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SHOWS TV DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1951

Adapted from radio to television, The Amos ‘n Andy Show was produced
from June 1951 to April 1953 with 78 filmed episodes, sponsored by the
Blatz Brewing Company.

The CBS television series used black actors in the main roles, although
the actors were instructed to keep their voices and speech patterns close 
to those of the radio shows stars Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll.

Produced at the Hal Roach Studios, the show was among the first to be
filmed with a multi-camera setup, four months before the I Love Lucy
series used the same technique.

The original radio show was popular from the 1920s through the
1950s. It was created, written, and voiced by two white actors, 
Gosden and Correll (above).

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NEWS HEADLINES FROM THE PAST

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Melvin James "Mel" Brooks
(Kaminsky) is 89 today.


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KATHY BATES IS 67 TODAY

 
Kathy Bates from Misery.



Kathleen Doyle
"Kathy" Bates was born in
Memphis, Tennessee.


After appearing in several minor roles in film and television during the 1970s
and the 1980s, Bates rose to prominence with her performance in Misery
(1990), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress; she also
received a Golden Globe. She followed this with major roles in Fried Green
Tomatoes
(1991) and Dolores Claiborne (1995), before playing a featured
role as Molly Brown in Titanic (1997).

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SERIES PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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Original run: June 27, 1949 – April 1, 1955


Captain Video and His Video Rangers
is a science fiction television series,
which was the first series of its kind on American television.

The series aired originally Monday through Saturday at 7 p.m. ET, and then
Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET. A separate 30-minute spinoff series,
The Secret Files of Captain Video, aired Saturday mornings, alternating with
Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, from September 5, 1953 to May 29, 1954

The Video Ranger was played during the shows entire run by teen-aged Don
Hastings
, who later became a soap opera star.

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The original Captain Video was
Richard Coogan, who played
the role for 17 months.

Don Hastings Captain Video.JPG

Ranger Don Hastings

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001)

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