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Outside of the Jeopardy canon, but worth knowing about, children's author Tomie dePaola has passed away at the age of 85. His most famous creation is probably Strega Nona, "a kindly 'grandma witch,'...who helps her fellow Calabrian townspeople with magic and an eternally full pasta pot."

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Musician Adam Schlesinger has died from COVID-19 complications at age 52. He was a founding member of the band Fountains of Wayne, best known for their 2003 hit "Stacy's Mom". In media, Schlesinger was one of the songwriters behind the songs of the 1996 film That Thing You Do! and also contributed music to the 2015-19 television show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
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The CARES Act was passed, standing for Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, & Economic Stimulus Act.

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A new Law & Order spin-off is coming, Stabler is back. This series will be about organized crime. No title yet.
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Soul singer Bill Withers, known for hits such as Ain’t No Sunshine, Lean on Me, and Lovely Day, has passed away at the age of 81.

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Bob Dylan releases his first original track in eight years: a 17 minute song about the Kennedy assassination, "Murder Most Foul"
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Record-setting placekicker Tom Dempsey of the New Orleans Saints has died of complications from the COVID-19 virus. Dempsey has not appeared in a J! clue since 2010, but he made six appearances prior to that date—and with good reason. He held the NFL record for longest successful field goal try for 44 years.

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Dempsey was born without toes on his right foot and fingers on his right hand, but was still able to turn in a strong kicking career with the Saints after signing on with the club in 1969 as an undrafted free agent. Because of that disability, he wore a flat shoe that he kicked with, which is currently on display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. During his rookie season, Dempsey hit a record-setting 63-yard field goal, which was the longest made field goal in NFL history until Matt Prater nailed a 64-yarder in 2013.

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The major golf events in this country have scheduled new dates, including the Masters in November. Don’t know if the azaleas will be in bloom then.

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to intensive care due to complications from COVID-19.
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Longtime Detroit Tigers right-fielder Al Kaline died today at age 85.
https://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/ ... 505371001/

Kaline played 22 seasons (1953-74) in the majors, all with the Tigers, and was named an all-star 18 times. The Tigers won a World Series in 1968, and Kaline won the AL batting title in 1955. He was elected to Cooperstown in 1980 in his first year of eligibility. He had 3007 hits (one of 32 to hit the 3000-hit threshold, one of ten to do that all for one club) and 399 homers in his career.
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Mort Drucker, best known for his 55-year career of drawing caricatures of TV and film in Mad magazine, died Wednesday at the age of 91. Drucker began drawing for Mad in 1956 and over six decades became known for depicting a slew of famous faces from film, television, and politics. He also drew countless magazine illustrations, album covers, ads, coloring books, and movie posters, including George Lucas’s American Graffiti.

This obit in the New York Post has a couple of nice anecdotes related to Drucker's work:

https://nypost.com/2020/04/09/mort-druc ... ies-at-91/

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Tony-winning character actor Brian Dennehy has died at the age of 81. According to the family, his death was not related to the coronavirus. Dennehy was widely known as a film actor who appeared in a string of hits in the 1980s, including 10, Cocoon, First Blood, Tommy Boy, Silverado, F/X, Legal Eagles, Best Seller, and Presumed Innocent.

In 1999, Dennehy won a Tony Award for his performance as Willy Loman in the Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman. A few years later, he won his second Tony for his turn as James Tyrone in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Variety called Dennehy "perhaps the foremost living interpreter of O'Neill's works."

Dennehy also received five Emmy nominations in 1990 for roles in TV movies and miniseries, including his performance as serial killer John Wayne Gacy in To Catch a Killer.

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Tony-winning character actor Brian Dennehy has died at the age of 81. According to the family, his death was not related to the coronavirus. Dennehy was widely known as a film actor who appeared in a string of hits in the 1980s, including 10, Cocoon, First Blood, Tommy Boy, Silverado, F/X, Legal Eagles, Best Seller, and Presumed Innocent.

In 1999, Dennehy won a Tony Award for his performance as Willy Loman in the Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman. A few years later, he won his second Tony for his turn as James Tyrone in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Variety called Dennehy "perhaps the foremost living interpreter of O'Neill's works."

Dennehy also received five Emmy nominations in 1990 for roles in TV movies and miniseries, including his performance as serial killer John Wayne Gacy in To Catch a Killer.
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Fiona Apple has released her 5th album, "Fetch the Bolt Cutters", scoring a 10/10 rating from Pitchfork.

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#5813, aired 2009-12-16 BRAND NAMES $400: Since the 1920s an Indian maiden has represented this brand o'butter
#3408, aired 1999-06-02 LOGO LADIES $100: This Minnesota-based butter maker uses an Indian maiden as its trademark
#2024, aired 1993-05-27 BUSINESS & INDUSTRY $800: This Minneapolis butter company has used an Indian maiden as its symbol since 1924

Not anymore: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/land-o-lak ... er-maiden/

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Comic-Con International (aka San Diego Comic-Con), the giant summer pop culture convention, announced today that this year's edition has been cancelled. This is the first cancellation in the 50-year history of the event. At about 130,000 annual attendees, it is the largest such convention in the world.
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Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon Ducks guard, is picked first overall by the New York Liberty in the WNBA draft surprising absolutely nobody who follows the WNBA

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I have no doubt these names will come up:

task force response coordinator - Dr. Deborah Birx

director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 - Dr. Anthony Fauci
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Shirley Knight, who was twice nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar, has died of natural causes at the age of 83. Knight was nominated for her supporting roles in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) and Sweet Bird of Youth (1962). She also won a Tony and three Emmys.

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