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Two stars who made a difference in the world


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Initial post: Dec 27, 2012 12:13:38 PM PST
seajaw says:
Two well-known actors passed within the last few days, and I found out that they both made significant contributions in their own ways.

Jack Klugman, through his role as Quincy, ME, managed to get the GOP (specifically Sen. Orrin Hatch) to move on funding for so-called "orphan diseases," those that are not necessarily deemed significant enough to spend the money in research (Tourette's, for instance).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/12/25/jack-klugmans-secret-lifesaving-legacy/

Charles Durning was born in 1923. He was in the first wave to hit Omaha Beach on D-Day, and the only member of his unit to survive.

He was awarded three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star, and later was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honor by France.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45755883/ns/msnbc-the_last_word/#50301475

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 12:15:28 PM PST
Tony Bruno says:
Two more lost from the greatest generation. RIP.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 12:24:51 PM PST
Wow. That is so sad. May they rest in peace.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:11:29 PM PST
seajaw says:
Sadly, it says a lot that the Randy Travis trashy behavior thread gets more play than the passing of two solid Hollywood role models.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:13:09 PM PST
C. Batty says:
Rihanna smokes weed, bangs Chris Brown and donates over a million dollars to hospitals.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:24:01 PM PST
It was good of you to honor them. Yes it is sad Travis gets more air time.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:31:02 PM PST
seajaw says:
I think many/most big-name stars have some charitable foundations or contributions that they make.

In many cases, just like the other elites, it's a tax writeoff.

I'm not going to knock the giving. But there is a difference.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:41:04 PM PST
gginnc says:
Anybody know if Hanoi Jane Fonda donates anything to anybody?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:46:17 PM PST
C. Batty says:
The fact remains that most stars are just a mixture of good and bad, just like the rest of us.

Take, for example, that liberal, veteran, alcoholic, janitor/singer-songwriter/actor, who lives in a Hawaiin mansion, has 5 kids by three wives and adopted another three. The good and the bad.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:47:08 PM PST
C. Batty says:
http://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/jane-fonda
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