Monthly Archives: June 2011

From The Archives: Ben Hogan, Golf Legend

Ben Hogan, considered the greatest golfer in the history of sports, is dead after suffering a massive pulmonary embolism, or the kind of stroke from which no golfer could ever recover. Hogan first discovered golf during puberty when he hit … Continue reading

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From The Archives: Lew Anderson Who Played Clarabell the Clown on Howdy Doody

It’s Howdy Deady time. Lew Anderson, whose mischievous antics as the loveable Clarabell made an indelible impression on future clowns like Courtney Love, is now jammin’ up in Heaven with John Wayne Gacy. Anderson’s popular character, Clarabell, became famous for … Continue reading

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Don Fisher, Founder of The Gap

Don Fisher, whose company’s slogan, “Fall into the Gap,” became synonymous with the dread most people feel when they realize there’s no other place in town to buy jeans, fell into another gap recently -this one 4 feet wide and … Continue reading

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Murray Handwerker, Owner of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

Murray Handwerker, who transformed his dad’s local hot dog business into something even worse, a national hot dog business, is now completely out of business. The 89 year-old reportedly died of heart failure after a particularly arduous night spent deboning … Continue reading

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