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FIRST APPEARANCE ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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The Dave Clark Five made a total 18 appearances on The Ed Sullivan
Show
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the most of any British Invasion group.

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The Dave Clark Five with Ed Sullivan

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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Ross Simpson

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Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is 84 years old today

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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Doris Grundy (Betty) and Charles Mullen (Archie) rehearse for the 
radio show

Archie Andrews began on the NBC Blue Network and switched to Mutual
in 1944, and then continued on NBC radio from 1945 until September 5,
1953. The program’s original announcer was Kenneth Banghart, later
succeeded by Bob Shepard (during the 1947-48 season, when Swift
and Company
sponsored the program). Archie was first played by
Charles Mullen (1943-1944), Jack Grimes (1944) and Burt Boyar
(1945), with Bob Hastings (1945-1953) as the title character during
the NBC years. Jughead was portrayed by Hal Stone, Cameron
Andrews and later by Arnold Stang.

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Hal Stone

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HOME FEATURED IN FILM HAS BEEN SOLD

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Visitors touring the pavilion in the rear of the home featured in the movie 
"Ferris Bueller’s Day Off."

CHICAGO (AP) –  The Chicago-area home where Ferris Bueller’s friend
Cameron famously "killed" his father’s prized Ferrari finally has a new owner.

Crain’s Chicago Business reports that the modernist home in Highland Park
sold Thursday for $1.06 million.

Craig Hogan is regional director at Coldwell Banker Previews. He wouldn’t say
who bought the four-bedroom, steel-and-glass house built on the edge of a
wooded ravine.

The house, built in 1953 by Mies van der Rohe-protege A. James Speyer, was
first put on the market in 2009 listed at $2.3 million.

The sleek house was featured in John Hughes’ 1986 film "Ferris Bueller’s Day
Off" as the home of Cameron Frye, played by Alan Ruck. After the Ferrari
crashes through the glass into the ravine, Ferris tells Cameron: "You killed
the car."

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VOICE ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1908

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  Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989)

Blanc, known as "The Man of 1000 Voices", was born in San Francisco,
California, and later moved to Portland, Oregon where he attended
Lincoln High School. He began his radio career at age 19 on the KGW
program The Hoot Owls in 1927. This is where his ability to produce
voices for a large number of characters was first noticed. Blanc also
worked for KEX radio in Portland with his own show in 1933.  

Mel Blanc later moved to Los Angeles and joined Warner-Bros- owned
KFWB radio in Hollywood where he soon became the voices of various
Warner-Bros cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and
Porky Pig, just to name a few.

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