Archive for December 1st, 2011

MCCARTHY CENSURED ON THIS DAY IN 1954

Sen. McCarthy reads a 1954 newspaper headline that compared him with
Hitler.

Joseph Raymond "Joe" McCarthy served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the
state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957. He was noted for making
claims that there were large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies and their
sympathizers inside the United States federal government and elsewhere. The
result of McCarthy’s tactics and his inability to substantiate his claims led him to
be censured by the United States Senate. On December 2, 1954, the Senate
voted to censure McCarthy on both counts by a vote of 67 to 22.

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CATHY LEE CROSBY IS 65 TODAY

 

 

Actress Cathy Lee Crosby achieved TV and film success in the 1980s and
was a co-host of the ABC reality television series That’s Incredible!  from
1980 to 1984.

 


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FOR THOSE HOLIDAY HEADACHES!

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Sammy Davis, Jr.

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ART LINKLETTER’S HOUSE PARTY

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Art Linkletter on the set of his House Party show. The variety/talk program  
began on September 1, 1952 and was television’s longest-running daytime variety show when it concluded on September 5, 1969.  It’s been said that Linkletter never used scripts or rehearsed.

The signature segment of the afternoon show was when Art would
prove that kids indeed say the darndest things.

 

Art with guest Ronald Reagan

       

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MARY MARTIN

 

 

 



Mary Virginia Martin (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990)

Mary Martin was a actress and singer who originated many roles over her
career including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (1949) and Maria in The
Sound of Music
(1959). She also was the star in the original 1954 Broadway
musical production Peter Pan. Martin was named a Kennedy Center Honoree
in 1989. She was also the mother of actor Larry Hagman (below).



A young Larry Hagman with his mother Mary Martin.

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