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Kirstie Alley was the actress best known for portraying Rebecca Howe on Cheers from 1987 to 1993. She also starred in the films Summer School, Shoot to Kill, Look Who's Talking and its two sequels, Madhouse, Sibling Rivalry, Village of the Damned, It Takes Two, Deconstructing Harry, For Richer or
Bob McGrath is the actor best known for playing Bob Johnson for 46 seasons on Sesame Street.
Gaylord Perry was the right-handed pitcher who pitched for eight different teams from 1962 to 1983. I owned his baseball card as a kid and was blown away by how small they had to make the font to fit his career on the card.
Christine McVie was the co-lead vocalist and keyboardist for Fleetwood Mac. Her biggest hit was "Don't Stop", which reached number three.
Irene Cara was the Oscar-winning singer and actress best known for "Fame" and "Flashdance... What a Feeling".
FOTM Alexander Mair co-founded Attic Records, which became one of the largest and most successful indie labels in Canadian history. Attic helped launch the careers of dozens of homegrown artists, including Anvil, Lee Aaron, Maestro Fresh Wes, the Nylons, Teenage Head and Triumph. In July, Al Mair was my guest
Borje Salming played 16 seasons and 1,099 regular season games for the Toronto Maple Leafs and would go on to establish a team record for most assists (620) while registering the most goals (148), points (768) and playoff points (49) by a defenceman in franchise history.
I received some sad news yesterday. Ed Karthaus passed away. I've been working from home since October 2011, but before that, I had worked in corporate office environments since graduating university in 1998. We're talking software company offices mimicked brilliantly in Office Space. I could write a book or two
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved,
Gallagher was the comedian whose trademarks are observational and prop comedy and smashing watermelons as part of his act.
For a period of time Fred Hickman and Nick Charles hosting CNN's Sports Tonight was appointment viewing for me. Fun fact: Fred Hickman caused a controversy when he cast his first place vote for the 2000 NBA Most Valuable Player Award for Allen Iverson, preventing Shaquille O'Neal from becoming the
Dan McCafferty was a founding member and lead singer of Nazereth, a Scottish band best known for "Hair of the Dog" and their cover of the Everly Brothers' "Love Hurts."
Aaron Carter was a pre-teen pop star, following in the footsteps of his older brother Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys fame. I never met Aaron, but I once played softball with Nick.
Nicknamed The Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis has been described as "rock n' roll's first great wild man and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. He recorded such hits as Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless", and "High School Confidential".
Bruce Sutter was the first pitcher inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame who never started a game. He was a six-time All-Star who led the National League in saves for five years and won the 1979 Cy Young Award. He posted 300 saves in a 12-year career with the
Robbie Coltrane is the actor who will be best remembered as Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, but I'll remember him from such films as "Nuns on the Run" and "The Pope Must Die."
Angela Lansbury was the actress best known for playing dauntless mystery novelist Jessica Fletcher on Murder, She Wrote but she earned Oscar nominations for her role as the maid in Gaslight, and as Sibyl in The Picture of Dorian Gray in 1945, and Laurence Harvey's manipulative mother in The Manchurian
Judy Tenuta was the stand-up comic who seemed to be everywhere in the 1980s. She was known for her whimsical and brash persona of "The Love Goddess," mixing insult comedy, observational humour, self-promotion, and bawdy onstage antics.
Loretta Lynn was known as the Queen of Country. She recorded such hits as Coal Miner's Daughter, Don't Come Home A-Drinkin', Honky Tonk Girl and the feminist anthem, The Pill.
Sacheen Littlefeather endured racist mockery and threats of arrest and violence when she appeared on Marlon Brando’s behalf at the 1973 Oscars and declined his award for Best Actor. Nearly 50 years later, the Academy issued her an apology. “The abuse you endured because of this statement was unwarranted
Coolio was the Grammy-winning rapper who was among hip-hop's biggest names of the 1990s with hits including Gangsta's Paradise and Fantastic Voyage.
Louise Fletcher won an Academy Award for Best Actress for portraying Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has died in Scotland. Prince Charles is now king.
Bernard Shaw was the lead news anchor for CNN from 1980 until his retirement in March 2001.
Mikhail Gorbachev was the former Soviet leader who brought the Cold War to a peaceful end. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.