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SHOWS LAST EPISODE ON THIS DAY IN 1961


From left: Howard McNear, William Conrad, Georgia Ellis,
and Parley Baer.

The radio series “Gunsmoke” first aired on CBS on April 26, 1952 and
ended on June 18, 1961. The show stars William Conrad as Marshal
Matt Dillon, Howard McNear as Doc Charles Adams, Georgia Ellis as
Kitty Russell, and Parley Baer as Dillon’s assistant, Chester Wesley
Proudfoot. The TV series changed the newly limping Chester’s last
name from Proudfoot to Goode.

 

 


Sound-effects man Ray Kemper (left)
with William Conrad.


Conrad with cast member Georgia Ellis.

 
William Conrad 
(September 27, 1920 – February 11, 1994)

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THE LAST EPISODE OF THE LONE RANGER

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Brace Beemer (making fist) and the rest of the cast during an episode of 
The Lone Ranger

The last original episode of The Lone Ranger was broadcast September 3, 1954
and transcribed repeats of the 1952–53 episodes continued to be aired on ABC
until June 24, 1955. The cowboy hero first  appeared in January of 1933 in a
radio show aired over WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan. The title character was played
by George Seaton, Earle Graser, and Brace Beemer.

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Original Air Date: May 18, 1938

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FINAL EPISODE OF SERIES ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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The Fugitive
aired for four seasons on ABC, and a total of 120 51-minute episodes
were produced. The first three seasons were filmed in black and white; the final
season was in color.

In 2002, The Fugitive was ranked No. 36 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of
All
Time
. TV Guide named the one-armed man #5 in their 2013 list of The 60
Nastiest Villains of All Time.

The finale was watched by 72 percent of American TV households — a record that
still stands.

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David Janssen (left) as Dr. Richard Kimble finally catches up with
the ”one-armed man”

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THE FINAL EPISODE ON THIS DAY IN 1983

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original run on CBS television, September 17, 1972 – February 28, 1983

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