Archive for March 1st, 2013

AMERICA’S COMEDY QUEEN ON THE RADIO

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Joan Davis originally appeared on the Rudy Vallee Show in 1941, and quickly
became a regular. When
Vallee left his show in 1943 to join the Coast Guard,
Davis took over with great success until 1945 when she left to do Joanie’s
Tea Room
on
CBS radio (1945 – 1947).

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Show announcer Harry von Zell and Joan Davis

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TV MOM DIES AT 69!

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        Bonnie Gail Franklin
(January 6, 1944 – March 1, 2013)

(AP) – Bonnie Franklin, the pert, redheaded actress whom millions came
to identify with for her role as divorced mom Ann Romano on the long-
running sitcom "One Day at a Time," has died.

She died Friday at her home due to complications from pancreatic cancer,
family members said in a statement. Her family had announced she was 
diagnosed with cancer in September.

Franklin was a veteran stage and television performer before "One Day At
a Time" made her a star. Her  family said a private memorial will be held
next week,

CBS television series from 1975 – 1984

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY ~

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               Ronald William
"Ron" Howard is 59 today

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1941

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Duffy’s Tavern was a popular radio situation comedy which ran on several networks (CBS, 1941–1942; NBC-Blue Network, 1942–1944; NBC, 1944–1951).

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ROBERT CONRAD TURNED 84 TODAY

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 Robert-Conrad black sheep
The TV series Baa Baa Black Sheep aired on NBC from 1976 until 1978.

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