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Today's Holiday

By Marc Campos

"The Greatest", Muhammad Ali is 63 today - and still alive.

Singer-actress Eartha Kitt is 78. Kitt played the original "Catwoman" in the campy 60's "Batman" TV series. She was also one of the first celebrities to oppose the Vietnam war.

Actor James Earl is 74. He was the voice of Darth Vadar and still does CNN voice overs. He also lent his voice to the "Lion King". He has been involved in over 100 movies, including "Field of Dreams" and "Great White Hope", where he played boxer Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight champ.

Speaking of Johnson, tonight PBS (Channel 8) will air "Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson", a documentary by docu-king Ken Burns.

Two African American quarterbacks square off against each other next weekend in the NFC championship game. Either Donovan McNabb, who leads the Philadelphia Eagles, or Michael Vick, who guides the Atlanta Falcons, will end up as one of the QBs at the super bowl.

Props go to Jamie Foxx for winning the Golden Globe award for best actor in a musical or comedy for "Ray". It was an outstanding performance.

"Coach Carter", a Samuel L. Jackson starring movie about a high school basketball coach, was the top grossing flick at the box office this past weekend.

If Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive today, he would be 76 years old.

Have a good day.

January 17, 2005, 9:00AM


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