Archive for January 18th, 2012

SOAP AIRED FIRST TIME ON THIS DAY IN 1937

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Edith Young

Aunt Jenny’s Real Life Stories was a 15-minute radio soap which aired from
January 18, 1937 to November 16, 1956 on CBS and was sponsored by Spry
Shorting. Aunt Jenny (full name Jennifer F. Wheeler) was played by Edith
Young. The show offered cooking tips along with some homespun
philosophy.  

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TALENT SHOW TV DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1948

 

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The Original Amateur Hour was formerly Major Bowes Armature Hour,
radio staple from 1934 to 1945. When host Ed Bowes left the show. His 
successor was Ted Mack. The shows TV debut came on Sunday, January
18, 1948 on the DuMont Television Network.with Mack continuing as host.

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TURN YOUR ARM POWER ON!

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WRITER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1882

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Alan Alexander Milne
(18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956)

Milne was a noted English writer and playwright, best known for his
classic children’s books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh. 

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Christopher Robin Milne, the author’s only child, was the inspiration
for the Pooh books.

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OLIVER HARDY,BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1892

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OLIVER HARDY YOUNG

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Oliver Hardy
(January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957)

Hardy was a comedic actor famous as one half of Laurel and
Hardy, the classic comedy duo that began in the silent films
era and lasted nearly 30 years, from 1927 to 1955.

This is a U.S. Department of Agriculture film featuring Laurel & Hardy
in their only Technicolor theatrical short. It was considered lost until
1967. It is thought to have been shot around 1943. 

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