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CINDY WILLIAMS IS 69 TODAY

 


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

Cindy Williams starred as Shirley Feeney on the ABC-TV
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 and 
and made her big screen debut in the 1970 Roger Corman
movie Gas-s-s-s. Williams co-produced the 1990s Steve
Martin
comedies Father of the Bride and Father of the
Bride Part II.


Cindy Williams in American Graffiti.

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ACTOR GEORGE HAMILTON IS 77 TODAY


George Stevens Hamilton was born in Memphis,
Tennessee
.

Hollywood actor George Hamilton won a Golden
Globe Award in 1960 as the Most Promising Male
Newcomer and starred in the 1971 film, Evel
Knievel
. He has also appeared in Your Cheatin’
Heart
, a 1964 musical. Hamilton starred as country
singer Hank Williams.


George Hamilton poses as Colonel Sanders, the current spokesman
for Kentucky Fried Chicken TV spots.

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LOCAL TV ICON DIED TODAY AT 86


Tom Peterson and his wife Gloria. Tom was born in Saint Paul, MN.

Tom Peterson was a retailer, pitchman and television personality in Portland,
Oregon
. He opened his first store in 1964, which grew to a regional consumer electronics, home appliance and furniture chain in the 1970s. His memorable
television commercials and unusual promotions made him a widely recognized personality in the Portland area by the 1980s. He had suffered from Parkinson’s
disease
and sometimes used a walker or a wheelchair.

 

                 

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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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DON’T SQUEEZE THE CHARMIN!



Dick Wilson (July 30, 1916 – November 19, 2007) 
 

Mr. George Whipple (above) is a fictional supermarket manager
featured in television commercials and print advertisements that
ran in the United States and Canada from 1964 to 1985 for
Charmin toilet paper.

"Mr. Whipple" was played by Dick Wilson, a character actor who
made many appearances on TV sitcoms during the 1960s and
1970s. Between 1964 and 1985, Wilson appeared as Whipple
in more than 500 commercials for Charmin.

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