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Where Are They Now - Friday, July 10, 2015

Hello fans,


Stan Shaw has a long acting career that includes stage, film and television roles. In this week's issue, find out more about Shaw's career and what he is doing now.

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Melissa


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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

See if you know if the following celebrities have had a
visit from the "Grim Reaper":

- James Caan - Played Sonny Corleone

- Abe Vigoda - Played Salvatore "Sally" Tessio

- Bruno Kirby - Played the Young Clemenza

(Answer at the bottom)

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Stan Shaw

Learn More About Stan Shaw on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: July 14, 1952, Chicago, Illinois

CLAIM TO FAME: He is known for his roles in the 1979 miniseries Roots: The Next Generations, as well as Snake Eyes and Fried Green Tomatoes.

FAMILY LIFE: No info found.

INFO: Shaw's acting career began in the Chicago production of the Broadway musical Hair as well as the Broadway production of The Me Nobody Knows. His last Broadway show, Via Galactica was directed by Sir Peter Hall.

He has appeared in many roles throughout the years, one of his most notable being Alex Haley's maternal grandfather Will Palmer in the 1979 miniseries Roots: The Next Generations.

Shaw appeared in The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings in 1976 as Esquire Joe Calloway. Shaw appeared also in Rocky (1976) as Dipper, another boxer. He also played a professional fighter in Tough Enough (1983), Harlem Nights (1989), and Snake Eyes (1998).

His television credits include episodes of Starsky & Hutch, Matlock, The Young Riders, Murder, She Wrote, The X-Files, and a 2009 episode of CSI. He had a regular role in the 1983 TV series The Mississippi.

TRIVIA: Is the son of Bertha Shaw and saxophonist Eddie Shaw, and cousin of the late soul singers Sam Cooke and Tyrone Davis.

Before becoming an actor, Shaw was a karate, judo, and jujutsu instructor in Chicago.

Holds first dan black belt in judo and jujutsu and a second dan in karate.

Graduate of Marshall High School in Chicago.

WHERE IS HE NOW: Shaw is currently working on a film project, Gargoyle Bob, with Vincent Ho. with Ted Boonthanakit, they plan to also create a graphic novel of the story.

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CREDITS:

2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)...Geoff Johnson
- Coup de Grace (2009)

2003 Detonator...Robert Brickland

2002 The X-Files (TV Series)...Stephen Murdoch
- Audrey Pauley (2002)

2000 Freedom Song (TV Movie)...Archie Mullen

2000 Early Edition (TV Series)...Earl Camby
- Snow Angels (2000)

1998 Snake Eyes...Lincoln Tyler

1998 Rag and Bone (TV Movie)...Det. Ritchie

1996 Daylight...George Tyrell

1995 Cutthroat Island...Glasspoole

1995 Houseguest...Larry the Tattoo Artist

1985-1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)...Det. Sgt. Vince Lofton / Eddie Walters

1994 Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (TV Mini-Series)...Isaac

1993 Matlock (TV Series)...Cyrus Jordan
- The Diner (1993)

1993 Rising Sun...Phillips

1993 Lifepod (TV Movie)...Parker

1993 When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn (TV Movie)...Gerst

1993 Body of Evidence...Charles Biggs

1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)...Terry Slueman

1991 Fried Green Tomatoes...Big George

1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series)...Luther Krock

1990 The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (TV Movie)...Joe Louis

1990 Fear...Detective Webber

1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)...Major Vernon Biggs

1989 Harlem Nights...Jack Jenkins

1989 The Young Riders (TV Series)...Ulysses
- Black Ulysses (1989)

1988 Red River (TV Movie)...Jack Byrd

1987 The Three Kings (TV Movie)...Paul

1987 Billionaire Boys Club (TV Movie)...Frank Booker

1987 The Monster Squad...Detective Sapir

1986 Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (TV Movie)...Harold Moss

1986 Busted Up...Angie

1986 Under Siege (TV Movie)...Nick Tutman

1986 The Gladiator (TV Movie)...Joe Barker

1986 Fame (TV Series)...Jim
- A River to Cross (1986)

1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)...Louis Russ
- In the Belly of the Bus (1985)
- Hacked to Pieces (1985)

1985 When Dreams Come True (TV Movie)...Harry Jenks

1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)...Sergeant
- Displaced Person (1985)

1984-1985 Call to Glory (TV Series)...Jonesy

1984 Runaway...Marvin

1983-1984 The Mississippi (TV Series)...Lafayette 'Lafe' Tate

1984 Maximum Security (TV Series)...Prisoner / Papa Dock

1983 Venice Medical (TV Movie)

1983 Tough Enough...P.T. Coolidge

1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)...Bubba Dax
- The Rock and the Hard Place (1983)

1983 CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (TV Series)...Vince
- Dirkham Detective Agency (1983)

1982 Darkroom (TV Series)...Dan Burroughs
- Exit Line (1982)

1980 Scared Straight! Another Story (TV Movie)...Carl

1979 The Great Santini...Toomer Smalls

1979 Buffalo Soldiers (TV Movie)...Sgt. Joshua Haywood

1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)...Will Palmer

1978 The Boys in Company C...Tyrone Washington

1978 Lucan (TV Series)...Caldwell
- One-Punch Wolfson (1978)

1977 Future Cop (TV Series)...Ollie Dawson
- Fighting O'Haven (1977)

1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)...Leotis
- Huggy Bear and the Turkey (1977)

1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)...John Dinkerwell

1976 Rocky...Dipper

1976 Street Killing (TV Movie)...Mitchell Small

1976 The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings...Esquire Joe Callaway, All-Star (CF)

1975 Darktown Strutters...Raunchy

1974 TNT Jackson...Charlie

1974 Truck Turner...Fontana

To see Then & Now pictures of Stan Shaw, visit: Celebrity Nooz

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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

- James Caan - ALIVE
Born: 03/26/1940

- Abe Vigoda - ALIVE
Born: 02/24/1921

- Bruno Kirby - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 04/28/1949 Died: 08/14/2006

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WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

7/7
Maria Barroso, 90, Portuguese actress and politician, complications from a fall.

7/6
Julio Angel, 69, Puerto Rican rock, pop and bolero singer, multiple myeloma.
Stan Carew, 64, Canadian radio broadcaster, musician and actor (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Trailer Park Boys).
Virginia Shehee, 91, American businesswoman and politician, member of the Louisiana State Senate (1976–1980).
Kathleen Hayes Rollins Snavely, 113, Irish supercentenarian, oldest ever Irish-born person.
Jerry Weintraub, 77, American film producer (Ocean's Eleven, Diner, The Karate Kid), chairman and CEO of United Artists, heart attack.

7/5
Blaine Gibson, 97, American animator and sculptor (Bambi, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan).
Sir Philip Goodhart, 89, British politician, MP for Beckenham (1957-1992).
Piet Malan, 96, South African rugby union player.
Sakari Momoi, 112, Japanese supercentenarian, world's oldest living man, kidney failure.
Amanda Peterson, 43, American actress (Can't Buy Me Love, Explorers).
Burt Shavitz, 80, American beekeeper and businessman, co-founder of Burt's Bees.
Jack Steadman, 86, American football executive (Kansas City Chiefs).

7/4
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Musa'ed bin Jiluwi Al Saud, 83-84, Saudi Arabian politician, Governor of Northern Borders Region.
Muhammad Baqir al-Muhri, 67, Kuwaiti ayatollah.
Dave Barber, 60, American talk radio and television host, stroke and heart attack.
Nedelcho Beronov, 86, Bulgarian jurist and politician, Chairman of the Constitutional Court (2003–2006).
Scot Breithaupt, 57, American BMX cyclist.
Carlo de Gavardo, 45, Chilean rally car and motorcycle racer, respiratory failure.
Reynaldo Gonzalez López, 66, Cuban sports administrator.
John Hinds, 35, Irish motorcycle race doctor, anaesthetist and lecturer, motorcycle collision.

7/3
Diana Douglas, 92, British Bermudian-American actress (The Indian Fighter, Days of Our Lives, Planes, Trains and Automobiles), cancer.
Jhonathan Florez, 32, Colombian BASE jumper, wingsuit crash into mountain.
Goran Gogic, 29, Serbian footballer.
Ralph Lamb, 88, American lawman, Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada (1961-1978), depicted in Vegas.
Arturo Longton, 67, Chilean politician, Governor of Marga Marga Province (2010-2012).
Boyd K. Packer, 90, American apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President of the Quorum of the Twelve (since 2008).
Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal, 73, Indian judge, Chief Justice (2005–2007).
Jacques Sernas, 89, Lithuanian-born French actor (Helen of Troy, The Dirty Game, Midas Run).
Charanjit Singh, 75, Indian musician.
Gyorgy Szabad, 90, Hungarian politician and historian, Speaker of the National Assembly (1990–1994).
Wayne Townsend, 88, American politician, Indiana State Senator (1970–1986).
Phil Walsh, 55, Australian football player (Collingwood, Richmond, Brisbane Bears) and coach (Adelaide), stabbed.

7/2
Slavko Avsenik, 85, Slovene composer and musician.
Sir Ronald Davison, 94, New Zealand judge, Chief Justice (1978-1989).
Petro Korol, 74, Ukrainian Soviet weightlifter, Olympic champion (1976).
Charlie Sanders, 68, American Hall of Fame football player (Detroit Lions), cancer.
Bob Smalhout, 87, Dutch anesthesiologist and politician.
Jim Weaver, 70, American football player (Penn State) and coach (Iowa State), Virginia Tech Hokies Director of Athletics (1997–2014), Parkinson's disease.
John Whitman, 71, American businessman, complications from a brain injury.
Jacobo Zabludovsky, 87, Mexican news anchor, stroke.

7/1
Nasser al-Hafi, Egyptian lawyer and politician, MP (since 2012).
David P. Craig, 95, Australian chemist.
Val Doonican, 88, Irish singer and television presenter.
N. Ganesan, 82, Singaporean football administrator.
Edward Greenfield, 86, English music critic and broadcaster.
Lawrence Herkimer, 89, American cheerleading innovator.
Jens S. Jensen (sv), 69, Swedish photographer.
Red Lane, 76, American country singer and songwriter ("'Til I Get It Right").
Miloslava Misakova, 93, Czech Olympic gymnast (1948).
Shlomo Moussaieff, 90, Israeli diamond merchant and antique collector.
Czeslaw Olech, 84, Polish mathematician.
Overdose, 10, Hungarian Thoroughbred racehorse, horse colic.
Victor de la Pena Perez, 81, Spanish-born Peruvian
Roman Catholic prelate, Vicar Apostolic of Requena (1987-2005).
Arthur Porter, 59, Canadian physician, lung cancer.
Sergio Sollima, 94, Italian director and screenwriter (Face to Face, Sandokan, The Big Gundown).
Dan Williams, 73, American politician, member of the Alabama House of Representatives (since 2010), leukemia.
Sir Nicholas Winton, 106, British humanitarian, organised rescue of 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, respiratory failure.

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