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SHOW BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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First edition cover.

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Joseph Curtin and Alice Frost  as Mr. and Mrs. North (1950)

Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that aired on NBC and
CBS from 1942 to 1954. The fictional amateur detectives were created
by Frances and Richard Lockridge. They were featured in a series of
26 Mr. and Mrs. North novels, a Broadway play, a motion picture and
several radio and television series.

In 1946, Mr. and Mrs. North received the first Best Radio Drama Edgar
Award
from the Mystery Writers of America (in a tie with CBS‘s The
Adventures of Ellery
Queen
). The Woodbury Soap company was the
programs initial sponsor.

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ACTOR JOHN VOIGHT IS 78 TODAY

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Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight was born in Yonkers, New York.

John Voight is best known for his performance in the classic 1969 film
Midnight Cowboy and his Academy Award winning role in Coming Home
(1978). His daughter is actress Angelina Jolie.

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John Voight in Midnight Cowboy.

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Voight in Runaway Train (1985).


2001

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LUX RADIO THEATER ON THIS DAY IN 1937

Barbara Stanwyck rehearsing for Cecil B DeMille’s Lux Radio Theater production of These Three, 6 December 1937

Barbara Stanwyck rehearsing for Cecil B. DeMille’s Lux Radio Theater production of These Three.

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ED ASNER IS 87 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Yitzhak Edward "Ed" Asner 


Ed Asner is an actor, voice actor and a former president of the
Screen Actors Guild. He is primarily known for his role as Lou
Grant
during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary
Tyler Moore Show
and its spin-off series Lou Grant (both CBS),
making him one of the few television actors to portray the same
leading character in both a comedy and a drama. He is also
known for playing Santa Claus in the comedy film Elf (2003)
and its animated remake Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas
(2014). He attended the University of Chicago and served
in the U.S. Signal Corps.

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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The legal drama series Perry Mason originally broadcast on CBS
television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. The title
character
, a criminal defense lawyer portrayed by Raymond Burr.

Many episodes are based on stories written by Erle Stanley
Gardner. Hollywood’s first weekly one-hour series filmed for
television, Perry Mason is one of TV’s longest-running and
most successful legal series.

In 1960, the series received the first Silver Gavel Award for
a television drama by the American Bar Association
.

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Raymond William Stacy Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993)

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