Monthly Archives: April 2010

DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: BENITO MUSSOLINI (1883-1945)

Born: July 29, 1883 Died: April 28, 1945 The key figure in the creation of Fascism was a coward. Make that Coward. He and his mistress, Clara Petacci (who happened to be some 28 years his junior), were stopped on … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: MARK TWAIN (1835-1910)

Born: November 30, 1835 Died: April 21, 1910 Good news and bad news: the twain shall meet. On June 2, 1897, while on tour in Europe, humorist Mark Twain was shocked to read his own obituary in the paper. Yet … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: RICHARD NICHOLAS CONTE (1910-1975)

Born: March 24, 1910 Died: April 15, 1975 When he signed as a contract player with 20th-Century Fox in 1942, Conte was promoted as the “New John Garfield”—ironic, since Garfield had helped discover Conte. And  while Conte never achieved the … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: KURT COBAIN (1967-1994)

Born: February 20, 1967 Died: April 5, 1994 On April 8, the body of the lead singer of Nirvana was discovered in a garage apartment of his Seattle Lake Washington home by an electrician who had arrived to install a … Continue reading

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