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SHORT-LIVED SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1979

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Flatbush
is an American sitcom that aired on CBS for only three weeks
from February 26, 1979 to March 12, 1979, The series followed five high 
school graduates living in an Italian section of Brooklyn. They are called
‘The Flatbush Fungos’.

The sitcom was criticized for its ethnic stereotypes, but it was the lack of 
laughs (and viewers) that caused CBS to cancel it after only airing three episodes. 

One of the stars of the series was
Joseph Cali who portrayed Presto
Prestopopolos  He is
most remembered for playing Joey in the 1977 film 
Saturday Night Fever.

 

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Joseph Cali


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ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1913

JIM BACKUS mr magoo

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James Gilmore "Jim" Backus

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Jim Backus is probably best known as playing multi millionaire Thurston Howell lll 
on the CBS television sitcom “GILLIGAN’S ISLAND” (1964-1967). He was also the 
voice of nearsighted cartoon character Mr. Magoo.

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TALK SHOW HOST IS 79 TODAY

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Sally on Talknet from NBC Studios in New York City (1982)    

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Sally Jessy Raphael (Sally Lowenthal)

Sally is a talk show host who has focused on people’s intimate stories for two 
decades. Following her graduation from Columbia University, she became a 
news correspondent, covering Central America for the Associated Press and
United Press International,

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THE VOICE OF PINOCCHIO IS 87 TODAY

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Dickie Jones

As a child and young adult, Jones achieved success especially in
B-Westerns and television. He was an accomplished horseman
from infancy, billed at the age of four as the World’s Youngest
Trick Rider and Trick Roper. At the age of six, he was hired to
perform riding and lariat tricks in the rodeo owned by western
film star Hoot Gibson. Dickie Jones is best remembered as the
voice of the lead character in the 1940 Walt Disney animated
film ”Pinocchio”.

Jones starred as Dick West, sidekick to the Western hero known as 
The Range Rider (1951), in a TV series that ran for 76 episodes
(and for decades in syndication). He was given his own series in
1955, Buffalo Bill, Jr. which ran for 40 episodes. Jones continued
working in films throughout the 1950s, then retired and entered the
business world.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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Tim Maguire

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