Archive for October 18th, 2011

THE TOP SONG ON THIS DATE IN 1969

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This single was the second of The Temptations’ four number-one
hits on the pop charts, and was also one of the best-selling singles
the group released.

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DAWN WELLS TURNED 73 TODAY

GILLIGAN'S ISLAND
Dawn Well with costar Bob Denver in Gilligan’s Island

Dawn Wells

Actress Dawn Wells is best known for her portrayal of Mary Ann Summers
on the CBS sitcom Gilligan’s Island (1964-1967).  In 1959, Wells was crowned
Miss Nevada and represented her state in the 1960 Miss America pageant
in Atlantic City. 

 

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CRIME DRAMA DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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Bartlett Robinson

Perry Mason is a radio criminal serial based on the novels of Erle 
Stanley Gardner,and was broadcast on CBS Radio from October 18, 
1943 to December 30, 1955. The actors playing Mason changed
frequently during the shows run, beginning with Bartlett Robinson,
then Santos Ortega and Donald Briggs, before settling on John
Larkin, who portrayed the attorney until the end of the series
run. Della Street was played numerous actors including, Gertrude
Warner, Jan Miner, and Joan Alexander who was radio’s Lois Lane
on Superman. Sponsor of the show was General Foods, Tide.

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Gertrude Warner with Santos Ortega (right) 

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John Larkin

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CHUCK BERRY’S 85th BIRTHDAY TODAY!

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1958

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GEORGE C. SCOTT

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George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999)

Scott was a stage and film actor, director and producer. He is best remembered
for his stage work, as well his roles of General George S. Patton in the 1970 film 
Patton, and as General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy Dr. 
Strangelove
(1964).

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Scott in Dr. Stangelove

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George C. Scott as Patton

scott in christas carol
1984

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