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Posts Tagged ‘Pancreatic cancer

First Black Character On Captain Kangaroo,”Mr. Baxter” Actor James Wall Dies at 92.

October 29, 2010

Pioneering vaudevillian and the first black character portrayed on the popular CBS children’s program ‘Captain Kangaroo’, James Wall,92, has passed away, taking years of stories, anecdotes, and trailblazing experiences that advanced the opportunities for African-American entertainers and behind the scenes players throughout the entertainment business,and profoundly at a nationally broadcasted television network.(Source) CBS News is […]

Gospel Music Legend And C.O.G.I.C. Musical Genius,Bishop Walter Hawkins,Dies Today At 61…Peace Be With This Great Man

July 12, 2010

Today, the world, and the world of gospel music has lost a legend,Bishop Walter Hawkins, 61, who passed away from pancreatic cancer. It was ¬†announced on the Facebook profile page of Pastor Shirley Caesar, another Gospel legend.(WIKI) Walter Hawkins was a Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, composer and pastor from Oakland,California,home to several black musical star […]