From Madison Heights, Michigan, to Madison Square Garden, “The Animal” excited wrestling fans all over
Steele, real name Jim Myers, had been battling health problems for years, including kidney failure. He had been moved into hospice care shortly before his death.
Portraying a green-tongued, bald-headed wildman, Steele was known for “eating” turnbuckles — ripping them open with his teeth and throwing the shredded padding at opponents. He enjoyed his greatest fame near the end of his three-decade career as part of the 1980s WWE (then WWF) roster that included stars like Andre the Giant, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.
Steele spent most of his career playing a menacing monster heel, a villain known for his sometimes vicious brawls with the likes of champions Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund and Pedro Morales.
A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill reveals he was open to the possibility of life on other planets.The 11-page typed draft, probably intended for a newspaper, was updated in the 1950s but never published.
In the 1980s, the essay was passed to a US museum, where it sat until its rediscovery last year.
(CNN)Al Jarreau, the jazz-pop musician best known for the hits “Breakin’ Away,” “We’re in This Love Together” and the theme song to the popular 1980’s TV show, “Moonlighting,” died Sunday, according to posts on his verified social media accounts. He was 76.
Jarreau died about 9 a.m. ET surrounded by his wife, son and a few friends, according to posts on his Facebook page and Twitter account.
Nicknamed the “Acrobat of Scat,” Jarreau released more than 20 albums over his storied career and remained a jazz icon and a tireless performer right up until his death.
ck Nicholson, the iconic Oscar winner and legendary lothario, has not retired. Thank god!
The 79-year-old actor will return to the screen for the first time since 2010 to star in an English-language remake of Toni Erdmann, Variety reports Tuesday.
For those who have not yet seen the original German film—which is nominated for a Best-Foreign-Language Oscar this month—know that the project seems like a perfect fit for Nicholson. Written and directed by Maren Ade, the project centers on “a practical joking father (played originally by Peter Simonischek) [who] tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter (Sandra Hüller) by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach.”