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The last American born driver to win a Formula One race

The last American born driver to win a Formula One race

Peter Revson’s McLaren M19C, 1972 Canadian GP at Mosport Park, Sept 23,1972. Taken minutes after setting Pole Position, losing the left rear wheel nut and then wheel and crashing at turn two.

He competed in the Indy 500 each year from 1969–1973. In 1972, Revson was named to the McLaren Formula One team. He remained with the team for two years, winning the 1973 British Grand Prix and the 1973 Canadian Grand Prix. He moved to Shadow in 1974. He is the last American born driver to win a Formula One race (Mario Andretti, who won in later years, is a naturalized American). His British Grand Prix victory made him the 50th World Championship Grand Prix winner.

Malachi Throne has died: ‘Batman’ Villain Actor Dies at Age 84

Malachi Throne has died: ‘Batman’ Villain Actor Dies  at Age 84

Malachi Throne has  died. Throne,  the  TV  character actor who played Robert Wagner’s boss on It Takes a Thief and the enigmatic evildoer False-Face on Batman, died  in Los Angeles  after  succumbing to cancer . He was 84. Throne was born in New York City. He first appeared on stage at the age of ten in […]

O’Donnell, Playwright Who Won the Tony for Hairspray, has died

O’Donnell, Playwright Who Won the Tony for Hairspray, has died

Mark O’Donnell (July 19, 1954 – August 6, 2012) was an American writer and humorist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College in 1976. He was a member of the Harvard Lampoon, where he held the position of Ibis. He was the writer and librettist for three Hasty Pudding musicals for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals group.

Marvin Hamlisch has died

Marvin Hamlisch has died

“A Chorus Line” and “The Sting” composer Marvin Hamlisch has died at the age of 68 (June 2, 1944 – August 6, 2012).A child prodigy, Hamlisch began studying piano at the famed Juilliard School of Music when he was seven.

He was was an American composer. He is one of only twelve people to have been awarded Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and a Tony. He is also one of only two people to have won those four prizes and also a Pulitzer Prize (the other is Richard Rodgers). Hamlisch has also won two Golden Globes

Hamlisch died Tuesday in Los Angeles after suffering from a brief illness.

He is survived by his wife, Terre Blair, a Columbus, Ohio, native and news anchor from the ABC affiliate WTVN – Channel 6 in that city, in May 1989.

He had a prior relationship with Carole Bayer Sager, which was the inspiration for the musical They’re Playing Our Song.

Hamlisch was born on June 2, 1944 in New York City.