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Elizabeth Taylor dead at age 79 from congestive heart failure

Elizabeth Taylor dead at age 79 from congestive heart failure

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(Best Syndication News) - Actress, Elizabeth Taylor died today, March 23, 2011, at the age of 79. She was married eight times (twice to actor Richard Burton) and had four children from different marriages. She died from congestive heart failure in Los Angeles, California.

Taylor was born on February 27, 1932 in Hampstead, London, England, UK. She became a famous child star at the age of 12 when she starred in the movie “National Velvet.” Her first acting in a major film was at the age of 10 in the 1942 film “There's One Born Every Minute.” She then went on to act in the 1943 film “Lassie Come Home.”

She didn't stop acting and continued through her adult years. She won two Oscars and was nominated several times for and Academy Award.

In her later years she was an involved in fighting against HIV/AIDS. She also had a successful perfume line.

Forex Trading and Currency Exchange Rates – Stocks Gold and Oil higher today

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(Best Syndication News) The dollar was mixed early Monday with gains against the yen and pound but declines against the franc and euro (see forex charts below).

World FX

The dollar gained 0.19 percent against the Australian dollar, 0.04 percent against the yen and 0.09 percent against the pound sterling (see one-day average chart below). The U.S. currency fell 0.04 percent against the yen and only slightly against the Swiss franc.

Throughout the day the greenback fell against major currencies (see intra-day chart below). The dollar fell 0.12 percent against the euro and 0.32 percent against the British pound. The only gain was seen against the Canadian dollar.

Current Mortgage Interest Rates – Downward Trend Reversed Today

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(Best Syndication News) Average mortgage rates were higher today with changes at several U.S. banks (see rate chart below).

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates

After four straight days of declines the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) increased two basis points to 4.946 percent today. That would work out to monthly payments of $1253.79 on a loan of $235,000.

U.S. Bank raised their rate two points to 4.73 percent. Their 30-year VA loan was up 13 points to 5.23 percent.

'Happy Days' Actor Tom Bosley Dies

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(Best Syndication News) - Actor, Tom Bosley died at the age of 83 after suffering from heart failure. Bosley was also fighting lung cancer said his wife. Bosley played the part of the father on the popular 70's and 80's TV show. Altogether the 'Happy Days' enjoyed 11 seasons running from 1974 until 1985.

Bosley will be most remembered for his acting as the American dad on 'Happy Days.' Bosley continued to act after the TV series ended. He continued to work all the way up to 2010 on various projects from acting to doing voices for other productions.

Other notable achievements in Bosley's acting career include the lead as Father Frank Dowling in the 'Father Dowling Mysteries' TV series that aired from 1987 – 1991. Bosley also acted the role of Sheriff Amos Tupper in the very popular TV series 'Murder, She Wrote' which aired from 1984 – 1988.

Golden Girls actress Rue McClanahan Dies

Golden Girls actress Rue McClanahan Dies

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(Best Syndication News) - Actress, Rue McClanahan, 76, died from a brain hemorrhage this Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 in New York, New York. McClanahan was a breast cancer survivor that was treated back in 1997 and she had also had heart bypass surgery last year.

The actress was most known for her role as Blanch Devereaux on the 1980's TV show 'The Golden Girls,' which she earned an Emmy Award for her acting. McClanahan also played Vivian Cavender Harmon on the popular 1970's TV show 'Maude,' and played the role of Fran Crowley on the short run of the 1980's TV sitcom 'Mama's Family.'

'The Golden Girls' TV series aired from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. The show was about single senior women that lived together in one house. Other actresses from 'The Golden Girls' have passed away; Bea Arthur died on April 25, 2009, and Estelle Getty died in 2008. Betty White is still alive, and has been acting in several films, and recently hosted 'Saturday Night Live.'

McClanahan was born on February 21, 1934 in Healdton, Oklahoma. She began her acting career on stage in New York in the 1950's. She started acting on television shows in the 1970's, with her first big appearance on 'All in the Family.'

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