Archive for September 12th, 2012

TV WESTERN DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Bonanza is a western television series that ran on the NBC network from Saturday,
September 12, 1959 to Tuesday, January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes. It ranks as the second longest running western series, behind Gunsmoke,
and still continues to air in syndication,

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LASSIE DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Tommy Rettig with Lassie

Lassie (also known as Jeff’s Collie) was televised from Sunday, September 12,
1954, to Saturday, March 24,1973, It was one of the longest running dramatic
series on television, airing for seventeen seasons on CBS and first-run syndication
for its final two seasons. The show was sponsored by Campbell’s Soup Company
for the entire nineteen- year run. Stars Tommy Rettig and Jan Clayton left the
show in 1957. 
 
 

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The original cast of Lassie included left to right, Gramps
(George Cleveland), Doc Weaver (Arthur Space), Ellen
Miller (Jan Clayton), and Jeff (Tommy Rettig), with Lassie
and Pokey.

 

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LINDA GRAY IS 72 TODAY

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Linda Ann Gray is a screen and stage actress, director, producer and
former model.She is best known for her role as Sue Ellen Ewing on the
long running CBS television series Dallas (1978-1989), for which she
was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and a Primetime Emmy
Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
.

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The cast of “Dallas” today are from left: Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman

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IT WAS THE EVENT OF THE SEASON IN 1953

KENNEDY WEDDING

When Jacqueline Bouvier and then-U.S. Representative John Kennedy were
married, an estimated 700 guests attended the ceremony at St Mary’s Church
in Newport, Rhode Island and 1,200 were at the reception that followed at
Hammersmith Farm

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