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Today in History

Aug. 14, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 14, the 227th day of 2020. There are 139 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 14, 1997, an unrepentant Timothy McVeigh was formally sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing. (McVeigh was executed by lethal injection in 2001.) On...

In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Aug. 9-15, Juanes, from left, arrives at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala in his honor on Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas, Justin Theroux attends the launch of New Tiffany and Co. Men's Collection on Oct. 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, Viola Davis attends the Disney ABC Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Aug. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Viola Davis attends the Disney ABC Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Aug. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Cara Delevingne attends the STX Films The State of the Industry: Past, Present and Future presentation during CinemaCon on March 28, 2017, in Las Vegas, Sebastian Stan attends the

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 9-15

Aug. 3, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 9-15. Aug. 9: Actor Cynthia Harris (“Mad About You,” “L.A. Law”) is 86. Jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette is 78. Comedian David Steinberg is 78. Actor Sam Elliott is 76. Singer Barbara Mason is 73. Actor Melanie Griffith is 63. Actor Amanda Bearse...

FILE - In this May 26, 1963 file photo, Carl Reiner shows holds two Emmy statuettes presented to him as best comedy writer for the

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies

Jun. 30, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old...

FILE - In this May 25, 1967 file writer-comedian Carl Reiner poses in his new hairpiece in Los Angeles. Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died, according to reports. Variety reported he died of natural causes on Monday night, June 29, 2020, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)

Carl Reiner, comedy’s rare untortured genius, dies at 98

Jun. 30, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No one in the world of comedy was more admired, and loved, than Carl Reiner. Reiner was the rare untortured genius of comedy, his career a story of laughter and camaraderie, of innovation and triumph and affection. His persona was so warm and approachable — everyone’s friend...

FILE - In this April 7, 2017 file photo, Carl Reiner, left, and his son Rob Reiner pose together following their hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died, according to reports. Variety reported he died of natural causes on Monday night, June 29, 2020, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, son Rob pay tribute to Carl Reiner

Jun. 30, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “I met him in 1950 when he joined Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows and we’ve been best friends ever since. I loved him. When we were doing The 2000 Year Old Man together there was no better straight man in the world. So whether he wrote or performed or he was just your best...