Archive for June 28th, 2015

SHOWS TV DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1951

Adapted from radio to television, The Amos ‘n Andy Show was produced
from June 1951 to April 1953 with 78 filmed episodes, sponsored by the
Blatz Brewing Company.

The CBS television series used black actors in the main roles, although
the actors were instructed to keep their voices and speech patterns close 
to those of the radio shows stars Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll.

Produced at the Hal Roach Studios, the show was among the first to be
filmed with a multi-camera setup, four months before the I Love Lucy
series used the same technique.

The original radio show was popular from the 1920s through the
1950s. It was created, written, and voiced by two white actors, 
Gosden and Correll (above).

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COMEDIENNE BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1946

 
Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989)

Radner was an original cast member of the hit NBC sketch
comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which she won an
Emmy Award in 1978. She made her big screen debut in
the 1973 film The Last Detail.  

Gilda Radner married comedian Gene Wilder in 1984 and
remained married until her death from ovarian cancer.  

  

 

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HOW IS GLEN CAMPBELL DOING?

“He is loved. He is cared for. He is respected. And most of
all, he has his dignity. We can all be comforted by that”.
(A friend, Jimmy L. Webb)

 
Songwriter, composer, and singer Jimmy L. Webb.

 
Glen Campbell with lovely wife Kim.

For more on America’s beloved country music singer visit his official
website below.

www.glencampbellmusic.com

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NEWS HEADLINES FROM THE PAST

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Tim Maguire



Melvin James "Mel" Brooks
(Kaminsky) is 89 today.


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KATHY BATES IS 67 TODAY

 
Kathy Bates from Misery.



Kathleen Doyle
"Kathy" Bates was born in
Memphis, Tennessee.


After appearing in several minor roles in film and television during the 1970s
and the 1980s, Bates rose to prominence with her performance in Misery
(1990), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress; she also
received a Golden Globe. She followed this with major roles in Fried Green
Tomatoes
(1991) and Dolores Claiborne (1995), before playing a featured
role as Molly Brown in Titanic (1997).

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