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    Parker released 20 singles between 1959 and 1976. They all got a lot of airplay in New Orleans. Barefootin', his sixth single, went to #2 on the R&B chart and #7 on the Hot 100 in 1966: "They're doin' a dance without any shoes. They're barefootin'." A year later, Tip Toe became his only other national chart hit. Parker was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame in 2007.

    New Orleans singer-songwriter-saxophonist Robert Parker of Barefootin' fame dies at 89

    http://www.offbeat.com/news/robert-parker-obit/

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    Peaches & Herb formed in 1966. Their hits include Reunited, Close Your Eyes, For Your Love, I Pledge My LoveLet's Fall In Love, Two Little Kids and Shake Your Groove Thing. Herb Fame (real name: Herbert Feemster) has sung and/or recorded with a succession of seven different "Peaches." Barcelona-born Meittxell Negre was Peaches #6 from 2008 to 2010. She was the only Peaches who wasn't black. Meritxell, pronounced "Mary-Chell," was runner-up on Spain's tv talent show El Trampolín in 1988, became lead singer of the Club Sutton Orchestra in 1994, moved to Nashville in 1996 and released her first CD in 2004.

    Muere cantante catalana Meritxell Negre a los 48 años

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    Sketch comedy series Monte Python's Flying Circus aired on BBC Television from 1969 to 1974 and spawned several movies, several books, several record albums and a stage play. Dallas PBS station KERA began showing episodes in October 1974 and within a year the series was airing on a majority of PBS stations – and getting high ratings. The Welsh-born Jones frequently portrayed a nude organist, a middle-aged housewife, Cardinal Biggles of the Spanish Inquisition and the morbidly obese Mr. Creosote.

    Terry Jones, Monty Python co-founder and Life Of Brian director, dies at 77

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/202...r-dies-aged-77

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    Karlen also appeared in multiple episodes of Kojak, Snoops, Barnaby Jones, Quincy M.E., Bay City Blues, Hill Street Blues, Murder She Wrote, Mad About You, The Doctors, Police Story and other series.

    John Karlen, Emmy-winnning actor in Dark Shadows and Cagney & Lacey, dies at 86

    https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/s...ney-lacey-dead

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    Lehrer served as moderator for 12 Presidential debates. He also wrote 20 novels and three memoirs. He was inducted into the Television Hall Of Fame in 1999.

    Jim Lehrer, co-founder and longtime anchor of PBS NewsHour, dies at 85

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/enter...85/4554423002/

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    Among the many Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals Lion produced are Mnemonic, The Crucible, The Wedding Singer, The Garden Of Earthly Delights, Triumph Of Love, I Hate Hamlet, Jelly's Last Jam (about ragtime pianist and singer Jelly Royal Morton), Catch Me If You Can and Angels In America: Millennium Approaches. Combined, her productions have won a total of 20 Tony awards.

    Margo Lion, Tony-winning lead producer of Hairspray, dies at 75

    https://www.broadway.com/buzz/198235...pray-has-died/

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    Jack Burns, Muppet Show writer and George Carlin comedy partner, dies at 86

    https://www.thewrap.com/jack-burns-m...-dead-dies-86/

    Burns played Deputy Warren Ferguson on 11 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, wrote 24 episodes of The Muppet Show and was the announcer on the 1980-82 sketch comedy show Fridays. Burns and comedy partner Avery Schreiber were well-known for their taxi routines: "Take me to the Hotel Astor, room 413." "They stop me on the third floor." "Oh, yeah yeah yeah." Here is one of their routines from a 1974 Burns & Schrieber Comedy Hour:

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    Robert Schoen – he used the phonetic spelling Shane – formed the Kingston Trio in 1957 in San Francisco with Dave Guard and Nick Reynolds. Their name represented Kingston, Jamaica, home of then-popular calypso music. The Kingston Trio's hits include Tom Dooley, M.T.A., Greenback Dollar, A Worried Man, Desert Pete, The Tijuana Jail and The Reverend Mr. Black. At the first Grammy Awards ceremony in May 1959, Tom Dooley won for "Best Country & Western Performance," even though the song never appeared on the country chart. Go figure! The Kingston Trio also had 14 top-ten albums and five number ones. Shane was the last surviving original member.

    Kingston Trio co-founder Bob Shane dies at 85

    https://tasteofcountry.com/kingston-...ane-dead-dies/

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    Harriet Frank Jr. and her husband Irving Ravetch wrote the screenplays for several movies including Hud, Norma Rae, Murphy's Romance, Stanley & Iris, Home From The Hill, The Sound & The Fury and The Long Hot Summer. A majority were adapted from novels.

    Harriet Frank Jr., writer of challenging screenplays, dies at 96

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/m...k-jr-dead.html

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    Dusay was a regular on the daytime dramas Capitol, Santa Barbara, Guiding Light and All My Children. (In the 1930s and '40s, many daytime radio serials were sponsored by Procter & Gamble, maker of Duz, Dreft, Camay, Ivory, Oxydol and other soaps and detergents. The programs became known as "soap operas" – and the name stuck.) Dusay also played a waitress in the 1967 Elvis Presley film Clambake and played Blair's mother on The Facts Of Life.

    Marj Dusay, Star Trek actress and veteran soap opera player, dies at 83

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...was-83-1274492

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