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RADIO SERIAL BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1937

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Terry
and the Pirates was a radio serial adapted from the comic strip of the
same name
created in 1934 by Milton Caniff. When the late afternoon series
began, it was heard three times a week, sponsored by  Dari-Rich, airing on
NBC Red Network from November 1, 1937 to June 1, 1938. It switched to
NBC Blue Network on September 26, 1938, continuing until March 22, 1939.

Absent from the airwaves for over two years, it returned shortly before the
Attack on Pearl Harbor, heard in the Midwestern United States on the
Chicago Tribune
s WGN. That series, sponsored by Libby’s, aired five
days a week from October 16, 1941 to May 29, 1942. Ratings began to
drop in the post-WWII period until the final episode on June 30, 1948.

The central character, Terry Lee, was portrayed at various times by Jackie
Kelk
, Cliff Carpenter, Owen Jordan, and Bill Fein. Terry’s buddy Pat Ryan
was played by Bud Collyer, Warner Anderson, Bob Griffin, and Larry
Alexander.

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Jackie Daly Kelk
(August 6, 1923 – September 5, 2002)

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ROGER MOORE IS 89 TODAY

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Sir Roger George Moore

Roger Moore replaced Sean Connery as James Bond in 1973, and won
a Monte Carlo TV Festival Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. His other
major works include Ivanhoe (1958-1959), Maverick (1961), and The Saint
(1961-1969), where he played Simon Templar.

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RADIO SERIES BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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Land of the Lost
was a radio fantasy adventure, written and narrated by Isabel
Manning Hewson. It was broadcast Saturday mornings at 11:30 am on the ABC
Blue network until September 22, 1945. In 1944, it also was on ABC Tuesdays
at 7:00pm from July 4 until October 3. On October 14, 1945, the series moved
to Mutual, where it was heard until July 6, 1946 (Sundays at 3:30 until mid-
January and then Saturdays at 11:30am). Sponsored by Bosco, Land of the
Lost
aired on ABC from October 11, 1947 until the end of the run on July 3,
1948.

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Isabel Manning Hewson was a native of
Baltimore. MD.

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ACTOR ADAM WEST IS 88 TODAY

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Adam West (William West Anderson) was born in
Walla Walla, Washington.

West is known for his lead role in ABC’s Batman series from
1966 to 1968, and has since returned to provide voices in
various animated superhero series.

 

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Adam West (left) and Burt Ward – Batman and Robin.

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AUTHOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1850


Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
(November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894)

Scottish born author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the classic adventure
novel Treasure Island, and the psychological thriller The Strange Case of
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
He was a late reader, starting at about age seven
or eight, but he wrote incessantly as a child, even to the discouragement
of his father. He agreed to study law at Edinburgh University to appease
his father, but he continued to pursue a literary career during his young
adulthood.

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