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‘Architect of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Little Richard dies aged 87

‘Architect of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Little Richard dies aged 87

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Little Richard, one of the founding fathers of rock 'n' roll, has died at the age of 87.His son, Danny Penniman, confirmed his death to Rolling Stone, and Bill Minson, a close friend and pastor, told the Associated Press news agency that the star died on Saturday morning. The self-proclaimed "architect of rock 'n' roll", Little Richard was famous for hits including Good Golly Miss Molly, Long Tall Sally and Tutti Frutti in the 1950s, and was one of the first inductees into the Rock Hall Of Fame in 1986 - alongside Chuck Berry, James Brown, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly. ...
Richard Jewell: The 1996 Olympic bombing and the hero turned villain

Richard Jewell: The 1996 Olympic bombing and the hero turned villain

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In the immediate aftermath of the bomb exploding, security guard Richard Jewell was a hero.When the 33-year-old discovered the khaki green military-style backpack containing the device - a pipe bomb weighing at least 18kg that would turn out to be the biggest of its kind ever seen by the FBI at the time - he did everything he had been trained to do. It was 12.55am, Saturday 27 July 1996. In the early hours of that morning, about 50,000 people were gathered at the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia, celebrating the previous day's sporting achievements at a concert. With the Olympics in full swing, this might easily have turned out to be one of the worst terror attacks in US history. Image: This image shows the crater caused by the bomb b...
Kathy Bates, Paul Walter Hauser want justice for ‘Richard Jewell’

Kathy Bates, Paul Walter Hauser want justice for ‘Richard Jewell’

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Security guard Richard Jewell discovered a bomb at Centennial Park during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Eric Rudolph finally pleaded guilty, along with three others, in 2005 to the bombing, but the FBI's first suspect was Jewell. The stars of Richard Jewell hope the movie, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Paul Walter Hauser, finally brings justice to the late Jewell, who died in 2007. "This film highlights someone who wasn't given a fair shake and was prejudged by their appearance and by some of their quirks and some of their mistakes," Hauser told UPI. "The hope is that we can all give each other some grace and give each other some opportunities because you don't want to judge a book by its cover." Kathy Bates plays Jewell's mother, Bobi Jewell, who ...
Famous birthdays for Aug. 31: Richard Gere, Van Morrison

Famous birthdays for Aug. 31: Richard Gere, Van Morrison

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Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include: -- Roman Emperor Caligula in A.D. 12 -- Italian educator Maria Montessori in 1870 -- Comedian Buddy Hackett in 1924 -- Actor James Coburn in 1928 -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Frank Robinson, first African American to manage a Major League Baseball team, in 1935 -- Black militant Eldridge Cleaver in 1935 -- Violinist Itzhak Perlman in 1945 (age 74) -- Musician Van Morrison in 1945 (age 74) File Photo by David Silpa/UPI -- Musician Bob Welch in 1945 -- Actor Richard Gere in 1949 (age 70) -- Prosecutor Marcia Clark in 1953 (age 66) -- Olympic track star Edwin Moses in 1955 (age 64) -- Jordanian Queen Ran...
Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dies at 86

Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dies at 86

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Richard Williams, the Oscar-winning animator who worked on the hit film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died aged 86.Williams, who was born in Toronto but moved to the UK in the 1950s, won two Oscars and a Bafta for his work as animation director on the 1988 film, which starred Bob Hoskins.The triple Oscar and triple Bafta winner also worked on two of the Pink Panther films and Casino Royale.Williams died at his home in Bristol on Friday, his family announced.'An inspiration'Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a live-action animated comedy set in Hollywood in 1947 in a world where humans and cartoon characters co-exist, was a critical and commercial success. Williams, who was hired to supervise animation sequences, helped create the film versi...