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Jeff Bridges
December 4, 1949
Actor


Jeffrey Leon "Jeff" Bridges is an American actor, musician, producer, photographer, cartoonist, storyteller, and occasional vintner. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Otis "Bad" Blake in the 2009 film "Crazy Heart”. He was nominated for an Academy Award six times. Bridges is one of the youngest actors ever to be nominated for an Academy Award and one of the oldest ever to win. "Crazy Heart" also won him the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.


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TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day 29 years ago, in 1991, journalist Terry A. Anderson is released after 7 years in captivity as a hostage in Beirut. He is the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon.


Also on this day in...
1812 – Peter Gaillard patents the power mower.
1918 – President Wilson sails for the WWI peace talks in Versailles. The first U.S. president to travel to Europe while in office.
1943 – President Roosevelt closes down the W.P.A., due to high levels of wartime employment in the U.S.
1945 – By a vote of 65 to 7, the Senate approves United States participation in the United Nations.
1954 – The first Burger King opens in Miami, Florida.
1978 – After the murder of Mayor Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco's first female mayor.
1991 – Pan Am goes bankrupt and ceases operations.
1992 – President Bush orders American troops to lead a mercy mission to Somalia.

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