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101-year-old shares advice for good life

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas man who has rubbed elbows with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Johnny Carson celebrated his second triple-digit birthday Monday.

Eddie Halliday, 101, lives in Longview now, but spent more than 20 years in Las Vegas selling condos, and hobnobbing with celebrities.

As an avid chess player, he has spent years playing a game based on hiding your intentions, but says telling the truth is the key to long life.

"If you don't lie about things, you're truthful, you can get by with a bad memory," said Halliday. "You've got to have an awfully good memory if you tell a bunch of lies because you've got to remember the lies."

Halliday earned the nickname "Fast Eddie" during his time in Vegas, and in addition to his chess skills was also a great pool player.

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