Archive for January 29th, 2014

COMEDIAN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1880

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W.C. Fields (William Claude Dukenfield)

(January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946)

Fields was an early film comedian who obtained fame for his sardonic
wit in such films as The Bank Dick (1940) and My Little Chickadee with
Mae West (1940). Before fame he made a living as a pool player and
a juggler as a teen.

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Fields (right) working with Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy on NBC radio

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Indictment! was a courtroom drama on CBS radio from 1956 through
1959. The show was based on the case files of former New York City 
Assistant District Attorney Eleazer Lipsky, it "presented the step-by-step
and tedious checking that went into a case before an indictment could
be obtained."

Nat Polen (below) played the part of Edward McCormick, ADA.  Polen
was better known for his role as Dr. James Craig on ABC-TV’s "One
Life to Live."

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Nat Polen

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Vintage 1956 Philco Transitone clock AM radio

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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                                         Ross Simpson

                

                      

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Oprah Gail Winfrey is 60 today

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