Archive for February 3rd, 2011

JOEY BISHOP ~ FEBRUARY 3, 1918–OCTOBER 17, 2007

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Bishop began his career as part of a standup comedy act with his elder brother,
Maury. He guest-hosted on television’s Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 
and frequently appeared on Steve Allen’s and Jack Paar’s previous versions
of The Tonight Show, both on NBC.

Joey starred in a sit-com titled The Joey Bishop Show, that ran for four seasons,
first  on NBC and later on CBS. He later hosted a talk show also titled The Joe
Bishop Show
on ABC (below) as competition to Carson’s Tonight Show. It ran
for two years. His sidekick was then-newcomer Regis Philbin. 
 
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            From left to right, Regis Philbin, Peter Marshall and Joey Bishop

   JOEY LAST

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MORGAN FAIRCHILD BECAME 61 TODAY

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Actress Morgan Fairchild’s first acting job was as a double for Faye Dunaway during location filming for the movie Bonnie and Clyde (1967). Fairchild has also performed in live theater and played guest roles in television comedies. In 1980, she scored her first regular primetime role as Constance Weldon Carlyle on the NBC-TV soap opera
Flamingo Road. She was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her role. In
addition to acting, Fairchild is a board member of the Screen Actors Guild. 
 
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FIRST USE OF PAPER MONEY IN AMERICA ~ ON THIS DATE IN 1690

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In the early 1690s, the Massachusetts Bay Colony was the first of the Thirteen
Colonies to issue permanently circulating banknotes. The currency was used
to pay soldiers that were in the  war against Quebec.

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A BRANDO CO-STAR DEAD AT 58

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Maria Schneider (Above), the French actress who was Marlon Brando’s young co-star in the steamy 1972 film "Last Tango in Paris," has died, her talent agency said. She was 58.

A representative of the Act 1 agency said Schneider died in Paris on Thursday "following a long illness," but declined to provide details.

Schneider was 19 when she starred opposite Marlon Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci’s racy "Last Tango in Paris." In it, she played a young Parisian woman who takes up with a middle-aged American businessman, played by Brando.

Throughout her career, Schneider appeared in more than two dozen films, most of them French. (AP)
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THE TOP SPOT ON THIS DATE IN 1962

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