Ned Beatty, titanic character actor of 'Network,' dies at 83

June 13
The actor Ned Beatty in New York, Nov. 18, 2003. Beatty, who during a prolific acting career that spanned more than four decades, died on Sunday at hi
Ned Beatty, the Oscar-nominated character actor who in half a century of American movies, including "Deliverance," "Network" and "Superman," was a booming, indelible presence in even the smallest parts, has died. He was 83.

Minnesota Vikings superfan Millie Wall dies at 102

June 14
Millie Wall at 100.
She attended the Minnesota Miracle game and became the team's "lucky charm."

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