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Eddie Murphy ‘very moved’ by Hall of Fame honour at NAACP Image Awards

Eddie Murphy ‘very moved’ by Hall of Fame honour at NAACP Image Awards

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Eddie Murphy has said he is "very moved" to have been inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame, at the organisation's show in honour of works by entertainers and athletes of colour.The actor and comedian, 59, was presented the award by his long-time friend and Coming 2 America co-star Arsenio Hall. Murphy said: "I've been making movies for 40 years now... 40 years. This is the perfect thing to commemorate that and be brought into the hall of fame."Thank you very much. I'm very moved."The hall of fame induction is bestowed on an individual who is viewed as a pioneer in their respective field and whose influence has shaped the "profession for generations to come". ...
Famous birthdays for Feb. 1: Michael C. Hall, Harry Styles

Famous birthdays for Feb. 1: Michael C. Hall, Harry Styles

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Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Those born on the date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include: Advertisement -- Composer Victor Herbert in 1859 -- Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, in 1878 -- Film director John Ford in 1894 -- National Hockey League executive Conn Smythe in 1895 -- Actor Clark Gable in 1901 -- Poet Langston Hughes in 1902 -- Cabaret singer Hildegarde Loretta Sell in 1906 -- Writer Muriel Spark in 1918 -- Actor Stuart Whitman in 1928 -- Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin in 1931 -- Singer Don Everly in 1937 -- Comedian Garrett Morris in 1937 (age 84) -- Actor/director Terry Jones in 1942 File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI -- Journalist Fred Barne...
Tommy Lasorda: Hall of Fame MLB manager dies at 93

Tommy Lasorda: Hall of Fame MLB manager dies at 93

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Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has died. He was 93. The Dodgers said Lasorda died after he sustained a sudden cardiopulmonary (cardiac) arrest at 7:09 p.m. PST Thursday at his home in Southern California. He was transported to a local hospital to be resuscitated, but was pronounced dead at 10:57 p.m. PST. Advertisement "Tommy Lasorda was one of the finest managers our game has ever known," MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. "He loved life as a Dodger. His career began as a pitcher in 1949, but he is, of course, best known as the manager of two World Series champions and four pennant-winning clubs. "His passion, success, charisma and sense of humor turned him into an international celebrity, a stature that he used to grow our sport. Tommy...
Famous birthdays for Dec. 12: Dionne Warwick, Regina Hall

Famous birthdays for Dec. 12: Dionne Warwick, Regina Hall

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Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius. They include: Advertisement -- French novelist Gustave Flaubert in 1821 -- Norwegian painter Edvard Munch in 1863 -- Actor Edward G. Robinson in 1893 -- English writer Patrick O'Brian in 1914 -- Singer/actor Frank Sinatra in 1915 -- TV game show host Bob Barker in 1923 (age 97) File Photo by Joel Rennich/UPI -- Former New York Mayor Edward Koch in 1924 -- Basketball Hall of Fame member Bob Pettit in 1932 (age 88) -- Singer Connie Francis in 1937 (age 83) -- Singer Dionne Warwick in 1940 (age 80) -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Dickey Betts in 1943 (age 77) -- Actor Bill Nighy in 1949 (age 71) -- Former Olymp...
Basketball Hall of Fame delays Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan inductions to May 2021

Basketball Hall of Fame delays Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan inductions to May 2021

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Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday that its star-studded Class of 2020 featuring Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett will now be inducted in May at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. The Hall of Fame said the induction festivities are scheduled for May 13-15, 2021. Advertisement Jerry Colangelo, the chairman of the board of governors for the Hall of Fame, previously said the original and alternate enshrinement dates -- Aug. 28-30 and Oct. 10-12 -- were "just not feasible" because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "The decision to reschedule enshrinement into May of next year, along with diminished museum guest visitation and a very uncertain future regarding our multiple collegiate and high school basketball events this fall, ...