Archive for March 9th, 2011

RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1945

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Those Websters was a radio situation comedy series starring Willard Waterman
(shown below) and Constance Crowder as George and Jane Webster. The program
was launched in New York and then moved to Chicago for a short spell before finishing its run from Hollywood. It was heard Friday evenings at 9:30pm on CBS from March 9, 1945 to February 22, 1946 with Quaker Oats as the sponsor. On March 3, 1946, the series moved to Mutual where it aired Sundays at 6pm until August 22, 1948. Two years after this series came to an end, Waterman replaced Harold Peary as the title character in The Great Gildersleeve in 1950.
 

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Willard Waterman

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‘’MR. PERSONALITY’’ IS 78 TODAY

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Lloyd Price was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. 

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MAX HEADROOM FOR COKE

Max Headroom (1987–1988) was a short-lived but ground-breaking British-
produced science fiction television series made for American TV. The series
was based on the  British TV pilot Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future.

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JOYCE VAN PATTEN IS 77 TODAY

 NYC  05/07/06.Joyce Van Patten at opening night of the new Broadway play "THE CAINE MUTINY Court-Martial" at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.Digital Photo by Adam . (Newscom TagID: phlphotos098075)     [Photo via Newscom]

Joyce Van Patten is a stage, film and television actress and the younger   
sister of actor Dick Van Patten. Her list of guest appearances includes   
the TV shows, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone, The Andy  
Griffith Show, and Hawaii Five-O. Van Patten has had supporting roles  
in many films, among them as the head of the Little League in the  
original comedy film Bad News Bears in 1975.

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THIS SONG WAS #1 ON THIS DATE IN 1957

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