Archive for September 13th, 2014

THE FIRST BLOND TARZAN IS DEAD AT 80

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Denny Miller in Wagon Train 

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Denny Scott Miller (Dennis Linn Miller)

(April 25, 1934 – September 9, 2014)

Denny Miller, who played scout Duke Shannon on the classic TV Western Wagon
Train
on NBC/ABC (1957-1965) and was the first blond Tarzan on the big screen
in 1959, has died.

Miller, who wore a yellow rain slicker as the Gorton’s Fisherman in TV commercials
for the seafood company for more than a decade, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in January and died Tuesday in Las Vegas. 

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Miller as the Gorton’s Fisherman

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Tim Maguire

                               

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HEARD FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THIS DAY IN 1937

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Fran Carlon


Kitty Keene, Inc.
was a 15-minute radio soap about a female
private detective who was a former Ziegfeld Follies’ showgirl. It
first aired on CBS and then switched to Mutual. Kitty was played
by Beverley Younger, Gail Henshaw and Fran Carlon. The series
ran till April 25, 1941 and was sponsored by Procter and Gamble. 

Kitty Keene Inc 39-04-08 Kitty Speaks to Grand Jury.mp3

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The 1937 Sears-Roebuck Co.Silvertone Model 4569 "Cube" radio

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1903

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Claudette Colbert, circa 1920s (1)

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Claudette Colbert (Emilie Chauchoin)

(September 13, 1903-July 30, 1996)


Colbert co-starred with Clark Gable in the film It Happened One Night
(1934) for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She
intended to become a fashion designer before acting on Broadway.

In 1999, the American Film Institute voted Colbert the "12th Greatest
Female American Screen Legend"
in cinema.



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