On this day: July 23

POSTED: 05:00 PM PDT Jul 22, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 22, 2016 

Miss America gives up her crown, Fergie gets a royal wedding, a new comet is discovered, and a singer's life comes to a tragic ending, all on this day.

OTD July 23 - Philip Seymour Hoffman
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1967: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is born in Fairport, New York. Hoffman won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in "Capote" and also was nominated for Oscars for his roles in "Charlie Wilson's War," "Doubt" and "The Master." He's also known for movies such as "Twister," "Boogie Nights," "Magnolia," "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "Almost Famous" and "Moneyball." He died of acute mixed drug intoxication at age 46 on Feb. 2, 2014.


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