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French actress Renée Simonot died this month. I first heard of her shortly after Olivia de Havilland died because Simonot had been her voice in the French dub of Gone with the Wind and was still alive and also a centenarian. She was two months and a day shy of her 110th birthday. I doubt J! would ever ask you to name her, but they might mention her in a clue asking for her daughter, the more famous actress Catherine Deneuve.
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seaborgium wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:04 am French actress Renée Simonot died this month. I first heard of her shortly after Olivia de Havilland died because Simonot had been her voice in the French dub of Gone with the Wind and was still alive and also a centenarian. She was two months and a day shy of her 110th birthday. I doubt J! would ever ask you to name her, but they might mention her in a clue asking for her daughter, the more famous actress Catherine Deneuve.
... and it surely won't show up on Jeopardy!, but 109 year old Ms. Siminot had another actress daughter -- Françoise Dorléac -- who died in an auto crash in 1967 age 25.
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From the "one thing that DID NOT happen this week" file:

Gold medal favorite Novak Djokovic failed to win the Olympic tennis competition in Tokyo. Therefore, he will not be able to complete the "golden slam" at the upcoming U.S. Open.

The so-called golden slam is an informal name given to the feat of winning all four majors PLUS the Olympic gold medal in a calendar year.

That means Steffi Graf is still the only player ever to complete the golden slam, having done so in 1988.
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I probably wouldn’t have posted this but his men got a shoutout from Matt tonight as being inspirational for him;

Dave Severance has died at 102. He was a Marine colonel who commanded the troops who raised the flag at Iwo Jima.


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two more deaths:
infomercial pitchman Ron Popeil dies at 86
Dusty Hill, founding member of ZZ Top, dies at 72

US gold streak: Suni Lee won in the women's individual all-around gymnastics gold at the Olympics. Previous US winners: Simone Biles (2016), Gabby Douglas (2012), Nastia Liukin (2008), and Carly Patterson (2004)
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JR Richard, the hard throwing Houston Astro whose career was ended by a stroke, has died at 71.
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DC comics movie The Suicide Squad (2021) is released and has Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Pete Davidson, and John Cena.

Not to be confused with DC comics movie Suicide Squad (2016) which has Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Will Smith.
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Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden has died at 91.
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Deadline: Jane Withers Dies: Former Child Star And Voice Actress Was 95.
https://deadline.com/2021/08/jane-withe ... 234811168/
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Markie Post, who starred as Christine Sullivan on "Night Court" has passed away after a years-long battle with cancer. She was 70.
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Suni Lee mentioned upthread, here are a few more notes from the now closed Tokyo Olympics:

The United States won the most gold medals (39) and medals overall (113)

ROC - Russian Olympic Committee
5x gold medalist swimmer - Caeleb Dressel
Most decorated U.S. track & field athlete - Allyson Felix (11 total medals, passed Carl Lewis’ 10)
British diver and knitter - Tom Daley

Deeper, LL-type facts:
Lamont Marcel Jacobs won the first 100-meter gold in track for - Italy
Ryan Crouser world record holder event - shotput
Ahmed Hafnaoui gold 400m freestyle swimming country - Tunisia
Karsten Warholm 400m hurdles world record country - Norway

Reminder that new events in the games included 3v3 basketball, sport climbing, skateboarding, karate and surfing.

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A few other things that caught my eye:

Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogačar, in his early 20s, won his second straight Tour de France last month

Jeff Bezos aerospace company -Blue Origin

Trevor Moore has died, Co-Founder of sketch comedy series “The Whitest Kids U’ Know”

Netflix show - tight knit group of teens called “The Pogues” - Outer Banks (often abbreviated “obx”, second season recently released)

Meredith Scardino/Tina Fey-produced show on Peacock starring Sara Bareilles - Girls5eva (about a ‘90s one hit wonder girl group that suddenly has a chance at a comeback)
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Olympics addendum - gender-mixed relays introduced
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San Marino is the smallest country in population to medal. Their five athletes came away with a silver & two bronze.
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Lionel Messi (Argentina) has been signed by Paris St-Germain after his Barca contract expired. He'll be rejoining former Barca teammate Neymar (Brazil)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58159464
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Cuomo's out:
CNBC: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment scandal, will leave office in 2 weeks.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/10/cuomo-r ... andal.html
Present Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will serve as NY's first female governor.
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Beanie Feldstein to Star in ‘Funny Girl’ on Broadway

With the “Booksmart” actress taking on the role originated by Barbra Streisand in 1964, the show is getting its first Broadway revival in 58 years.
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morbeedo wrote: Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:52 pm Beanie Feldstein to Star in ‘Funny Girl’ on Broadway

With the “Booksmart” actress taking on the role originated by Barbra Streisand in 1964, the show is getting its first Broadway revival in 58 years.
Her upcoming appearance as Monica Lewinsky in Impeachment: American Crime Story will make it on J! first... :)
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The creators of South Park have struck a deal to buy the restaurant Casa Bonita.
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7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 14th, centered 7.5 miles northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud, and with a depth of 6 miles. This quake slightly stronger than the magnitude 7.0 quake which affected Haiti in 2010, but at least it is farther from the major population areas. Tropical Storm Grace forecast to move over this area later this weekend and early next week.
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