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CINDY WILLIAMS IS 70 TODAY

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Cynthia Jane "Cindy" Williams was born in Los Angeles, California.

Cindy Williams starred as Shirley Feeney on the ABC television series Laverne
and Shirley
from 1976 to 1983. She also portrayed Laurie Henderson in the hit
1973 coming of age film American Graffiti. She debuted as an actress through
a variety of commercials for Foster Grant sunglasses (below).  

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A 1972 Foster Grant Commercial with Cindy Williams.

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JINGLE COMPOSER HAS DIED AT 87

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Richard D. Trentlage

(FoxNews) – The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming
along to the Oscar Mayer Wiener song has died.

According to an obituary posted online by a northern Illinois funeral home,
Richard Trentlage died on Sept. 21 at age 87.

His daughter Linda Bruun confirmed to the New York Times that the cause
of death was congestive heart failure.

Millions of Americans grew up humming along to Trentlage’s catchy tune:
“Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener.”

Trentlage, an advertising executive, reportedly came up with the jingle in
just an hour after learning that Oscar Mayer was in the market for a new
song to help sell its hot dogs. It debuted in the early 1960s and became
the meat company’s primary advertising jingle in over 20 English-speaking
countries around the world for half a century.

The song was retired in 2010, but has not been forgotten as plenty on
social media paid tribute to the songwriter with a post or Tweet.

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1933


From left: Singer Bing Crosby and comedian Bob Hope were 
among many top show business guest entertainers.

The Kraft Program was a musical-variety program on NBC radio featuring
orchestra leader Paul Whiteman that promoted Kraft food products. During
its first year the show went through a series of name changes, including
Kraft Musical Revue, until it finally settled on Kraft Music Hall in 1934.

Whiteman remained the host until December 6, 1935. Ford Bond was the 
shows announcer. Kraft Music Hall made the move to television in 1958.

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REMEMBERING TONY MARVIN


Tony Marvin (October 5, 1912 – October 10, 1998)

Tony Marvin was a radio and television announcer. He
became a staff announcer for CBS, and later became
most known as the long-time announcer for Arthur
Godfrey
. In 1961 he moved to the Mutual Broadcasting
System
where he produced commercials and did live

newscasts.

 

Tony Marvin live for Chesterfield Cigarettes on The Arthur Godfrey 
Show in 1953.

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