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Phil Everly Dies (brother Don receives 'message'); Seagal as Governor?

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FILE - This July 31, 1964 file photo shows The Everly Brothers, Don and Phil, performing on stage. Phil, who with his brother Don formed an influential harmony duo that touched the hearts and sparked the imaginations of rock 'n' roll singers for decades, including the Beatles and Bob Dylan, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. He was 74. Phil Everly died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a Burbank hospital, said his son Jason Everly.  (AP Photo, File)

FILE - This July 31, 1964 file photo shows The Everly Brothers, Don and Phil, performing on stage. Phil, who with his brother Don formed an influential harmony duo that touched the hearts and sparked the imaginations of rock 'n' roll singers for decades, including the Beatles and Bob Dylan, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. He was 74. Phil Everly died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a Burbank hospital, said his son Jason Everly. (AP Photo, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Phil Everly, one half of the pioneering Everly Brothers harmony duo that sparked the imaginations of rock `n' roll singers for decades, has died. He was 74.
His son Jason Everly says his father died Friday at a Burbank hospital of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
In the late 1950s and 1960s, Everly and his brother Don molded rock `n' roll with their high harmony while their poignant lyrics captured the restlessness and energy of a generation of young people.
Their hit records included the then-titillating "Wake Up Little Susie" and the universally identifiable "Bye Bye Love."
In all, their career spanned five decades, although they performed separately from 1973 to 1983. In their heyday between 1957 and 1962, they had 19 top 40 hits.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Don Everly, half of influential rock duo the Everly Brothers, says he experienced an "extreme emotion moment" before he heard of the death of his brother Phil.
Phil Everly died Friday in California from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age 74.
Don Everly said in a statement to The Associated Press on Saturday that he was listening to a favorite song Phil had written and had an emotional moment before learning of his brother's death.
The statement says Don "took that as a special spiritual message from Phil saying goodbye."
The Everly Brothers brought their love of country music to rock `n' roll in the 1950s and 1960s, transforming the pop charts of the day and inspiring legions of young proto rockers like the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Byrds.

PHOENIX (AP) -- Action-movie star Steven Seagal says he is considering a run for Arizona governor.
The "Marked for Death" actor told KNXV-TV (http://goo.gl/jNxPSd) that he is considering a shot at the state's highest office and has had a talk about the bid with the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America.
The 61-year-old made the comments while talking about his newly released reality series "Steven Seagal - Lawman: Maricopa County."
Seagal teamed up with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for the show that was shot in Arizona and airs on cable TV's Reelz Channel.
The martial arts expert is a member of Arpaio's posse, made up of 3,000 unpaid civilians. He also has been deputized with sheriff's offices in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana and says he wants to increase border security.

' CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The oldest surviving cast member of "Gone with the Wind" has died in South Carolina. She was 98.
Alicia Rhett played India Wilkes in the 1939 film starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.
Kimberly Farfone Borts is spokeswoman for the Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community in Charleston, S.C. She told The Associated Press that Rhett died about 5 p.m. Friday at Gadsden, where she had lived since August 2002.
In the movie, India Wilkes is a sister of Ashley Wilkes, with whom Scarlett O'Hara is deeply in love before Ashley marries his cousin and Scarlett becomes involved with Rhett Butler.
The news release says Alicia Rhett was born Feb. 1, 1915, in Savannah, Ga.
Farfone said Rhett also was a portrait painter who sketched her fellow actors on the set.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actress Barbara Lawrence, who played Gertie Cummings in the 1955 movie "Oklahoma!", has died. She was 83.
Her daughter-in-law, Christy Nelson, said Friday that the actress died of kidney failure on Nov. 13.
Lawrence's career spanned the late 1940s through the early 1960s.
Her movies include "The Street with No Name," "A Letter To Three Wives," and the 1957 sci-fi cult classic "Kronos."
Her TV work included episodes of "Perry Mason" and "Bonanza."
Lawrence later became an author, publicist and real estate agent in Beverly Hills.
She has a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.


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