Archive for July 12th, 2011

SOME CLASSIC BILL COSBY HUMOR

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COMEDIAN BILL COSBY TURNED 74 TODAY

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On October 27, 2009 Bill Cosby was presented with the 12th annual Mark Twain
Prize for American Humor. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in
2002 for his constitutions to television and won the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award
in 2003.

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NBC, 1965 to 1968

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NBC, 1969 to 1971

 
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             On NBC, 1984 to 1992
 

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Aired on CBS (1972-1984) and syndication (1984-1985).

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TV SERIES WRITER–CREATOR DIES AT 94

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sherwood Schwartz, writer-creator of two of the best-
remembered TV series of the 1960s and 1970s, "Gilligan’s Island" and "The
Brady Bunch," has died at age 94. Great niece Robin Randall said Schwartz
died at 4 a.m. Tuesday. Schwartz was hospitalized at Cedars Sinai Medical
Center about a week ago with an intestinal infection and underwent several
surgeries.

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SAM SPADE AIRED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THIS DAY IN 1946

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The Adventures of Sam Spade was a radio series based loosely on the private
detective character Sam Spade, created by writer Dashiell Hammett.The show
ran for 13 episodes on ABC in 1946, for 157 episodes on CBS in 1946-1949,
and finally for 51 episodes on NBC in 1949-1951.The series starred Howard
Duff (above) and later, Steve Dunne as Sam Spade and Lurene Tuttle as his
secretary Effie, and took a considerably more tongue-in-cheek approach to the
character than the novel or movie. In 1947, scriptwriters Jason James and Bob
Tallman received an Edgar Award for Best Radio Drama from the Mystery
Writers of America.

 

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Howard Duff with co-star Lurene Tuttle

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RECORDED BY FLOYD CRAMER ~ THIS DAY IN 1960

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"Last Date" was written by Floyd Cramer and peaked at number two on
the Billboard Hot 100 and went to number 11 on the country chart. It sold
over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.

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