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ENTERING THE TWILIGHT ZONE

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"Anthony" (Billy Mumy) from the 1961 Twilight Zone episode, "It’s a
Good Life."

   
    
    
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Charles William Mumy Jr. turned 63 on February 1.

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TV SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Circus Boy is an action/adventure/drama series that aired in prime time on
NBC, and then on ABC, from 1956 to 1958. It was then rerun by NBC on
Saturday mornings, from 1958 to 1960. Micky Dolenz began his television
career in the series as the main character, young Corky who was adopted
by Joey the Clown (Noah Beery, Jr.), and the whole Burke and Walsh Circus
family. Dolenz was billed at the time as Mickey Braddock. He was later hired
for the role as the "drummer" in NBC’s sitcom The Monkees.

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George Michael "Micky" Dolenz, Jr. turned 71 in March.

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FORMER CHILD ACTOR IS 68 TODAY


      Jerry Mathers in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, 1966.


Gerald Patrick "Jerry" Mathers was born in Sioux City, Iowa.

Mathers is known for his classic role as a child on the CBS television
sitcom, Leave It To Beaver from 1957-1963. He made his first TV
commercial at age 2 for PET Milk and was a model for a department
store ad. Following his acting career, he became a successful banker
and real estate investor.

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In 1981, Jerry Mathers worked as a disc jockey at KEZY-AM
radio in Anaheim, California
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CHILD ACTRESS ~ THEN AND NOW


Susan Lynn Gordon (July 27, 1949 — December 11, 2011)

Susan Gordon was a child actress who appeared in films and numerous
episodes of television programs such as The Twilight Zone, Gun Smoke,
My Three Sons, and The Donna Reed Show. She died at age 62 due to
thyroid cancer.   

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Publicity still from Twilight Zone episode, “The Fugitive” (1962)

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DREW BARRYMORE IS 41 TODAY


Drew Barrymore as Gertie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.


Drew Blythe Barrymore was born in Culver City, California.

Drew Barrymore is an actress, author, director, model and producer. She 
first appeared in a dog food commercial when she was eleven months old
and made her film debut in Altered States (1980). Her breakout role was
in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982. Famous stage
and cinema actor John Barrymore is her grandfather.          


Drew Barrymore with Steven Spielberg on set of E.T.

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