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June 4, 2012
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Angelina Jolie - 37
Russell Brand - 37
El DeBarge - 51
Michelle Phillips - 68
R.I.P.  RICHARD DAWSON
Former "Family Feud" host RICHARD DAWSON passed away Saturday night of cancer of the esophagus.  He was 79.  Richard played Corporal Peter Newkirk on "Hogan's Heroes" in the late '60s.  In the mid-'70s he was a panelist on "Match Game" . . . and in 1987 he played an evil, slimy game show host in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie "The Running Man". But he's best known for his role as the host of "Family Feud" from 1976 to 1985.  He came back and did one more season in 1994, taking over for RAY COMBS . . . who had been HIS successor.
 --Oddly enough, Ray committed suicide in 1996 . . . on June 2nd . . . and since Richard passed away on Saturday, that means they died on the SAME DAY.
 Ray was famous for kissing all the female contestants on the lips and his producer estimated that he had kissed around  20,000 female guests.
One of those guests he kissed was Gretchen Johnson, who came on with her family in 1981.  They started dating soon after that, and got married in 1991.  They had a daughter, and were still married at the time of his death.

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