Harriet Tubman escapes slavery, the capstone is set on the Washington Monument, the TV special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" debuts, and Roy Orbison passes away, all on this day.
1993: Actor Don Ameche, whose career started in vaudeville and spanned nearly 60 years, dies of prostate cancer at the age of 85 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Some of Ameche's most memorable roles came at the tail end of his career, in movies like "Trading Places" (pictured), "Cocoon" and "Corrina, Corrina."
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