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'Webster' Star Alex Karras Dead At 77

October 10th, 2012 11:20am EDT
Alex Karras, the Detroit Lions defensive lineman who went on to star in the sitcom Webster, died Wednesday at the age of 77.

Karras, who recently suffered kidney failure, died at home in Los Angeles surrounded by family members, said Craig Mitnick, Karras’ attorney; the athlete turned actor also battled dementia in the later years of his life.

In April, Karras joined more than 3,500 former NFL players suing the league for not protecting them better from head injuries.

The NFL has since stepped up the way teams and physician deal with players who suffer concussions during games because of...
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The Demise of the Black Sitcom

August 13th, 2008 9:15am EDT
The Bernie Mac Show
African Americans have come a long way in a relatively short time in the entertainment industry. From Hattie McDaniel becoming the first black actor to win an Academy Award in 1939 to the trailblazing success of Sidney Poitier in the 1960s, African Americans have consistently broken through show business barriers on the march towards equality. As Frederick Douglass once said, "Without struggle, there is no progress."

Over the years, progress was certainly made in Hollywood, especially on the small screen. In fact, the year 1990 saw a great influx of black talent on television. That...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 9

March 9th, 2007 3:00am EST
Chingy
Happy Birthday to rappers Lil' Bow Wow (1987) and Chingy (1980), WWE Diva Melina Perez (1979), "Webster" star Emmanuel Lewis (1971), French actress Juliette Binoche (1964), "Dogma" actress Linda Fiorentino (1960), singer Jeffrey Osborne (1948), "Addams Family" actor Raul Julia (1940; d. 1994), and country singer Mickey Gilley (1937).
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 9

March 9th, 2006 9:00am EST
Chingy
Happy Birthday to rappers Lil' Bow Wow (1987) and Chingy (1980), WWE Diva Melina Perez (1979), "Webster" star Emmanuel Lewis (1971), French actress Juliette Binoche (1964), "Dogma" actress Linda Fiorentino (1960), singer Jeffrey Osborne (1948), "Addams Family" actor Raul Julia (1940; d. 1994), and country singer Mickey Gilley (1937).
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