Archive for June 19th, 2015

GAME SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1952

The original CBS-TV version of I’ve Got a Secret premiered on June 19, 1952 and
ran until April 3, 1967. This version began broadcasting in black and white and
switched to a color format in 1966. The show was originally hosted by radio and television personality Garry Moore.

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RICK DUCOMMUN HAS DIED AT 62



Richard "Rick" Ducommun
(July 3, 1952 – June 12, 2015)


Rick Ducommun

Tom Hanks (left) with Ducommun in the 1989 comedy “The ‘Burbs”.

The Canadian born actor/comedian Ducommun died on June 12 at a Vancouver hospital after suffering from complications due to diabetes. 

Fellow Canadian Alan Thicke brought Ducommun to Hollywood after seeing
him on a children’s show. Ducommun also appeared in Die Hard,Groundhog
Day
and Scream.

Peter Ducommun told The Associated Press that his brother stepped away
from showbiz after having a family.


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RECAPPING PAST NEWS STORIES

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Camille Bohannon

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1961

“Moody River” was written by and originally recorded by country
rockabilly singer Chase Webster, also with Dot Records. It was
the title track from one of Boone’s better-selling albums.

 

Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone turned 81 on June 1

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