Archive for May 30th, 2013

LOOK FOR THE “G-E” MONOGRAM!

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REMEMBERING MEL BLANC

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Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989)

Blanc was born  in San Francisco, Ca., later moving to Portland, Or.
where he attended Lincoln High School.
He began a radio career in
1927 as a voice actor on the KGW program The Hoot Owls. In 1933,
after a stint in Los Angeles, Blanc returned to Portland and worked at
KEX radio where he produced and co-hosted a show called Cobweb
And Nuts.

Mel returned to Los Angeles in 1935 and joined Warner Bros.owned
KFWB radio in Hollywood. He soon became a regular on NBC’s The
Jack Benny Program
, playing various roles.

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Mel Blanc, "The Man of a Thousand Voices", is regarded as one of the most influential people in the voice-acting industry. He was the first voice artist
in Hollywood to receive screen credit.

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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“The Iron man”, Calvin Edwin "Cal" Ripken, Jr. will turn
53 August 24

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CLINT WALKER IS 86 TODAY

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Clint Walker (Norman Eugene Walker)

Walker is a retired actor, best known for his television role as “Cheyenne
Bodie” in the ABC series Cheyenne (1955-1963). He worked as a doorman
and club bouncer before finding success in Hollywood.

Clint Walker made over 40 appearances in his television and film career,
which earned him a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. 

  

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SERLING’S FOLLOW-UP SERIES

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Rod Serling


Night Gallery
is an anthology series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973,
featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained
fame from an earlier series, The Twilight Zone, served both as the on-air
host of the show as well as a major contributor of scripts.

Night Gallery was nominated for an Emmy Award for its first-season episode
"They’re Tearing Down Tim Riley’s Bar" as the Outstanding Single Program
on television in 1971. In 1972, the series received another nomination of
Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for the second-season episode titled 
"Pickman’s Model."

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Tom Bosley (left) with Godfrey Cambridge who plays comic Jackie
Slater from Night Gallery season 1 episode #4, “Make Me Laugh”
which originally aired January 6, 1971. It was directed by Steven
Spielberg.

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