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WONDER TOY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

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#1 ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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TERRENCE HOWARD IS 42 TODAY

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Terrence Dashon Howard had his first  major film role in the 1995 filmed in 
Portland movie Mr. Holland’s Opus, which subsequently led to a number of roles 
in films. Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of well-reviewed TV 
and film roles between 2004 and 2006. His roles in other movies includes Ray in  
2004, the 2005 Best Picture Oscar winner Crash, and The Brave One in 2007. He
also co-starred in the mega hit  Iron Man in 2008. In 20010 Howard joined the cast 
of the new Law & Order: Los Angeles on NBC. 

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Richard Dreyfuss, left, and Terrence Howard in Mr. Holland’s Opus

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Terrence in Iron Man promotion photo

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Terrence Howard with Jodie Foster from The Brave One

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THE PUBLIC DEFENDER DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1954

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The Public Defender was a half-hour 69-episode television dramatic series
starring Reed Hadley (above) as attorney Bart Matthews. The series aired
on CBS until June 23, 1955.

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CHILDREN’S SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1947

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The Small Fry Club, also known as Movies for Small Fry, was one of the earliest TV series made for children. It aired until June 15, 1951 on the DuMont Television Network  
and was hosted by "Big Brother Bob Emery" (shown below).The Small Fry Club originally aired weekly, but soon expanded to five days a week. According to television historians, it was possibly the first television series to air five days per week. Before it was on TV, the show got its start on radio, in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Big Brother Bob Emery (real name Clair Robert Emery)

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Bob Emery (left) with quests Kukla, Fran and Ollie

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