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TALENT SHOW DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1948

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The television debut of “The Original Amateur Hour” came on January
18, 1948 over the
DuMont Network with Ted Mack as the host. The show
was on the air for 22 years.

      

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CELEBRATING 85 YEARS TODAY

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Singer, dancer, and actress Jane Powell (Suzanne Lorraine Burce)


Powell was born the only child to Paul E. Burce (a
Wonder Bread employee)
and Eileen Baker Burce (a housewife) in Portland, Oregon, At five, she was
on the KGW radio children’s talent program Stars of Tomorrow. She attended
Beaumont Grade School and Grant High School in Portland.

During the summer of 1943, Jane and her parents went on a vacation to
Hollywood. where she appeared on Janet Gaynor‘s radio show Hollywood
Showcase: Stars over Hollywood
. It was a talent competition, and Powell
won and soon auditioned with Louis B. Mayer at MGM as well as David O.
Selznick
. Without even taking a screen test, Powell was then signed to a
seven-year contract with MGM.

As of 2013, Powell lives with her fifth husband, former child star Dickie
Moore
, in New York City and Connecticut, and is still active in television
and theater.

 

 

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SONG STYLIST “SWEET NANCY” IS 77 TODAY

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Classic jazz singer Nancy Wilson released seventy albums and has won
three Grammy Awards. At the age of 15, while a High School student in
Columbus, Ohio, Nancy won a talent contest sponsored by local TV
station WTVN.  

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MICHAEL LANDON’S BIRTHDAY

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               Michael Landon (Eugene Maurice Orowitz) 

                         (October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991)

Actor
Michael Landon was also a  writer, director, and producer. He is
known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza (1959–1973),
Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983), and Jonathan
Smith in Highway to Heaven (1984–1989), all on NBC-TV.  Landon has 
appeared on the cover of TV Guide 22 times, second only to Lucille Ball.

 

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The Cartwright’s from left: Dan Blocker,Michael Landon, Lorene Greene, and
Pernell Roberts

 

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Landon began to suffer from severe abdominal pain in February 1991. On
April 5, 1991, pancreatic cancer was diagnosed; it had metastasized into his
liver and lymph nodes. The cancer was inoperable and the doctors’ prognosis
was terminal. On July 1, 1991, at age 54, Landon died in Malibu, California

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“THE OLD READHEAD”

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  Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983)

Arthur Godfrey was a radio and television broadcaster and entertainer
who hosted two CBS-TV weekly series and a daily 90-minute television
mid-morning show through most of the decade, but by the early 1960s
he was only hosting an occasional TV special. Godfrey was one of the
early master commercial pitchmen, identified with many sponsors like
Lipton Tea. Before fame, he was a radio operator in the U.S. Navy for
four years.

 

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