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Today is Wednesday, May 29, the 149th day of 2002 with 216 to follow.
By United Press International

Prosecutors will not seek death for Blake

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Los Angeles said Thursday they have decided not to seek the death penalty in the murder case against actor Robert Blake.

Blake lawyer identifies police witnesses

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Two veteran Hollywood stuntmen who worked with Robert Blake on the "Baretta" TV series claim the actor tried to hire them to kill his wife, according to Blake's
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Victor "Vic" Morrow (February 14, 1929 — July 23, 1982) was an American actor, whose credits include a starring role in the 1960s TV series Combat!, prominent roles in a handful of other television and cinema dramas, and numerous guest roles on television. He and two others died when a stunt helicopter crashed on them during the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie.

Morrow was born in the Bronx, New York to a middle class Jewish family, the son of Jean (née Kress) and Harry Morrow, an electrical engineer. When he was 17, Morrow dropped out of high school and joined the U.S. Navy. He married actress Barbara Turner with whom he had two daughters: actress Jennifer Jason Leigh and Carrie Ann Morrow.

Morrow's first movie role was in Blackboard Jungle (1955), after which he went into television. On April 16, 1959, he appeared in the premiere of NBC's 1920s crime drama The Lawless Years in the episode "The Nick Joseph Story". Morrow then appeared from 1960–1961 as Joe Cannon in three episodes of NBC's The Outlaws with Barton MacLane. On October 6, 1961, he guest starred in the ABC television series Target: The Corruptors! with Stephen McNally and Robert Harland.

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