Archive for September 13th, 2012

ROCKY KING, INSIDE DETECTIVE

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Roscoe Karns (above) played the title role in the popular DuMont Television
Network
series from 1950 to 1954, one of the longest-running programs on
the network. His son, character actor Todd Karns, also appeared in the
series. It was a live crime series set in New York City. The DuMont offices
and corridors were used as sets since the program was produced on a
small budget. .

At the end of each program, Rocky King would exchange telephone small
talk with his unseen wife Mabel and, after hanging up, say to no one in
particular, "Great girl, that Mabel".

 

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Although most episodes were destroyed, some still exist, including 
37 at the
UCLA Film and Television Archive. Four episodes of the 
series were released to
DVD on November 21, 2006. 

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SCREEN LEGEND BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1903

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            Claudette Colbert
(September 13, 1903 – July 30, 1996)

The French-born actress began her career in Broadway productions during the 
1920s, progressing to film and talking pictures. She had a successful film career 
with Paramount Pictures, and is recognized as one of the leading ladies of comedy 
movies. Colbert was the highest paid actress in American cinema during the late 
1930s. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her comedic performance
in It Happened One Night (1934), and also received Academy Award nominations
for her dramatic roles in Private Worlds (1935), and Since You Went Away (1944).  

Colbert retired from film in 1961 and in 1999, the American Film Institute placed her 
at number twelve on their "AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Stars" list of the "50 Greatest
American Screen Legends".

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January 1937

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JACQUELINE BISSET IS 69 TODAY

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English actress Jacqueline Bisset has been nominated for four Golden 
Globe Awards and an Emmy Award. She is known for her roles in such 
films as Casino Royale (1967), Bullitt (1968), Airport (1970), The Deep
(1977), Class (1983), and the FX-TV series Nip/Tuck (2006). Bisset is
Godmother to actress Angelina Jolie.  

"Bullitt" (Warner Brothers, 1968) - Belgium 

  

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THE CANDY MAN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1857

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   Milton Snavely Hershey (September 13, 1857 – October 13, 1945)

Hershey was a confectioner, philanthropist, and founder of The Hershey
Chocolate Company
in 1903 and the "company town" of Hershey, Pa. 

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