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    On Broadway, Mandell appeared in Big River and A Christmas Carol and played the Macy's manager in the stage adaptation of the Will Ferrell movie Elf. He also co-starred in the 2009 Jim Carrey movie I Love You Philip Morris.

    Stage and screen actor Michael Mandell has died

    https://www.broadwayworld.com/articl...-Died-20200726

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    Danish pianist/composer Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, known professionally as Bent Fabric, composed scores for 28 movies and recorded 13 albums. His 1962 instrumental Alley Cat was a top-ten hit in several countries including the US and won a Grammy award for best instrumental.

    Bent Fabric dead at 95

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    Alley Cat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxoMeLM_7Ys

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    The Roots formed in 1987 in Philadelphia. Malik Abdul Basit was a member until 1999. Their hits include Clones, Adrenaline, What They Do, Break You Off (with Musiq) and You Got Me (with Erykah Badu). The Roots are the house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

    Malik B., founding member of The Roots, dead at 47

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/29/enter...ots/index.html

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    Parker also directed Evita, Midnight Express, Angela's Ashes, Shoot The Moon, The Commitments, The Road To Wellville and Pink Floyd – The Wall. His films won ten Golden Globes and six Academy Awards.

    Alan Parker, heralded director of Fame, Bugsy Malone and Mississippi Burning, dies at 76

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/31/enter...cli/index.html

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    Mack was a DJ at KWFT in Wichita Falls, Texas, 1951-60. He also hosted the Big Six Jamboree and Western Barn Dance programs on KWFT-TV. He later worked at KENS in San Antonio before joining WBAP-Fort Worth for late-nights in 1969. He left WBAP in 2002 and began hosting a daily program on XM's Open Road channel (171). Between 1952 and 1978, Mack released 39 singles, including Blue, which he wrote and recorded in 1958. LeAnn Rimes' 1996 recording of the song won Grammy awards for best country song and best country female vocal. Mack also wrote Clinging To A Saving Hand for Connie Smith and Drinking Champagne, which became a hit for three artists: Cal Smith, Jerry Lee Lewis and George Strait.

    Bill Mack, Blue songwriter and famed country radio broadcaster, dies at 88

    https://www.tennessean.com/story/ent...88/5555170002/

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    Before becoming a stunt man and actor, Brimley worked as a bodyguard for Howard Hughes. Brimley starred in eight episodes of The Waltons and appeared in 48 movies including Jackals, Tender Mercies, Death Valley, Harry & Son, The Firm, The China Syndrome and The Electric Horseman. In the 1980s-90s, he was a commercial spokesman for the Quaker Oats Company.

    Wilford Brimley, The Thing and Cocoon star, dead at 85

    https://popculture.com/celebrity/new...-star-dead-85/

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    Molly Hatchet formed in 1971 in Jacksonville. Holland played lead guitar and rhythm guitar and was the last surviving original member. He left the group in 1984. Among their best-known songs: Lady Luck, Satisfied Man, Gator Country, Boogie No More, Bloody Reunion, Stone In Your Heart and Flirtin' With Disaster.

    Molly Hatchet guitarist Steve Holland dies

    https://ultimateclassicrock.com/stev...-hatchet-dies/

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