We remember them for their comedy routines — Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis — their shows — John Mahoney's patriarch on "Frasier," Mickey Jones' pot dealer on "Justified" — the characters they portrayed — Julius Caesar in "Spartacus" (John Gavin), Freddy on "House of Cards (Reg E. Cathey) — the films they helmed ("Rocky" director John Avildsen) — the music that will remain in rotation — Vic Damone, Malcolm Young, Walter Becker — the businesses they ran — Andrew Balducci — and the sports they dominated on the field or behind the microphone — Giant Y.A. Tittle, Keith Jackson. Here are the actors, musicians, athletes, politicians and other well-known names we've recently said goodbye to. Chuck McCann Chuck McCann -- the voice behind the "I'm cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs" commercial -- died at age 83, his publicist said on April 9, 2018. The Brooklyn-born voice actor and comedian died of congestive heart … [Read more...] about Chuck McCann, Stephen Hawking, and other notable celebrity deaths
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ONE OF THE BOOKS OF THE YEAR, out today: “An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964” (Henry Holt), by Todd S. Purdum, senior writer at Politico and contributing editor at Vanity Fair -- Excerpt from Politico Magazine, “The Republican Who Saved Civil Rights: How a little-known conservative Ohio congressman changed American history”: “Piqua, Ohio, … is represented … by … John Boehner … Fifty years ago, the congressman from Piqua was an equally conservative fellow … His name was Bill McCulloch, and at the height of John F. Kennedy’s effort to pass the first comprehensive federal civil rights law since Reconstruction, it was McCulloch — a now forgotten figure — who rose above mere partisanship to give first Kennedy, and then Lyndon B. Johnson, the power to pass the single most important law of the 20th century. … “‘Please … [Read more...] about TODD PURDUM’S NEW BOOK on what Washington was like 50 years ago
DRIVING THE DAY – S.F. Chronicle A1, “Backing Indiana law gets Jeb Bush grief: Republican could feel more heat during Bay Area fundraising foray,” by Carla Marinucci: “Bush [who arrives in the Bay Area today for fundraisers] plans on banking big money from Silicon Valley for his Right to Rise Super PAC ... Bay Area businesses, including Twitter, Yelp, Square and Levi Strauss & Co., along with CEOs Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com and Tim Cook of Apple, have come out against the law or pulled business from Indiana.” http://bit.ly/1xxQtUP HOT IN HILLARYLAND -- “Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’ cover makeover,” by Annie Karni: “The paperback version of ‘Hard Choices’ ... is due out April 28, and on the cover Clinton is sporting a whole new look. The original cover — a cold, black-and-white image of Clinton staring at the camera head on — has been replaced with a slightly softer look. The new cover art … [Read more...] about CULTURE WARS engulf GOP 2016ers: rallying point for gay groups to press for more protections – WALKER stump speech ‘gloomy’? — 499 baseball millionaires — B’DAYS: Rachel Maddow
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Story Continued Below Happy Friday! Watch out for April fools. (Alas, everything in Playbook is real.) JUST POSTED – “Trump’s uphill delegate scramble: The Republican front-runner risks an exodus of delegates if he fails to clinch the nomination outright,” by Kyle Cheney and Ben Schreckinger: “If Donald Trump loses in Wisconsin [on Tuesday], he will need to win roughly 60 percent of the remaining delegates to win the Republican presidential nomination outright — a daunting but not impossible challenge. ... “[O]f the 168 Republican National Committee members — each of whom doubles as a convention delegate — only one publicly supports Trump [Diana Orrock of Nevada], and she knows of only a handful of others who support him privately. Meanwhile, Ted Cruz has been whipping Trump in the quiet, early race to elect his own loyalists to … [Read more...] about TRUMP would be most unpopular major-party nominee in 32 years – PLAYBOOK BREAKFAST with White House Counsel Neil Eggleston and Senior Adviser Brian Deese: Livestreams 7:57 a.m.
Last Updated Aug 17, 2016 2:07 PM EDT LOS ANGELES -- Arthur Hiller, who received an Oscar nomination for directing the hugely popular romantic tragedy “Love Story” during a career that spanned dozens of popular movies and TV shows, died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 92.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced his death Wednesday. Hiller served as Academy president from 1993-97.Character actor Fyvush Finkel dead at 93Although since dismissed by some as overly syrupy, “Love Story,” with Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal as star-crossed Ivy League lovers, was one of the most popular movies of 1970. The film, based on the popular novel of the same name by Erich Segal, reduced thousands of moviegoers to tears and created a national catch phrase: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”MacGraw said in a statement Wednesday that Hiller was “an integral part of one of the most important experiences … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo “Love Story” director Arthur Hiller dies at 92