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SITCOM DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1966

FAMILY AFFAIR

The sitcom Family Affair aired on CBS from September 12, 1966 to September
9,1972. The series starred Brian Keith as bachelor Bill Davis and follows his
adventures as he attempts to raise his brother’s orphaned children, 15-year-
old Cissy (Kathy Garver) and the 6-year-old twins, Jody (Johnny Whitaker)
and Buffy (Anissa Jones). The butler, Mr. Giles French was played by
Sebastian Cabot. The show ran for 138 episodes. Family Affair was
created and produced by Don Fedderson, also known for the series
My Three Sons.

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 Kathy Garver                                            Johnny Whitaker

 

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Anissa Jones died August 28, 1976 of an
accidental drug overdose. She was 18

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THE DEBUT OF ‘’LASSIE’’ ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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The television series Lassie followed the adventures of a female Collie named
Lassie and her human companions. The show debuted on Sunday, September
12, 1954 and aired till March 24, 1973 on the CBS network. It was one of the
longest running dramatic series on TV, with seventeen seasons before entering
first-run syndication for the final two seasons. Lassie was initially filmed in black
and white, making the transition to color in 1965. It was the created by producer
Robert Maxwell and animal trainer Rudd Weatherwax. In its first years Lassie
won two Emmy Awards and its stars, Jan Clayton and June Lockhart were both
nominated for Emmys.

 

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Trainer Rudd Weatherwax with Mike and Lassie
   

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Filming a scene with the star of the show

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NUMBER ONE ON THIS DATE IN 1971

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“Go Away Little Girl” remained in the top position for three weeks.

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ON “THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW” THIS DAY IN 1965

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COMEDY SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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The Monkees is a NBC situation comedy that aired from September 12,
1966 to March 25, 1968. The series follows the adventures of four young
men (The Monkees) as they strive to make a name for themselves as rock ‘n
roll singers. The show won two Emmy Awards in 1967.

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