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I don't know that film "A Majority of One" must do some research.

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December 6th 1989 is the anniversary of the passing of actor John Payne who starred in the great Christmas classic, Miracle On 34th Street.
He also starred in The Razor's Edge (1946).

December 6th 1993 is also the anniversary of the passing of legendary actor Don Ameche who starred in The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939).

He starred in Trading Places (1983), and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Cocoon (1985).
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My local Art Cinema is showing Miracle ... as part of a Christmas season, along with It's a wonderful life (and others) - though my fav of this type of file is "The Bishop's Wife".

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Today, December 9th is the 100th birthday of actor Kirk Douglas who starred with Doris in Young Man With A Horn.

Today is the anniversary of the passing of actress Eleanor Parker at age 91. She was the baroness in The Sound of Music.
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December 14th marks the passing of several important actors in film history.

1964- William Bendix,58, wonderful character actor
Lifeboat -1944

1993 - Myrna Loy, 88 - outstanding in The Thin Man series.
-The Best Years of Our Lives - 1946
- Midnight Lace -1960

2003- Jeanne Crain, 78
-Leave Her To Heaven -1945
-A Letter To Three Wives -1949

2013 - Peter O'Toole
-Lawrence of Arabia-1962
- Becket - 1964
-The Lion In Winter - 1968
- The Ruling Class -1972
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Walt Disney's passing was 50 years ago today. Such a great industry pioneer.

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December 15-1962 marked the passing of the great Charles Laughton who starred in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Witness For The Prosecution. He was 63.

On December 15- 2013 Joan Fontaine, 96, 1941 Best Actress Winner for Suspicion died. She is the sister of Olivia de Havilland who turned 100 last July 1st.



On December 16,1944, composer and orchestra leader Glenn Miller died at age 40.

On December 16, 1989, Lee Van Cleff died at age 64. He starred im Clint Eastwood's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
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December 24th marks the passing of Peter Lawford who died on this date in 1984. He played Dr.Peter Lawrence on The Doris Day Show during the period from 1971 to 1973 in eight episodes. He was 61.

On December 24th in 2O12 two masterful character actors died. They are Charles During who was age 80 and Jack Klugman who was 90.
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This is a great section, Johnny. Thanks for doing it.
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Judy wrote: Walt Disney's passing was 50 years ago today. Such a great industry pioneer.
Very true! I'm still a big fan of those early classic Disney films, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, Pinocchio, Bambi, Peter Pan, etc. :D
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RIP to all who didn't make it this year, famous or not.

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These are the people who have passed away on December 25th who are major performers that have made outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.

W.C. Fields age 67 in 1946. He is unforgettable and hilarious in The Bank Dick, My Little Chickadee with Mae West.

Charlie Chaplin, age 88 in 1977. Among his iconic films are City Lights and Modern Times. He created his much loved character, The Little Tramp.

Joan Blondell. 77, in 1979. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1951 for The Blue Veil. She appeared in the film musical Grease in the 1970's.

Dean Martin, singer and actor, age 78 in 1995. He recorded Baby It's Cold Outside with Doris Day in 1959. He was cast in Something Gotta Give with Marilyn Monroe which eventually was made as Move Over Darling with Doris Day and James Garner.

Denver Pyle, age 77 in 1997. He starred in The Doris Day Show (1969-1970), as Buck Webb, Doris' father. He said in an interview that he based his acting of the role as father on his own father.

Earths Kitt, singer and actress, age 81 in 2008.
Some of Eartha's most well known songs are:
Santa Baby
Nothin' For Christmas
I Want To Be Evil
Where Is My Man
She also starred in St Louis Blue in 1958.

In keeping with the season, here are some actors who were born on Christmas
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Humphrey Bogart - 1899
Rod Serling -1924
Sissy Spacek -1949

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Annie Lennox -1954
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau -1971 (also his brother Alexandre (Sasha) -1973
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Violet Carson -Ena Sharples -Coronation Street
Violet Carson -Ena Sharples -Coronation Street
December 26th marks the passing of these great entertainers:

Jack Benny -Actor and Comedian -1974 -age 80

Violet Carson - Well loved Coronation Street legend (battle-axe-Enid Sharples) - 1983 -age 85

Elsa Lanchester - Bride of Frankenstein -Witness For The Prosecution - 1986 - age 86
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George Michael, aged 53 on 25 December 2016. RIP

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/ ... dies-at-53
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December 27,2003 marks the date Alan Bates died at the age of 69. He starred in Far From The Madding Crowd with Julie Christie in 1967. He also starred in Gosford Park on 2001.
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December 28-2016 - a truly shocking and sad day of loss-
Debbie Reynolds 84, died today, one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher. Debbie starred in one of Hollywood's legendary musicals, Singing In The Rain with Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor. She was nominated for an Academy Award for The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
Debbie starred as Grace's mother in the television series Will and Grace.
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Thanks Johnny, such sad news to hear that Debbie has died also. Carrie's death has dominated the news in the UK over the past few days and yesterday it was reported that Debbie was in hospital after a suspected stroke. I woke up wondering if she would be the next to go and sure enough it was the first thing I saw when I turned on the news. :(

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Very sad and tragic about Debbie [and Carrie] - it is shocking.

RIP both.

Bryan, thanks for the link back to the fabulous gems from Paul on Doris and Debbie- loved re-reading all that - and it even brought Carrie in - in the end.

Debbie was a trouper that is for sure, though her recent appearances showed her really to be slowing down with age- at the various award ceremonies and there is a very short clip on youtube with Debbie and her [hon] Oscar- and she looks very frail and for the first time, sounds frail and old. Oscar got to her just in time - she seemed to go down hill quickly in her 80s and of course the loss of her child was just too much in the end - very very sad.

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December 30th marks the passing of:

Lee Ayres -1996 at age 88 - starred in Academy Award winning Best Picture of 1929-30, All Quiet On The Western Front

Luise Rainer - 2014, age 104 - Academy Award winning Best Actress 1936 for The Great Ziegfeld and 1937 Best Actress for The Good Earth.
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January 1,1960 marks the passing of actress Margaret Sullavan, age 48.

January 1, 1972 - French actor, Maurice Chevalier passes at age 83.

January 1-1994 marks the passing of actor Cesar Romero at age 86.
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January 2, 1963 marks the passing of Jack Carson, Doris Day's co-star in her first film, Romance On The High Seas. He was 52.

January 2, 1963 also marks the passing of Dick Powell, musical and dramatic actor. He was 58.

English actor, Pete Postlewaithe died on January 2, 2011 at age 65.
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On January 7, 1987, actor Trevor Howard died at age 71. He starred in Ryan's Daughter.

In 2015, Rod Taylor died at age 84. He starred with Doris Day in two films, Do Not Disturb and The Glass Bottom Boat.
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Let us remember the wonderful character actress Reta Shaw who died on January 8-1982 at age 69. She plays the part of Mabel both on stage and in the film with Doris Day,
Reta Shaw and Eddy Foy Jr.-The Pajama Game
Reta Shaw and Eddy Foy Jr.-The Pajama Game
The Pajama Game. She danced with Eddy Foy Jr. and sang with him the delightful I'll Never Be Jealous Again.

Reta also stated in Mary Poppins as the housekeeper Mrs. Brill.
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Let us remember Paul Lynde who died January 11-1982 at age 55.
Paul acted in Send Me No Flowers with Doris Day and Rock Hudson. He played a cemetery plot salesman in a brilliantly funny scene with Rock.

He also starred in The Glass Bottom Boat as a security guard trying to entrap Doris' character Jenny. He resorts to drag to do this wearing a huge blue bow on his head. He was exceptionally skilled at being funny using a caustic wit.
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Let us remember Ernie Kovacs who died tragically at age 42 in an automobile accident on January 13-1962.
He has recently starred in It Happened To Jane with Doris Day and Jack Lemmon. He played the Director of the railroad, Harry Foster Malone. In the film his character was described as "The meanest man in the world".
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