Archive for January 27th, 2012

RADIO SHOW AIRED FOR FIFTEEN YEARS

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The cast of Easy Aces: Goodman (center) and Jane (right) Ace, with faithful friend Marge (Mary Hunter, left),


Easy Aces
was one of radio’s most respected comedies that had a fifteen-year run  
from 1930 to 1945. It first aired for 15-minutes on KMBC in Kansas City,Missouri and went  become a 30-minute network show on CBS radio in March 1932. The show
starred creator and writer, Goodman Ace and his wife Jane.   

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Goodman and Jane Ace

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SKITCH HENDERSON ~

 
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SKITCH H 

         Lyle Russell Cedric “Skitch” Henderson
 
      
           (January 27, 1918 – November 1, 2005)

Skitch is best known as the conductor and bandleader on
TONIGHT! and later THE TONIGHT SHOW from 1953-1966
on NBC-TV. Prior to this, Skitch Henderson led bands on 
such radio programs as THE PEPSODENT SHOW starring
Bob Hope, THE LUCKY STRIKE SHOW starring Frank
Sinatra and THE PHILCO HOUR starring Bing Crosby.

In 1983, Henderson founded The New York Pops orchestra,
based at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He served as the
music director of the orchestra until his death.
 

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From left: Steve Allen and Skitch Henderson

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Johnny Carson (left) and Skitch

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ACTOR ROBERT HEGYES IS DEAD AT 60

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(Fox) METUCHEN, N.J. – "Welcome Back Kotter" actor Robert Hegyes died
Thursday in New Jersey, from a suspected heart attack.

Hegyes was a star of the 1970s comedy — with his character Juan Epstein
famous for producing faked absence letters from "Epstein’s Mother" and
"Epstein’s Mother’s Doctor" — and was also one of its directors.

The Star-Ledger reported the 60-year-old died at JFK Medical Center in
Edison, N.J., after suffering chest pains at his Metuchen home Thursday
morning,

His brother Mark Hegyes told The Star-Ledger that the actor had suffered
a heart attack a couple of years ago and had not been in full health.

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The cast of “Welcome Back Kotter” (ABC-TV, 1975-1979)

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