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RADIO SHOW’S TV DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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The Aldrich Family TV Cast (1952-1953)

The Aldrich Family, a popular radio teenage situation comedy (1939-1953), debuted
on NBC-TV while continuing to air on the radio with a primarily different cast. Over the course of its nearly four-year run on television, Henry was portrayed by five different actors: Robert Casey, Richard Tyler, Henry Girard, Kenneth Nelson and Bobby Ellis,
the only one to participate in the radio production as well. Other characters, including Mrs. Aldrich, Henry’s sister Mary, and his best friend Homer Brown were portrayed by 
multiple actors as well, a practice not uncommon in radio but unusual for television, where cast changes are more noticeable.

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POPULAR SERIES DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Earl Holliman in "Where Is Everybody?" was the first episode of the CBS
television anthology series The Twilight Zone. Screenwriter, novelist and
TV producer Rod Serling created the series. He was also the narrator of
the show. The original run, with 156 episodes, was October 2, 1959 to
June 19, 1964

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Episode 8 “Time Enough at Last” starring Burgess Meredith as
the bookworm Henry Bemis. It was one of Serling’s favorite
episodes.

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DON MCLEAN TURNED 67 TODAY

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HIT RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Connie Francis was talked into recording “Who’s Sorry Now”
by her father who was adamant that it would be a rock and
roll smash hit. Francis didn’t want to record the song at
first, but used leftover studio time to make the recording
with just two takes as a goodwill gesture to her father. It
rose as high as #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring
of 1958.

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connie francis today
Connie will turn 74 in December

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