Original television run on NBC/CBS: September 30, 1951 – August 1, 1971
During its run, the show received three Emmy Awards, for Red Skelton as best comedian and the program as best comedy show during its initial season, and an award for comedy writing in 1961. In 1959 Skelton also received a Golden Globe for Best TV Show.
Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997)
John Royce "Johnny" Mathis was born in Gilmer, Texas
Johnny Mathis has sold well over 350 million records worldwide as confirmed by Guinness music chart historian Paul Gambacini, this makes Mathis the 3rd most successful recording artist of the 20th century and of the last 60 years.
"Chances Are" was one of a large number of compositions by the Stillman-Allen team that were chart hits in the 1950s. It was listed on Billboard‘s "Most Played by Jockeys" survey for Johnny Mathis, charting in 1957, and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. The song reached No. 4 on Billboard‘s Best Sellers in Stores survey, along with its flip "The Twelfth of Never", which Mathis initially disliked.
Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson Fogelson(9-29-1904 to 4-6-1996)
British born actress Greer Garson won an Oscar Award for her role in Mrs. Miniver in 1942.She received seven Academy Award nominations and was acclaimed as one of the top box office draws of the 1940s. She intended to become a teacher, studying French and literature in college, but instead became a Hollywood star.