Archive for September 17th, 2011

WESTERN SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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From left: Ross Martin and Robert Conrad stars of The Wild Wild West.
The
TV series ran on CBS for four seasons (104 episodes) from September 17,  
1965 to April 4, 1969.

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Robert Conrad today.      

                (Ross Martin died July 3, 1981 at age 61)

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NEW SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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Mission: Impossible initial cast from left: Steven Hill, Barbara Bain, Martin
Landau, and Greg Morris

Mission: Impossible is a television series the aired on the CBS network from
September 17, 1966 to March 30, 1973. The leader of the team for the first
season was Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill. The leader for the following
seasons was Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves. The iconic theme music
was composed by Lalo Schifrin.

 

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CASSANDRA ‘’ELVIRA’’ PETERSON IS 60 TODAY

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Actress Cassandra Peterson is best known for her on-screen horror hostess
character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She gained fame on Los Angeles TV
station KHJ as host of Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie show. During
her teens in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Peterson worked as a  go-go
dancer at a local bar. After graduating from high school, she moved to Las
Vegas, Nevada, where she became a showgirl at The Dunes. She had a
small role as a showgirl in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are
Forever
. Cassandra reportedly dated Elvis Presley for a short.

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REMEMBERING HANK WILLIAMS SR.

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                  (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953)

Hank Williams, born Hiram King Williams in Mount Olive, Alabama, was a singer-songwriter and musician regarded as one of the most important country music
artists of all time. Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously)
that would place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers
chart, including 11 that ranked number one. He has received numerous honors
and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 under the
category Early Influence. He was ranked second in CMT’s 40 Greatest Men of
Country Music in 2003, behind Johnny Cash. His son, Hank Jr. is on the same list.

 

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COMEDY PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

HOGANS HEROES 

The sitcom Hogan’s Heroes ran for 168 episodes from September 17,
1965, to March 28, 1971, on the CBS network.

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