northern part of the state, one of four people killed in the massive blaze was Kathy Shoopman, 74, the Buckhorn-Bally fire lookout at the Klamath National Forest, United States Forest Service officials confirmed Monday. Starting as a lookout in the 1970s, Shoopman passed away in her longtime home as the fire swept into the Klamath River community.

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Motown Legend Lamont Dozier Dies at 81

Lamont Dozier, an all-time great pop hitmaker who supplied endless classics to Motown in the 1960s with the production team Holland-Dozier-Holland, has died, his son Lamont Dozier, Jr., said on social media. No cause of death was given. Dozier was 81.

Born in Detroit in 1941, Dozier was raised by his churchgoing grandmother, grew up listening to Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals and Nat King Cole, and made his first record aged 15 with a group called the Romeos. The following year, Motown boss Berry Gordy approached him, eventually bringing him in-house as a hitmaker.

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PIttsburgh’s Eugene Palermo Was Inspiration For WWE’s Eugene

Eugene Palermo, who died on Sunday, August 7, was much more than the ringside attendant and “unofficial mascot” who looked after wrestlers’ ring garb at events his father Bucky Palermo worked as an official appointed by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission. He was a Pittsburgh institution.

Born July 10, 1965, Eugene Palermo was a beaming, joyful soul who immediately brightened the day for all who met him. He was the real-life inspiration for Nick Dinsmore’s “Eugene” character in the WWE, but that depiction couldn’t be further from the real Palermo.

https://slamwrestling.net/index.php/202 ... es-eugene/
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Heather Gray Dies: ‘The Talk’ EP Loses “Brave Battle” Against “An Unforgiving Disease”

Heather Gray, Emmy Award-winning executive producer of the CBS series The Talk, has died.

The cause of death is unknown but a letter alerting the staff and crew behind the show on Sunday revealed she had succumbed to “an unforgiving disease” following a brave battle. The letter was signed by George Cheeks (President & CEO of CBS), David Stapf (President, CBS Studios), Kelly Kahl (President, CBS Network Entertainment), Thom Sherman (Senior EVP, Programming CBS Network Entertainment), Amy Reisenbach (EVP Current Programs, CBS Network Entertainment), and Laurie Seidman (SVP, Daytime Programs, CBS Network Entertainment).

https://deadline.com/2022/07/heather-gr ... 235081934/
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