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Actor Who Played Cooter On 'Dukes Of Hazzard' Defends Southern Flag

6/25/2015 10:38pm EDT
Ben Jones
Ben Jones, who played the mechanic Cooter on the original Dukes Of Hazzard TV series, has defended the south's controversial use of the Confederate Flag.

Following last week's shocking massacre at a Charleston, South Carolina church, where nine African-Americans were gunned down by white supremacist Dylan Roof during a Bible study, politicians have called for the removal of the Confederate flag from public buildings.

Jones defended the flag on CNN Tuesday night during an interview with host Ashleigh Banfield, calling the flag a symbol that represents those who fought for the Confederacy d...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 30

8/30/2009 3:00am EDT
Cameron Diaz
Happy Birthday to:

"My Sister's Keeper" star Cameron Diaz (1972)

Reel Big Fish guitarist Radhi Jaidi (1975)

Rancid guitarist Lars Frederiksen (1971)

British deejay Paul Oakenfold (1963)

Actor Timothy Bottoms (1951)

Comedian Lewis Black (1948)

Actress Peggy Lipton (1947)

Actor-turned-politician Ben Jones (1941)

The Mamas and the Papas singer John Phillips (1935; d. 2001)

"My Three Sons"

Actor Fred MacMurray (1908; d. 1991)

Actress Shirley Booth (1898; d. 1992)

Actor Raymond Massey (1896; d. 1983)

"Frankenstein" writer Mary Shelley (1797; d. 1851).

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Celebrity Birthdays, August 30

8/30/2008 3:00am EDT
Lewis Black
Happy Birthday to Panic! At The Disco guitarist Ryan Ross (1985), tennis star Andy Roddick (1982), Reel Big Fish guitarist Radhi Jaidi (1975), "Gangs of New York" actress Cameron Diaz (1972), Rancid guitarist Lars Frederiksen (1971), British deejay Paul Oakenfold (1963), actor Timothy Bottoms (1951), comedian Lewis Black (1948), actress Peggy Lipton (1947), actor-turned-politician Ben Jones (1941), The Mamas and the Papas singer John Phillips (1935; d. 2001), "My Three Sons" actor Fred MacMurray (1908; d. 1991), actress Shirley Booth (1898; d. 1992), actor Raymond Massey (1896; d. 1983), an...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 30

8/30/2007 3:00am EDT
Cameron Diaz
Happy Birthday to Panic! At The Disco guitarist Ryan Ross (1985), tennis star Andy Roddick (1982), Reel Big Fish guitarist Radhi Jaidi (1975), "Gangs of New York" actress Cameron Diaz (1972), Rancid guitarist Lars Frederiksen (1971), British deejay Paul Oakenfold (1963), actor Timothy Bottoms (1951), comedian Lewis Black (1948), actress Peggy Lipton (1947), actor-turned-politician Ben Jones (1941), The Mamas and the Papas singer John Phillips (1935; d. 2001), "My Three Sons" actor Fred MacMurray (1908; d. 1991), actress Shirley Booth (1898; d. 1992), actor Raymond Massey (1896; d. 1983), an...
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The Dukes of Hazzard Racist?

3/15/2007 4:26pm EDT
Dukes of Hazzard
Former Democratic Congressman Ben Jones, who played "Cooter" on the hit television show "The Dukes of Hazzard," has released a statement regarding an incident involving the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Jones calls the situation "a dangerous affront to the rights of performing artists and their audiences, and the worst example of political correctness I've ever heard of."

According to Jones, the Cincinnati Pops was pressured to cancel a July 14, 2007 performance by singers John Schneider and Tom Wopat because of their connection with "The Dukes of Hazzard." Jones and Schneider were both t...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 30

8/30/2006 3:00am EDT
Lewis Black
Happy Birthday to Panic! At The Disco guitarist Ryan Ross (1985), tennis star Andy Roddick (1982), Reel Big Fish guitarist Radhi Jaidi (1975), "Gangs of New York" actress Cameron Diaz (1972), Rancid guitarist Lars Frederiksen (1971), British deejay Paul Oakenfold (1963), actor Timothy Bottoms (1951), comedian Lewis Black (1948), actress Peggy Lipton (1947), actor-turned-politician Ben Jones (1941), The Mamas and the Papas singer John Phillips (1935; d. 2001), "My Three Sons" actor Fred MacMurray (1908; d. 1991), actress Shirley Booth (1898; d. 1992), actor Raymond Massey (1896; d. 1983), an...
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