Archive for August 10th, 2014

BRITISH BORN SOAP STAR IS DEAD AT 72

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           Charles Keating (October 22, 1941 – August 9, 2014) 

The classically trained Shakespearean actor Charles Keating, who won a
Daytime Emmy in 1996 for the NBC soap opera Another World, died of
cancer Saturday. On the big screen Keating appeared in 1992’s The
Bodyguard 
and 1990’s Awakenings.

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Charles Keating with his Daytime Emmy award

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Camille Bohannon

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GUITAR INNOVATOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1909

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Clarence Leonidas "Leo" Fender (August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991)

Fender created the famous Fender brand of guitars. He also created the
Music Man and G&L Musical Instruments companies. Before fame he made
money repairing radios as a teenager in California. In 2009 he was awarded
a Technical Grammy Award for his contributions of outstanding significance
to the recording field.

Leo Fender was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 – a
unique achievement given that he never learned to play the instruments
which he made a career of building.

In 2009 he was awarded a Technical Grammy Award for his contributions of
outstanding significance to the recording field.

 

 

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TV SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1948

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        Allen Funt

Candid Camera is a hidden camera/practical joke reality television series created
and produced by Allen Funt (above), a former advertising artist who conceived the
show that caught people in the act of being themselves. The show initially began
on radio as The Candid Microphone on June 28, 1947. After a series of theatrical
film shorts, also titled Candid Microphone, Funt’s concept came to television, initially 
on ABC, and aired over other networks until the final broadcast on May 5, 2004.

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On CBS (1959–67)

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