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           Biography - Thursday, December 14, 2006 
       "Real stories and fascinating details behind the 
         most intriguing people who have ever lived." 

Greetings Biography Buff, 

This week we remember two of the actors from the television 
version of "Amos 'n' Andy," both Spencer Williams who played 
Andy, and Johnny Lee who played Algonquin J. Calhoun died 
this week in history. Also this week a Happy Birthday to Bob 
Barker who turns 83!

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--WHO AM I?  

--1. An Oscar nomination led to a contract with MGM (1944).

--2. Made a Broadway stage debut in Hotel Paradiso (1957).

--3. Achieved success in the role in the long-running TV 
     mystery series (1984–95). 

--4. Voice of a teapot in a Disney's animated musical 
     film (1991). 

--5. Received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for life-
     time achievement in film (2003). 

Who am I? (Answer at the bottom)



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--2. Chaka Khan

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****Some famous people born during this week in history: 

-- December 12, 1923 - Bob Barker

Seventeen-time Emmy Award-winning American television game 
show host. He is best known for hosting CBS's The Price Is 
Right, making it the longest-running daytime game show in 
television history. On October 31, 2006 he announced that he 
would retire from hosting The Price Is Right in June 2007 
after holding the job for thirty-five years and having been 
in television for fifty years.

-- December 12, 1915 - Francis Albert Sinatra 

An American singer and Academy Award-winning actor who many 
consider to be one of the finest male popular song vocalists 
of all time. Sinatra one of the most important, popular and 
influential musical figures of the 20th century, has sold 
over 250 million records worldwide. Sinatra had a over a 
seven-decade career in show business, becoming an American 

-- December 11, 1943 - John Kerry

Junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. As the 
Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, he was 
defeated in the 2004 presidential election by the 
Republican incumbent, President George W. Bush.

****Some famous people who have died during this week 
    in history: 

-- December 13, 1969 - Spencer Williams, Jr. 

An African American actor best known for playing Andy in the 
Amos 'n' Andy television show. Before this, he had a long 
career as an actor, film director, producer, and writer. 
He was also involved with the film The Blood of Jesus.

-- December 12, 1999 - Joseph Heller  

An American satirist best remembered for writing the satiric 
World War II classic Catch-22.  The book was partly based on 
Heller's own experiences. The phrase "Catch-22" has entered 
the English language to signify a no-win situation, 
particularly one created by a law, regulation or circumstance.


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--Answer to "WHO AM I?" 

Angela Lansbury 


--Answers to "DEAD OR ALIVE:" 

--1. Martha Tilton - Dead

--2. Chaka Khan - Alive

--3. Jonathan Harris - Dead

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