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Meat Loaf (born Marvin Lee Aday), the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album and for such anthems as “Paradise By the Dashboard Light” and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” died January 20. He was 74.

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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1899: Chester Jones, who played the native lead bearer Ladu in the movie in episode 802- THE LEECH WOMAN.
1903: Al Jacobs, musical score composer for the movie in episode 207- WILD REBELS.
1905: Don Rowan, who played a guardsman in the season four serial UNDERSEA KINGDOM.
1914: William G. Troiano, cinematographer for the movies in episodes 108- THE SLIME PEOPLE and 515- THE WILD WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN.
1916: Gwen Kenyon, who played Peggy Woods in the movie in episode 105- THE CORPSE VANISHES.
1924: William Thourlby, who played Dr. Bradford in the movie in episode 606- THE CREEPING TERROR.
1924: Carl Bengs, who played a rocket pilot the movie THE GREEN SLIME, riffed in MST3K’s pilot.
1929: Lionel Selwyn, the sound editor for the movie CIRCUS OF HORRORS, featured in the Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour in 2019.
1931: Fernando Cicero, who played Lastene in the movie in episode 408- HERCULES UNCHAINED.
1931: Ginés Rodríguez, production assistant for the movie in episode 323- CASTLE OF FU MANCHU.*
1934: Bill Bixby, mentioned in host segments in episode 204- CATALINA CAPER, 305- STRANDED IN SPACE and 205- ROCKET ATTACK USA.
1939: Jeff Smith, TV’s Frugal Gourmet, impersonated by Mike Nelson in the movie in episode 608- CODE NAME: DIAMOND HEAD.
1951: Nicholas Josef Von Sternberg, cinematographer for the movie in episode 1008- FINAL JUSTICE.*
1959: Linda Blair, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 111- MOON ZERO TWO.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1955: George Bricker (age 56), screenwriter for the movie in episode 702- THE BRUTE MAN.
1960: Stepan Kayukov (age 61), who played Neptune in the movie “Sadko,” seen in episode 505- THE MAGIC VOYAGE OF SINBAD.
1969: Rankin Mansfield (age 73), who played Beryl in the movie WORLD WITHOUT END, riffed in MST3K’s first live show.
1969: Manuel Arvide (age 72), who played Martinez in the movie in episode 1105- THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN.
1973: Lyndon Johnson (age 64), American President, who was included in the list of prominent “doughy guys” shown in a host segment in episode 522- TEEN-AGE CRIME WAVE.
1985: Raymond Boltz Jr. (age 72), set designer for the movie in episode 420- THE HUMAN DUPLICATORS.
2013: Lucyna Winnicka (age 84), who played Joan Moran in the movie in episode 211- FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS.

EPISODE PREMIERES ON THIS DATE
1989: episode K10- COSMIC PRINCESS first shown.
1994: episode 523- VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS first shown.

EVENTS ON THIS DATE
2011: Timothy Van Patten, who played Max Keller in episodes 322- MASTER NINJA I and 324- MASTER NINJA II, shares the Producer’s Guild of America’s Television Producer of the Year award in long form for “The Pacific.”

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