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Harold Ramis -- 'Ghostbusters' writer, co-star -- dead at 69

Harold Ramis -- 'Ghostbusters' writer, co-star -- dead at 69

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Comic actor, director and writer Harold Ramis died Monday in Chicago after a long battle with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, TMZ reported. He was 69.
Jamaican bobsled team raises more than 26,000 dogecoins for Olympic trip

Jamaican bobsled team raises more than 26,000 dogecoins for Olympic trip

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Jamaican bobsled team could be on its way to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games after crowdfunding campaign brought in 26,000 dogecoins, or about $25,000.
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John Candy's 'Our Father' to be film

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A comedy written by the late John Candy about a priest transferred to Detroit from Beverly Hills is about to become a screen reality.

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Today is Monday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2005 with 61 to follow.
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Fred Rogers, who as "Mr. Rogers" delivered life's lessons to children for more than 30 years in quiet soothing tones, has died at age 74.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

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John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian. He rose to fame as a member of the Toronto, Ontario branch of The Second City, its related Second City Television series, and in his role in comedy films such as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, The Great Outdoors, and Uncle Buck. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was that of Del Griffith, the loquacious, homeless shower curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Candy was born in Newmarket, Ontario, the son of Evangeline (née Aker) and Sidney James Candy. He was raised in the working-class Roman Catholic family. Candy attended Neil McNeil High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Toronto, where he played Canadian football.

Candy's first movie role was a small uncredited appearance in the 1973 film Class of '44. He appeared in several other low-budget films in the 1970s. In 1976, Candy played a supporting role (with Rick Moranis) on Peter Gzowski's short-lived, late-night television talk show, Ninety Minutes Live. That same year, as a member of Toronto's branch of The Second City, he gained wide North American popularity, which grew when he became a cast member on the influential Toronto-based comedy-variety show Second City Television (SCTV). NBC picked the show up in 1981 and it quickly became a fan favorite.

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